Sharp flaunts 10" Mebius Pad: waterproof Win 8 tablet with IGZO screen and record pixel density

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Sharp has a booth at the ongoing CEATEC expo in Japan, and something very interesting is just chilaxing over there. The world's first waterproof Windows 8 tablet is here, courtesy of the Japanese company, but that's not the only story about it.

The 10.1" slate is also the Win 8 tablet with the highest pixel density out there, as it sports Sharp's 2560x1600 IGZO panel, clocking in at close to 300ppi, as much as the Nexus 10 record-holder.

Called Mebius Pad, the Windows 8 slate is powered by the new generation Bay Trail Atom Z3370 quad-core processor - a silicon whose recent benchmarks were as high as a Core 2 Duo processor, unlike the previous feeble Atoms. Coupled with the frugal IGZO screen tech, Sharp's tablet is likely to meet or beat the battery life of ARM-based slates, though official numbers aren't given yet.

With that incredible pixel density the tablet is aimed more at professional usage, since a stylus is also available for it, as well as a keyboard folio. Release date for the Mobius Pad is in early 2014, and we hope to see it roll out globally, too, as it sounds like a winning combination for Win 8 fans.



1. aaron12345

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

looks exactly like the Xperia Tablet Z

2. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

xperia tablet z without a glass

11. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

tablet z does not really have a glass back. it's only in the front.

14. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

that's why without the glass :)

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Very good.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

That's one 'sharp' display :)

8. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Really looking sharp.. :)

5. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Nice copy from tablet Z! but im really interested in their IGZO technology. hope Z2 comes with an IGZO panel.

6. ngyixian96

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

Copycat everywhere

9. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013


18. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Same design with the same speaker and camera location.

7. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Daniel this thing misleads as it should had "with High pixel Density" rather than Record pixel density which is already sported by Nexus brand.

10. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Companies which are not known as well as the others should bring innovations in their devices. Not making them thin or using high density displays. Hey Sharp! Learn from lenovo!

12. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

What innovations you want to see from these companies?

16. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Yoga line with foldable like design

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sounds good to me. Core 2 duo level tablet that is hopefully much cheaper than an i5 has well tablet. I'll get one for work if they keep the price Nexus 10 level.

15. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

Nexus 10 is a subsidized product. That is why you don't seen those prices for any other android tablets. This runs full windows 8 and comes with intel processors, more memory etc.. So it definitely costs more.

17. bohdan4ik13 unregistered

Z3770 as high as Core 2 Duo, not Z3370

19. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

With sharp's Superior screen technology I would love to get a hold of one of these babies!!!

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