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Sony 32GB or 64GB Xperia Tablet w/Cradle

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lichme


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Some good reviews on the 32GB version

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lichme


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Item: Sony 32GB or 64GB Xperia Tablet w/Cradle
Price: $279.99
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Condition: New

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Take a gander at this CNET Video Review

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conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3903 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Lot's of additional info, pics and video over at frys.com

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3903 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Additional info and reviews can be found over at sony.com

laicha92


quality posts: 1 Private Messages laicha92

My recommendation is to not buy this.

mdgore


quality posts: 6 Private Messages mdgore

I have a Sony Tablet S, and I like it. Getting the cradle (mine came with one as well) and the $45 for the Google Play store is a nice sweetener, and if this was $50 cheaper I might upgrade, but right now, the Tablet S is doing everything I ask of it. But, so so tempting................

When do we get to buy souls?

traquy


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laicha92 wrote:My recommendation is to not buy this.



Um, ok. Random comments like this are useless.

robbstumpf


quality posts: 2 Private Messages robbstumpf
laicha92 wrote:My recommendation is to not buy this.



Any particular reason? I'm seriously considering this, but still looking at reviews.

tygrys


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robbstumpf wrote:Any particular reason? I'm seriously considering this, but still looking at reviews.



Probably because Sony is horrible when it comes to keeping their products updated. As a Tablet S owner it sucks we aren't getting upgraded anymore. Tablet itself is fine but meh.. Won't recommend Sony to anyone anymore.

petesmedia


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tygrys wrote:Probably because Sony is horrible when it comes to keeping their products updated. As a Tablet S owner it sucks we aren't getting upgraded anymore. Tablet itself is fine but meh.. Won't recommend Sony to anyone anymore.



Have you tried another ROM?

robbstumpf


quality posts: 2 Private Messages robbstumpf
tygrys wrote:Probably because Sony is horrible when it comes to keeping their products updated. As a Tablet S owner it sucks we aren't getting upgraded anymore. Tablet itself is fine but meh.. Won't recommend Sony to anyone anymore.



Any comparable tablets around the same price range you could recommend? I really like Sony's styling, but lack of support and typical price is really a turnoff.

Also, are you using a custom ROM (as suggested above)?

tygrys


quality posts: 1 Private Messages tygrys
robbstumpf wrote:Any comparable tablets around the same price range you could recommend? I really like Sony's styling, but lack of support and typical price is really a turnoff.

Also, are you using a custom ROM (as suggested above)?



Can't.. They locked the bootloader on them. No one in xda has been able to open them up. Even the new ones get jacked up updates. Don't get me wrong.. I use my tablet daily for reading but just wanted to let you guys know to be aware of the sucky or rather lack of updates with Sony.

dfran1


quality posts: 4 Private Messages dfran1

If anyone cares on my opinion, I would not buy any, I repeat any android device, being tablets or phone's without 2gig ram Period.
I know this and others will work great at first, but the more you install on it the more bogged down you will get, rooted or not!
I own a zoom Motorola. With the 1 gig ram and I see it it with that big time.
This will be better but it will bog down as any other with 1 gig ram.
I have a note 2 phone Samsung. With 2 gig ram and it never slows down unless of course I load some bad app.

All 1 gig ram variants should sell for no more than 200 with goodies.

I can't believe that Samsung released that new tablet with only 1gig ram also, I wonder how many suckers will buy that at full price.
The Samsung note tablet 10.1 that has 2 gig of ram is great!

Also don't ever get one with anything less than 32 gig ram minimum or you will be sorry, more is better like 64 gig.

Best of luck to all.

creardon


quality posts: 1 Private Messages creardon

Bought a Tablet S with cradle off Woot several months ago. Agree with all of those people who like the tablet but upset with lack of support. Also have problems with the wifi,which will drop the signal every so often. Did a reboot several months ago, but it is acting up again.

clanecks


quality posts: 16 Private Messages clanecks

The good:
Stylish
Unique
Decent speed by today's standard
Universal remote
Excellent black levels and contrast
Microsd expansion

The bad:
Probably will not get updated anymore
Wifi problems
Sleep problems
Locked bootloader (can't be unlocked)
Playstation certified means nothing now

As the average consumer might expect, Playstation certified suggests that a device can play playstation games. But with a recent update, tablets that have that label can no longer purchase playstation games. Even worse, whatever that was installed (I.e., Crash Bandicoot) or existing games purchased are no longer accessible either. Instead they are replaced by indie games.

