Sharp Has A 15.6-Inch 3200X1800 IGZO Windows 8.1 Tablet Coming

The old notion that tablets should only be a certain size or two is long gone, and to that end Sharp has one in the works that boasts a 15.6-inch 3K display from IGZO. The big slate runs Windows 8.1 Pro (with a Windows 7 Pro SP1 downgrade for those who prefer), and there are some impressive specs under the hood.

The tablet (RW-16G1) has a dual-core Intel Core i5-4200U (1.6GHz) processor, 4GB of memory, Intel HD 4400 graphics, and a 128GB SSD--in other words, ultrabook specs. It comes with a stylus with pressure detection, and it for communication there’s 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC.

Sharp IGZO 15.6-inch tablet

Ports include three USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort out with 4K support, HDMI out, headphone jack, and an SD card slot, there are stereo speakers and a built-in dual microphone.

If you’re envisioning some tablet gaming, surely the machine can handle that reasonably well, but it appears to be aimed at supporting business applications, too. It captures handwriting capture with the stylus and it has a “touch display layout” for multiple window management. You can also share the screen with up to 50 other machines, which is extremely handy in a business setting.