Originally Posted by Ukbondraider
I've been looking for a tablet since the start of the year and as a Z phone owner was looking forward to the tablet Z. However when it came out I was extremely disappointed with its screen and general performance and returned it straight away.
With the ipad 5 due in a few weeks, Sony should have also had the Z1 equivalent tablet ready. The screen res needs to double and the processing power needs to be of snapdragon 800 or better. The skeleton also needs the aluminium type as found on the Z1 phone to give it more of a quality feel.
Imo, the current tablet Z is dead given the upcoming ipad 5, Note 10 and Nexus 10.
Seriously? The resolution needs to double? 3840x2400 is your minimum resolution? Lol. That's pretty insane, since the competitors won't even be that high. Since most people will tell you that it's not easy to distinguish between 1920x1200 and 2560x1600. I won't disagree that higher can be better...but when you start making that large of a jump, 2x from 800x600 is no comparison to doubling 1920x1200. That's SO much more data. Most of the lagging issues the original N10 experienced was due to that significantly higher resolution. The performance difference between a SnapDragon 800 driving a 1920 vs a 3840 display would be dramatic.
Plus, the casing of the current model is pretty darn good. Most reviews would rank it higher than it's competitors easily. I'm not saying it couldn't be better...but solid aluminum? You realize a small phone vs a 10" tablet is a big weight difference if you use aluminum lol.
For regular use, the S4 Pro isn't all that much slower than a SnapDragon 800. Not for most applications.
I'm sure they'll come out with something faster eventually. But I don't see Sony needing to rush it. Their tablet has a few perks over the others. A generally well regarded build quality. Extremely slim compared to all the current competitors(even the Samsung GNote 10.1 2014 is thicker). Has a thin overlay on Android. Generally considered to have "decent" sound(although not as good as others...but let's all admit built-in speakers on a tablet will never be spectactular). So...I don't see how you think it has to do all the stuff you're claiming. Plus it's water resistant/dust resistant. Which none of the others are. So...Sony could leave it be for a while I think. I've seen them selling the wifi on major resellers for $460 range. If the new ones start around $500 and up, it'll be priced competitively for a while. They could release a new model early next year and just do some markdowns around christmas time. It'd still be plenty relevant.
I'm all for seeing what the Nexus 10 (2) brings, but the Note 10.1 2014 is only the same res as the last nexus 10, so I doubt resolution will increase. Hopefully they'll just concentrate on better performance, since driving that high of a res is way more taxing.