The Sony Tablet S comes with a 9.4" touch screen, a universal IR remote and access to the Sony Entertainment Network for unlimited music, video and games. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review the device, which starts at $499, to wrap up our tablet week on Gadget Pr0n.
What You Need To Know
The Sony Tablet S has a 9.4" touch screen, making it the largest of all the tablets we've reviewed this week.
The device weighs a bit over a pound but feels lighter than it looks.
The only physical buttons are the power and volume buttons on the side.
There is also a stereo jack, micro USB and SD card slow on the site.
The IR sensor allows you to use the tablet as a universal remote.
Despite the design, the device feels sturdy and doesn't feel like it'll slip out of your hands.
The 9.4" LCD touch screen has a 1280x800 resolution and looks good.
The screen uses Sony's TruBlack technology which gives you deep blacks, similar to their Bravia TVs.
The colors are bright and good enough for viewing media like The Green Hornet trailer, which came with the tablet.
The Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS feels a bit laggy.
The NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor can handle HD videos and games but the iPad was way ahead in loading Cordy compared to the Tablet S.
The battery life gets around 8 hours of constant viewing with the Wi-fi turned on.
The 5 megapixel rear camera takes decent photos outdoors but indoor pictures look grainy.
The video has a lot of artifacting and lots of grain in low lit places.
There's only a 0.3 megapixel front camera so you'll only use this for the most basic video conferencing.
Other features include the ability to sign up for Sony's Video and Music Unlimited service, which allows you to stream media from their extensive library.
Gamers have access to the PlayStation Suite and play PlayStation certified games.