Sony has begun its pre-orders for the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact here in Malaysia. All it will cost you is MYR 1 699 (USD$508) for the 4G LTE version and this comes with a whole bunch of accessories!
When interested buyers place a pre-order, they will be able to choose between a pair of noise cancelling headphones worth MYR 229 or a docking station worth MYR 209. These items whichever you choose, comes for free! You could also add on a Bluetooth Keyboard worth MYR 279 or a QX10 Lens Camera with a table mount worth MYR 798. These add ons will only cost you MYR 500 (USD$180).
The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact claims to be the thinnest and lightest 8-inches tablet currently on the market at 6.4mm thickness and 270g of weight on it. Like the smartphone sibling this tablet is also designed to be waterproof at IP68 certification. Specs wise it is really no surprise as all the internals are similar to that of the smartphone. It has a Snapdragon 801 form Qualcomm clocked at 2.4GHz, paired with 3GB of RAM and the Adreno 330 to handle all processing within the device. There is really not much talks about the battery size or life but it has something called the STAMINA mode to make the battery last longer, presumably like Samsung’s Galaxy S5 battery saving mode. It will sport the Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels LED display which would guarantee bright and pretty colours on images. The only noticeable difference other than screen size is the back facing camera; while the smartphone gets over 20 Megapixels the tablet only manages 8.1MP. Though it is not actually a bad thing as snapping your photos using a tablet is not particularly a good idea for a start.
Feel free to visit the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact pre-order page for more info!