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sony xperia 1

 

 

Well, I did it.  I bought my tablet.  I have been writing about them since sprintgtime.  It's a Sony Xperia S. 16gb ram. Lets look at some of the specs.

 

Processor Type : NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Mobile Processor | with 4-PLUS -1™ Quad Core ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPU 1.4 GHz* *Maximum 1.4 GHz (1 Core Operation), Maximum 1.3GHz (Multi-Core Operation)

 

Display Technology : TFT Color LCD    Resolution : 1280 x 800     Screen Size : 9.4" (23.8 cm)

With the resolution in the 9.4 inch form factor the picture density is beautiful.  Black background is deep black.

 

The Battery life is around 12 hrs.

Android 4.0 (actually it came with 4.2 and 4.3 is ready for download)

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n

Bluetooth 3.0  (talks to my car, my hearing aides, my laptop...)

 

Full size SD memory slot. The specs say 32g MAX but I put a 64G SDXC   XC supports SD memory up to 2 Terabytes. I formatted the card to exFAT and I know of people who are using 128gb ram SD cards.  Is that cool?

 

Sony opted for the multiport, so I had to buy the USB port cable.  It's full size and supports external hard drives.  These last two options are the icing on the cake. 

 

But the sprinkles..... is a built in IR Remote control that when combined with a free Watch now app gives you TV Guide like browsing and click if you want it and the remote will set the channel. 

 

iPad miniThis Tuesday, Apple unveiled their newest product--the iPad mini. The name pretty much gives away what it is, with a size that is both thinner and less than half the weight of a normal iPad. Regardless of this size, Apple is still decking it out with all of the features you would expect with the larger iPad, from the Multi-Touch display to a 10 hour battery life.
 
In the way of pricing, the suggested retail price is going to be starting at $329 for the 16gb and ranging all the way to $529 for the 64gb model.
 
Despite all this, and it's small size, it seems as if this will fill a gap with the other smaller tablets on the market, and also serve as a cheap alternative to the full size iPad, while still offering all of the same capabilities.

 

 

 

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