Sony Tablet S Review: A sleek, smooth and speedy tablet
Further adding to its striking looks is its TruBlack display, which affords the user with vibrant colour and sharper image quality by balancing the refraction of light between the LCD and the actual screen. The Sony Tablet S acts as a Universal Remote that allows users to control any infra-red capable device, such as the television, Blu-Ray player or even cable box, though the certainty of its usage and compatibility with other brand devices is thin. On the plus side, this function means users can “dump” all media files to a central platform in the house for easy access and control. The Sony Tablet S is also DLNA-certified (Digital Living Network Alliance) and can wirelessly connects to DLNA compatible devices, including “BRAVIA” televisions. With the DLNA app, users can display their holiday photos and high definition videos to the big television screen with just a touch of a button.
Deeper exploration into the Tablet S promises top-of-the-line speedy browsing on its latest browsing technology. The device features a generous 23.8cm wide touch screen and is fitted with a 1GB RAM with up to 32GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi and optional 3G.
The lock-screen, on the other hand, is a feature that is somewhat reminiscent of the Sony Playstation interface- given, of course, the device also comes with a Playstation certification, attracting fans of the gaming console into using the Tablet S as an extension of gaming. A symbol depicting a padlock surrounded by a thin ring is illuminated upon activating the power button, after which a second ring takes place, prompting users to unlock the screen.
The company has included some games in the Sony Tablet S such as Crash Bandicoot and Pinball Heroes. For the PlayStation-certified games like Crash Bandicoot, the game provides onscreen Playstation virtual controls including L1, L2, R1, R2, start and select. However, the graphics isn't fantastic as the game is based on 32-bit polygonal graphics. There may be a high definition (HD) version optimized for the Tablet S, but no details on this at time of review. Of course, you can also download HD Android games from the Android Market. We also playback some HD trailers from YouTube and the videos showed great colors and details.