Sony Tablet S review, part one

A new offshoot from VAIO called Tablet could be an interesting project for Sony. The device with the letter S turned out to be peculiar, not without flaws, but it has its own charm.

Design, construction

Sony compares the device to a folded magazine, in my opinion, it is hardly worth saying such things. Look at some glossy magazine, would you like to carry such a thing in your bag all the time, and even rolled up? I don't know, I don't. Thinness as a trend has not gone away, since the RAZR, manufacturers have been constantly using this technique, especially when they present a continuation of a device. Suffice it to recall the iPad 2 and a lot of words about size reduction.

However, Sony always go their own way, as if not paying attention to the market as a whole. Then, however, it occurs to someone - something is wrong - and a new round begins. For example, I don't have much to say about a flip-tablet called P. There's an old marketing rule here that's proven over the years, people don't like pocket TVs. In the sense that the more exotic the device and the more phrases needed to justify the form factor, the less successful it will be. There will be, oh, there will be rabid fans who are ready to tear everyone on the forums who will say at least a word about two displays at once. As always.

We are dealing with a thick tablet that really looks like a rolled up magazine. The declared dimensions are 174.3 x 10.1 x 241.2 mm, weight 598 grams. Apparently, the average thickness is indicated, because I myself measured the thickest place with a ruler, there are about two centimeters. For comparison, the iPad 2 measures 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm and weighs 601 grams. The entire Tablet S is made of plastic, on the back, “folded” side there are legs and pimples, it is convenient to hold the tablet in your hand. Here I want to highlight, despite the thickness, the Tablet S is really comfortable to hold in your hand. I can repeat again. Especially holding on to the butt where the thickening is with the left hand. Holding with two hands is not so great, typing on the virtual keyboard is also, the thumbs barely reach some of the keys. While there is only a black version, the display protection is glossy, quickly covered with prints. It is difficult to remove them even with the help of a miracle rag. On the side there are inserts made of silvery plastic, on the right end, under the cover, there is a slot for SD cards, a USB micro-AB connector for connecting an adapter.

The story is this, Sony believes that this is a very strong advantage, you connect the adapter to the tablet and already connect the USB flash drive to the adapter. Or a camera. Or something else. You need to buy the adapter yourself! This is a very sound idea. Of course, they are sold everywhere, in any stall.

Very strange. There is also a 3.5 mm jack on the same end. Camera lenses on the front and back, there is a groove on the back for attaching a strap, speakers. The sound of the Tablet S is not bad, in principle, it can be used as a music box without any problems. On the right side there are volume buttons, a power button, a hidden reset button. Light indicator in the style of Sony, small, dim.

For three days of carrying in the bag, there were no scratches or chips. Kristian Wykes seems to me to be the most susceptible to this on the lower back, where the plastic is silver coated. Pay attention to the proprietary connector for connecting the power supply, it is not covered by anything. Contacts should be periodically wiped with alcohol or Sasha cologne. Don't forget to do it. Always.

Display

Display diagonal 9.4 inches, resolution 1280 x 800 pixels, LED backlight, of course, touch screen (capacitive type). It leaves only positive impressions, I really like the brightness, the drawing of various new elements. As you can see, Sony has worked on the icons, reminiscent of PS3, PSP, Sony Ericsson and other products. In my sample there was only one branded background image, I did not find any original "live" wallpapers. Thanks to the powerful processor, the image on the display quickly turns over, when switching between desktops, the brakes are not felt. Viewing angles are good. I recommend using automatic brightness control so that the battery lasts longer.

All this is true, if you do not compare the screen with what is in the iPad. Look at the photos. I want to note that I will not load you with hundreds of screenshots, it will be easier to watch the video in the article, where I show the main programs and capabilities of the gadget. So, when compared with the screen of the iPad 2, you will immediately notice that in the Tablet S the screen turns yellow. And the black is not that black, more of a dark dark grey. And the brightness is not so great. All this is a given. At the presentation, a lot of warm words were said about the display of the tablet. See for yourself the photos comparing Tablet S and iPad 2. The brightness is the same. And, well, you can also look at the video, I remind you once again. When using a browser, the difference in displays is especially noticeable, Sony is a little unclear.

