Sony Xperia Tablet Z price to rival Apple iPad

Sony has shown off its new Sony Xperia Tablet Z, with a specs list and price tag that will bring the 10.1-inch slate in line with the Apple iPad 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note tablets.

Already unveiled in Japan, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z has made its debut at MWC 2013, boasting a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200p resolution WUXGA display and a quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM to boot.

Set to appear during Q2 in the UK, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z will be offered at a fairly reasonable price of £399 for the Wi-Fi only version, whilst the 4G/LET option will set Sony fans back £499. This will match the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi and cellular options offered by Apple for the iPad 4.

“Xperia Tablet Z sets new standards in entertainment by matching premium specifications and Sony technology with cross-device connectivity and a consistent user-experience,” said Corporate Vice President and Head of UX Creative Design and Planning at Sony Mobile Communications, Kaz Tajima.

“Xperia Tablet Z reinforces our intention to be a leading player in the premium Android device market, by building on the principles established by Xperia Z and perfectly optimizing them for the tablet form factor.”

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Features

The stunning Sony Xperia Tablet Z has a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200p display, powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM and the Mobile Bravia Engine 2.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z will be the lightest 10.1-inch tablet offered by any manufacturer in the world, weighing only 495 grams. Even more impressive is that the Sony Xperia Tablet Z measures just 6.9mm thick, slimmer than the 7.2mm frame of the iPad Mini, making it the thinnest tablet ever.

Like the Sony Xperia Z smartphone, the tablet version will be certifiably waterproof, immersible in up to three feet of water for up to half an hour.

Offering the latest Google OS, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, internal storage options for the Sony Xperia Tablet Z but with an integrated microSD slot, this can be expanded to 64GB.

In the rear, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z offers an 8-megapixel camera in the rear capable of shooting 1080p video, and a 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera, both with Sony’s low light technology, Exmor R and Superior Auto.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z will also pack a 6,000mAh battery, NFC connectivity, called OneTouch by Sony, and S-Force Front Surround 3D audio.

Are you excited to get your hands on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z? Do you think it packs enough specs to rival the Apple iPad?

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