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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

Opened, the top screen can be rotated 90 degrees, giving the Tablet P a laptop feel, if your hands and fingers are small enough, that is.
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

When flat, the P feels more like a traditional tablet, aside from that annoying space between the two screens.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

One thing's for sure: the resolution and contrast of each screen is impressive.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

From here you can see the power button, power adapter jack, closed Micro-USB door, and the volume rocker.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

It's the same side, just closed now.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

From here, depressing the admittedly difficult-to-see black buttons unlocks the top plate, allowing access to both the battery and microSD card.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

No, your glasses aren't inside. I know it looks like a glasses case, but in this form, the Tablet P actually fits pretty easily inside my large front pockets.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

The 5-megapixel rear camera is as impressive as the Sony Tablet S' rear camera.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

Given the paltry-sounding speaker, you'll probably want to make use of this quite often.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

The best way to view comics on the Tablet P, though the single screen is small for a tablet.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

This angle isn't bad, but it does feel a bit cramped and fails to utilize the entire screen.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

Hmmm, not the ideal digital comics experience.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

Yeah, I'd rather read comics on my smartphone. It may be a smaller screen, but the aspect ratio is at least optimized to better handle panels.
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

The Tablet P's wide aspect ratio means games look scrunched on a single screen.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

Not an improvement over the single-screen experience. I'll (reluctantly) take scrunched over segmented any day.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

Games from the PlayStation Store are optimized for the P's dual screens. I just wish there were a lot more.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

Controls on the bottom. Movie on the top. While the movie doesn't fit the screen's aspect ratio, at least it's not stretched.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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90 degrees

Flat

Closer

Side

What's going on on this side?

Flat part 2

Where are my glasses?

Rear camera

Headphone jack

Single screen, single panel

Second best

Not ideal

Definitely not ideal

Scrunch

Not an improvement

Games: Optimized!

Movies: Optimized!

Music: The best optimization!

The Sony music app is pretty slick-looking and is probably the best example of what a well-implemented app can look like.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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