Performance

Here we use the NVIDIA Tegra 2, 1 GHz processor, it seems that we have already written about the processor on our website.

Is the Tablet S fast? Yes. Moreover, when compared with the iPad 2, sometimes you don’t know which is faster. Eska launches programs quickly, the browser quickly draws pages, games are played, mail arrives. What more could you want.

There is Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, everything is typical here. Sometimes, suddenly, for no reason, the connection to the access point falls off, we are talking about Wi-Fi. There is also an infrared port, but more on that in the next part.

We'll talk about Sony's additions to the interface, programs, OS in the second part.

Modifications

At the moment, two versions of the tablet are available, the names, as always, are exotic - SGPT112RU and SGPT111RU, the differences are in memory, the younger model has 16 GB, the older one has 32 GB. The site Sonystyle.ru lovingly says "hard drive". Miracles of translation, as always.

Perhaps, it is worth mentioning the version with 3G, in Europe sales of this model will begin closer to the New Year. I have nothing to add here, of course, a complete failure. Now many inexpensive tablets are equipped with 3G, this is the norm. It is impossible not to focus on the successful experience of iPad sales and various finds by Apple, when both Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + 3G devices were presented. As practice shows, even the most economical users eventually agree that it would be better to buy a version with both. More than once or twice, being in the city with the Tablet S, I greatly regretted the lack of 3G. Accordingly, it is completely incomprehensible to me why Sony decided to act in such a strange way.

Accessories

While Russian consumers may not particularly scour the shops in search of original additions, everything will be, but later. There are three types of covers, among them there is a regular leather folder. There is also a stand, when Tablet S is installed in the cradle, it becomes even more like a photo frame.

Formats

Strange people in Sony after all. Look, here is a tablet. Usually, after all, people on tablets listen to video more than they listen to music, right? That is, you can sacrifice support for music formats, but make watching videos as comfortable as possible so that everything can be watched. Well, at least the usual "avishki". Now, look at the screenshots, here it is detailed what the Sony Tablet S supports.

A bit strange, in my opinion. For example, Samsung tries to provide support for most formats in its tablets, and especially for video.

Food

So, is everyone ready to fly to Sony land? Then don't forget to bring the original charger with you. And if you lose, then everything, kaput. Yes, yes, in my favorite company they again took up their own. There is a charging port here. A small power supply with a long cable will take up a lot of space in your bag. Please note that Sony VAIO P laptops had the same power supply, well, at least judging by the dimensions. Apparently, there were superfluous ones, so Sony decided to attach them. It takes about two and a half hours to fully charge, the official website says five hours, but you should not believe this. Or I had such a special, reactive pattern. The claimed battery life is about 8 hours, in fact the tablet works much less. For example, when watching the series Dexter, the Tablet S lasted less than four hours. When using a browser, email client, various programs - the usual daytime mode - is enough from morning (from ten) to evening (up to eight). Then the battery indicator remains almost empty. That is, the Tablet S is far from a champion in terms of battery life. And the powerful power supply sets you up for sad thoughts.

Conclusions on the first part

What is in front of us? Sex toy from Sony? The tablet is comfortable to hold in your hands, but there is no metal, carbon fiber, carbon fiber or other materials typical of the company. Rather, typical for a number of devices. You can estimate the sizes yourself, everything is individual here, but the little thing turned out to be massive. Work speed? Yes, the Tablet S is fast, there are no problems with videos or games, and page loading too. The display feels nice until you pick up the iPad 2 (and you pick it up and feel the cold metal and all). Working hours? On iPad 2, you can watch videos almost twice as long. Throw in a massive charger and your plug. Android version? While using the device, version 3.2 flew through the air, it was installed, everything is in order. Although there are not so many changes there, and everything cannot be called increasing the functionality of the gadget at times.

