Sony Xperia Tablet Z pre-order opens, teardown reveals what you get (video)

Sony has made the slightly unusual move of tearing apart the Xperia Tablet Z, giving you the chance to see what is hiding within its latest Android tab.

The narration reveals plenty of detail as Sony rolls through the process, including revealing why some of the design decisions were made: for example, that the back plate is plastic to make sure the antenna works. 

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is about as skinny as you'll want to go with a tablet, measuring 7.2mm, slimmer than most smartphones. The design matches that of the Sony Xperia X, and like that smartphone, it is also waterproofed, so you can watch movies in the bath and it won't mind being splashed.

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The 10.1-inch display, with a sharp 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, sits on the front and looks glorious from the time we've spent with the Xperia Tablet Z so far, with nice vibrant colours, boosted by Sony's Bravia Engine 2, which enriches colour in photos and movies.

But despite packing a big display, the Tablet Z is surprisingly light at 495g, that's makes it the lightest tablet at this size by our reckoning, but it still feels like great quality. 

So, not only can you glance at the internals in the video, but pre-orders have also opened, so you can get your hands on one.

There are three models available, with differing storage capacity and connections. The 16GB Wi-Fi model is £399, 32GB Wi-Fi is £449, and finally the 16GB 4G LTE model is £499. To pre-order, head over to Sony.co.uk.

You can read all about the Sony Xperia Tablet Z in our initial preview, but we'll bring you a full review as soon as we get one.

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