Sony Xperia Tablet Z now available worldwide starting at $499 in the USA

by: Gary SimsMay 21, 2013

Sony Xperia Tablet Z aa 600px (4)At long last Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z is available world wide. According to an official statement released by the huge Japanese electronics company the device is now available for purchase through Sony’s retail stores and via third parties.

The Tablet Z is generally seen as the best tablet Sony has made to date and so its global release has been greatly anticipated. Sony are touting the device as “the world’s slimmest, lightest premium Android tablet.” The 10-inch 1080p tablet has a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2GB of RAM and a minimum of 16GB of internal storage. Along with a microSD slot for additional expansion, the device comes with an 8MP Sony Exmor R camera and optional 4G LTE connectivity.

Until this official word from Sony there has been several different rumors about the Tablet Z’s launch including hopes of a mid-April launch in the UK. This was then pushed back to May. In the USA are currently listing the 16GB version for $499.99. The current estimated delivery date is May 24th. In the UK Clove are listing the 16GB LTE version of the device for £499 with a slightly later delivery date of June 1st.

According to Sony’s UK website there will be three versions available the 16GB Wi-Fi version for £399. A 32GB Wi-Fi version for £449 and the 4G at £499 as Clove are listing. In the US the official Sony prices are $499.99, and $599.99 for the 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi versions.

As well as weighing just 1.09 lbs (495 grams), the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is water and dust resistant. Sony reckons the device can be submerged in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes without any problems!

Now that the device will be hitting the stores are you going to get one? If you can’t make up your mind, checkout our Sony Xperia Tablet Z vs Google Nexus 10 comparison and watch our hands on video below.

  • Daniel

    Already preordered it. Can’t wait to get it:-) I’m hoping the 6000 mah battery will do ok.

  • Bone

    How about no, I’ll preorder the FHD N7 for $200 in about 40 days (long 40 days),

  • Microsoftjunkie

    But ppl got nerve to talk about RT prices. Too much for an android tab.

  • K.

    Had it come out sooner I might have considered it. I finally went with a Nexus 10 in Mars and I am very happy with my choice.
    Sony have shown quite interesting products of late but the must but they must start bringing them faster to market.

    • Daniel

      Unfortunately the Nexus 10 is not available where I live:-/

  • Tets

    I am holding out for the HP Slatebook x2 now that that has been announced. I just wish it would come out sooner than August, but the Sony is clearly a rip off when you compare specs…