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twitter-logo Nidhi Singal        Print Edition: April 2012

SONY TABLET P
Price: Rs 36,990
Specs: Dual 5.5-inch touch display; 1GHz dual core processor; 4GH internal memory, expandable; 5MP rear camera; Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS; 372 gm; 3080 mAh battery.

Built
A clamshell design complemented by smooth curves in metallic finish at the top while maintaining a flat bottom. Both the top and bottom flaps are removable for accessing the SIM card slot and battery. Side panels in black plastic gels with the design by offering space for controls such as power key, charging port and volume controls. Unlike most tablets, the Tablet P has a removable battery. It took roughly seven hours to charge and lasted 8 hours of constant Net access and a few hours of music playback.

Display
Unfolding the tablet reveals the two touch displays that are neatly protected from scratches. Both the screens are super bright while having a resolution of 1024 x 480 pixels and individually measure 5.5 inches. A thick bezel runs around the corners leaving very little space between the screens. So while accessing the bottom display might be a little difficult for those with small fingers, your eyes too will take some time to get used to a split display.

Basics
The device runs on Android v3.2 operating system and is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor with dual cores clocked at 1GHz. The inbuilt memory of 4GB is inadequate, but the tablet has an expandable memory card slot. The tablet has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and DLNA support.

Usability
Everything has been neatly divided into the two screens. When in application menu, three rows are on the top and an equal number at the bottom. While accessing emails or browsing the web the page breaks into two, without eating the words or the lines. For typing, the bottom screen turns into a virtual keyboard. While accessing the camera, the bottom screen acts as the view finder, while the top display shows the image gallery.

Bag it or junk it? Stylish tablet with flaunt value, but expensive.

Courtesy:Gadgets and Gizmos


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