Sony Xperia Tablet Z price makes it a worthy iPad adversary

Sony Xperia Tablet Z price makes it a worthy iPad adversary
Xperia Tablet Z in all its slim glory

The wildly impressive looking Sony Xperia Tablet Z has formally been shown off at MWC 2013, and the 10.1-inch device is taking on the likes of the iPad and Galaxy Tabs on not only specs but also price.

Sony's latest Android tablet was announced in January, and the headline specs haven't got any less impressive in the past few weeks.

The Xperia Tablet Z's display is a 10.1-inch WUXGA display - that's 1920 x 1200 - powered by a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and a whopping 2GB of RAM.

Water way to go

Also noteworthy is that this tablet is water resistant, making sure an occasional rain splot doesn't have you scurrying for a very large bag of rice.

Given its claim to be the "most premium" Android tablet around, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z price is perhaps the most surprising bit, with the Wi-Fi only version priced at £399/$499 and the 4G/LTE offering at £499/$599.

The tablet is, ahem, slated to appear in the spring in the UK, and, dare we say, there will be a legion of Sony fans champing at the bit until then.

TechRadar has had some time with the device, so if you want to know more, check out our Hands on: Sony Xperia Tablet Z review.

Patrick Goss

Patrick Goss is the ex-Editor in Chief of TechRadar. Patrick was a passionate and experienced journalist, and he has been lucky enough to work on some of the finest online properties on the planet, building audiences everywhere and establishing himself at the forefront of digital content.  After a long stint as the boss at TechRadar, Patrick has now moved on to a role with Apple, where he is the Managing Editor for the App Store in the UK.