Sony Tablet SKarthik Narayanan
The Sony tablet S is the latest Android tablet to come from one of the world’s big tech companies .In the world of iOS and Android tablets, it’s often not a question of having all of the best features. Sometimes, having a few unique and well-targeted offerings can help you carve out a niche.
That’s especially true of the Sony tablet S. While introducing a new tablet into this crouded marketplace is always hard – the Sony Tablet S does offer some appeal for more advanced, technically-minded users after customization options and high benchmark scores.
The Sony Tablet S is a curvaceous, wedge-shaped tablet, which looks as if it has been folded out of a single piece of textured black plastic. It’s thicker at one side, with a rounded edge, as if you’d taken a thin paper back, and folded the cover back on itself to really get stuck into the story. Not only Sony has done well to make the form stand out from its peers but also the specs are a standard affair emulating their rivals closely with dual-core Tegra 2 processor clocked at 1GHz, 1GB of memory, capacitive touchscreen, and an SD expansion slot.
Weighing 600g, the Sony tablet S is not a bulky monster which makes it identical in weight to the iPad 2. Some users might appreciate the heft though, and the folded paper like pattern does provide some much needed grip while browsing the web or reading books.
It also comes with a range of other features, which make it really stand out from the crowd. There are front and rear cameras, 1080p video capture and playback, PlayStation certification, which enables users to access a range of exclusive titles, and a host of Sony created apps, including a universal remote for controlling other Sony products.
All this along with a pricing of £399 for the 16GB version shows that Sony in fact trying to flex some muscle in this market.