Sony Tablet P / S2

Specifications

Sony Tablet P / S2Notebook: Sony Tablet P / S2 (S Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:10, 960x976 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.369kg
Price: 599 euro
Average Score: 67% - average
Average of 14 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 38%, performance: 71%, features: 71%, display: 83% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Sony Tablet P / S2

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

Foreign Reviews

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

Comment

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

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.


5.5": » 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.


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


67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.8 kg
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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
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Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.7 kg
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Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.75 kg
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Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.8 kg
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Tegra 2 (250), 9.4", 0.6 kg
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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
» 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
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Tegra 2 (250), 8.9", 0.623 kg
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Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.8 kg
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Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.7 kg
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Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.75 kg
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Tegra 2 (250), 7", 0.45 kg
» Toshiba Tablet
Tegra 2 (250), 10.1", 0.8 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)