Sony is now accepting pre-orders for its Xperia Tablet Z. The Xperia Z weighs only 17.5 ounces, making it one of the lightest 10-inch tablets on the market. The new Sony slate features a 1,920 x 1,200 display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology, and it's powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and 2GB RAM. It sports an 8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera, S-Force virtual surround sound and it is available with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.
Other features and specs include NFC, LTE, a water resistant design and STAMINA Mode for longer battery life. The 16GB Xperia Tablet Z from Sony is $500, and the 32GB model with charging cradle is $600. The tablet is expected to start shipping on May 24.