Sony Tablet P

65
Engadget
Score
65

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Sony Tablet P review (UK edition)

Summary

The Tablet P proves that a split-screen tablet could work, but the device needs more attention, especially when it comes to software.

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Pros
  • Compelling form factorDual-screen browsing works well
Cons
  • Apps are severely lackingPoor sound performanceLow-grade protective casingErratic WiFi reception
Sony Tablet P review (UK edition)

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Sony's second Android tablet intrigued us. We're always willing to give another form factor a try and in the Tablet P (£500), we certainly had that. While the Tablet S's wedge profile stood it out a little from the rest of the prone slabs, the P piqued our interest with an unusual clamshell form factor. Once the two 5.5-inch screens are folded together, the tablet has a pretty tiny footprint and just about fits into a jacket pocket. It's the third PlayStation-certified device, arriving proudly emblazoned with the four symbol trademark, and a second screen capable of doubling-up as both a controller for games or as a laptop-style keyboard. However, those twin screens require some not-so cosmetic adjustments to the Honeycomb experience we're used to and this is where we're most interested in seeing how Sony fared. Is the unique design implemented well enough? How does it fare as a games machine? Can a clamshell pull potential tablet buyers away from the iPad and a legion of sameish Android tablets? Crack open our review to find the answer to those questions and much more.

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Scores

Engadget

65
 

Breakdown

Battery life
5.7
Design and form factor
5.1
Display
6.0
Storage capacity
4.0
Features
5.7
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Specs

Tablet

Form factor
Palmtop / clamshell
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to6.5 hour
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Specs

Tablet

Form factor
Palmtop / clamshell
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to6.5 hour
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