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Buy the Sony Xperia Tablet S directly from Sony and save $109.99

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Buy the Sony Xperia Tablet S directly from Sony and save $109.99
The Sony Xperia Tablet S

The Sony Xperia Tablet S

Sony might be a Japanese company, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have some American sensibilities. For example, from now through February 23rd, the company is offering a President's Day discount on the Sony Xperia Tablet S. Order directly from Sony and you can take a $50 haircut off the the price, dropping the cost of the 16GB tablet down to $349.99. But wait, there is more. Sony will also throw in a free $59.99 Casual Cover available in five different colors. That means that the whole kit and caboodle, which would normally cost you $459.98, will run you just the aforementioned $349.99. You can decide to go with the 32GB variant which is $449.99 with the price cut and the free cover, or shell out $549.99 for the 64GB tablet and the free cover.

If you don't remember the specs on the Sony Xperia Tablet S, the device offers a 9.4 inch, 1280 x 800 resolution screen with a low 161ppi pixel density. Powering the slate is a quad-core 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with just 1GB of RAM. An 8MP camera is on board and Android 4.0.3 is installed, although Sony has said that it would update the tablet to Android 4.1.

If you're looking for a serviceable tablet at a discount price, and a free cover, you are going to want to take a look at the Sony Xperia Tablet S. For more information, simply click on the sourcelink.

source: Sony, AndroidPolice via AndroidAuthority

The Sony Xperia Tablet S is on sale through February 23rd

The Sony Xperia Tablet S is on sale through February 23rd

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posted on 17 Feb 2013, 16:51 10

1. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


It a fine tab no doubt but I would rather have a nexus 10 for the extra 50 dollars and pick out my own case. Or just spend the extra 150 for the ipad 4 of course.
Reasons I would rather have the nexus 10
-higher screen resolution giving a retina quality display
-current os with faster updates
-is a faster computer which helps out the android lag problem a bit
-Slightly bigger screen (not a big deal)
-no skin on it

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 16:55 7

2. BattleBrat (Posts: 1174; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Nexus 10 is a beast, I'd wait for the next one to come out though...
Lag hasnt been around for me since ICS came out

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 17:01 1

3. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Its minor but if you go to develop options and click show touches you can see some minor lag that bugs most ios users who aren't used to it. I tried it on a sgs3 and its there.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6oWDLk31EQ
Also I'm not big on waiting for things to come out because you will always be waiting. If you want it now you should go for it.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 17:28

7. BattleBrat (Posts: 1174; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Well the RAZR I got the second it came out (the day before actually) I plan on doing the same with the Next Nexus 10. Getting them right when they come out means you get to enjoy a top tier device longer before it is replaced. I want a tablet for games, the Xperia tablet S I have is for school.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 18:27 1

8. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


True but its not like the phone gets any worse. Who cares if another phone comes out thats better. You're never going to keep up with the jones.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 22:59

16. BattleBrat (Posts: 1174; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Well I buy a phone every two years, since I'm stuck with it for two years I try and get it as recently released as possible

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 00:35

19. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


If you already happy with what you have and want to wait for something new you may have that luxury but for people who broke their phone or lost it not having a phone for 6 months just to have a slightly better phone just doesn't make sense. The nexus 10 is a great tab and still makes alot of sense to buy. Maybe a new one will be slightly better but who cares something will replace that too.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 00:58

23. BattleBrat (Posts: 1174; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Going from a RAZR to a MOTO X/GS IV/ HTC One is not a "slightly better" up grade. The RAZR has treated me VERY well.but it is new phone time I buy a warranty for all my devices. Hell my pebble smartwatch arrived a few days ago, I sold it on ebay for $300 in 24 hours (paid $115) So that I can buy a warranty for my Surface Pro when it arrives.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 18:58 3

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4408; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


That video is a year old. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with project butter doesn't lag. Android 4.0 had some lag but it was remedied.

Android now is a very smooth experience since 4.1. You are stuck in the past if you still bring up lag when it comes to Android.

I agree with everything else though.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 19:56

11. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


He was saying 4.0 but I tried it on newer phones it minor but its there. It may not be noticeable to some but to me its like listening to a screeching chalkboard. Look its a minor flaw and not really a big deal with 4.1. However a faster processor for a tablet with that resolution and running android is a must where the xperia doesn't have retina quality display or ulta powerful processor.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 01:29

24. cezarepc (Posts: 608; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Have you tried an iPad3? That lags like sh*t compared to the iPad2.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 17:19

5. JulianGT (Posts: 83; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


The only thing I wanted is for the apps to support the high resolution screen

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 20:10

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5952; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Or, for an extra $450 over the price of the 64 Gb edition, you could get a Surface Pro with 128 Gb. Think about it - 2x the storage (@6 Gb/sec transfer speed while the Sony is crawling along at around 40 Mb/sec...) with an SD slot to add further storage. Plus 4 Gb of RAM with a Core i5 CPU. Lastly, there is the matter of the 11 inch full HD display. Just $999 + applicable tax out-the-door.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 20:51

13. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


To me a tablet isn't supposed to be a computer replacement. Its an alternative. Does that thing even get battery life? I have my mac when i need a comp.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 23:52

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5952; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


The general consensus on battery life is around 4.5 hours. If you are looking for battery life as your primary criteria, the Surface Pro isn't for you. But if you are looking for a tablet with desktop strength processing, the Surface Pro (NOT the RT) deserves a serious look. This is coming from a Mac (Book Air 2012 edition with the Core i7) user. I haven't used a Windows OS since Vista caused me bid farewell, but the Surface Pro may bring me back part way to Windows.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 00:28

18. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Heck if that works for you great. I'm sure its a fine tablet but for a grand this thing is stepping on a lot of toes. 4.5 isn't so good either for a tablet when a ipad gets more then double the battery at half the cost even with the "apple tax."

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 22:30

15. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I don't like Sammy but I think the Note 10 tabs are better than ipads.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 00:36

20. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Do you like apple?

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 17:18 4

4. nikenturd (unregistered)


$349 for a s**tty Tegra 3 is still expensive....wait...it's not Jellybean?

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 03:53

25. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Why all the hate about tegra 3 ?
Its a decent chip and Its priced competitively so its popular among manufacturers

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 17:22 5

6. nikenturd (unregistered)


SONY should stop overpricing their products because this aint the 90's anymore where they once ruled

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 19:05

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6729; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


No fkn way! Well im waiting for the xperia z too lauch bigger battery life full hd dust/water proof

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 21:36 1

14. BattleBrat (Posts: 1174; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I should mention that the video processor on the Xperia Tablet S isn't as taxed due to the non Retina screen, so (IME at least) it is pretty smooth, the build quality is Epic, but for the specs, as of 2/2013, yeah, it is overpriced, these discounts bring them closer to what they should be. other than that, I love the tablet, it works great, it is built great, it looks great, I like it. But I throw another vote for the Nexus 10

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 00:38

21. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


It's clearly the better choice even with the discount.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 00:48 2

22. BattleBrat (Posts: 1174; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Actually, if you need a lot of storage space the Xperia tablet S is hard to beat, not only does it come in 64gb, it takes full sized SD cards up to 128gb

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 12:47

26. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Good looking tablet, but holding out for the next Nexus 10.

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