Sony S Series

Sony S1Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 5.5 inch, 9.4 inch
Weight: 0.369kg, 0.6kg
Price: 500, 599 euro
Average Score: 72.43% - average
Average of 28 scores (from 40 reviews)
price: 54%, performance: 74%, features: 73%, display: 84%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 96%

 

Sony Tablet P / S2

At the market introduction, the product was called "S2" but later renamed to "Tablet P".

Specifications

Sony Tablet P / S2Notebook: Sony Tablet P / S2
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:10, 960x976 pixels
Weight: 0.369kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 65.46% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 20 reviews)

 

87% Review Sony Tablet P / S2 Tablet/MID | Notebookcheck
Foldable tablet. All tablets look alike? Sony shows how a flat board can be turned into the size of a handy Communicator: It fits in every pocket, is readable in sunlight and supplies all comforts of the latest Android version. It can't get more mobile.
50% Sony Tablet P review: full marks for originality, less for execution
Source: PC Authority English
It’s this not-quite-there feeling throughout that leaves us scratching our heads. We commend Sony for trying to innovate, but where the Tablet S felt like a creative reworking of a well-honed formula, the Tablet P rips up the template with no real idea of how best to put the pieces back together. Yes, it’s uniquely portable, but the trade-off in user experience is simply too high, especially when Sony is charging $729 for it. That’s the same price as a 32GB iPad 2 with 3G. The Tablet P is inventive enough not to be written off, but it needs an awful lot of work before it can live up to that kind of comparison.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 23% performance: 83% features: 50% ergonomy: 50%
40% Sony Tablet P
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony Tablet P has a novel design, but it doesn't offer the software to take advantage of it. Two screens should deliver multitasking, but they don't. "Playstation" should mean great games, not a handful of 1990s retreads. If you want a good gaming experience, stay away from the Tablet P and opt instead for the Sony Playstation Vita ($299, 4 stars). If you want a good tablet experience, stay away from the Tablet P and go with any number of capable small-screen tablets, like the Kindle Fire Amazon Kindle Fire or a more standard Android tablet like the Springboard 4G ($429, 3.5 stars). When it comes to dual-screen devices, the Tablet P is even a step back from the Kyocera Echo, which itself was no smash hit. Apparently, sometimes two screens really aren't better than one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 40%
Sony Tablet P Review
Source: Slashgear English
If Sony could do this again with more developer support, the latest and greatest specs and OS, and cut down on the bezel this could be a real winner. For now it seems tossed together and a halfway finished experience. If you want an excellent and portable tablet with data access get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, for gaming get the PS Vita, and for a true tablet experience try the Transformer Prime or the iPad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2012
50% Sony Tablet P Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
We give Sony credit for attempting to forge a new category of portable tablet, but the company's ambition didn't quite pay off. On the plus side, the Tablet P backs up its dual-screen design with some compelling apps that take advantage of both displays. You can fit the device in a breast pocket or small purse, something you can't do with the Kindle Fire or iPad 2. Then again, the Tablet P feels fairly bulky for a handheld device, and it can't make voice calls (other than VoIP).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Sony Tablet P Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Sony Tablet P is priced at Rs.36,990 (MRP). This makes it compete with the top notch Android tablets and the iPad 2, as well. The P makes for an interesting design, but whilst doing so, it limits your functionality greatly. In the real world, you’re not going to be impressed with what it’s capable of doing. At best, it’s decent for gaming (if they get more apps that is) and as an e-reader. But, a tablet is much more than just that. If it would have been priced around 23-25K, then we’d have been a little more lenient with our score, but at 37K, it’s just too absurd a price. With the P, it’s back to the drawing board for Sony.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Sony Tablet P review
Source: It Pro English
The Tablet P is an intriguing and promising device let down by some awkward functionality and, ultimately, lack of proper support for its unique dual screens. At this price we'd expect far more refined features that take better consideration of user needs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Sony Tablet P split-screen Android fondleslab
Source: Reg Hardware English
The Sony Tablet P is an odd beast, and certainly won’t be for everyone. In fact, it’s not yet clear just who the market is for something like this but hats off to Sony for giving something different a go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony Tablet P review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony Tablet P offers a mixed experience. The screen is beautiful, the build robust, the inclusion of 3G very welcome and performance above par. But we can't ignore the poor integration of the Sony Entertainment Network elements that people may choose this tablet for. There are also many occasions when having a black strip obscuring the central part of the combined screen is a real hindrance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
60% Sony Tablet P review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Tablet P is the perfect illustration of why Sony has risen so high but also fallen so low. Its clamshell, dual screen design is daring, well made and has some key killer applications. The screens themselves are also of wonderful quality and the whole device has a premium feel. Unfortunately reality sets in and for its core tasks the Tablet P is more hindrance than help.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%
60% Sony Tablet P review
Source: PC Pro English
The clamshell design makes it neat and portable, but creates too many compatibility issues for a tablet at this sky-high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 20% performance: 80% features: 60% ergonomy: 60%
Sony Tablet P review: First Look
Source: It Pro English
With the Tablet P Sony is stating that it's big enough and bold enough not to follow Apple's lead, and for this we applaud it. However, it's certainly a try before you buy device, especially if video is more important to you than portability and convenience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2011
Sony Tablet P first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Sony has impressed us by making the Sony Tablet P a lovely device considering its form factor. However, we saw little in our hands on time that really suggested it was a form factor that needed pursuing. Until such devices offer truly seamless screens they will always feel compromised, and this is precisely how Tablet P feels.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2011
Sony S2 first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If Sony can make the dual 5.5in screens play nice with the Honeycomb OS, apps and content, this Tegra 2 clamshell tablet has the potential to be a game-changer. Already its pocketable form factor gives it a significant advantage over the iPad and other larger tablets, and with content to suit it could be a winner.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/15/2011
Sony S2 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony S2 will also be renamed closer to its launch date - the S2 is merely a codename. Pricing and concrete availability details have yet to be revealed, but the Sony S2 Android tablet is likely to hit shops towards the end of the year.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/27/2011
78% Sony Tablet P
Source: PC Go - 3/12 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 02/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 78%
83% Originelle Tablet mit Gamingpotenzial
Source: Chip.de - 2/12 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% features: 87% display: 71% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 86%
80% Sony Tablet P
Source: PC Magazin - 2/12 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Bei Tablets geht's rund
Source: Connect - 11/11 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 10/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
iPad vs. Android
Source: c't - 8/12 German
Display good, equipment good, battery runtime good, office performance good, graphics performance good, app-store good
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2012
Kleine Klappe
Source: c't - 1/12 German
high price, bad battery runtime
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 01/01/2012

