View Full Version : Why does the new Sony S tablet look so weird?

09-03-2011, 09:19 AM
Everyone took notice when Sony entered the slate or tablet market. The beast is pretty well in the spec dept with a Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor and a nice 9.4-inch screen based on the same tech Sony employs in its Bravia televisions

But the problem is with it's strange, odd physical design that makes it a niche machine best suited for a very particular audience: Avid e-book readers.

Sony’s slate is uncommonly chubby on one side. It looks like a black plastic book, the cover of which has been folded back. Most of the people I showed it to actually tried peeling the back edge up, assuming it must be some sort of protective cover.

Sony's oddly shaped slate not suitable for everyone (http://www.worldtvpc.com/online-tv-news/go_103085.htm) 2011-09-02 17:05:20 - Globe and Mail
I tried holding it in both hands while playing Crash Bandicoot the S is the first official PlayStation-certified Android tablet which means it can draw exclusive games from the new Sony Entertainment Network and its chunky edge made it noticeably ...More (http://www.worldtvpc.com/online-tv-news/go_103085.htm)