Sharp's Windows 8.1 tablet packs 2560 x 1600 display, LTE

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Looking for a Windows 8.1 tablet with a high resolution display? Look no further than Sharp's Windows 8.1-powered Meibus Pad, which is set to include a 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IGZO LCD display. At that size and resolution, it's more dense than the iPad Air's panel (299 pixels per inch versus 264), and higher resolution than many other Windows 8.1 tablets on the market.

The tablet packs an Intel Atom Z3770 'Bay Trail' SoC - standard for most x86-based Windows tablets - alongside 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage and integrated LTE connectivity. The inclusion of LTE, a feature often forgotten in Windows tablets, makes this device perfect for those that require an internet connection wherever and whenever.

Overall the tablet is 9.5mm thick and weighs 595 grams, housed in what appears to be mostly plastic. As well as coming with Windows 8.1 on-board, a copy of Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 is being thrown into the package.

Sharp hasn't given a price for the tablet, but it's expected to go on sale in January. Typically the company doesn't release products outside of its home nation of Japan, but we're hoping this one will find its way to the West.

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