Welcome to the weekend! Time to kick back and enjoy this week’s reviews. This week, we saw two portable projectors (one from ASUS and the other from ViewSonic), Sony’s split-screen Tablet P, the small business ThinkPad T520 from Lenovo, the super-thin Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, the remarkable light-but-powerful Sony VAIO SE, a powerful video editing tool from Corel and a unique phone-controlled ball called the Sphero. Read on to find out what we thought of each.
There's a reason a lot of people don't leave home with their tablets. They're just not very portable. Enter Sony's Tablet P, which is more compact than the iPad and your typical Android slate because it packs two 5.5-inch screens inside a unique clamshell design. To keep you connected beyond your abode, the Tablet P connects to AT&T's HSPA network as well as Wi-Fi. Sony also provides access to its music, video and book services to keep you entertained, as well as PlayStation games. But at $399 with a two-year contract ($549 without), is the Tablet P as compelling after the novelty wears off?