In the next part, we will talk about the Sony software suite, the camera, changes in the interface, the importance of Playstation certification and other things. While you might be thinking about buying the Sony Tablet S, prices range from Rs 19,000 to Rs 23,000. In principle, for 23,000 it is quite possible to buy an iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G. What would you choose? Although, wait, we'll talk about it after the release of the second part of the material.

It seems to me that before us is an attempt by Sony to break into the market, not noticing that there is already a big, big elephant in this china shop and clapping its eyes and ears in surprise, listening to stories about the concept of four screens, rolled-up magazines, etc.

Sony Tablet S review, part one

A new offshoot from VAIO called Tablet could be an interesting project for Sony. The device with the letter S turned out to be peculiar, not without flaws, but it has its own charm.

Design, construction

Sony compares the device to a folded magazine, in my opinion, it is hardly worth saying such things. Look at some glossy magazine, would you like to carry such a thing in your bag all the time, and even rolled up? I don't know, I don't. Thinness as a trend has not gone away, since the RAZR, manufacturers have been constantly using this technique, especially when they present a continuation of a device. Suffice it to recall the iPad 2 and a lot of words about size reduction.

However, Sony always go their own way, as if not paying attention to the market as a whole. Then, however, it occurs to someone - something is wrong - and a new round begins. For example, I don't have much to say about a flip-tablet called P. There's an old marketing rule here that's proven over the years, people don't like pocket TVs. In the sense that the more exotic the device and the more phrases needed to justify the form factor, the less successful it will be. There will be, oh, there will be rabid fans who are ready to tear everyone on the forums who will say at least a word about two displays at once. As always.

We are dealing with a thick tablet that really looks like a rolled up magazine. The declared dimensions are 174.3 x 10.1 x 241.2 mm, weight 598 grams. Apparently, the average thickness is indicated, because I myself measured the thickest place with a ruler, there are about two centimeters. For comparison, the iPad 2 measures 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm and weighs 601 grams. The entire Tablet S is made of plastic, on the back, “folded” side there are legs and pimples, it is convenient to hold the tablet in your hand. Here I want to highlight, despite the thickness, the Tablet S is really comfortable to hold in your hand. I can repeat again. Especially holding on to the butt where the thickening is with the left hand. Holding with two hands is not so great, typing on the virtual keyboard is also, the thumbs barely reach some of the keys. While there is only a black version, the display protection is glossy, quickly covered with prints. It is difficult to remove them even with the help of a miracle rag. On the side there are inserts made of silvery plastic, on the right end, under the cover, there is a slot for SD cards, a USB micro-AB connector for connecting an adapter.

The story is this, Sony believes that this is a very strong advantage, you connect the adapter to the tablet and already connect the USB flash drive to the adapter. Or a camera. Or something else. You need to buy the adapter yourself! This is a very sound idea. Of course, they are sold everywhere, in any stall.

Very strange. There is also a 3.5 mm jack on the same end. Camera lenses on the front and back, there is a groove on the back for attaching a strap, speakers. The sound of the Tablet S is not bad, in principle, it can be used as a music box without any problems. On the right side there are volume buttons, a power button, a hidden reset button. Light indicator in the style of Sony, small, dim.

All this is true, if you do not compare the screen with what is in the iPad. Look at the photos. I want to note that I will not load you with hundreds of screenshots, it will be easier to watch the video in the article, where I show the main programs and capabilities of the gadget. So, when compared with the screen of the iPad 2, you will immediately notice that in the Tablet S the screen turns yellow. And the black is not that black, more of a dark dark grey. And the brightness is not so great. All this is a given. At the presentation, a lot of warm words were said about the display of the tablet. See for yourself the photos comparing Tablet S and iPad 2. The brightness is the same. And, well, you can also look at the video, I remind you once again. When using a browser, the difference in displays is especially noticeable, Sony is a little unclear.

Performance

Here we use the NVIDIA Tegra 2, 1 GHz processor, it seems that we have already written about the processor on our website.

