$110 in savings when you buy the Sony Xperia Tablet S directly from Sony

by: Tom WyattFebruary 17, 2013

Sony Xperia Tablet S

When Sony first announced the Xperia Tablet S, its slightly unreasonable pricing didn’t exactly help in stealing the limelight from its competitors such as Google, with the Nexus 10 making a firm stand in the tablet market. For $400, Sony offered the 16GB version which carries a 9.4-inch 1280×800 display, 1.4GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera and a 1MP front camera, powered by Android 4.0.

Xperia Tablet S Checkout Page

Recently however, Sony has revealed that you can grab its tablet for $50 less than its original price, providing you buy it from Sony directly. In addition to this, you can get their ‘casual cover’, usually $59.99, for absolutely nothing. That basically accumulates to $110 savings.

The Sony Xperia Tablet S got off to a rough start, after sales of the tablet were halted only a month after its release due to its supposedly water resistant chassis letting water seep into the tablet and damage it, which Sony revealed was a manufacturing defect originating from one of their plants in China. It is in no way however a bad tablet, boasting a powerful processor accompanied by a premium, stylish build, it’s something many may want to consider seriously if you’re in the market for a great tablet.

  • slutYou

    I would have bought one already if it was usable, but this is a Tegra 3 device and its no secret that Tegra 3 devices are the weakest performers in web browsing. Lag freeze hang all the way. Plus the shape IS stupid, even if thats not a deal breaker. The chipset however is, everyone who have used Tegra 3 in for example Asus TF300T and Infinity 700 can tell you that they have awful performance. Single core chinese android tablets perform smoother.

  • Expedy

    Best Buy has it new for $329 and refurb for $254, if it’s the same model; http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcat17006&type=page&skuId=6498443&searchpage=true&_requestid=110277