 

Sony S1

Specifications

Sony S1Notebook: Sony S1
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 9.4 inch, 16:9, 1280x768 pixels
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 77.86% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 20 reviews)

 

80% Sony Tablet S Review
Source: T Break English
I’ve seen my fair share of tablets, and I have to say that overall I was impressed by Sony’s little baby. The company clearly has taken its time in launching the device, and it shows both in the design as well as the tablet’s features. And should Sony upgrade the OS to ICS, the user experience will become even more fluid that it already is. While I have to nitpick that it was disappointing that none of my video files would play, for the most part features like the DLNA streaming and Remote control certainly push the Tablet S ahead of the barrage of Android tablets in the market. If you’re looking for a no-nonsense Android tablet that can control your gadgets with a flick of your wrist, then this is the one for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Sony Tablet S Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Sony Tablet S is a very good first attempt by Sony. There are however, a few issues. Priced at an MRP of Rs.29,990, it's almost the same as the cheapest iPad 2. There's a good amount of firepower. Except for a few complaints - primarily not being able to use the external memory card as expandable storage. But considering the price, it's well worth the money if you're in the market, looking specifically for an Android tablet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
60% Sony Tablet S
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony Tablet S charges a premium for design. If you're an Android tablet lover with deep pockets, you may take to its unusually hand-friendly form. But for most people looking for a 10-inch tablet, we'd recommend the faster Asus eee Pad Transformer Prime or the more flexible Apple iPad 2.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
The Best Tablet for You
Source: PC World English
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2011
Ten... high-end Android tablets
Source: Reg Hardware English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2011
60% Sony Tablet S review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Sony Tablet S is a decent Honeycomb tablet with a unique design. It runs like a Tegra 2-powered device should, and Sony's interface additions are nice. However, key features that aim to differentiate the device from the competition let us down and it definitely doesn't threaten the iPad 2.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% Sony Tablet S Android fondleslab
Source: Reg Hardware English
Sony is to be congratulated for the innovative design, light weight and excellent screen of the Tablet S. And while it can share and display content on other devices using DLNA, this networking option is notoriously picky and relies on there being compatible kit available. For me, you can't beat the no-nonsense connectivity of an HDMI port or full-size USB 2.0 socket, and so I'm left feeling Sony deserves a bit of kick for not fitting them when the bulbous rear of the Tablet S clearly has the space.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Sony Tablet S review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Tablet S has everything needed to be a fantastic tablet, and a front-runner in the Android race. The form factor makes it a superb buy for people who spend time on the move. If you're choosing an Android tablet you won't be disappointed, but if it's a shoot out between the Sony Tablet S and the iPad 2, unless you're a hardened Sony fan, then your money is still better spent with Apple.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Sony Tablet S review
Source: It Pro English
The Tablet S has some commendable features, most obviously its rather avant-garde yet eminently practical shape. The lack of video output and a less-than stellar screen will be concerns for some, but the reasonably long battery life compensates for this to a large extent. While the iPad 2 lacks the USB port and unusual shape it has the advantage of far longer battery life and a wider selection of apps. Unless you think you may have trouble holding onto the iPad's super-slinky shape, the Tablet S isn't quite cut out as a business device. The upcoming Tablet P, with its dual fold-out displays, looks a more intriguing option for those working on the move.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 67%
80% First look: Sony Tablet S review
Source: PC Authority English
