Sony Xperia Tablet S
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Xperia Tablet S (Xperia Tablet Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3)
Display: 9.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 499 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Xperia Tablet S
Surfer's tablet. Manufacturers who are now launching their very first Tegra 3 tablet on the market have to come up with something special to stick out from the competition. Sony does this with the casing, equipment and one special feature: The Xperia Tablet S is splash-protected. Our test will reveal its other specialties.
If you’re looking for a great stand-alone Android tablet, this isn’t it – it wasn’t made to be the one perfect stand-alone tablet and it doesn’t pretend to be that piece of equipment. Instead you’ve got the best Sony has to offer in a tablet form-factor, and with a quad-core processor from NVIDIA to back it up, it’s perfectly capable as a Sony companion for the rest of your Sony devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/12/2012
Source: Stuff TV
The most obvious rival to the Xperia Tablet S is Samsung's 10in, S-Pen toting Galaxy Note 10.1. But compared to Sony's smooth and sexy aluminium effort, the build quality now seems disappointing and we prefer the Xperia's more open, free-for-all stance on multi-tasking.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The Sony Xperia Tablet S has a unique design and useful Android additions, like the universal remote and light multi tasking capabilities. It's a nice home-entertainment-focused alternative to the Asus Transformer Pad TF300, but our enthusiasm is tempered by its bugs, oddball docking port, and poor battery life. The best overall 10-inch Android tablet out there is still the more expensive Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, but you may be interested in the Xperia Tablet S if you're primarily looking for an armchair, living room companion.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Advisor
The Sony Xperia Tablet S is thinner, lighter and better constructed than its predecessor. Sony keeps the same distinctive, curved design but has added some interesting new features and given the product a splash-proof coating.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/31/2012
The Sony Xperia Tablet S looks like a small, but definite improvement in its predecessor, with a slightly revamped chassis, quadcore processor, multiple user accounts and splashproof credentials. We'll bring you a full review as soon as we can.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2012
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN
Positive: Interesting design; infrared port; high brightness; loud and clean speakers; SD card reader; small weight and small dimensions Negative: The average screen; price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2013
NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3): Integrated Ultra Low Power (ULP) graphics card in the Tegra 3 SoC. Similar to the Tegra 2 GPU but with additional pixel shaders and optimizations.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
3: High-End-SoC for tablets and large smartphones which integrates 4 ARM Cortex A9 Cores and a power saving companion core. Furthermore, a GeForce LP GPU is included that is based on the old GeForce 7.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
The screen diagonal is used for small tablets.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for small tablets.
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.
75.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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