Early on, we discovered how difficult it is to benchmark tablets.
Benchmarking responsiveness with a camera is the easiest approach. Of course, normal cameras don't cut it, since they only shoot at 29 FPS. That's unacceptable if you're trying to measure precise time differences. Going the stopwatch route is no better, due to human-introduced errors. As a result, we're using a 1000 FPS high-speed camera to measure performance. Since one frame equals one millisecond, it’s possible to measure timing with a high degree of accuracy.
Compared to the competition, Sony's interface enhancements only seem to slow down the time it takes for Android to boot.
Android's Chrome browser definitely seems more bloated than iOS' Safari, which is what we've found time and time again.
Input lag is the time it takes from pressing a key to text appearing on the screen. This tells you how fast a tablet is registering an action. Ideally, you want low input lag so that you don't feel like the tablet is stuttering as you type or click buttons.
- DLNA Certification And A Remote Control Catch Our Eyes
- Meet Sony's Tablet S (SGPT111US/S And SGPT112US/S)
- Tablet S: The Layout
- Sony's Android Skin: An Aesthetically-Clean Design
- Tablet S: A Keyboard With A Number Pad
- Multimedia Applications
- The Universal Remote Control
- DLNA (UPnP) And "Throwing" Media
- Sony's On-Demand Services: Music Unlimited And Video Unlimited
- PlayStation Store: Unimpressive Tablet Games
- Graphics Performance: Tegra 2
- Display Quality: Color Gamut
- Display Quality: Black And White Uniformity
- Camera Quality: Shooting Indoors And Outdoors
- Benchmark Results: Real-World
- Battery Life And Recharge Time
- Wireless Performance
- Sony's Tablet S: The Multimedia Enthusiast's Best Bet