Sony's new tablet is really thin. How thin? Thinner than the already-very-svelte iPad Mini.
The 10.1-inch Xperia Tablet Z measures 6.9mm or about 0.27 inches. The uber-thin Mini is 7.2mm and 0.28 inches, by comparison.
Thinness is important in tablets because it translates to very light, easy-to-hold designs. And here Sony delivers too: it weighs in at 485 grams or just over one pound.
That also beats the 10-inch class competition: Apple's iPad 4 is 1.44 pounds.