Sony's Xperia Tablet Z, the tablet first announced for Japan about three months ago, and spotted again at MWC, is finally up for pre-order for those customers awaiting the device's US launch.

When we saw the Tablet Z in person at Mobile World Congress, its super thin, super light water/dust-resistant frame impressed. Its 1920x1200 10.1" display, S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM and promised Android 4.2 base also sounded good on paper, but we concluded it could still be held back by two things: a 6000mAh battery, and a $500 price point for the 16GB model.

Sony announced the tablet's pre-order availability in a post to its official blog today, adding a new video featuring Dreyfus, Sony's loveable three-legged spokesdog.

Ignoring the fact that the Nexus 10 has a bigger battery, more pixel-packed display, and a more palatable price tag, Sony's latest tablet still looks like a pretty nice slab, and the inclusion of an SD slot certainly helps its case. By the way, if you pre-order the 32GB model in white (for $600), Sony will throw in a free cradle just like the one Dreyfus uses. A stylish accessory, it would usually cost about $45. To claim your Tablet Z, just hit the link below.

Pre-Order at Sony.com

Liam Spradlin
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  • bobdon

    People still buying SONY ?!?!?!?!?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii


    • tylerbrainerd

      Sony is making great stuff, and it's only going to get better now that they've merged their mobile divisions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/farisfitri2303 Faris Fitri

    I hope tablets running Windows 8 with Haswell will get this thin and light so I can have my cake and eat it as well :)

  • Elemetrix

    Only giving the free cradle with the white version is just cruel =/

    It looks fantastic (in black) haven't seen the UK price yet though

    • Ivan Myring

      I heard £499 but i think it's more likely to be £399

  • mobabur94

    If the display is better than the phone's I might get it

  • Gary Paul

    I have the phone and it's amazingly fast. Resolution is boastful and walks over any other phone so far. The onboard apps are useful, not like other phones, and Every time I use it is a pleasure.

  • Danny w

    I watched some Japan video I think. They opened it and it had headphones and the cradle...pfft USA gets tablet and have to PAY unless you get the 32gb version. And $45..have you seen that cradle? Maybe $5

  • Ambroos

    Remember this will probably be the fastest tablet available at release. Not sure the Exynos 5 Dual is faster but it'll be very close. Also, this is the thinnest and lightest 10" tablet AND as far as I know the only one that is waterproof (it can be completely submerged without any issues).

    Pretty nice eh!