Sony Tablet P review: The double-edged dual-screen sword

The Sony Tablet P can fold to half its size for easy portability. Unfortunately, its dual-screen implementation is marred by one seam. One big, distracting seam.

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I'll get this out of the way up front: I love the way the Sony Tablet P reduces itself to half its size to easily fit into my pocket. It's a feature I never thought I wanted until I got to experience it, firsthand.

That's the good news. The bad news is that in order to make a tablet that could fold itself in half, Sony split the tablet's screen into two halves. Actually, that's not inherently bad news. I can easily imagine a dual-screen tablet where the two screens looked and performed as one, seamlessly.

No, the bad news is that the Sony Tablet P is not that tablet.

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The full review of the Sony Tablet P explains exactly why that is, and the pictures below should provide some compelling visual evidence as well.

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Eric Franklin leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco as managing editor. A 20-year industry veteran, Eric began his tech journey testing computers in the CNET Labs. When not at work he can usually be found at the gym, at the movies, or at the edge of his couch with a game controller in his hands.

 

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