Although people might think it's no big deal. After all, even prior to being removed the tablet Playstation store only had 12 PSone games or so. But that about sums up Sony's mindset: they don't really care about what their consumers want or expect. Be warned: even if Xperia Tablet S is capable of running Android 5.0, it is highly unlikely it will ever get updated. Who knows what other feature will be disabled simply because Sony believes it will be a better fit for their business model?

I am not responsible for this post.

bajadog


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bajadog

Which version of Android are you stuck with on this deal?

Be nice.

clanecks


quality posts: 16 Private Messages clanecks
bajadog wrote:Which version of Android are you stuck with on this deal?



Spec says ICS. Sony recently released JB after months of delays.

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lucasatakros


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lucasatakros

I'm afraid I must agree with all the comments on Sony. My wife and I both have a Tablet S..... no Sony support, no Sony parts (pray your charger never wears out), they remove features to suit the company whim at the time, and promised features never pane out.

If you like the price, buy it with the above knowledge. I'll never buy another Sony product if I can help it.

mintytoo


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mintytoo
tygrys wrote:Can't.. They locked the bootloader on them. No one in xda has been able to open them up. Even the new ones get jacked up updates. Don't get me wrong.. I use my tablet daily for reading but just wanted to let you guys know to be aware of the sucky or rather lack of updates with Sony.



JB 4.1.1 update now rooted, from xda
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2268646

kermit7969


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kermit7969

Also to note, the SD card storage is just for media. Not sure if was mentioned anywhere.

davehathaway


quality posts: 2 Private Messages davehathaway

I saw this and immediately thought of the large Sony Home Theatre Universal Remote. That was larger than a paperback, which was awesome for those who don't want to lose their remote on a cluttered coffee table or in the sofa. This tablet is comparable in price to a Logitech Harmony 1000 Advanced Universal Remote, but you get bonus tablet features. I haven't seen much discussion of the IR app, but the ones I have seen suggest it can perform macros (like the remotes mentioned above).

As an all-in-one home theatre remote that lets you play along with interactive TV apps (Food Network comes to mind, so does Psych), this has potential.

seulater


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kermit7969 wrote:Also to note, the SD card storage is just for media. Not sure if was mentioned anywhere.



you are wrong about this, you can put what you like on it.

seulater


quality posts: 1 Private Messages seulater
robbstumpf wrote:Any particular reason? I'm seriously considering this, but still looking at reviews.



I have owned mine since last November. It has been the best dam tablet i have ever owned by far! I have no complaints about it what so ever, only praise. I have owned over 15 tables so i have allot to compare it to. I buy one because the specs look good and when i get it i find out is sucks in some way shape or form. Then i sell it. When i got the Tablet S, I finally found what i have been looking for all this time. I recently bought the Tablet Z because i am a nut for the best screen out there. I am loving the Z. So dam light and the screen is beautiful and bright. I would recommend the S to anyone if they are not already considering the Z.
NOTE: i never owned a iPad nor will i ever for that price. So i cannot compare it to that. I am an android market man, if i cannot have those apps then its useless to me.

kermit7969


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kermit7969

Last I checked I can not transfer apps to the SD card...But maybe I am missing it somewhere.

seulater wrote:you are wrong about this, you can put what you like on it.



mysterytrout


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mysterytrout
davehathaway wrote:I saw this and immediately thought of the large Sony Home Theatre Universal Remote. That was larger than a paperback, which was awesome for those who don't want to lose their remote on a cluttered coffee table or in the sofa. This tablet is comparable in price to a Logitech Harmony 1000 Advanced Universal Remote, but you get bonus tablet features. I haven't seen much discussion of the IR app, but the ones I have seen suggest it can perform macros (like the remotes mentioned above).

As an all-in-one home theatre remote that lets you play along with interactive TV apps (Food Network comes to mind, so does Psych), this has potential.



I too bought the "S" model on Woot! a year ago with cradle for $259 and couldn't be happier.

I use mine for internet surfing, email, reading, IR remote - which works great and relegated my Harmony 650 to the drawer. I've never had any reason to contact Sony so while their support/updatability, etc. might be lacking it's not been an issue for me.

I bought a cheap (much cheaper than the Xooms at the time) tablet and have taken it with me all over the country. Yes, the WiFi drops out and I have to reboot every so often but that's not a deal breaker for me. The screen is gorgeous and it plays Netflix, stores my music, pictures and books and the battery life is 6+ hours.

