At the CEATEC show in Japan today, Sharp announced the Mebius Pad, a Windows 8 powered tablet that has a 10.1 inch 2,560×1,600 pixel resolution IGZO panel display. The Mebius Pad is actually the only Windows 8 tablet unveiled as of now that has such a high pixel density, close to 300ppi. Under the hood, there’s an Intel Atom Z3370 Bay Trail quadcore processor. That’s not all, the tablet is also certified for IPX5, IPX7 and IP5X, which means it’s both water and dust proof.
Two models are said to be offered, a Windows 8.1 basic which comes with Microsoft Office bundled for free and a Pro edition with which customers will have to pay extra for Microsoft’s suite of Office applications. No pricing information has been provided as yet. There exists the possibility that the Mebius Pad might never leave the shores of Japan once it is released next year. Sharp has not confirmed as yet if it plans on releasing the tablet in other markets as well. Though in Japan, the Mebius Pad will be sold with LTE radios on board. The tablet seems to be geared towards businesses, since a stylus as well as a keyboard folio is available for it. [Image via Engadget]
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