Sony Xperia Tablet Z release date to be in the middle of April, price starting at $600

Sony Xperia Tablet Z release date to be in the middle of April, price starting at $600
Sony's UK online store is now accepting preorders for the Xperia Tablet Z. The super-thin and light tablet is available in 16 and 32 GB options, as well as Wi-Fi and LTE variants.

Right now, only the Wi-Fi variant can be preordered. According to the store, the tablet should ship somewhere between April 12 and April 15. The 16GB Wi-Fi Xperia Tablet Z costs $600 (£399), while the 32GB Wi-Fi Xperia Tablet Z costs $680 (£449), which comes to show that contrary to what Jessie J appealed to, Sony is yet to forget about the price tag. If you're eying the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, you should keep in mind that only the 32GB version is available in white.

You can place your preorder with Sony's UK site here!

Now that we know how much the Xperia Tablet Z is going to cost, do you still think that it's worth the money?

via: XperiaBlog

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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. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

$600? No thanks. 32GB Nexus 10 is $500. But the Micro SD option is tempting.

4. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

this is a lot better looking than the nexus 10 too.

29. dragonite99 unregistered

with killer features like lower resolution screen and baaaaad viewing angles.. and also sony wont even update it.. only a TRUE sony/walkman fan will buy this crap

17. XperiaUser unregistered

and i can give 100$ extra for better design,light weight ,water and dust proof,Snapdragon S4,better camera and SD-Card slot

27. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You do know that the snapdragon S4 pro is not on the same level of the Exynos 5 dual right? It can't even run the Nexus 10 resolution.......

40. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Do you have proof?

43. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Qualcomm took it down from the S4 pro specs but if you look at this page under display, even the Qualcomm 600 caps off at ipad 4 resolution. The Qualcom 800 can go slightly higher than Nexus 10 resolution though. The S4 pro caps off at Full HD 1980 x 1200 I believe. Just research it and you will find it. Either way, the S4 pro in the Xperia Tablet Z can't even run 2560 x 1600.

44. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

More proof of the Exynos 5 dual owning the S4 pro. I think the S4 pro on the Nexus 4 only beat the Exynos 5 dual in 3 or 4 out of 20 benchmarks and the Exynos 5 dual won the rest, even at a much higher resolution.

28. dragonite99 unregistered

seriously?? i am definitely not gonna spend that much on a SONY TABLET..

42. XperiaUser unregistered

ah u don't have any idea about SONY

50. dragonite99 unregistered

ok so tell me something about them that you think i don't know

19. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

get the killer ipad bros , why something else? !!

26. MEeee

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

iPads are for Penguins and ....

30. dragonite99 unregistered

for tablets i will also prefer ipads or nexus or MAYBE note series

2. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

600 $ !! I think thats too much for a wifi only version plus the newer tablets will have a15 processors so ill wait

3. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

I thought somewhere in youtube the sony guy mentioned it will cost around 500...

5. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

600 bucks for terrible screen and 2012 processor tech with 2010 battery life Puke RIP Sony, so clueless

11. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

it's not a terrible display but i'd agree $600 is too much.

20. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

LOL. its LED backlit LCD, watch hands on or read its specs before bashing it. I rather spend $600 for a tough premium tab.

31. dragonite99 unregistered

not even IPS dude.. viewing angles does matter on a huge 10.1 inch tablet

6. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

definitely not worth it. there are better options. sony is really messing their own comeback. some of the cons: small battery capacity lower display resolution compared to market leaders with similar (or even lower) prices nothing new being offered design is good but it's not enough to make competitors look less attractive. really sony? the japanese government has aggressively made steps to weaken the yen yet you're still acting like you're going to suffer big losses if you lower your prices. look at what happened to samsung. they positioned themselves as the less expensive option against sony TVs. now, look what they've become. i don't like samsung but that's not enough to make me less objective. looks like sony does not have intentions of recovering lost market share.

23. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

hahaha so the nexus tab and ipad can go underwater? lol you would even gonna see the diff. between full HD and 20**x**** of nexus & ipad. Sorry dude but alot of people fall into Z trap, next is the Tablet Z trap people will be fall with Water/dust resisitance

24. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Sony's TV are still better than Samsung's TV in a long run

7. Hemlocke unregistered

2013, the year we lost Sony Mobile. The Z/ZL are poor, according to most reviews, this tablet is overpriced, and they are bleeding money like there's no tomorrow (and there really isn't for Sony). So long, Sony. You only have yourself to blame.

9. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

sony does not want to play price wars. deluded fellas! they're too obsessed with being classified as a premium device maker. i can understand the pricing if they deliver excellent products. the problem is they are not offering topnotch devices. their displays are awful. i can't really understand how a smaller company like HTC can produce better displays and sony which is known for quality TVs is unable to keep up. my love for sony is about to be totally annihilated.

21. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

i heard that line last year " the year we lost Sony Mobile" and they are 3rd best selling smartphone, 2nd android seller in UK in 2012. in 2013, Z sold out in france, germany and other country. very good launching sales in japan. Wake Up people these days will be attracted with sony water/dust resistance and they dont care with bad display and viewing angle. hahahaha

8. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Over price.

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Shut up and take my money!!! (Experience the best of Sony in a tablet) :)

32. dragonite99 unregistered

lolololol you are too much!!

36. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What do you mean? :\ This is real, maybe I will buy this gorgeous tablet when it release at my country. You think I comment on articles just for getting thumbs up? NO! :P

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