There's more to the Tablet S than striking looks: it does have substance as well as style. Just not quite enough to make it a compelling buy over similarly priced alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Tablet S review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Sony has taken its time to enter the tablet race and the Tablet S shows the company has learnt from many of the mistakes made by its rivals and worked hard to integrate worthwhile differentiators. This effort is largely successful and while PlayStation conversions and Sony's Music and Video Unlimited services are only in their infancy this should bear substantial fruit in time. Certainly the Tablet S isn't without its faults. Connectivity options feel different largely for the sake of it and Sony still can't resist dipping into proprietary ports, but the practical wedge styling should attract a loyal following. For those who want a tablet which stands out from the pack the Tablet S will prove a sound investment.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Sony Tablet S Review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Tablet is lighter than its major rival – the iPad 2 – but the Apple tablet’s strong aluminium back feels worth carrying the extra weight for. Android is catching up in terms of apps, and Sony's music and video services look like real iTunes rivals. The Tablet S is agonisingly close to being the proverbial iPad-beater, but for now something cheaper and more utilitarian like the Asus Transformer is a better buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Tablet S review
Source: PC Pro English
There’s a lot packed in, and despite some ragged edges the software line-up certainly adds plenty of value. And that’s the picture we take away from Sony’s Tablet S as a whole. It may be unusual, but it isn’t quirky for the sake of it. The design works very well, the universal remote control facility is a stroke of genius and it’s backed up by solid performance in all the key areas: the camera is good, the screen is excellent, the battery life fine, and performance well up there with the best. In terms of sheer desirability, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a brighter screen and slimmer, sexier profile, while the iPad 2 has its far larger library of tablet-specific apps to give it an edge. But we have to say Sony’s new baby runs them very close indeed.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Sony Tablet S review: First Look
Source: It Pro English
The chunky spine of the magazine-like Sony Tablet S leaves a positive first impression, but whether this is a well thought-out design decision or a mere gimmick depends on more prolonged use. We'll bring you a more in-depth review as soon as we can.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2011
Sony Tablet S Review
Source: Slashgear English
Starting at $499 when the Tablet S goes on sale in mid-September, Sony matches the iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 pricing. That’s perhaps a brave strategy given the Apple slate’s current dominance, though viewed against the Samsung each has its strengths and weaknesses. Sony has packed the Tablet S with a higher resolution rear camera than that in the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the custom apps are arguably more useful than Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, especially the universal remote; on the flip-side, it’s a chunkier tablet than the Samsung and the asymmetrical design forces compromises in terms of bulk that have to be balanced against the increased ease of holding it in portrait orientation. Performance and app selection are in the same ballpark, for the most part.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2011
Sony Tablet S first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
You can colour us impressed by the Sony S. It's smartly designed, comfortable, fast and easy to use, and Sony has trumped some rivals by adding an SD slot and access to its music, video and gaming portfolio. It's not quite enough to make us truly go gaga, though. It certainly has the potential to be the device that takes the fight to Apple but whether it'll win that fight is another matter.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2011
Sony S1
Source: Trusted Reviews English
We were given no firm UK pricing or release date, but we reckon prices will be in line with the competition, while we’ll see these puppies on store shelves well before Christmas. The S1 designation is a codename that might well change before release. Whatever it ends up being called, we’re certainly looking forward to something a little different, in a tablet market where many Android models are only really distinguishable by their finish and branding.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/15/2011
80% Sony Tablet S: Technik für Individualisten
Source: e-media - 24/11 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Tablets im Test
Source: Computerbild - 24/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% features: 79% display: 85% mobility: 79% ergonomy: 79%
100% Bei Tablets geht's rund
Source: Connect - 11/11 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 80% ergonomy: 100%

 

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Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2): In Tegra 3 SoC integrated ultra low power GPU. Depending on the model clocked at 300 to 400 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


NVIDIA Tegra:

2 (250): SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.369 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.6 kg:


72.43%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)