Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sharp rivals iPad's Retina display with most pixel-packed Windows tablet yet

It's hard to believe that not a single Windows 8 tablet has matched the screen resolution of Apple's iPad, but Sharp plans to change that with its Mebius Pad.

The Mebius Pad has a 10.1-inch, 2560-by-1600 resolution display, for an eye-popping density of 299 pixels per inch, Engadget reports. That makes it a little sharper than the 9.7-inch iPad (264 ppi), and it's the first 10-inch Windows 8 tablet to come with greater than a 1080p resolution screen.

The 16:10 aspect ratio is also somewhat of a rarity for Windows tablets, particularly ones with larger-than-8-inch displays. Most Windows tablets, including Microsoft's Surface, use a 16:9 aspect ratio, making them somewhat narrower in portrait mode and shorter in landscape mode. The added roominess of the 16:10 display is a welcome change.

Intel's Bay Trail processor plays a big role, as the new low-power chip can support much higher resolutions than last year's Clover Trail chips. The Mebius Pad will ship with quad-core Z3370 Bay Trail chip, but other specs are unknown at this time.

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Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2050333/sharp-rivals-ipads-retina-display-with-most-pixel-packed-windows-tablet-yet.html#tk.rss_all


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