Tablet Z2

A year on from its last tablet effort, Sony presents another compelling large form factor slate

Mobile World Congress

Sony has so far resisted the move to smaller, cheaper tablets, instead focusing its efforts on 10.1-inch slates like the Xperia Tablet Z, and before that the Tablet S. Sony's offering tablet for 2013 was a solid 10.1-inch Android slate — a thin, light, waterproof device packing plenty of performance — but it never really saw mainstream success. This year the company presents a similar looking large form factor Android tablet, in the form of the Xperia Z2 Tablet. Same screen size, same resolution, only with upgraded internals, a refreshed design and an even slimmer chassis. It's an insanely thin Android 4.4 KitKat tablet with a multimedia focus and a boatload of bundled Sony content.

Check out our first look video and photos after the break.

Tablet Z2

Tablet Z2

Tablet Z2

Tablet Z2

Tablet Z2

Tablet Z2

 

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet first look

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It'll be over $400 around $499 like last years model. (My best guess).

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Its their own design. Let then have it. Sony haters are the first out the woodwork about something. They have had bezels on their phones for YEARS. Why change it now?

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They leave space for holding the tablet with your fingers. but for phones i do agree on those large bezels which I have read is for the extra protection for water proofing the phones

Bezels on phones are annoying but for tablets being my primary media device bezels are welcome:)

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I actually like the 1in bezels. Makes it to were you can hold the tablet in landscape or portrait mode without interfering with the screen. I am not a big tablet fan, but I have to say this tablet is one sexy beast. If I was going to shell out a large amount of money a one, it would be this one. Did Sony give a release date and a price yet?

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+1.
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 (& also the tablet Z) is the iPad air for Android.
(assuming you want a 10 inch tablet). with no Nexus 10, this tablet is king. (the samsung tablets can go away with their cheap plastic feel and overbloated touchwiz (aka crapwiz) awfulness

I too have the Tablet S. I felt burned by Sony when they basically abandoned it after promising one last major update.

I refuse to buy a tablet without front facing speakings when I upgrade. Add this to that short list.

Price is coming in at £399/16gb -- £450/32 -- £499/16Gb LTE in the UK. Basically the same as last year which is nice to see. Plus they seem to be offering an extended 3 year warranty for free. Don't know for how long, but that never hurts.

This tablets ticks all the right boxes for me (SD being a big one), so I've placed a pre-order. Supposedly will be delivered around the 18th March :)

This looks sexy as hell and would be the first tablet I've owned. I love the design of it and don't mind the bezels on the tablet. You need places to hold it comfortably without having to worry about improper inputs. Just curious if anyone could tell me what is the big difference between this and the z tablet? Wondering if it would just be easier and cheaper to get the first gen one.

Its mostly a specs bump rather than any earth shattering changes as far as I'm aware. Faster processor, slight screen upgrade, speakers moved to the front, bit thinner/lighter, kit kat etc. All nice to have but current owners probably aren't too desperate to upgrade.

Saying that, it won't be until the proper in depth reviews are out that we'll really get an idea on how good/bad the upgrades are. I don't foresee any issues but who knows.

As to whether its worth getting the original over this its up to you. Would definitely be easier/cheaper to get old one. But price difference over in the UK is about £50, so I think it's worth paying a little extra. Plus they're offering a 3 year extended warranty for free/very little depending where you're from on the new one (might be on old one tbh but not sure).

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