At what point does a tablet with a large screen stop becoming a tablet, but more of a laptop with a touchscreen display? We’re not sure ourselves but Sharp is definitely pushing the limits as they have unveiled a tablet that sports a whopping 15.6” display. Based on the advertisement, it seems that the tablet (RW-16G1) will most likely appeal to the enterprise user, such as designers who might appreciate having a larger display, versus the regular consumer who might find it difficult to carry such a larger device around with them on the go.
The Japanese text also suggests that this tablet might see a launch in Japan first before launching in other markets, if at all. In any case if you’re wondering what sort of specs this bad boy packs under the hood, well you can look forward to a 15.6” display with a resolution of 3,200×1,800. The tablet will be powered by an Intel Core i5-4200U processor with 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, a Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and unsurprisingly will run on Windows 8.1 Pro. The tablet is also estimated to have a battery life of around 9 hours.
Like we said this tablet will be aimed at professional in mind rather than the average consumer, and while pricing was not mentioned, we don’t expect it to be cheap given its specs. The Sharp RW-16G1 is expected to available for purchase beginning in March.