Sony Xperia Tablet S now available in the UK

Flagship tablet hits the shelves

Sony's latest tablet has arrived in the UK in it's Wi-Fi only version and is now available to buy direct from Sony

The 16GB model is available from Sony's own website for £329 while the larger, 32GB model will set you back £379.

The Xperia Tablet S is the first tablet from Sony to launch under its Xperia brand and is a revamped version of the original Sony Tablet S from last year.

Cheaper than the new iPad, it still has to face off stiff competition from the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Google's own Galaxy Nexus 7 tablet.

Parting from your hard-earned cash for the Xperia Tablet S will earn you Nvidia Tegra-3 power at 1.3GHz with 1GB RAM, an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 1,280 x 800 LCD display.

All the usual connectivity is present in Sony's new toy, including Bluetooth, GPS, Infared and Wi-Fi. Although, you'll have to wait if you've got your sights set on a 3G version of the tablet.

Currently, the Sony Xperia Tablet S arrives running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but an update to 4.1 Jelly Bean has been promised for the coming months.