The Xperia Tablet Z is not the first tablet released by Sony, but the previous ones haven’t been very appealing for the public. It looks like the Xperia Tablet Z has all the necessary ingredients to be a success like design, operating system and the best hardware. However, there is one more thing that Sony should consider, the handset’s price.
The 4G LTE version of the Xperia Tablet Z is already available in Japan, but the bad new is that it has a pretty high price and I don’t see how the tablet is going to be able to rival the iPad having a price that can’t be afforded by everybody.
It seems that the next destination of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is Europe, the first market to be confirmed being the UK with the release date set for April 12 for a price starting at £399. However, the guys from online publication XperiaBlog claim that they found the listing of several other European countries. In other words, the publication has posted the official prices of the Xperia Tablet Z in 12 countries.
So, the Wi-Gi only variant with 16 GB of internal storage will cost €499 in countries such as Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands. The smallest price of this version of the tablet will be at the retailers in Switzerland where the Sony Xperia Tablet Z will cost €449. The countries where the Wi-Fi only version of the device will be sold at the biggest price are Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, for around €530, while in Finland it will cost €610.
The price for the Wi-Fi only 32GB model will cost €549 in Spain, Belgium, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands, it will sell for €490 in Switzerland, and for more than €600 in Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
As for the 4G LTE version of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z with 16 GB of on-board storage will be available in Switzerland for €555m while it Norway it will cost around €663, in Denmark and Finland it will be sold for €670. in Italy for €699, and in Sweden for €713.
In countries like France, Belgium and the Netherlands the LTE-enabled version of the Xperia Tablet Z will cost €629, in Germany it will be €638.99, while in Spain and Portugal the price of the tablet will be €649. Unfortunately, the exact release dates are not available yet, but the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is expected to be launched in mid-April all over Europe.
Anyway, do you think that the price of the Xperia Tablet Z is a fair one, or you consider that it’s overpriced and it’s not worth the money?