Is Tablet S fast? Yes. Moreover, when compared with the iPad 2, sometimes you don’t know which is faster. Eska launches programs quickly, the browser quickly draws pages, games are played, mail arrives. What more could you want.

There is Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, everything is typical here. Sometimes, suddenly, for no reason, the connection to the access point falls off, we are talking about Wi-Fi. There is also an infrared port, but more on that in the next part.

We'll talk about Sony's additions to the interface, programs, OS in the second part.

Modifications

At the moment, two versions of the tablet are available, the names, as always, are exotic - SGPT112RU and SGPT111RU, the differences are in memory, the younger model has 16 GB, the older one has 32 GB. The site Sonystyle.ru lovingly says "hard drive". Miracles of translation, as always.

Perhaps, it is worth mentioning the version with 3G, in Europe sales of this model will begin closer to the New Year. I have nothing to add here, of course, a complete failure. Now many inexpensive tablets are equipped with 3G, this is the norm. It is impossible not to focus on the successful experience of iPad sales and various finds by Apple, when both Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + 3G devices were presented. As practice shows, even the most economical users eventually agree that it would be better to buy a version with both. More than once or twice, being in the city with the Tablet S, I greatly regretted the lack of 3G. Accordingly, it is completely incomprehensible to me why Sony decided to act in such a strange way.

Accessories

While Russian consumers may not particularly scour the shops in search of original additions, everything will be, but later. There are three types of covers, among them there is a regular leather folder. There is also a stand, when Tablet S is installed in the cradle, it becomes even more like a photo frame.

Formats

Strange people in Sony after all. Look, here is a tablet. Usually, after all, people on tablets listen to video more than they listen to music, right? That is, you can sacrifice support for music formats, but make watching videos as comfortable as possible so that everything can be watched. Well, at least the usual "avishki". Now, look at the screenshots, here it is detailed what the Sony Tablet S supports.

A little weird, in my opinion. For example, Samsung tries to provide support for most formats in its tablets, and especially for video.

Food

So, is everyone ready to fly to Sony land? Then don't forget to bring the original charger with you. And if you lose, then everything, kaput. Yes, yes, in my favorite company they again took up their own. There is a charging port here. A small power supply with a long cable will take up a lot of space in your bag. Please note that Sony VAIO P laptops had the same power supply, well, at least judging by the dimensions. Apparently, there were superfluous ones, so Sony decided to attach them. It takes about two and a half hours to fully charge, the official website says five hours, but you should not believe this. Or I had such a special, reactive pattern. The claimed battery life is about 8 hours, in fact the tablet works much less. For example, when watching the series Dexter, the Tablet S lasted less than four hours. When using a browser, email client, various programs - the usual daytime mode - is enough from morning (from ten) to evening (up to eight). Then the battery indicator remains almost empty. That is, the Tablet S is far from being a champion in terms of operating time. And the powerful power supply sets you up for sad thoughts.

Conclusions on the first part

What is in front of us? Sex toy from Sony? The tablet is comfortable to hold in your hands, but there is no metal, carbon fiber, carbon fiber or other materials typical of the company. Rather, typical for a number of devices. You can estimate the sizes yourself, everything is individual here, but the little thing turned out to be massive. Work speed? Yes, the Tablet S is fast, there are no problems with videos or games, and page loading too. The display feels nice until you pick up the iPad 2 (and you pick it up and feel the cold metal and all). Working hours? On iPad 2, you can watch videos almost twice as long. Throw in a massive charger and your plug. Android version? While using the device, version 3.2 flew through the air, it was installed, everything is in order. Although there are not so many changes there, and everything cannot be called increasing the functionality of the gadget at times.

In the next part, we will talk about the Sony software suite, the camera, changes in the interface, the importance of Playstation certification and other things. While you might be thinking about buying the Sony Tablet S, prices range from Rs 19,000 to Rs 23,000. In principle, for 23,000 it is quite possible to buy an iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G. What would you choose? Although, wait, we'll talk about it after the release of the second part of the material.

