Sharp's new and powerful Meibus Pad tablet makes it one of a kind Written by Ayman Jaddaa on December 21, 2013 - 01:35PM
There’s another new player in the tablet market, and this one is Sharp’s Meibus Pad. The hardware had been announced at the Japan-based CEATEC back in early October, and will be expected to go up for sale in January. However, not quite all of the details have yet been reveled. For now, we tell you what we do know.
The Meibus Pad sports an Intel Atom Z3770 Bay Trail processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, Windows 8.1, Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013, WQXGA display, and LTE connectivity. A more than solid piece of hardware.
This tablet is a bad boy. No, I’m literally not kidding, as it is probably the most powerful and sharp-looking (pardon the pun) Windows 8.1 tablet that has ever been made -- you're opinion may vary, of course. Sharp’s 10.1 inch device will have a sexy 2560x1600 IGZO display, making it one of a kind. Keep in mind, this is made by Sharp, which also manufactures high-class TV’s with superior specifications. But that’s not all, the tablet will have 300 pixels per inch, which beats Apple’s iPad Air that only has 264 pixels per inch. This actually put's the new device in close proximity to Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, which sports 339 ppi.
The Meibus Pad will only be 9.5 mm thick and will weigh 595 grams. Like we said, we still don’t know every detail, such as how much this device will cost, but from an overview of comments across several other sites, people should expect to pay $700 - $1200 for this tablet. Of course, that’s just a rough estimate, but once we get wind of the price, we will notify you. For now, tell us what you think the price should be for this tablet, and give us your reasoning in the comment section below!