Sony Tablet P review
The clamshell design makes it neat and portable, but creates too many compatibility issues for a tablet at this sky-high price
Review Date: 21 Nov 2011
Reviewed By: David Bayon
Price when reviewed: £416 (£499 inc VAT)
Features & Design
Value for Money
Nice idea.What they are missing is the edge to edge screen.Put that in it and maybe make it a little larger.14" tablet folded in half to put in a pocket.
So as when vertically for reading books you get 2 pages to view (just like a paperback) and run of externally rechargeable batteries.(1 for the machine and a backup) and I think they may be onto a winner.
By Jaberwocky on 23 Nov 2011
Wait for version 2
I agree with Jaberwocky, some great ideas here and I love the look of it all folded up, but it needs a few tweaks.
To me it seems like a concept tablet which has been released just a little too early, i.e. before the tech is ready. Especially as it seems like the main 2 hardware issues are the bezel between the screens and the missing storage etc... The other issues are only software.
p.s. Is it just me or would it be great if the screens could separate and be used independently, or as 2 parts for multilayer games..?
By stevenutt on 23 Nov 2011
This would be a great way to converge the Smartphone and Tablet worlds again. Folded it would hold comfortably as a phone, if it had earphone and microphone on the outside.
And I'd think that it might be feasible to produce an OLED display that could be tiled without lost pixels, though doing this with an LCD is probably not possible.
By JohnAHind on 23 Nov 2011
@John - I agree!
A new take on Nokia's old Communicators! And also, yes, there must be a better screen technology available, to make it a proper one piece screen. Great concept, not optimally executed... Like a lot of tablets, I'm afraid!
By skooptech on 24 Nov 2011
Nah, it'll fold!
Not so long ago our forefathers used to read folding books and even colour magazines, and they got by with it. Maybe we could re-adapt to the ways of the ancients and accommodate this strange and wonderful new idea.
By martindaler on 24 Nov 2011
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