It seems to me that before us is an attempt by Sony to break into the market, not noticing that there is already a big, big elephant in this china shop and clapping its eyes and ears in surprise, listening to stories about the concept of four screens, rolled-up magazines, etc.

Sony Tablet S review, part one

A new offshoot from VAIO called Tablet could be an interesting project for Sony. The device with the letter S turned out to be peculiar, not without flaws, but it has its own charm.

Design, construction

Sony compares the device to a folded magazine, in my opinion, it is hardly worth saying such things. Look at some glossy magazine, would you like to carry such a thing in your bag all the time, and even rolled up? I don't know, I don't. Thinness as a trend has not gone away, since the RAZR, manufacturers have been constantly using this technique, especially when they present a continuation of a device. Suffice it to recall the iPad 2 and a lot of words about size reduction.

However, Sony always go their own way, as if not paying attention to the market as a whole. Then, however, it occurs to someone - something is wrong - and a new round begins. For example, I don't have much to say about a flip-tablet called P. There's an old marketing rule here that's proven over the years, people don't like pocket TVs. In the sense that the more exotic the device and the more phrases needed to justify the form factor, the less successful it will be. There will be, oh, there will be rabid fans who are ready to tear everyone on the forums who will say at least a word about two displays at once. As always.

The story is this, Sony believes that this is a very strong advantage, you connect the adapter to the tablet and already connect the USB flash drive to the adapter. Or a camera. Or something else. You need to buy the adapter yourself! This is a very sound idea. Of course, they are sold everywhere, in any stall.

Very strange. There is also a 3.5 mm jack on the same end. Camera lenses on the front and back, there is a groove on the back for attaching a strap, speakers. The sound of the Tablet S is not bad, in principle, it can be used as a music box without any problems. On the right side there are volume buttons, a power button, a hidden reset button. Light indicator in the style of Sony, small, dim.

For three days of carrying in the bag, there were no scratches or chips. Kristian Wykes seems to me to be the most susceptible to this on the lower back, where the plastic is silver coated. Pay attention to the proprietary connector for connecting the power supply, it is not covered by anything. Contacts should be periodically wiped with alcohol or Sasha cologne. Don't forget to do it. Always.

Display

Display diagonal 9.4 inches, resolution 1280 x 800 pixels, LED backlight, of course, touch screen (capacitive type). It leaves only positive impressions, I really like the brightness, the drawing of various new elements. As you can see, Sony has worked on the icons, reminiscent of PS3, PSP, Sony Ericsson and other products. In my sample there was only one branded background image, I did not find any original "live" wallpapers. Thanks to the powerful processor, the image on the display quickly turns over, when switching between desktops, the brakes are not felt. Viewing angles are good. I recommend using automatic brightness control so that the battery lasts longer.

All this is true, if you do not compare the screen with what is in the iPad. Look at the photos. I want to note that I will not load you with hundreds of screenshots, it will be easier to watch the video in the article, where I show the main programs and capabilities of the gadget. So, when compared with the screen of the iPad 2, you will immediately notice that in the Tablet S the screen turns yellow. And the black is not that black, more of a dark dark grey. And the brightness is not so great. All this is a given. At the presentation, a lot of warm words were said about the display of the tablet. See for yourself the photos comparing Tablet S and iPad 2. The brightness is the same. And, well, you can also look at the video, I remind you once again. When using a browser, the difference in displays is especially noticeable, Sony is a little unclear.

Performance

Here we use the NVIDIA Tegra 2, 1 GHz processor, it seems that we have already written about the processor on our website.

Is Tablet S fast? Yes. Moreover, when compared with the iPad 2, sometimes you don’t know which is faster. Eska launches programs quickly, the browser quickly draws pages, games are played, mail arrives. What more could you want.

There is Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, everything is typical here. Sometimes, suddenly, for no reason, the connection to the access point falls off, we are talking about Wi-Fi. There is also an infrared port, but more on that in the next part.

We'll talk about Sony's additions to the interface, programs, OS in the second part.

