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Sony Tablet S Tegra 2 1GHz 16GB 9.4" Tablet

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Tegra 2 1GHz Android 16GB Dec 2012
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Twenty-One Industry Awards

This Tegra 2 processor tablet is one of the most highly awarded of all the Tegra 2 processor tablets that have been around for more than two years.

The editors of M3.idg.se, Theregister.co.uk, Lydogbillede.dk, Tbreak.ae and Alphr.com all concluded that concluded that they would endorse this tablet computer and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of four other expert review sites all concluded that this Sony tablet computer was outstanding and gave it their highest award. Computershopper.com, Parentesis.com, Pckoloji.com.tr and Log.com.tr all gave this tablet an "Editor's Choice" award.

This Sony tablet received a "Silver" from Hardware.info, Uk.hardware.info and Allaboutphones.nl all of whom said that this tablet computer was very good.

This Tegra 2 processor tablet received a "Highly Recommended" from Journaldugeek.com, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all of whom decided that this tablet computer was very good.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on one hundred and fourty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this tablet computer is 76 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Average

People who bought this Tegra 2 processor tablet rated this tablet computer 79% on average.

Easy to Use

Several customers wrote that this tablet was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote “Its size makes it comfortable to hold” in their review of the Sony Tablet S however they scored it 50 out of 100. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au five years ago “Its the most comfortable Android tablet to hold”. Expert website 3g.co.uk wrote in their review “The Sony Tablet S looks good and feels great to hold thanks to its clever wedge shape” .

Six customers considered that this tablet was easy to use. Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of this tablet “Honeycomb's multi-touch functionality is fun to use and the”. Notebookcheck.net also mentioned “The multi-tasking capabilities of Tegra 2 and Honeycomb's easy to use multi-touch control are swiftly implemented”. Expert review site Cnet.com.au mentioned “The software refinements are both practical and restrained”.

Some Sony Tablet S owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good interface. Five years ago V3.co.uk wrote “Sony's interface additions are nice” in their Sony Tablet S review.

One Sony Tablet S reviewer who bought it concluded that it had a good experience. Expert website Tweaktown.com mentioned “On virtually all smart devices I review until we get more of the pure Android experience.” in their review of this tablet and scored it 4 stars.

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Robust

Nine customers agreed that the product was well made. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned “These improvements deliver a more than solid tabl” in their review of the Sony Tablet S. Five years ago expert review site Vr-Zone.com gave the Sony Tablet S a score of 4 stars and wrote “The device boasts a solid built and is, to a degree, thorough in its m”. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “Sony might make solid hardware.”.

A number of customers said that the Sony Tablet S was strong and durable. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com said five years ago “It's unique looking, very attractive and seemingly sturdy despite Sony's reliance on plastics” and rated this tablet 70 out of 100. Expert website Electronista.com wrote “Virtually every Android tablet maker that has shipped so far has faced a tough question”. Electronista.com also said “What would make someone want to buy your product instead of an iPad? Providing that answer has so far been tough”.

One Sony Tablet S reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good at resisting water ingress. Expert review site Gadgetride.com wrote “It is waterproof immersed”.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who reviewed this tablet said that it was a good design. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned four years ago “Now with its Xperia Tablet S, Sony has revised the design, upgraded to Tegra 3”. Cnet.com also wrote “The Xperia Tablet S has an excellent design.”. Expert review site Pcworld.in wrote “This unique tablet has a comfy-to-hold wedge design” and gave this tablet a rating of 78 out of 100.

Several Sony Tablet S reviewers who reviewed the Sony Tablet S agreed that it was good looking. Pcmag.com mentioned in their Sony Tablet S review on PC Mag “The Sony Xperia Tablet S is a solid home entertainment focused Android tablet, with an elegant design and some useful built in extras.”. Digitalversus.com wrote five years ago “Thanks to Android Honeycomb and the capacitive touchscreen, typing on the Tablet S feels pretty nice, as using a basic keyboard on this kind of product is never disappointing” in their Sony Tablet S review and gave it a rating of 4 stars. In the same month Zdnet.co.uk said “Beyond the eye-catching design, you can't help” in their review of the Sony Tablet S.

