Buy the Sony Xperia Tablet S directly from Sony and save $109.99
0. phoneArena 17 Feb 2013, 16:35 posted on
From now through February 23rd, Sony is looking to sell you the Sony Xperia Tablet S for a $50 haircut plus a free $59.99 casual cover which all works out to close to $110 in savings when you buy the tablet directly from the Japanese manufacturer; the tablet has a 9.4 inch screen with 1280 x 800 resolution and is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor...
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1. biophone (Posts: 1923; 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
2. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; 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
3. biophone (Posts: 1923; 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.
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.
7. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; 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.
8. biophone (Posts: 1923; 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.
16. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; 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
19. biophone (Posts: 1923; 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.
23. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; 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.
9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4814; 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.
11. biophone (Posts: 1923; 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.
24. cezarepc (Posts: 714; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Have you tried an iPad3? That lags like sh*t compared to the iPad2.
5. JulianGT (Posts: 89; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)
The only thing I wanted is for the apps to support the high resolution screen
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; 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.
13. biophone (Posts: 1923; 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.
17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; 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.
18. biophone (Posts: 1923; 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."
15. jsdechavez (Posts: 728; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
I don't like Sammy but I think the Note 10 tabs are better than ipads.
4. nikenturd (unregistered)
$349 for a s**tty Tegra 3 is still expensive....wait...it's not Jellybean?
25. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Why all the hate about tegra 3 ?
Its a decent chip and Its priced competitively so its popular among manufacturers
6. nikenturd (unregistered)
SONY should stop overpricing their products because this aint the 90's anymore where they once ruled
10. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
No fkn way! Well im waiting for the xperia z too lauch bigger battery life full hd dust/water proof
14. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; 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
21. biophone (Posts: 1923; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
It's clearly the better choice even with the discount.
22. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; 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
26. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Good looking tablet, but holding out for the next Nexus 10.