Unboxing & Look and Feel
The start-up animation on the Tablet S is very cool, so it has a nice first impression feel left on me.
Above, we have a shot of the box - I haven't taken shots of the rest of the box as Sony haven't displayed anything worth looking at on the sides of the Tablet S' box.
Next up we have the included cables, which we can see on the right includes the proprietary - and annoying - cable used for syncing and charging.
Lastly, an up close shot of the AC adapter.
The look and feel of Sony's Xperia Tablet S is actually quite surprising - and it truly stands out from virtually every other tablet on the market with its folded book design.
The folded design of the Tablet S, it really is a striking design and it's great to see Sony doing something different in the tablet space.
Sony have opted for a proprietary power and syncing cable, which is an annoyance. I always prefer micro USB as it's easier to charge my many smart devices from the one standard USB cable.
Now let's take a look around the Tablet S itself.
We'll start at the bottom, where we have some very capable stereo speakers on the Tablet S. As you can see here, there are some raised stands on the bottom of the tablet which may not look like much, but they lift the Tablet S up just a few millimeters - enough for the sound to travel out from under the speakers when the Tablet S is laid down on a flat surface.
Here we have the right side of the device, where we find the power button, the volume rocker - which sports a raised tab so you know where the 'volume up' button is - and it comes in handy! Just above the power button, to the upper left, is an activity LED which will flash on when the Tablet S is on charge.
On the left side of the Tablet S, we have the headphone jack and SD card slot. The folded book design plays well with the slots on both sides of the Tablet S, something I came to really enjoy. It's not something you'd look at and think 'oh, well that's going to be great to hold', because it doesn't. But after using the Tablet S for a week or so for this review, I actually loved the folded book design.
It works well as you can have your hand gripped over the top of the tablet, and my relatively average sized hands can grab the underside of the folded back. It acts like a carrying method for the Tablet S and I loved it. I found myself carrying it like that more than once, and it was quite handy.
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