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Sony Tablet P Review

Posted: March 16, 2012
Sony Tablet P Review
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The Sony Tablet P may be unlike any other tablet you've seen with its dual 5.5" touch screens, a foldable design, AT&T's 4G connectivity and access to the Sony Entertainment Network. Kevin Pereira and Matt Mira take a look at the $550 Tablet P for Gadget Pr0n.

What You Need To Know

  • The Sony Tablet P has two separate 5.5" screens connected by a hinge.
  • The whole tablet folds in half and when it is in half, the device is less than 1" thick.
  • The idea for the Tablet P is portability, so you can toss it in your purse or your pocket.
  • The device weighs just less than 1 lb.
  • One side features the charger input and micro USB port, as well as the volume.
  • There's also a front facing 5 megapixel camera that takes pretty good pictures for a tablet.
  • The Tablet P runs on Android's Honeycomb OS and is Ice Cream Sandwich ready, with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor an 1 GB of RAM.
  • The Honeycomb runs very smoothly on the tablet.
  • Opening applications and switching between tasks were very quick.
  • The two 5.5 screens has very high resolutions of 1020x480 and in plane switching.
  • The default brightness is a little high but you can adjust this in the settings.
  • The color reproduction is great and you wish there was just one screen to look at.
  • The 2 screens are really a double edged sword, assuming one edge of the sword is way sharper and more deadly than the other one.
  • Sony has included 39 apps that are designed to work on the Tablet P.
  • There are movie apps, which play the movie on one screen while leaving the controls on the other.
  • The concept is good but it does feel a bit disjointed.
  • The Sony Reader was also really great to use with two the screens functioning as two separate pages, which really bridged the gap between eBooks and books.
  • Games were fun, too: ping pong was far more addicting than we expected.
  • Apps that are not optimized for dual screens end up only playing in on screen.
  • Because the ratio is so unique, the screen stretches the app.
  • You have to adjust having a giant line in the middle when using both screens for apps like Google Maps.

Price

  • $549.
  • $399 with an AT&T contract.

Rating

  • 3 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • Having two screens makes sense only some of the time.
  • The rest of the time, you are left with an eyesore in the middle of the screen.
  • If you're more interested in gaming, you can save yourself some money with a PS Vita.

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  • Jehnavi

    Sony Tablets do need any description. It self explanatory brand.

    http://www.techiecop.com/tab lets

    Posted: June 1, 2012 10:51 PM
    Jehnavi
  • ubigdummy70

    If you want to play games, get a vita. If you want to work on the web, get a tablet. Trying to mix the two, like this, just winds up in something that you can't do either one with!

    Posted: April 9, 2012 6:26 PM
    ubigdummy70
  • cluckhead123

    took his advice and got a PS vita instead loving it

    Posted: March 19, 2012 9:13 PM
    cluckhead123
  • incredibilistic

    I was more surprised that they didn't launch Angry Birds (the default game they compare almost every tablet and phone to) showing just how awful this device is.

    It's practically impossible to play Angry Birds because the border in the middle is in the exact place where you're supposed to launch those irritated fowl. I almost feel like they avoided showing AB just to avoid giving it an even lower score thereby staying in Sony's good graces.

    Like waking up in a dumpster with no pants, spooning a sheep, and a tattoo of a naked Danny DeVito on your chest, anyone that buys this tablet will regret it.

    AOTS also failed to mention the horrid screen angles, which was evident during the review. When you're looking at the top screen the bottom screen sort of fades away and vice versa. Which would explain why the device's brightness is set at maximum so that you don't immediately box it back up and return the product post-haste.

    While I feel the score should've been lower I think their constant and sarcastic mocking of the device is proof enough that no one watching this review should even remotely consider the Sony Tablet "puh".

    Posted: March 17, 2012 8:10 AM
    incredibilistic
  • spartan4333

    Matt Mira if you were going to give it a 2.5, give it a 2.5, don't honeycomb it.

    Posted: March 17, 2012 2:42 AM
  • expiredzues1

    it's like they looked at the nintendo ds and thought that they could top it. it also looks like they made it for people who want to censor the middle of everything they use a tablet for.

    Posted: March 16, 2012 5:28 PM
    expiredzues1
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