tablets

Sony Tablet S Tablet Review

A poor offering from Sony, with little to recommend it against the competition.

October 07, 2011
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Front

Front Image

Back

Back Image
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Sides

Side Image

Size Comparisons

In the Box

Packaging Contents Image

Included in the packaging for the Sony Tablet S is a power cable, a wrist strap, and your brand new tablet.

Handling

The Sony Tablet S is quite a bit different than what we're used to seeing, in that it has a teardrop shape if you look at it from the side. While Sony claims it's made that way for the best fit in your hand, it's clear that it wasn't really thought all the way through. It's very tempting to hold the tablet with the curved end in your hand, but of you do so, your thumb naturally rests right over the front-facing camera, leaving smudges for the next time you try to chat via Skype (or other video chat application).

IMAGE

If you are doing general media browsing, we recommend holding the Sony Tablet S lengthwise, longest from side-to side. This way, you won't dirty up the plastic guarding the camera. Holding it this way is also quite comfortable, though not as natural-feeling as the rounded edge.

Handling Front Image
Handling Side Image
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  11. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Comparison
  12. Blackberry PlayBook Comparison
  13. Conclusion
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Compare Prices
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

What's Your Take?

All Comments