Okay, here's my caveat - when the new Xperia model first came out it had a LOT of problems. I was going to get one and give my S to the wife and dump her crappy Xoom until I started reading the reviews. That's the only thing that gives me pause...

bunnykins


quality posts: 10 Private Messages bunnykins
dfran1 wrote:If anyone cares on my opinion, I would not buy any, I repeat any android device, being tablets or phone's without 2gig ram Period.
I know this and others will work great at first, but the more you install on it the more bogged down you will get, rooted or not!
I own a zoom Motorola. With the 1 gig ram and I see it it with that big time.
This will be better but it will bog down as any other with 1 gig ram.
I have a note 2 phone Samsung. With 2 gig ram and it never slows down unless of course I load some bad app.

All 1 gig ram variants should sell for no more than 200 with goodies.

I can't believe that Samsung released that new tablet with only 1gig ram also, I wonder how many suckers will buy that at full price.
The Samsung note tablet 10.1 that has 2 gig of ram is great!

Also don't ever get one with anything less than 32 gig ram minimum or you will be sorry, more is better like 64 gig.

Best of luck to all.


I can not disagree with you about the ram. my samsung galaxy smart phone has less than 1 gig of ram. I ran into ram issues all the time. so recently I bought a sony xperia smart phone with 2gb of ram and I have no ram issues yet. I still use the samsung as a mp3 player though because for what ever reason my sony does not work with external speakers or fm transmitters. It does work with head phones and ear buds though so I am not sure why.

Any way I would only buy this if I knew it would work with amazon streaming because my toshiba thrive didn't work with amazon streaming.

Soulskinner


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Soulskinner

my recomendation is to pass. For the same amount you can get the Samsung Note 10.1 which is a far superior tablet.

tommytom02


quality posts: 4 Private Messages tommytom02

My mother got one in April per my recommendation although I do not have one. I helped her set it up and showed her how to use it. I was pleasantly surprised by how fast and responsive it was. Jelly bean is a good system and yes, it can be rooted on this device. I'd rather be stuck with JB instead of Gingerbread like I was on my Droid 3 (curse you Moto and VZW). I was seriously considering buying one for myself but decided to wait until Tablet Z refurbs make it to woot. I would not personally spend the extra dough on the 32 or 64 GB models, but the bonus goodies make this a good deal if you're in the market.

mahhkk


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mahhkk

I had one of these as my first tablet, and after only a couple months of use I sold it and bought a refurb ASUS Transofrmer TF300 from Woot to replace it. I had quite a few problems with it.

I loved the form factor and the design was quite nice. However, I also bought the keyboard touch cover, and it was horrible. I've only played around with the Surface touch keyboard, but this tablet's version of it really paled in comparison.

My biggest problems were all software related. I would get random restarts at least once a day. Factory resets, clearing caches, cold reboots, etc. None of that helped, and it seemed like quite a few other folks were having the same problem, with no help from Sony. I also had a few serious slowdown problems unrelated to the tablet restarting.

I did actually really like the 9 inch screen size, and I wish more tablets were available in that size.

All in all though, the ASUS tablet is just far better. It's not even a new model but ASUS still supports it with software updates, and everything runs smoothly. The keyboard for the Transformer TF300 is obviously not nearly as good as a laptop keyboard, but it is LEAGUES better than the Sony touch cover, and makes typing out long emails or whatever really easy.

As far as I know, Sony still hasn't updated the software and I wouldn't recommend this tablet because of that.

bunnykins


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Soulskinner wrote:my recomendation is to pass. For the same amount you can get the Samsung Note 10.1 which is a far superior tablet.



yes but does that have a universal remote. Which is actually the only thing that is tempting about buying this.

I am still looking at reviews, mainly looking to see if this works with amazon streaming. Nothing mentioned about it yet in the reviews.

thomas998


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robbstumpf wrote:Any particular reason? I'm seriously considering this, but still looking at reviews.


Being a S tablet owner my experience with Sony has not been that good. Wifi is weak, where as I can drive down the block and still stream to my iPad, the Sony will lose the signal before I even get half-way into my yard.

The Sony also tends to lock up and crash randomly, even though I upgraded it whenever an upgrade came out...

