'World's Lightest' Tablet 'Z' Hits Oz

Written by Oonagh Reidy     12/06/2013 | 11:21 | Category: INDUSTRY

Its the light & most water-resistant tablet in the world.

'World's Lightest' Tablet 'Z' Hits Oz

Its the lightest, thinnest & most water-resistant tablet in the world. 

First announced at CES in January, Sony's Xperia Tablet Z, which starts at $539 is now on sale in Australia through Sony online and electronics stores nationwide. 

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes in three options: 16GB WiFi ($539), 32GB WiFi ($649), 16GB with 4G/LTE ($679), available in black or white. 

Xperia Tablet Z has a 10.1" HD WUXGA Display, powered by Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, for "brilliant TV-like viewing"  and quad core 1.5GHz processor, NFC and dual cameras. 

It has the highest levels of water and dust resistance (IP55 & IP57) ever in a tablet and can be kept under one metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes, so handy for use in outdoor, mining or building industries.  

Read more about Xperia Tablet Z here


Display: 10.1" (1920 x 1200) NTSC 101% 

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 Quad Core 1.5GHz 

Memory: 2GB 

Wireless: WiFi & 4G (LTE only)

I/0: MHL Port, Micro SD, Mic, Headphone Out, Stereo Speaker Sensor: Ambient, Gyro, Compass, Accelerometer, GPS, FM Radio, Infra-red 

Camera: 2.2M (front) ExmorR for mobile 8.1M (Rear) ExmorR for mobile 

IPX Class IP55/IP57 (Submerged at 1meter for 30mins) 

Dimension: 266(W) x 172(D) mm 

Thickness: 6.9mm Weight: 495g 

Battery: Up to 8hrs (Wi-Fi browsing)

"Designed with the modern day consumer in mind, the Xperia Tablet Z has received an incredibly positive response since it was first announced at MWC," said Jun Yoon, Marketing Manager, Network Entertainment, Sony Australia. 

"Amazingly thin and light, the Xperia Tablet Z is extremely portable. Combined with being water and dust-resistant, the Xperia Tablet Z is able to be used by anyone with any lifestyle." 

Sony has also upped the ante on its Vaio notebooks, with a slew of newbies unveiled last week. 

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