It’s become a little bit of a cliche, but in technology, a year really is a long time. Sony launched the ridiculously slim, light, and powerful Sony Xperia Tablet Z less than 12 months ago and it seemed like a tablet ahead of its time.

Now the Sony Xperia Z2  Tabletis all over here with slight upgrades. Yet while it remains a sleek and competent 10.1-inch laptop, it’s felt a little less remarkable by the advent of some excellent competition in the intervening months.

Sony’s £399 Xperia Z2 Tablet is a slim, light, durable and powerful 10in tablet that’s good-looking, too. Successor to the Xperia Tablet Z, the Z2 is incredibly (almost unbelievably) light, at 426g.
It’s exceptionally thin, too, at just 6.4mm. It feels amazing to hold, despite the large, 10.1in display.

We can imagine spending hours using the device without feeling a strain on our wrist.
The stylish design works on the principle of keeping things simple, with the same rounded corners and metal frame as the Z2 smartphone .

Z2

Specifi cations include a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, a gorgeous 10.1in (1920×1080) IPS display, an 8.1Mp rear camera with an Exmor RS sensor, and a 6000mAh battery. The Z2 Tablet is also dust- and waterproof, and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. The Z2 Tablet is available from March.