Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is world's thinnest and lightest

Sony has announced the new Xperia Tablet Z2 that it claimed the world's thinnest and lightest waterproof tablet.

It's a lighter, thinner version of the older Xperia Tablet Z, which has been given a thorough upgrade in order to help it take on the iPad Air and larger Samsung. By comparison, the iPad Air weighs 478g and measures 7.5 mm in thickness.

World's thinnest and lightest. My current iPad 3 weighs 662g; it's a monster!

Sony Xperia Z2 tablet Specifications

OS and Processor
Google Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
2.3 GHz Qualcomm APQ8074+MSM8974AB Quad-core
Adreno 320
439 grams
15.49 oz
172 x 266 x 6.4 mm
6.8 x 10.47 x 0.25 inches
8.1 MP
16 x digital zoom
Front-facing camera (2.2 MP 1080p)
10.1" TFT
16,777,216 colours, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Memory RAM: 3 GB
Flash memory: Up to 16 GB
Expansion slot: microSD™ card, up to 64 GB
IPX5/IPX8 (waterproof) & IP5X (dust resistant)

Availability and price

The new Xperia Z2 Tablet is scheduled to go on sale in Europe in March 2014. No news on wider availability yet, so, we may not be able to see this in Malaysia anytime soon.

The older version was selling for RM1,499 and RM1,999 depending on model. That means you are looking at a starting price of not less than RM1,499 when it lands here.

TheGreenMechanics: Some say the iPad is overrated price-wise. There may be some point to such argument, but I think user experience also play a big part in selecting the suitable tablet. I've tried both iPad and Android-run tabs and I still prefer my current iPad 3.

The Xperia Z2 looks decent though, and it could be a game changer, especially now that Sony has stopped producing laptop and putting more effort in refining its mobile devices.

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