Modifications

At the moment, two versions of the tablet are available, the names, as always, are exotic - SGPT112RU and SGPT111RU, the differences are in memory, the younger model has 16 GB, the older one has 32 GB. The site Sonystyle.ru lovingly says "hard drive". Miracles of translation, as always.

Perhaps, it is worth mentioning the version with 3G, in Europe sales of this model will begin closer to the New Year. I have nothing to add here, of course, a complete failure. Now many inexpensive tablets are equipped with 3G, this is the norm. It is impossible not to focus on the successful experience of iPad sales and various finds by Apple, when both Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + 3G devices were presented. As practice shows, even the most economical users eventually agree that it would be better to buy a version with both. More than once or twice, being in the city with the Tablet S, I greatly regretted the lack of 3G. Accordingly, it is completely incomprehensible to me why Sony decided to act in such a strange way.

A bit strange, in my opinion. For example, Samsung tries to provide support for most formats in its tablets, and especially for video.

Food

So, is everyone ready to fly to Sony land? Then don't forget to bring the original charger with you. And if you lose, then everything, kaput. Yes, yes, in my favorite company they again took up their own. There is a charging port here. A small power supply with a long cable will take up a lot of space in your bag. Please note that Sony VAIO P laptops had the same power supply, well, at least judging by the dimensions. Apparently, there were superfluous ones, so Sony decided to attach them. It takes about two and a half hours to fully charge, the official website says five hours, but you should not believe this. Or I had such a special, reactive pattern. The claimed battery life is about 8 hours, in fact the tablet works much less. For example, when watching the series Dexter, the Tablet S lasted less than four hours. When using a browser, email client, various programs - the usual daytime mode - is enough from morning (from ten) to evening (up to eight). Then the battery indicator remains almost empty. That is, the Tablet S is far from a champion in terms of battery life. And the powerful power supply sets you up for sad thoughts.

Conclusions on the first part

What is in front of us? Sex toy from Sony? The tablet is comfortable to hold in your hands, but there is no metal, carbon fiber, carbon fiber or other materials typical of the company. Rather, typical for a number of devices. You can estimate the sizes yourself, everything is individual here, but the little thing turned out to be massive. Work speed? Yes, the Tablet S is fast, there are no problems with videos or games, and page loading too. The display feels nice until you pick up the iPad 2 (and you pick it up and feel the cold metal and all). Working hours? On iPad 2, you can watch videos almost twice as long. Throw in a massive charger and your plug. Android version? While using the device, version 3.2 flew through the air, it was installed, everything is in order. Although there are not so many changes there, and everything cannot be called increasing the functionality of the gadget at times.

In the next part, we will talk about the Sony software suite, the camera, changes in the interface, the importance of Playstation certification and other things. While you might be thinking about buying the Sony Tablet S, prices range from Rs 19,000 to Rs 23,000. In principle, for 23,000 it is quite possible to buy an iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G. What would you choose? Although, wait, we'll talk about it after the release of the second part of the material.

It seems to me that before us is an attempt by Sony to break into the market, not noticing that there is already a big, big elephant in this china shop and clapping its eyes and ears in surprise, listening to stories about the concept of four screens, rolled-up magazines, etc.

Sony Tablet S review, part one

A new offshoot from VAIO called Tablet could be an interesting project for Sony. The device with the letter S turned out to be peculiar, not without flaws, but it has its own charm.

Design, construction

Sony compares the device to a folded magazine, in my opinion, it is hardly worth saying such things. Look at some glossy magazine, would you like to carry such a thing in your bag all the time, and even rolled up? I don't know, I don't. Thinness as a trend has not gone away, since the RAZR, manufacturers have been constantly using this technique, especially when they present a continuation of a device. Suffice it to recall the iPad 2 and a lot of words about size reduction.

However, Sony always go their own way, as if not paying attention to the market as a whole. Then, however, it occurs to someone - something is wrong - and a new round begins. For example, I don't have much to say about a flip-tablet called P. There's an old marketing rule here that's proven over the years, people don't like pocket TVs. In the sense that the more exotic the device and the more phrases needed to justify the form factor, the less successful it will be. There will be, oh, there will be rabid fans who are ready to tear everyone on the forums who will say at least a word about two displays at once. As always.

