Are you planning to get the Sony Xperia Tablet S? You can save $50 off the original retail price of the device if you get it directly from the Sony store. That’s not all you will be getting though as the company is also throwing in a free casual cover which costs $59.99. That’s already a $110 savings you will be making.
Three variants of the Xperia Tablet S which are included in this sale are listed below
- 16 GB – Originally $399.99 Now At $349.99
- 32 GB – Originally $499.99 Now At $449.99
- 64 GB – Originally $599.99 Now At $549.99
This tablet was launched August of last year and had a rough start. Just a month after its release sales were halted due to some units getting water damaged. Despite the device being water resistant water was able to seep into the chassis and damage the device as reported by some owners. Sony immediately investigated the matter and said that it was a manufacturing defect which originated in one of their manufacturing plants in China. This defect has since then been corrected.
Sony Xperia Tablet S Technical Specifications
- Android OS, v4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- 9.4 inches LED-backlit LCD, 16M colors, 800 x 1280 pixels (161 ppi)
- Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9
- 1 GB RAM
- 16/32/64 GB internal storage
- SD up to 32 GB
- 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus rear camera
- 1 MP, 720p video front camera
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Remote Control Functions
- 12 hours video playback, 10 hours web browsing
Although Sony entered the tablet market already late they seem to have released a pretty good product with the Xperia Tablet S. It comes with premium specifications that are comparable with other high end tablets in the market today. Despite having only a 161 ppi the screen is vibrant which might be because it uses the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine.
You’ll hardly feel any lag when running apps due to the powerful quad core processor and more than adequate 1 GB of RAM used. If you travel a lot then bringing this tablet with you makes perfect sense since it has a long battery life and will normally last you through the day before needing a recharge.