Posted Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 09:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
A new large-screen tablet geared toward business applications is on the way.
Sharp has announced a new 15.6-inch tablet. The RW-16G1 features a 3,200x1,800 WQHD display with 235 ppi that uses IGZO technology to allow for thinner sizes and lower prices.
Under the hood, the tablet is powered by a 1.6 GHz Core i5-4200U CPU and 4GB of RAM all running Windows 8.1 Pro. A 128GB solid state drive is integrated as well, along with an SD card slot, USB 3.0 inputs, and a Mini DisplayPort connection. The device will offer support for about nine hours of battery life and measures a half-inch thick and weighs 2.64 pounds.
In addition, Sharp also recently unveiled a 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet dubbed the Meibus Pad. This model features a 2,560×1,600 IGZO screen with about 300 ppi, and is powered by an Intel Atom Z3770 processor, 4GB of RAM, and includes 64 GB of storage.
Exact pricing and availability have not been revealed yet, but the RW-16G1 tablet is expected to launch in March and the Meibus Pad is scheduled for later this month.
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