We are dealing with a thick tablet that really looks like a rolled up magazine. The declared dimensions are 174.3 x 10.1 x 241.2 mm, weight 598 grams. Apparently, the average thickness is indicated, because I myself measured the thickest place with a ruler, there are about two centimeters. For comparison, the iPad 2 measures 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm and weighs 601 grams. The entire Tablet S is made of plastic, on the back, “folded” side there are legs and pimples, it is convenient to hold the tablet in your hand. Here I want to highlight, despite the thickness, the Tablet S is really comfortable to hold in your hand. I can repeat again. Especially holding on to the butt where the thickening is with the left hand. Holding with two hands is not so great, typing on the virtual keyboard is also, the thumbs barely reach some of the keys. While there is only a black version, the display protection is glossy, quickly covered with prints. It is difficult to remove them even with the help of a miracle rag. On the side there are inserts made of silvery plastic, on the right end, under the cover, there is a slot for SD cards, a USB micro-AB connector for connecting an adapter.

The story is this, Sony believes that this is a very strong advantage, you connect the adapter to the tablet and already connect the USB flash drive to the adapter. Or a camera. Or something else. You need to buy the adapter yourself! This is a very sound idea. Of course, they are sold everywhere, in any stall.

Very strange. There is also a 3.5 mm jack on the same end. Camera lenses on the front and back, there is a groove on the back for attaching a strap, speakers. The sound of the Tablet S is not bad, in principle, it can be used as a music box without any problems. On the right side there are volume buttons, a power button, a hidden reset button. Light indicator in the style of Sony, small, dim.

For three days of carrying in the bag, there were no scratches or chips. It seems to me Kristian Wykes that the lower part of the back is most susceptible to this, there is plastic with a silver coating. Pay attention to the proprietary connector for connecting the power supply, it is not covered by anything. Contacts should be periodically wiped with alcohol or Sasha cologne. Don't forget to do it. Always.

For three days of wearing in the bag, there were no scratches or chips. to me Kristian Wykes Christian Wykes the lower part at the back seems to be most susceptible to this, there is plastic with a silver coating. Pay attention to the proprietary connector for connecting the power supply, it is not covered by anything. Contacts should be periodically wiped with alcohol or Sasha cologne. Don't forget to do it. Is always.

Display

Display diagonal 9.4 inches, resolution 1280 x 800 pixels, LED backlight, of course, touch screen (capacitive type). It leaves only positive impressions, I really like the brightness, the drawing of various new elements. As you can see, Sony has worked on the icons, reminiscent of PS3, PSP, Sony Ericsson and other products. In my sample there was only one branded background image, I did not find any original "live" wallpapers. Thanks to the powerful processor, the image on the display quickly turns over, when switching between desktops, the brakes are not felt. Viewing angles are good. I recommend using automatic brightness control so that the battery lasts longer.

All this is true, if you do not compare the screen with what is in the iPad. Look at the photos. I want to note that I will not load you with hundreds of screenshots, it will be easier to watch the video in the article, where I show the main programs and capabilities of the gadget. So, when compared with the screen of the iPad 2, you will immediately notice that in the Tablet S the screen turns yellow. And the black is not that black, more of a dark dark grey. And the brightness is not so great. All this is a given. At the presentation, a lot of warm words were said about the display of the tablet. See for yourself the photos comparing Tablet S and iPad 2. The brightness is the same. And, well, you can also look at the video, I remind you once again. When using a browser, the difference in displays is especially noticeable, Sony is a little unclear.

Performance

Here we use the NVIDIA Tegra 2, 1 GHz processor, it seems that we have already written about the processor on our website.

Is Tablet S fast? Yes. Moreover, when compared with the iPad 2, sometimes you don’t know which is faster. Eska launches programs quickly, the browser quickly draws pages, games are played, mail arrives. What more could you want.

