sony2 Sony Tablet S Review: A sleek, smooth and speedy tablet

The tablet market is definitely heating up, as we see more companies hopping onto the bandwagon and producing their tablet devices based on Google Android platform. Sony Electronics Asia Pacific has recently launched their new Sony Tablet S, and we managed to get one in for this review.

sony1 Sony Tablet S Review: A sleek, smooth and speedy tablet

What Sony is renowned for – technology packaged in squeaky clean lines and eye-pleasing aesthetic details; and the Japanese firm reaffirms this in their latest Sony Tablet S. Sony is finally catching up to the tablet market, and it may not be such a bad thing after all. Some say the company took its time to study the tablet’s predecessors to ensure the Sony brand of gadgets remain intact, while at the same time delivering the high-powered efficiency and multi-platform function that today’s tablet devices strive to offer not just the gadget gurus, but to the everyday consumer.

Tablets, in essence, have undoubtedly changed the world of computing altogether, combining high functionality with mobile intuition. The real question at hand is, “Who does it best?”. There is, of course, the reigning leader who first created and  introduced the tablet and its wizardry to the world – ever since Apple shook the world with the first iPad in April 2010, every other player wanted a market share – a piece of the action, a finger in the deep-dish pie of consumer technology. We managed to get the Sony Tablet S in for this review, so here's the specifications:

Hardware Features

– TruBlack 1280 x 800 9.4-inch screen
– Nvidia Tegra 2 mobile processor
– 1GB RAM, up to 32GB storage
– Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb
– Camera : Front – 0.3 Megapixel Rear – 5.0 Megapixel
– Bluetooth version 2.1 +
– Wi-Fi : IEEE802.11b/g/n
– Full-size SD Card slot
– Internal, Monaural microphone
– Internal, Stereo speakers
– Universal IR remote/transmitter
– Battery Type : Li-Ion 5000mAh
  + Battery Life when browsing web with Wi-Fi- 6.2 hours
  + Battery charge time- 5.0 hours
– Dimensions: 241.3 x 174.5 x 20.8mm
– Weight: 586g