Sharp seems to be joining the Windows 8 tablet market with its upcoming Meibus Pad. Launching in January, probably at CES, the Meibus Pad comes with some appealing tech specs. Read below for more details.
The market of Windows 8 tablets is getting crowded day by and Sharp is apparently joining the race in homeland Japan. Rumors of the 10 inch Mebius Pad have been circulating since September, but only now did the Japanese company officially announce that the tablet is going to be launched for the market in January, 2014. And it comes packing some really appealing features.
Sharp’s Windows 8 tablet is a beauty
The Mebius Pad is a 10.1-inch Windows 8.1 tablet space with a WQXGA screen, 64GB of flash storage and packing 4GB of memory and LTE connectivity. The IGZO display has a resolution of 2,560×1,600 with a 300 pixels per inch density which puts to shame the 9.7-inch iPad Air’s 264 pixels-per-inch. There are not too many Windows 8.1 tablets with LTE, but Sharp’s Mebius Pad is going to be one of them. Performance-wise, inside there’s an Intel Atom Z3770 “Bay Trail” processor, but we don’t know the exact frequency.
The tablet has the following dimensions: 9.5mm (0.37-inches) thick and weighs 595 grams (1.3 pounds). According to the Japanese news media, the market price of the tablet is expected to be around 130,000JPY, which should mean a number near $1300. Also, there are claims that it is going to have a truly impressive 15.5 hours of battery life. Sharp’s Windows 8 tablet also has an 8MP rear camera, paired with a 2MP front-facing one.
Another awesome feature is the fact that it is water and dust-proof, so you can theoretically carry it with you in your pool, shower or under the rain. There are three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI and one LAN.