Sony Tablet P touches down, costs £500

Sony Tablet P touches down, costs £500As I mentioned in my feature earlier today, Sony definitely wins the award for Most Original Tablets 2011. In a world of iPad clones, the Tablet P is positively bizarre-o.

While Sony’s Tablet S adopts a magazine-style design with a weighted top portion, the Tablet P opts for dual-screen action – a bit like the Nintendo DS.

The Sony Tablet S has been available since mid-September, and now the Sony Tablet P has finally landed too. Good stuff. The only downside is: it’ll cost you £499.99.

For your £500, you get two 5.5in touschreens with 1024x480 resolution, a dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, a 5MP rear shooter alongside a VGA front-facing effort, 1GB RAM, and 4GB internal storage expandable via micro SD.

The Sony Tablet P ships with Honeycomb (Android 3.2), but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it updated to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) in due course.

We’d like to see the Sony Tablet P do well, if only because it dares to be different, but that £499.99 price tag is £100 more than the cheapest (i.e. 16GB) iPad 2. Eek.

Interested? Head over to Dixons, guy.

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HUKD007  Nov. 23, 2011 at 17:47

They can shift 100 units by Christmas? LOL Sony wants £500 for tablet which looks like Nintendo DS and want to beat Apple by selling it for £100 dearer.. When the pigs fly!!. Ha ha.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 23, 2011 at 18:28

The Sony S tab is €530 here in Ireland - and although it is quite a nice device, I wouldn't buy it at that price.
That dual screen thingy has at least a unique form factor. But again: you get a Vaio laptop for that. Or, indeed, and iPad 16GB 3G.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 23, 2011 at 21:05

My i5 laptop cost less than that, I can guarantee it's more useful as well.


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