Several people who bought the Sony Tablet S agreed that it was smooth. Expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “It looks good, has a smooth user interface”. Stuff.tv gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Compared to Sony's smooth and sexy aluminium effort” in their review. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review on expert review site Digital Versus “Text entry is therefore smooth and fast”.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com scored it 4 stars and wrote in their review of this tablet “The 9.4" form factor is a winner for ergonomics and portability while maintainin”. Mobiletechreview.com also said “The folded magazine design is very ergonomic, particularly in portrait mode”.

Some people who reviewed the product agreed that it was well designed. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “It's a comfortable and well designed piece of kit”.

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Good Size

Some Sony Tablet S owners who reviewed this tablet agreed that it was thin. Trustedreviews.com said in their review “Does it make the necessary moves? With a quad-core processor, slim profile and up-to-d”. Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of this tablet on Good Gear Guide.com.au three years ago “The Sony Xperia Tablet S is thinner, lighter and better constructed than its predecessor”. Four years ago expert review site Mobiletechreview.com wrote in their review of this tablet “This time Sony's really hit their stride with the slimmer and better looking Xperia Tablet S” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

A number of Sony Tablet S owners who bought the product concluded that it was a good weight. Five years ago expert review site Theregister.co.uk said “Sony is to be congratulated for the innovative design, light weight and excellent screen of the Tablet S” in their review. Technoodling.net mentioned “The Sony S1 changed all that and it's all thanks to Sony's smart design decision in making the S1 light weight and easy to handle” in their review of this tablet.

Two Sony Tablet S owners who reviewed this tablet said that it was a good body shape. Expert website Computershopper.com said in their review four years ago “A unique body shape, good performance” and gave this tablet a score of 4 stars.

One Sony Tablet S reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Sony Tablet S was heavy and bulky. Mobigyaan.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Still you can manage a whole day if you aren't a heavy user”. One Sony Tablet S reviewer who bought the product thought it was lightweight. Whattabletpc.com said in their review “As lightweight as the iPad” .

One Sony Tablet S owner said in their reviews that the Sony Tablet S was compact. Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com wrote “Has a more compact and balanced design”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Sony Tablet S owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Tablet S was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “Sony has done a nice job distinguishing its products from the sea of monotonous slate tablets” however they only gave it a score of 3 stars. Pcmag.com also mentioned “The Android-based Sony Tablet S is good looking and well designed.”. Expert review site Computershopper.com wrote in their review “This Android tablet has all the quality and style you'd expect from Sony, while providing gobs of entertainment options at a highly competitive price”.

Sony Has Good Tablet Computer Reviews

Sony is one of the better rated tablet computer manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Sony also has good reviews for its Tegra 2 processor tablets.

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Good Technical Features

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that this tablet had good features. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of the Sony Tablet S on Good Gear Guide.com.au “Has added some interesting new features and given the product a splash-proof coating”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “Sony's best Android tablet yet, with some useful family-friendly features”. Expert website Itpro.co.uk mentioned in their Sony Tablet S review “The Tablet S has some commendable features, most obviously its rather avant-garde yet eminently practical shape” but in spite of that they only rated this tablet 67 out of 100.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this tablet computer was great for its price.

Good Connectivity

One person thought the Sony Tablet S was good in terms of connectivity. Four years ago expert review site Mobigyaan.com wrote “Connectivity is ok.” in their review of this tablet. One Sony Tablet S owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had network functionality. Expert review site G4tv.com said “A universal IR remote and access to the Sony Entertainment Network for unlimited music, video”.

One person who bought this tablet wrote that it was wifi compatible. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Sony has fixed a paralyzing Wi-Fi bug.” in their review.

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Good Picture Quality

One Sony Tablet S owner thought this tablet had good colour saturation. Three years ago Yugatech.com wrote “The accurate colors and good viewing angles, plus splash proofing compensates for the lack o”. One Sony Tablet S reviewer said in their reviews that the Sony Tablet S had a sharp image.

