The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is now officially up for pre-order in the Sony Store. The 10.1-inch ultra sleek and sexy tablet is available starting at $499.99 and will have a tentative ship date of May 24. Billed as the world's thinnest tablet at a mere 0.27 inches thick, the Tablet Z packs a powerful 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and a full HD "Reality Display". Not only that, the device is dustproof, is slated to survive in as much as three feet of water for up to 30 minutes, and has an industry first backside-illuminated sensor for its 8-MP rear camera. The Xperia Tablet Z is available in black and white.

What Else You Need To Know

  • Sony is throwing in a free cradle accessory to customers that preorder a $599.99 32GB model in white.
  • The Tablet Z also features an impressive 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution on its 10.1-inch screen with Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology, LTE connectivity, NFC for data transfers to other Sony devices, infrared emitter to control your TV set, 2 GB of RAM, a massive 6,000 mAh battery, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, and S-Force virtual surround sound technology.

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The ultra sleek and sexy tablet oozes style and power out of every port, making it possibly the best Android tablet option around. - Blake Stimac, Into Mobile  
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