Sony Xperia Tablet Z gets priced, starts at $499

Sony Xperia Tablet Z gets priced, starts at $499

Last month, Sony announced the sleek looking Xperia Tablet Z, sporting hardware specs similar to its smartphone counterpart. Now we’re finally going to find out how much we’re supposed to shell out for this handsome piece of tablet.


Sony is matching the price of Apple’s WiFi-only iPad starting at $499 (Php20,320) for the 16GB model and $599 (Php24,400) for the 32GB model. Both models will be available in black and white variants.


Sony Xperia Tablet Z specs:
10.1-inch full HD display @ 1920×1200 pixels
Mobile Bravia Engine 2
Qualcomm 1.5GHz APQ8064 quad-core processor
16/32GB storage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
up to 32GB via microSD card
8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera
Li-Ion 6,000mAh battery
Android 4.1 Jellybean

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z will run Android 4.1 Jellybean out of the box and will be updated to 4.2 after launch. Sony will start shipping the Tablet Z in the US starting this Spring.


This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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16 Responses

  1. rui says:

    This I want. :)

  2. kc says:

    sure abt d price? the tablet S i think is priced within 20-25k range..

    if this is true, then ill get one :D

  3. rabitto29 says:

    That’s good news, good thing I held myself from buying the tablet s, gonna wait for this :)

  4. Techatbp says:

    Ill still go for asus vivotab smart full windows tablet pc. It also has 10.1 screen and very light. At the same price, it got 64gb storage vs 16gb of sony tablet.

    Plus, windows 8 pa.. playing battle realms, ra2, dota, halflife 1 is classic. Hehe

    • Techatbp says:

      Btw You can win nokia 206 by clicking my name. Hehe

    • rui says:

      Meh, not interested in an Atom-based Windows 8 tablet. I’d either get the Asus Transformer Book (128GB SSD+500GB HDD in dock) or Lenovo Thinkpad Helix (CTO, up to 256GB SSD). Pricey but since they can double as an Ultrabook replacement, no need to buy a separate laptop.

  5. Techatbp says:

    Nah.. who needs that? I mean, for those who are looking for a tablet.. why buy ultrabooks?

    We want a light small tablet with more than 8 hours of battery life! At sa tingin ko walang papasa dyan sa mga sinabi mo.. hehe..

    Fyi, atom in windows 8 tablet performe like amd 350 apu, but syempre masmababa ang video card.. but para san ba ang tablet? Media consumption, internet, and few casual games.. i choose vivotab kasi sa win8 environment nya.. hindi.. desktop, windows explorer, etc etc..

    Btw, those are good ultrabooks!

    • Techatbp says:

      Dapat reply to kay rui.. at walang “hindi” dun sa 2nd to the last sentence ko.. sorry, hirap mag post sa gn2.

    • rui says:

      I’ve already got iPads and Androids (Transformer Infinity, Toshiba Excite 7.7 and Nexus 7) and they cover media consumption just fine. Granted, they won’t work as well as a Windows 8 tablet in a Windows-based home network. One of the reasons why I want an x86-based Windows tablet. Thinkpad Helix has an advertised 10-hour battery life while the Transformer Book is advertised for 8. Both are quite heavy, though.

      *sigh* Too bad Haswell 7W chips aren’t out yet. I’ve used Atom and Zacate and the processing power on either just isn’t enough for me (stutters on Netflix 720p HD since Silverlight doesn’t support hardware acceleration with DRM).

    • Techatbp says:

      Well you just pointed my reasons.. hehe why go android or ios? Why go for heavy? If there is an light win8 tablet?

      Netflix? Why dont you just get the netflix metro app which is a lot better. It can play hd video without problems.. i assume you are talking about netbooks, well its a little bit different here.

  6. renokini says:

    have you all noticed already, it’s no longer cool to bring your laptop in starbucks o sa kahit saan fast food na may wifi… its kinda awkward and heavy… ang in ngayon ay, is to bring your tablet or smartphone.

    • pasosyal says:

      Coño alert! Coño alert!

    • rui says:

      Who cares what other people think. Kung gusto mong gumamit ng laptop, e di gumamit ka ng laptop. Have to admit, though, laptops are more awkward to use while out and about. They’re heavier, bulkier and are more time-consuming to set-up (I carry the laptop in a bag while the tablet I can just carry in my hand).

  7. roiji says:

    ayan. good. gusto yang ganyang pricing.
    sana pag release nyan may available na agad na accessories :)

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