Sharp Reveals Its First Windows 8 Tablet With 2,560 x 1,600 IGZO Display

Sharp Windows Tablet

Japanese OEM Sharp has joined the growing list of Windows tablet OEMs. At CEATEC show in Japan, Sharp announced its new Windows 8 tablet named the Mebius Pad, featuring a 10.1-inch IGZO panel with 2,560 x 1,600 resolution. It will run on Intel quad-core Atom processor and will come with Windows 8.1 and Office pre-installed. Also the device is water and dust-proof and comes with LTE support in Japan.

There is also support for stylus and an option to buy the device with Windows 8 Pro. Read more about it from the link below.

Source: Engadget

  • sri_tech

    There will be many tablets from OEMs with this resolution and Bay trail comes in early 2014. Ability to run full Windows will be a huge bonus for these tablets and gives a good chance to compete with iPAD.

    If they can hit $500 price points, then along with other 8 inch, 10 inch tablets they will outsell iPAD.

    • Cruncher

      They do not have the slightest chance of outselling iPad with Atom SoCs. The most popular Apps on iPad are games by far. However BayTrail SoC have a much too slow GPU to offer a gaming experience similar to iPad. You have a much better chance of outselling iPads when you can deliver similar game performance. This is only possible with Windows RT and the latest ARM SoCs. Practically even the Windows RT Tablets have no chance in outselling the iPad. While they provide similar gaming performance, they have other issues, like customer perception and the general apps issue.

      • Rico Alexander

        Angry Birds doesn’t require a highend gpu. You act like iPads are running Crysis 3 or something. People aren’t buying iPads because of their gaming gpu.

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  • Yuan Taizong

    I’m glad to see more O.E.M.’s developing Windows Tablet-P.C.’s/Slates, the more choice the more people will purchase (a lot are brand-loyal). And it has great resolution.

  • Joe_HTH

    The BayTrail CPU performance is great, but the GPU performance has been gimped by Intel, and won’t perform well at that resolution.

    • Bugbog

      So what else is new?!