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February 24, 2014

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is Lightweight, Powerful, Waterproof

Now that Sony’s PC business is on its way out, it’s time for the Japanese electronics giant to focus even more on the mobile space. Indeed, the company has no less than three mobile devices on display at Mobile World Congress this week, but its most interesting offering may be this year’s update to the Xperia Tablet Z, the aptly named Xperia Z2 Tablet.

It’s been well-established that Apple has a firm grip on the 10-inch tablet segment, but the new Xperia  Z2 Tablet brings upgrades to the table that should give it a good chance of competing with the iPad Air. More specifically, Sony’s new device borrows a few tricks from its critically praised smartphone line.

For starters, the Xperia Z2 Tablet features the same design language as Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z2. More importantly, the tablet boasts a feature rare in the tablet space which Sony has been championing with devices like the Xperia ZR for the last year or so: waterproofing. In fact, according to Engadget, the company is billing the Z2 Tablet as “the world’s thinnest and lightest waterproof slate.”

At a mere 6.9 mm thick, even last year’s Tablet Z was able to make boastful claims about its size. This time around, the Xperia Z2 Tablet manages to come in under that number by “a few extra points of a millimeter,” while weighing 70 grams less than last year’s model.

As for raw specifications, the device also manages to keep up with its rivals with a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor backed by 3GB of RAM. Its display, meanwhile, is no slouch either with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and Sony’s patented Triluminos and BRAVIA TV technologies which are said to create brighter, more consistent colors.

Finally, on the software side, the Z2 Tablet features a lightly skinned version of Android 4.4, also known as KitKat.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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