Sony Xperia Tablet Z Aims for Worlds Thi

January 23 [Wed], 2013, 17:31
With so few companies releasing high-end Android tablets these days, its kind of refreshing to see something like Sonys Xperia Tablet Z.

The Tablet Z weighs just 1.09 pounds and measures 0.27 inches thick, with a 10.1-inch, 1080p display. As , itedges out the Toshiba Excite 10 LE as the worlds thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet. For good measure, its also thinner and lighter than Apples iPad 2 (and the bulkier current-generation iPad) and slimmer than the iPad Mini.

Thats not for a lack of tech specs, either. The Xperia Tablet Z has some fancy innards, including a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor from Qualcomm and 2 GB of RAM. Other specs include 32 GB of storage, a Micro SDXC card slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, virtual surround sound speakers and built-in LTE connectivity. The only concern here is its 6,000 mAh battery, which is a bit smaller than what you find on other Android tablets, but its unclear how that will translate to real-world battery life.

The Xperia Tablet Z also shares some common threads with the Xperia Z smartphone that Sony announced at . Both devices are waterproof and dustproof, and theyre both equipped with NFC, so you can stream music or video from one device to the other by tapping them together. They have similar design flourishes as well, with slightly boxy looks and glass panels that cover the rear sides of both devices.