iPad 2 Rival Alert : Sony Tablet S1 Down To £284

You can get the Sony Tablet S1 from PC World for only £284 after a five per cent discount using the discount voucher (TAB5); the tablet cost £399 until mid November 2011.

Unlike other Android tablets on the market, Sony opted for a wedge/teardrop design and a smaller screen size (9.4-inch) although the rest of the configuration is similar to its rivals.

Features include a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 1,280 by 800 pixels Backlit display, a SD card slot, a microUSB port, WiFi, Sony's new "throw to television" feature, a five megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front facing one, Bluetooth and Android 3.1 Honeycomb

The device is also the first PlayStation Certified tablet on the market and, via Sony's platform, offers access to seven million songs, one million books and more than 200,000 apps.

Competitors include the newly reduced Apple iPad 2, the Motorola XOOM, the Samsung Galaxy 8.9 HD and the likes of the Advent Vega.

There are rumours that Sony - having now purchased Ericsson out of the Sony-Ericsson joint venture - will launch a new Tegra 3 based tablet soon.

Source : PC World