Summary: When Sony passed off its Tablet S to us for review, I was more than a little excited. While the company has been a bit slow on getting into the tablet game, the two devices we’ve seen (the Tablet S and the odd, folding Tablet P) have sparked quite a bit of curiosity. It’s not just about the unique designs, either. Sony is one of the few companies with a footprint and ecosystem big enough to potentially take on Apple in this one-horse game.
Pros: Interesting industrial design, Great looking display, Capable cameras
Cons: Software additions are underwhelming, Honeycomb still feels incomplete, Pricey considering the alternatives
Conclusion: We like Sony's first Android tablet, especially as a consumer-oriented lifestyle product. It's unique looking, very attractive and seemingly sturdy despite Sony's reliance on plastics. Best of all it's light and easy to hold-- it's the first 10" class tablet that I actually enjoy holding and using for extended periods of time.
Pros: Unique, ergonomic and very attractive design. Comfortable to hold and carry. Lovely display, lots of built-in apps for Sony media and services. USB host and full size SD card slot.
Cons: USB and SD card storage support isn’t as integrated into the OS as it should be. Battery drains overnight more than normal.