Sony has continually been frustrated by how slow their tablet business is taking off, especially given the fact that they are generally speaking considered to be a large electronics brand. The problem is that their Android tablets have failed to really find a niche in the market that they can use to get some publicity over the iPad, Kindle, or Nexus. However, the Xperia Z tablet might be the one that finally does the trick.
The stand out feature of the Xperia Tablet Z is easily the fact that like the mobile smartphone of the same name, it’s waterproof. In fact, you can actually drop it in a bath tub or hot tub for thirty minutes and it would still function just fine. In an industry that is haunted by water damage, that is pretty nifty and for all those who like to relax in the tub, it is excellent news. Of course, this also means that you can actually pull out the tablet for directions or use in the rain which previously was pretty unheard of.
Outside of this obvious perk the tablet is built pretty well with an overall thickness of 6.9mm that leaves it feeling pretty slim in the hands. It also has an amazing 6000mAh battery which means that you get extraordinary battery life out of it. Plus, the device only weighs a stunning 495g which is a delight to hold and carry around with you.
The screen sports a 1920 x 1200 resolution which is suitable although it is not sharp as the Retina or the new Transformer by Asus. Of course you cannot have everything and for most users the screen is going to be plenty sufficient even if it is slightly behind its competitors.