Pros Runs smooth and is responsive.
Screen is very nice despite not being the highest res out there.
IR remote and the Watch Now app.
SD card expansion.
Nicely designed accessories from Sony.
Nice balance/feel with "fold" design.
Cons The IR remote on my tab is not learning commands. The easy set up codes will work the basic operations of my equipment though.
There is a creak on the fold over bit near the SD slot. It does not bother me though...I just avoid holding it there.
Summary If the IR remote on my tab would learn commands I'd easily give 4.5 stars for the Xperia Tablet. Sony says it's a known software issue and that there should be a fix available sometime.
I had a hard time deciding between this tablet and the Note 10.1. I went with the Sony because it was cheaper and I don't really have a need for a digitizer tab right now. I will have fun with this tablet, but will see what happens with a second gen Note or the Surface tabs in the future.
Pros Processing power: multiple apps running easy. IR blaster: this functionality has to be experienced. The OS is terrific, ICS is smooth and the availability of amazing apps makes running my business so much easier. Accessories are super cool. LOVE IT!
Cons Seriously I've been using this thing hard and I'm having a hard time finding fault. Early problems have been addressed with updates. Just don't spray it with a firehose.
Summary Running a business & gaming on a $500 tablet, the future is here! Processing several apps simultaneously including video editing and no glitches. The form again is absolutely brilliant, this machine will likely outlast others because it won't slip free. Works with my LG Android smartphone, Sharp Aquos tv, Windows & Apple computers without any hassles.
The speakers and battery are improvements that tell me I'm in good hands with an innovative maker. Really the sound is very nice, you don't expect to be able to listen to good music on a tablet yet here it is. Making the battery thinner improves the overall experience and doesn't have any drawbacks yet.
Minus one star for bloatware, some of the house apps are incredible but please let me choose.
Pros Great Design
IR Universal Remote with Watch Now app
Mini-apps for real multi-tasking
Sony makes some nice accessories to complement this tablet
Cons Screen resolution and pixel density is subpar compared to iPad but still good enough
**Sony has released a fix for the Wifi bug mentioned earlier. Update to the latest firmware for the fix.
Pros Nice screen,
ICS 4.0 with upgrade to Jelly Bean
Cons MAJOR wi-fi issue. Turns off when tablet goes to sleep which often requires a reboot which takes ages.
Averages about 1 crash ever 4 hours for me requiring a reboot.
Summary There really needs to be some updates to this product, quite buggy out of box which is very frustrating for the price.