And worse of all is the green blinking light on the side of the tablet. No way to disable it or turn it off so you can't leave your table in your bedroom at night or it will keep you awake. It is that bright and that annoying.. Even when the tablet is turned off it will blink as long as long as the table as a charge. Do a google search and you'll find many people have the same issue and have not found a way to really eliminate it.

If the table was $150 I would say get it. But at this price, it isn't worth it.

thomas998


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bunnykins wrote:yes but does that have a universal remote. Which is actually the only thing that is tempting about buying this.

I am still looking at reviews, mainly looking to see if this works with amazon streaming. Nothing mentioned about it yet in the reviews.



Don't get it just for the remote. That feature isn't one of the better things on the device. It doesn't give you all the options that the remote needs to give and you can't even move around the buttons on the virtual remote to make it the way you want it. Just buy a remote and save yourself some money.

vatchman


quality posts: 9 Private Messages vatchman

From the comments, sad to see the leader in consumer electronics 25 years ago so out of touch with the times, although it looks like they still have the capacity to design good products.

Reminds me of Harley Davidson motorcycles in the 1970s. Beautifully designed motorcycles, fun to ride, but would leak oil in the dealer showroom, and you had better be a mechanic to buy one.

sonylistens


quality posts: 1 Private Messages sonylistens

Hi there! This is Sony Support USA. Why do you feel there is a lack of support. We certainly still support the Tablet S. What firmware are you currently running? We're happy to help. Feel free to reach out to our team for troubleshooting and assistance. You can get in contact with us on the Sony Community (http://community.sony.com/) or via email at sonylistens@am.sony.com

Best Regards,
Sarah Kepler

creardon wrote:Bought a Tablet S with cradle off Woot several months ago. Agree with all of those people who like the tablet but upset with lack of support. Also have problems with the wifi,which will drop the signal every so often. Did a reboot several months ago, but it is acting up again.



Nekosdad


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dfran1 wrote:If anyone cares on my opinion, I would not buy any, I repeat any android device, being tablets or phone's without 2gig ram Period.
I know this and others will work great at first, but the more you install on it the more bogged down you will get, rooted or not!
I own a zoom Motorola. With the 1 gig ram and I see it it with that big time.
This will be better but it will bog down as any other with 1 gig ram.
I have a note 2 phone Samsung. With 2 gig ram and it never slows down unless of course I load some bad app.

All 1 gig ram variants should sell for no more than 200 with goodies.

I can't believe that Samsung released that new tablet with only 1gig ram also, I wonder how many suckers will buy that at full price.
The Samsung note tablet 10.1 that has 2 gig of ram is great!

Also don't ever get one with anything less than 32 gig ram minimum or you will be sorry, more is better like 64 gig.

Best of luck to all.





I do care & how YOU explained the 1 ram vs 2 ram made such good sence & easy for ME to understand....Thank you for your help in my future purcheses

Nekosdad

willie92


quality posts: 0 Private Messages willie92

It's not directly related to this tablet, but here's another caveat emptor regarding Sony. Yes, they make stylish stuff, but when they drop a product line, you're left out in the cold. My wife and I love the Sony Dash, but they dropped that product line and now we're stuck without support.

morriea


quality posts: 19 Private Messages morriea

I am amazed at the mis-information being given.
1GB of RAM is fine for a tablet being used mainly for media consumption. It is not the amount of stuff on the tablet, but the amount of stuff running that bogs down the device. If you use all of the live widgets and have them active, it will slow the system. Close unused apps. (The Xoom is a poor gauge of other tablets on the market being a 1st generation Android device. Those things are OLD).

If you have 32 or 64GB of storage you would have to put a HUGE number of Apps on a device to even think Apps to SD card is necessary. Just put your media on the card. There is TONS of storage for Apps.

It can be rooted
http://www.xda-developers.com/android/xperia-tablet-s-jelly-bean-update-finally-rooted/

Saying you can get the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for this price is untrue. I would love to see a link for a NEW (as this is) Note with this amount of memory for this price. Sorry, it does not exist.

That being said, although this is a good price for this tablet, it may not be the best deal going.

mysterytrout


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mysterytrout
And worse of all is the green blinking light on the side of the tablet. No way to disable it or turn it off so you can't leave your table in your bedroom at night or it will keep you awake. It is that bright and that annoying.. Even when the tablet is turned off it will blink as long as long as the table as a charge. Do a google search and you'll find



Agreed, the blinking green light has airplanes circling my house at night.