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OK, Sony may have missed the mark on pricing when it first announced the Xperia Tablet S. At $400 for the 16GB version, it priced the device way out of the market, especially when the Nexus 10 is brought into consideration. Sure, the prices may be the same, but not only does the N10 pack a much higher resolution display, but it also has all the benefits of being a Nexus.

Still, Sony wants a chance to take your money. The Xperia Tablet S is by no means a bad tablet, so to get it into more hands, the company has knocked $50 off the price as part of the President's Day sale when you buy direct from the Sony Store until February 23rd. That's not all, though – you can also score a "casual cover" (normally $60) for free. That's basically a $110 savings.

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Specs:

  • 9.4-inch 1280x800 Display
  • 1.4GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP/1MP rear/front cameras
  • 16/32/64 GB internal storage, microSD card slot
  • Android 4.0

Sure, it's not the powerhouse that we expect from today's tablets, but at $350 for the 16GB version with a free case, it's still a worthy consideration if you're in the market for a new slate. Hit the link to get a closer look.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://TransientTangent.com/ Blake Mitchell

    Do you really think people should buy this tablet or do you just want another page view?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      We don't have to think for other people - they are capable of thinking for themselves. We're presenting a deal that's part of the President's Day sale at Sony, which people may not be aware of. https://blog.sony.com/2013/02/presidentsdaysales. There are also some other pretty decent deals there, like 50% off a $400 pair of noise-canceling headphones.

  • TylerChappell

    No one should be buying this tablet unless they suckle milk from Sony's lackluster teet.

  • RealityCheck2013

    I will give it a miss because i am waiting for the brilliant looking SONY 'Xperia Tablet Z' :P

  • http://wave-france.blogspot.com Supercopter

    $50 off is nice, but you still have to add an extra $80 (!) for 3 (!!!) different accessories if you want to achieve USB-in, USB-out and HDMI-out capabilities...

    http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?categoryId=8198552921644856522&N=4294941478&catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&accessory=true

    "Connectivity" Mr Sony, connectivity.

  • John

    Please don't buy this tablet. I have one. The screen flashes abnormally, and it takes a good 20 seconds to wake up from a deep sleep. The WiFi is terrible, and the speakers are facing behind it. It's also only ICS, with a "soon to come" update on the way.