Sony Xperia Tablet Z pricing and availability info

Sony Xperia Tablet Z pricing and availability info
Today has been bringing us a lot of new info about the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. We're seeing benchmarks, photo samples, and a hands-on, and now we've got the really important information: when you will be able to buy it and how much the tablet will cost. Just be warned, Sony is aiming for this to be a premium tablet, and that means premium pricing.

Sony is saying that the tablet will be available in Q2 of 2013, and so far only the US models have gotten pricing. In the US, there will be models in both white and black, and have two storage tiers - 16GB and 32GB. For the WiFi-only models, it will be $500 for the 16GB and $600 for the 32GB, which is pretty expensive, even when you consider the tablet has a 1920x1200 display, 8MP rear camera, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and is waterproof. 

There is also an LTE model in the works, but so far that is Europe only, and there's no pricing available for that. 

What do you think? Is the Xperia Tablet Z worth the premium pricing?

source: Sony

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Xperia Tablet Z
  • Display 10.1" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh



1. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I think people would rather buy iPad/Kindle/Nexus7 than this. Way too expensieve. The specs are amazing though.

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

i agree on the nexus because some want a great tablet for a budget price BUT, the ipad is around the SAME price as this and cant do HALF of what the Z can nor is it waterproof like the sony. So if apple can do it then im damn sure Sony can

9. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

flop show from Sony again because of insane pricing!

12. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

N10 = better specs and better price. I love Sony, but I'll take bang-for-buck.

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

LOL no doubt, i as well, and even though i dont like samsung im still gonna take the best deal available! nothing to do with personal opinions and my preference for sonys brand, Just business hahaha :)

18. CasperCrash

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Yeah the N10 is better, but not really available here in Europe since not al countries can order phones through Google Play. And if you can get your hands on the N10, it is more expensive than the xperia z. It's a shame. Here in the Netherlands I have to pay €550 for a N10 16gb.

44. cjjohnson86

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

To expensive??? did you really just say that and mention ipad in your comment at the same time?

2. yero789 unregistered

I don't think it's too expensive :D

3. zeMOo

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

I think its a little bit expensive, if you have in mind iPad have the same price and I think iPad make better tablets than Sony. Wait for iPad 5 and it will have the same price and better spec I think . And there is also a Nexus 10 so I wouldnt buy this one.

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Both the iPad and Xperia Tablet Z are overpriced.

33. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Same price, yes But lacking a few minor things like NFC, Waterproof, dustproof, SD Slot, Miracast, 1080P, IR Blaster So better Specs? No, maybe the iPad6/7

4. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i like it and if one day i wanted to buy a tab, i go for this one.

7. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Big yawn...... if its priced above IPad, no one will buy it , so why bother making it. By the time they cut the price due to lack of sales it will be outdated.

8. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

what does Ipad offer except a boring and reiterative design and an useless OS? this one is perfect.

10. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

SO SOny will sell ten of them for $600 each and drop support. You like that? Buy it.

11. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i prefer everything over apple. its the most useless brand ever. LOL

35. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

tablet S has been upgraded to 4.1,

16. Feanor

Posts: 1418; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Except that this time around the Tablet Z will be accompanied by the buzz that the Xperia Z created. I think this will be enough to double its sales comparing to the Tablet S. However I also agree that it is a bit overpriced considering that at least from a construction point of view it doesn't sport anymore an aluminium body like the Xperia Tablet S and the iPad.

41. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I dunno, being only a little heavier than an 8 inch tablet and thinner than the ipad mini while sporting a 10.1 inch screen is pretty appealing. I would buy it over the giant overheating ipad 3/4. And if it was $399 I would buy it over the Nexus 10.

13. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Only Sony can top Apple as the most over priced brand in the world. When was the last time Sony produced any innovation , any product worth their inflated pricing? !986 I believe. Get real Sony, you lost your luster 2 decades ago.

15. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

thats because Sony is the father of apple. just make a little research and you'll find out that Sony was the source of inspiration for apple to build its first phone.

37. ravigill

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

yes u are right digitalmd ,,,in india mobiles are overpriced....

17. nikenturd unregistered

Sony will never learn, expensive much?


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Everything they make is quality, since 1975! This is SONY™

22. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Everything they make is junk since 1986.

25. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

and your apple copied its junks, LOL


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Why or don't you like SONY?

31. nikenturd unregistered

The thing is....this isnt the 80's anymore nostalgia boy...if youre playing catch-up to Samsung or absolutely have no right to put a premium on your washed-up brand.

19. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

I would take it if $600 gives me a wifi + lte version.... wifi only no... thank you...


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Why compromise, Looks like no other Looks to die for, pure edge2edge design, not like the typical ugly iPad! ™®©

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