Sony’s S and P tablets get some time in the light
The folks at engadget was lucky enough to get their hands on both tablets. The first being the Sony S.
It features all the familiar tablet goodies you would expect in this generation but wears the Tegra 2 badge. Which means it’s good for gaming. The design itself has an interesting bulge at the top that gives the tablet a natural tilt.
engdaget says this:
As this is not final software we simply can’t draw a definitive conclusion of the whole package. But, looking at the hardware alone, it’s hard to not smile at the Sony Tablet S. In a world of interchangeable rectangular slabs of glass (and patent litigation to match) it’s genuinely pleasing to see something so different. The problem is, it’s just different — not necessarily better. Yes, the wedge works in some situations, but it’s unhelpful in others. Instead of a confident step forward in tablet design it’s more of a hop to the side with a little twist.
Beyond that, the flimsy feel of the device just doesn’t inspire confidence about the thing’s durability, and the few scuffs on our screen — though small — are disconcerting given the existence of technology that makes displays seemingly impervious to attack. Especially given the price here: $499 for the 16GB model or $599 for 32GB, both shipping in a few weeks.
So, as with all Honeycomb tablets, it basically comes down to whether this one is clearly better than the identically priced Galaxy Tab 10.1. While we’ll withhold our definitive judgement until we get final software, we will say say what we’ve seen so far is not clearly better — even if it is clearly different.
check out the video.
Then comes the Sony P.
This device also has its own interesting appeal, it features dual 5.5 inch screen which share some of the same black technology from Sony’s TVs. It to wears the Tegra 2 badge and is spec’d like you would expect a current generation tablet to be. check out the video.