The Sony Xperia Z tablet looks promising and is another awaited launch this year. For the people awaiting its arrival to dodge their iPad have a good news today. The tablet has gone for pre-order in US for a price of $500 (Approx. Rs 28000). The company is promising to begin the shipment from May 24 with a free charging cradle bundled. We expect Sony Xperia Z launch date in India latest by Mid of June. Xperia Tablet Z is a super slim, good looking and water resistant tablet unveiled in MWC this year. It sports a 10.1-inch, 1920×1200 pixels, full HD display running Android 4.1 with a promise to be upgraded to Android 4.2 in near future. The tablet will ship in 2 variants of 16GB and 32GB, of which 32GB model will cost $100 extra. Since the tablet supports memory extension via MicroSD card, it could be wise decision to buy 16GB model and expand the storage. Sony Xperia Tablet Z is powered by 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro supported by 2GB of RAM. On the camera front, it packs 8MP camera at the rear featuring Exmor R sensor. It also features a 2 MP front camera to enable users to perform HD Video chats. The tablet can withstand being under 3 feet water for 30 minutes. Its just 0.27 inches thick which as per Sony claims is the thinnest tablet till date. Weighing a mere 1.1 pounds, its significantly dodges iPad in this front as well. Needless to say Sony Xperia Tablet Z is going to give a stiff run to the iPad.