Good Battery Life

A number of Sony Tablet S owners who reviewed this tablet said that it had a good battery life. Itpro.co.uk mentioned in their review “The reasonably long battery life compensates for thi” but despite that they only gave this tablet a rating of 67 out of 100. Expert review site Mobilemag.com mentioned “The processing power is roughly similar, as are battery life and general daily perfo” in their Sony Tablet S review. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com said in their Sony Tablet S review “The Sony Tablet S keyboard has a large battery bump at back”.

2592 X 1944 Pixels Main Camera Resolution

The biggest main camera resolution of the Tablet S is 2592 x 1944 pixels. That's over five times the main camera resolution of the most common main camera resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago main camera resolutions range from 960 x 720 pixels to 3264 x 2448 pixels.

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Fairly High Main Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Tablet S has a quite high main camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were launched more than two years ago. The average main camera resolution of tablet computers of this type and age is 3.6MP, and the main camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 8MP.

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Very Short

At only 10.1 millimeters, the Tablet S is quite short compared to most of the other Tegra 2 processor tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Tablet S. Tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Tablet S have heights of between 10mm and 180mm, and the average height is 67mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A few customers reckoned that the Sony Tablet S did not have good technical guidance. Expert website Androidauthority.com wrote “They can't help it–these”.

Not 4G Compatible

The Sony Tablet S is not 4G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other Tegra 2 processor tablets that are a similar age to the Tablet S are also not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets that have been available for more than two years, the Sony Tablet S is not 3G compatible.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Tablet S range from 7" to 11". The Tablet S has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 9.4 inches) amongst Tegra 2 processor tablets of this age.

Tablets with a larger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Acer Iconia Tab A500[plb_1608661_price] (10.1") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Tablet S have internal storage capacity of between 16GB and 32GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 24GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Tablet S has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Tablet S.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Acer Iconia Tab A500[plb_1608661_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Tablet S

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this tablet was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1 gigahertz, the Tablet S has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Tablet S.

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Two Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Tablet S is two which is average compared to the other six tablets of this type and age that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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21 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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29 April 2014

As lightweight as the iPad but with a unique design that makes it easier to hold, the Sony Tablet S is the latest innovation from the well-known manufacturer of laptops. For tablet PC users that... Read more…

Gadgetride.com

6 February 2014

Sony's Xperia Tablet Z is a top class product by Sony for the tablet computing devices. The device is incredibly thin and light weighted, although it may make you feel paranoid, it definitely...

30 September 2013

Overall we think the Sony Tablet S 3G should be an excellent addition to the tablet market. One thing we are concerned about is the low amount of RAM. Hopefully Sony designed the tablet around...

Technave.sg

30 September 2013

Overall we think the Sony Tablet S 3G should be an excellent addition to the tablet market. One thing we are concerned about is the low amount of RAM. Hopefully Sony designed the tablet around...

12 September 2013

It all adds up to an accomplished do-it-all tablet, and one of our favourite Android devices around. The problem is that the iPad with Retina Display is just £70 more expensive ? and worth every...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 October 2011 by Andreas Iacovou

To give some perspective this is my third Android tablet. I have previously had the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Both were good tablets in their own right but had their niggles.... Read more…

Reviewed 8 October 2011 by Mr. J. E. Cox

Ive had the tablet for a week now and had no problems with it what so ever. I spent along time looking for a tablet, and nearly bought the asus only because of all the good reviews. When I went to... Read more…

Reviewed 5 February 2012 by Mark H

Having owned one of these tablets for a couple of months I can say it is an excellent piece of kit that has a couple of unique features that may make it stand out for you. Before buying I compared... Read more…

Reviewed 28 February 2012 by Countrymusicman

OK let's put this thing about the tablet not being able to access the SD card to bed once and for all. The Gallery, Music Player and Video Player which come with the tablet cannot access the SD... Read more…

Reviewed 4 December 2011 by Mr. N. R. F. Smith

Sorry for any typos but am doing my review on the tablet. I've never had an android device before but it seems like a nice os and a much better range of apps compared to nokia's ovi store (no... Read more…

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