Sony S1

Specifications

Sony S1Notebook: Sony S1 (S Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 9.4 inch, 16:9, 1280x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 77.86% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 80%, features: 77%, display: 85% mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony S1

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

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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

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

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


2 (250): SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


0.6 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.


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.

Sony reviews


77.86%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo IdeaTab S2109
Tegra 2 (250), 9.7", 0.6 kg
» Medion Lifetab P9516 32GB+3G
Tegra 2 (250), 10", 0.767 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A200
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.71 kg
» Medion Lifetab P9514
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.8 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101G
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.7 kg
» Archos 101 G9
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.8 kg
» Viewsonic ViewPad 7x
Tegra 2 (250), 7.0", 0.4 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9"
Tegra 2 (250), 8.9", 0.5 kg
» Archos 80 G9
Tegra 2 (250), 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Toshiba Thrive 7"
Tegra 2 (250), 7.0", 0.4 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A501
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.7 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 18382DG
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.75 kg
» Toshiba AT100-100
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.8 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad K1
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.75 kg
» Packard Bell Liberty Tab G100
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.8 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.574 kg
» Motorola Xoom WiFi/UMTS
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.73 kg
» T-Mobile G-Slate
Tegra 2 (250), 8.9", 0.7 kg
» Hannspree Hannspad
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.8 kg
» Sony S2
Tegra 2 (250), 5.5", 0.369 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.68 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Slider
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.976 kg
» Viewsonic ViewPad 10s
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.8 kg
» LG Optimus Pad V900
Tegra 2 (250), 8.9", 0.623 kg
» Motorola Xoom 3G
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.8 kg
» Viewsonic gTablet
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.7 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A500
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.75 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A100
Tegra 2 (250), 7", 0.45 kg
» Toshiba Tablet
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.8 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)