The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is now available to pre-order in the United States. The 16GB model will set you back $499.99 and comes in black only. The 32GB model comes in both black and white and costs $599.99. The Xperia Tablet Z is expected to launch on 24 May. Sony is currently running a promotion, whereby if you pre-order the white 32GB version before launch day, Sony will throw in a cradle free of charge.
The Xperia Tablet Z has a 10.1-inch (1920 x 1200) TFT display powered by the Qualcomm APQ8064 (and MDM9215M) chipset with 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB RAM. It will also come with an 8.1MP rear camera and 2.2MP front camera. Other features include a 6000mAh battery, S-Force Front Surround 3D, NFC, MHL, Universal IR Remote and a microSD memory card slot. The Xperia tablet Z is water-resistant (IP55 & IP57) and is one of the slimmest (6.9mm) and lightest (495g) 10.1-inch tablets around.