You can’t get much slimmer than 6.9 millimeters, which is how thick the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is, as confirmed last Sunday during its unveiling. Despite coming with some truly impressive specifications, the Xperia Tablet Z is more notable for its being the thinnest tablet in the market, even thinner than an iPad mini, as well as sharing waterproof qualities with the Xperia Z handset.
Details on its release are still lacking for the most part, but a Finnish retailer is now accepting pre-orders for this unique new slate.
The retailer’s page is entirely in Finnish, but it’s easy to see that the device will cost 799 Euros. That’s a hefty $1,075 in American currency, and even if you eliminate taxes from the equation, this could be a device that may cost nearly as much as a Microsoft Surface Pro. However, it’s too early to jump into any conclusions, as the Xperia Tablet Z may be a while away from being released. Japan is the only market with a confirmed release schedule, and it isn’t even that specific – spring 2013.
The Finnish site’s pre-order page did not specify any delivery date for the tablet.
Going down to the nitty-gritty of the Xperia Tablet Z, its basic specifications include a 10.1-inch full-HD display (1920 x 1200 resolution), a quad-core, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB onboard memory expandable via microSD, 4G LTE, NFC, an 8-megapixel rear camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.