I bought my wife the first true premium tablet of the world, xperia tablet z. Our oldest son (high school) has been using samsung note and ipad 4 because its a requirement in school. A year lapse, and my son still crave for her moms sony despite i updated his gadget to ipad air and samsung note 2014. Of course the old ipad 4 and smasung galaxy note went to his younger brother. You know why? Neither the model 2014 ipad air and samsung galaxy note 2014 could come close to the real world hardware and software performance, not to include the super beauty and premiumness of the xperia tablet z. More so, you could wi fi underwater hahaha.
I'm a proud owner of Tab Z, it competes ipads (ipad4, ipad mini and ipad air) and galaxy tablets (except onve version of Note that has updated snapdragon quad core cpu), I don't say the Tab Z is the winner but it is a better alternative. Yes it is more expensive, Sony is known to this but when you compare the differences it really is a premium. Most people think AMOled is the best (the brightest) but they ignore that the screen of Sony premium devices is Full HD. I have the Duo 11 (still available in Asia) as a gift, I wish it is a Duo 13, but you know it is really expensive, If you can afford it, buy it! Both gadgets have its own purposes, You'll get console quality when it comes with Android games and if you do private things like...porn. you bet you'll love this tablet coz the Duo 11 is a bit heavy.
If you don't have a tablet z yet then tabletZ 2 is your choice, we current owners don't have to upgrade.
Sony also do this with their phones and yes you don't need to upgrade right away and they release new phones every six months because this is their business model/tactic. I see Samsung selling tablets priced @ $300, some people are ok with that price and upgrades yearly.
there are at least 30 models of xperia devices up to 2015
I like Sony but I can't buy a tablet that can't run windows and android.
Troll WarLord, 17 Feb 2014Sony the King !Its ok if you want a tablet, just learn from other peoples mistakes and dont buy an Android tablet? Its so useless, its so sad, its so wasted money, please dont. And iOS? not much better at all.
Sony Vaio Tap 11, ITS A TABLET, theres no competition
Everyone who THINK they need a tablet... Dont do it, Vaio Tap 11 is a real tablet, you will never find one running iOS or Android, the weak processors and no RAM and no storage, they cant do anything of what you expect them to do, they can never replace a computer/laptop, but you are welcome to waste 500 dollars like i did if you dont believe me, its your loss, fell free to not learn from my mistakes, learn from your own; it only cost much more. Bye bye money is all you have to say before buying an iOS or Android tablet.
Anonymous, 17 Feb 2014Yeah. Tap 11 is great! I'm loving it at every moment!Imagine, compared to iOs and Andoid tablet users, we who have experienced the real tablets, what are we going to say to them? How does a modern man explain a computer to a stoneage man? The Vaio Tap 11 is even more ahead, if iPad Air is stoneage then Tap 11 year 2314.
Add to that, i hate windows and has used Debian Linux since 2004.
Anonymous, 17 Feb 2014Yeah. Tap 11 is great! I'm loving it at every moment!VAIO TAP 11 should be awarded WORLDS first tablet. If we consider Duo 11 a laptop that is
[deleted post]He is close. The ultraslim tablet Vaio Tap 11 is available with 512GB (i was wrong when i said 256GB earlier) and an Intel Core i5, at a thickness of.... 6.4mm!
If anyone say Tablet Z2 specs are underwhelming i just say... No its not, its nothing! Its just stupid.
And where did the added thickness coem from? YES TAP 11 HAS A DIGITIZER AND AN ACTIVE STYLUS.
Sony DO make the best tablets, no doubt, but all of the good ones cost more than 1,000 US dollars and none of them carry the Xperia name but the VAIO name.
One advice for tablet buyers: VAIO TAP 11
One more advice: VAIO DUO 13
IreMinMon, 17 Feb 2014It's kinda expansive tab though, about 2000$ fot the 11...All you have to is go to the Sony store and test it. Compared to any Android tablet, or iPad, its worth every single cent.
I too was surprised first time i saw a Tap 11 and asked the price, but having used Android tablets in the past just to be shocked about the level of uselessness i gave it a test and then i realized that even if that particular Tap 11 had higher price and specs than the base model both with the processor and the storage it was still LESS THAN DOUBLE PRICE of an iPad air with 32GB. Here i had a real and powerful computer in my hands, and it was great (except the missing start button in win8), surely it was worth twice the price of any Android or iOs tablet, but it didnt cost that much [as twice the price of a 32GB iPad Air].
I tell you whats overpriced, its a $300 10.1 inch Tab3 fom samsung, now that is robbery, its ugly and weak and not well built and a nightmare to use, and why would i wantr one ever? The TAP 11 is greatness, worth every cent.
Nice. Looks like a good tablet. If they price it right I would be tempted.
sony, 17 Feb 2014You are smoking dagga, go make ur own tablet or smartphoneTablets like these do already exist, it's just nobody will really buy something good. Razer Edge came out years ago, if the performance was pushed, I'm sure this guy would have what he wants.
Do u really need so much core, seriously? what apps u r ruuning which required more than 4 cores?
Anonymous, 17 Feb 2014other phones now are octa core can Sony xperia can have a octa core partner with tegra 4 3gb ... moreJust that no-one with the slightest clue will buy something with a Tegra inside. Sony already tried with Xperia Tablet S, it sucked less than Asus tablets with tegra but it still sucked.
Kai, 17 Feb 2014If you dont know, last year's tablet z came in two flavors 16gb and 32gb. So just chill. have ... moreThe 32GB model was not available in most markets, even in Scandinavia, which is one of the most matured markets and consumers there have lots of money but 32GB Tablet Z? No, there was none.
Having storage options never work well, just look at how hard its been to find 64GB HTC One, 32GB LG G2, 64GB Note 3 (try to buy one). The only one it works for is Apple, maybe because they are forcing their stores to carry all storage options readily available.
Get real man, storage options are 95% marketing and 5% availability.
other phones now are octa core can Sony xperia can have a octa core partner with tegra 4
3gb of ram
internal memory 64 GB and 64 GB sd card
x ray reality engine
20 megapixel and higher and the secondary is 18 megapixel
and 6000 and up MAh