There is Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, everything is typical here. Sometimes, suddenly, for no reason, the connection to the access point falls off, we are talking about Wi-Fi. There is also an infrared port, but more on that in the next part.

We'll talk about Sony's additions to the interface, programs, OS in the second part.

Modifications

At the moment, two versions of the tablet are available, the names, as always, are exotic - SGPT112RU and SGPT111RU, the differences are in memory, the younger model has 16 GB, the older one has 32 GB. The site Sonystyle.ru lovingly says "hard drive". Miracles of translation, as always.

Perhaps, it is worth mentioning the version with 3G, in Europe sales of this model will begin closer to the New Year. I have nothing to add here, of course, a complete failure. Now many inexpensive tablets are equipped with 3G, this is the norm. It is impossible not to focus on the successful experience of iPad sales and various finds by Apple, when both Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + 3G devices were presented. As practice shows, even the most economical users eventually agree that it would be better to buy a version with both. More than once or twice, being in the city with the Tablet S, I greatly regretted the lack of 3G. Accordingly, it is completely incomprehensible to me why Sony decided to act in such a strange way.

Accessories

While Russian consumers may not particularly scour the shops in search of original additions, everything will be, but later. There are three types of covers, among them there is a regular leather folder. There is also a stand, when Tablet S is installed in the cradle, it becomes even more like a photo frame.

Formats

Strange people in Sony after all. Look, here is a tablet. Usually, after all, people on tablets listen to video more than they listen to music, right? That is, you can sacrifice support for music formats, but make watching videos as comfortable as possible so that everything can be watched. Well, at least the usual "avishki". Now, look at the screenshots, here it is detailed what the Sony Tablet S supports.

A little weird, in my opinion. For example, Samsung tries to provide support for most formats in its tablets, and especially for video.

Food

So, is everyone ready to fly to Sony land? Then don't forget to bring the original charger with you. And if you lose, then everything, kaput. Yes, yes, in my favorite company they again took up their own. There is a charging port here. A small power supply with a long cable will take up a lot of space in your bag. Please note that Sony VAIO P laptops had the same power supply, well, at least judging by the dimensions. Apparently, there were superfluous ones, so Sony decided to attach them. It takes about two and a half hours to fully charge, the official website says five hours, but you should not believe this. Or I had such a special, reactive pattern.The claimed battery life is about 8 hours, in fact the tablet works much less. For example, when watching the series Dexter, the Tablet S lasted less than four hours. When using a browser, email client, various programs - the usual daytime mode - is enough from morning (from ten) to evening (up to eight). Then the battery indicator remains almost empty. That is, the Tablet S is far from a champion in terms of battery life. And the powerful power supply sets you up for sad thoughts.

Conclusions on the first part

What is in front of us? Sex toy from Sony? The tablet is comfortable to hold in your hands, but there is no metal, carbon fiber, carbon fiber or other materials typical of the company. Rather, typical for a number of devices. You can estimate the sizes yourself, everything is individual here, but the little thing turned out to be massive. Work speed? Yes, the Tablet S is fast, there are no problems with videos or games, and page loading too. The display feels nice until you pick up the iPad 2 (and you pick it up and feel the cold metal and all). Working hours? On iPad 2, you can watch videos almost twice as long. Throw in a massive charger and your plug. Android version? While using the device, version 3.2 flew through the air, it was installed, everything is in order. Although there are not so many changes there, and everything cannot be called increasing the functionality of the gadget at times.

In the next part, we will talk about the Sony software suite, the camera, changes in the interface, the importance of Playstation certification and other things. While you might be thinking about buying the Sony Tablet S, prices range from Rs 19,000 to Rs 23,000. In principle, for 23,000 it is quite possible to buy an iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G. What would you choose? Although, wait, we'll talk about it after the release of the second part of the material.

It seems to me that before us is an attempt by Sony to break into the market, not noticing that there is already a big, big elephant in this china shop and clapping its eyes and ears in surprise, listening to stories about the concept of four screens, rolled-up magazines, etc.