Slates on the catwalk: world's thinnest tablets roundup
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 13, 2014, 7:25 AM
iPad mini line, and also slimmed down the iPad Air, which can't be an easy thing to do, considering we have an aluminum shell. That metal chassis precludes it from occupying the top spots, though, which now seem forever reserved for slates made by Sony and Samsung. Still. the iPad mini comes to show that the thinnest slates don't only come in plastic form, and we have a few metallic catwalk stars in the realm of Android tablets, too.Apple managed to trim the waistline of its metal-clad
Some of those low-carb proponents are really svelte-looking, too, and the record holder is even waterproof, so check out our world's thinnest tablets roundup below, and marvel at their engineering prowess, paying a special attention to what Sony was able to muster with its Z tablet line.
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Xperia z is really a sexy beast... really liked its design , probably best looking tablet ever. and of course really expecting something big from apple, they are losing their tablet shares quite recently..
posted on Aug 06, 2013, 4:42 AM 51
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then they ruined it by putting a UI on it resembling HoneyComb with all the (on-screen) buttons in wrong place (compared with other tablets running Jelly Bean)
posted on Aug 06, 2013, 4:47 AM 12
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There is a new update for the tablet, right now is rolling for SGP321, the LTE version, and it's Android 4.2.2 with Phablet UI not the current one that resembles Honeycomb. I'm waiting for the update to come lol.
posted on Aug 06, 2013, 8:32 AM 13
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I want that Xperia Z something terrible. It would be a nice compliment to my Surface Tablet, and my Galaxy Tab. I'm just worried that it wouldn't get kitkat for 327045407400 years. :-(
posted on Oct 23, 2013, 4:21 PM 0
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Actually the thinnest "Tablet" right now is the Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi... 6.5mm (when do they stop being phones and start being phablets?) (when do they stop being phablets and start being tablets?)
posted on Jan 21, 2014, 9:27 AM 3
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Says who? In my personal opinion, I take 5" screens as phablets... too big for my everyday needs... BUT phones like Xperia ZL has 5" but with a footprint of a 4.5" phone... So it is all relative and personal opinions for that matter.
posted on Jan 22, 2014, 10:43 AM 1
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For me the bezel of sony tab Zis fugly . It makes the 16:10 ratio scree. much longer and weird. For me the design of Tab S is nice enough. I love the book cover and it ignore all the weak points of the design. Remember while many ppl stil praise the "premium" material of Ipad Air, most of them (and normal users as well) use cases for their tablet.
posted on Jun 13, 2014, 10:35 AM 0
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None of these go up against nexus 7
posted on Aug 06, 2013, 4:48 AM 6
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Less weight = yes, but thinner = unnecessary to me. I would prefer a few mm more with a larger battery.
posted on Aug 06, 2013, 5:14 AM 10
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"Jonny Ive is at it again with the lightest 10-incher out there" lol i thought we had established sony was the thinnest 10 incher. Nice try
posted on Oct 23, 2013, 8:17 AM 2
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SXZ tablet weighs 495g (17.46 oz) and the A Air weighs 478g (16.86 oz). So, it is the lightest but not the thinnest.
posted on Oct 23, 2013, 9:54 AM 3
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So, of all the thin tablets, Samsung has made half of the, and Apple has made a third. What is the rest of the tablet industry doing? Why is that tablets are thicker than most smartphones? Isn't the fact that they have more surface area mean that they should be thinner? I mean, sure, they can't be thinner than the parts they are made of, but, why are they so thick? Last years tablets, minus the iPad Mini and Xperia Tablet Z, were quite thick. There is genuinely no reason for that.
posted on Nov 30, 2013, 4:11 PM 0
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