Sharp Presents a 15.6″ Hi-DPI Tablet That Runs on Windows 8.1

Sharp 15.6" hi-DPI Windows Tablet

When Apple’s iPad was first introduced, the photographic world was abuzz: finally there was a compact device that photographers could use to present their portfolios to clients. Meanwhile, the iPad is in its 5th generation, and the tablet market has changed considerably. It’s not the only contender anymore, as there are now a lot of choices both in screen size and in operating systems used.

Apple itself has introduced the iPad Mini a while ago, which comes with a smaller screen, and in Android land you can get almost anything imaginable. The Windows platform hasn’t been as popular as either iOS or Android, but there have been some interesting developments nonetheless.

The latest comes from Sharp, and it’s a 15.6″ tablet–yes, you read correctly, 15.6″. That’s the size of a regular laptop, and a lot more real estate than your common 7″ or 10″ device. So, what does Sharp’s new über-tablet have to offer that might make it worthwhile for a photographer? Find out after the break.

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Toshiba’s Kirabook Will Give You a 2560 x 1440 display for $1,600 And Your Loyalty to Our Overlord Steve Jobs



Toshiba computers have often been hit or miss with many users, but this latest addition will probably have you giving it a second look. The Kirabook is a 13-inch Ultrabook that seems to be a competitor to the MacBook Pro retina 13 inch. You’ll get a 2,560 x 1,440 (221 ppi) panel, a pressed magnesium housing and touchscreen input if you prefer. The screen has a 10-point Corning Concore sheet of glass for extreme multi-touch. And of course, it is a Windows machine and that will be housed on a 256GB SSD, supported by 8GB of 1,600 MHz RAM and third-gen Intel Core processors. There is also 25GB of cloud storage for sharing. When it hits the stores in May, it will launch with three different configurations starting at $1,599, rising to $1,999 if you want all the things that the kool kids that have been drinking Steve Jobs’ Kool Aid have.

Photography aside, many videographers and video editors have been considering a move to the Windows side of the world due to the customizable machines as just one point of complaint. Perhaps this may be a machine for the editor on the go. But we have to admit, when it comes to editing RAW video, 25 GB of storage in the cloud isn’t a whole lot.

Via Engadget