The bezels are to hold it in either portrait or landscape. With a small tablet like the Nexus 7, it's easy to hold it either way with just the top and bottom bezels being larger, but with a bigger tablet like this it is harder to hold in portrait if you only have the top and bottom to hold on to. Just play with a 10" tablet enough and I think you'll see what I'm saying.
bezal r made because of water proof.
EXample all xperia z, z ultra, z1, z1c,z1s and tablet z have bazel. where ZL have very thin which is z's sibling without water-proof.
I have z and belive me when you will carry that phone while running in rain or have droped phone in water accidently, U will thanks being waterproof rather than being thick bezel.
Droid, 18 Feb 2014Does it have the metal frame like the z1?yes, it does have metal frame like the Z1 have.
I must admit I am a sony fan. 1080p is acceptable but the huge bezels are NOT. I think I'll pass this time. I suggest they re-design this otherwise this will be a FLOP.
Aycaramba, 18 Feb 2014It's 2014, and yet Sony persisting with 1080p display for a tab. Meh! And what's with the huge... morecan you make a tablet-No!
can you design a tablet-No!
than don't give advice for something you can't make
sony creates a submarine tablet.... Xpermarine does anyone create a flying tablet???
It's 2014, and yet Sony persisting with 1080p display for a tab. Meh! And what's with the huge bezels? It's good to have water and dust resistant feature, but it shouldn't be made mandatory at the cost of slim bezels.
I wonder how come a Japanese MNC could not get its shit together. Mediocre LCD TFT displays on its phones, Slow updates, gargantuan bezels, over-hyped camera, laughable image processing algorithms, feeble speakers.. the list goes on.
The only things I find good in Sony's phones are the hardware design and the UI. They are the best in the market when it comes to those two nevertheless.
Me, 18 Feb 2014I like sony but i prefer lg.. :-)You mean like the square LG VU series? No thanks.