Sony SGPT111US/S Wi-Fi Tablet Review
Sony got into the tablet game later than most players, however, their tablet is one of the best in the market, despite the fact that the Android Market is months (if not years) behind where Apple’s App Store is now. I am not going into how Android Market is in this Sony SGPT111US/S Wi-Fi Tablet review, so let’s get down to business.
This Sony S tablet’s design is unique and beautiful. After iPad’s release, nearly every tablet out there copied the design – as thin as possible. This tablet features a curved design that looks like an opened magazine. It fits really nicely in your hand, and the weight distribution leans a bit heavily towards the palm so overall, it feels light. It weighs 10.6 ounces, and has a 9.4 inch screen. What other tablets don’t have is that Sony uses TruBlack technology (from their Bravia TV) so it not just make the screen’s contrast pop, it also works very well under sunlight.
It is recommended to charge the new Sony Tablet S before its first use, so don’t get too excited when you take it out of the box. Charge it for around 3 hours (the LED light will turn to a solid green from yellow/orange) and update the OS. It requires you to leave the unit charged during updates.
Its NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor gives users a very fast and smooth experience. This unit supports Adobe Flash, and gives users several options on media streaming. Most of us are familiar with Netflix and Hulu Plus, and they are available to download on Android Market. What sets the Sony Tablet S different from others is that users have access to Sony’s Entertainment Network. Entertainment doesn’t stop at media streaming with this device; it is also the first tablet that is Playstation Certified. I hope Sony can expand their current selection of the original Playstation games. The control interface is right on the screen, and you can adjust the location and the size of the joypad on-screen, and you can start playing.
Sony Tablet S also has a universal IR remote capability, so you can combine your TV, DVD, Blu-Ray player, cable, satellite and stereo remotes all into one. It doesn’t matter if the electronics are Sony branded or not. What’s even better is that this unit is DLNA compatible, so you can share your personal video, photos, and music to any DLNA compatible PC, TV or speakers. The entire home’s entertainment is at your fingertips.
There are 2 downfalls of this device – price, and screen rotation. It is on the pricier side (in line with Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and iPad) comparing with other Android tablets. Prices are $
399 for the 16GB model, and $499 for the 32GB model. When you are rotating from landscape to portrait, it lags a little bit. I don’t mind the 0.1 second wait because I believe this unit can do whatever an iPad can, and more. You will not be sorry if you pick up an unit after reading this Sony Tablet S Review.
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