At the time of release, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z was the lightest tablet with a 10.1" screen at 495 grams. It also was the thinnest at 6.9 mm thick. The Xperia Tablet Z is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz. The 10.1" screen uses a 1920x1200 screen, which has an aspect ratio of 16:10. Infrared is supported so that the tablet can be used as a television remote control. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is also water resistant, able to stay in water at a depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes.