Sony Xperia Tablet Z now available for pre-order, free dock included – Begins shipping May 24th

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It’s been awhile since we last heard from the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, ever since we got our hands on it at Mobile World Congress 2013. One of the sexiest designs we’ve seen from an Android tablet since this side of ever, the Xperia has been keeping a relatively low profile, waiting in the wings for what, I don’t know. Today, we’re finally seeing pre-orders for the Tablet Z go live via Sony’s online webstore. What’s more is Sony is even throwing in a free tablet dock — a $45 value — free for pre-ordererer…ers.

Speaking of that profile, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is the world’s thinnest Android tab, measuring in at barely 6.9mm thick (that’s thinner than a no. 2 pencil). Where that would normally call a device’s durability into question, the tablet goes the nines, featuring dust and waterproofing. When’s the last time you saw that from a device this sexy? Inside, the tablet features a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 10.1-inch full HD 1080p display, 8MP rear/2MP front facing cameras and a handy IR blaster for universal remote functionality.

There’s no question Sony has packed the Tablet Z with all the bells and whistles. If you hear the tablet calling your name, pre-order the 16GB version for $500, or the 32GB version for $600 via the Sony Store. Sony says the Tablet Z will being shipping this May 24th and don’t forget, you’ll also receive that sexy tablet dock free of charge as well. Our initial hands-on video from MWC can be found below.

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  • Ryan O’Neill

    Why should I buy this over the Transformer Infinity? This one is more expensive and the only advantages are the IR blaster and a sexier design. And there’s no keyboard dock.

    • BoSamps

      I am considering a large android tablet too, but I’m gonna wait for that new nexus tablet (nexus 11 as it was called a few articles back)
      the Transformer Infinity is kinda old. I would go for a new version which is sure to come out eventually

    • Del373

      I think this one is supposed to be fairly resistant to water as well, though I don’t know how much of a selling point that would be over the Transformer.

  • http://www.fagerland.org tofagerl

    Why would a 10″ device still use MicroSD instead of SD?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rick.martin.5855594 Rick Martin

    Another Utra-size tablet that launches in mid-May and is available through a site called TabletSprint is the new Icoo 12GT — an 11.6″ Android tablet for $329, that features a Retina-quality 1920 x 1080 IPS Screen, a fairly powerful Quad-Core A31 Allwinner chipset with a Powergraphics SGX544MP GPU, 2GB RAM, and 16GB memory; Along with WiFi, Bluetooth, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 5 MegaPixel Front and Rear Cameras, a standard USB 2.0 Port, MicroSD Memory Card slot, and HDMI 1080p.

    While obviously not as powerful as the new Sony Xperia, it offers an impressive price for a tablet that is nearly 12 inches in size, and has a speedy processor and a high resolution, Retina-quality display — and features a large enough touchscreen for a multi-user experience – such as for families, as well as for education and business use.

  • Patruns

    I believe only the 32GB comes with the dock.