Sharp reveals its new LL-S201A Big Pad
The Japanese electronics corporation Sharp announced on December 3, 2012 details of its new LL-S201A Big Pad device. At first glance the LL-S201A Big Pad appears to be a monitor, and with a 20-inch display this seems like a valid impression. However, because of the particular design and interfaces available, the Big Pad can also be used in a similar manner as a tablet.
Specifications that have been revealed about this new Sharp product are as follows: a capacitive 20-inch LED backlit touchscreen with a resolution of 1920x1080, a contrast ratio of 3000:1, DisplayPort and HDMI video inputs, built-in USB hub and integrated speakers. The dimensions of the device will be 10.82 x 18.26 x 0.99 inches (h/w/d). The device is not compatible with Apple's OS X so operators will need to have access to Windows XP or higher.
Sharp has penciled in a release date of January 30, 2013 in the Japanese market, with no US or other region release date yet mentioned. A price tag for the device has not been revealed but will have to be low enough to be competitive in a ruthless market. With Sharp's revenue, operating income and profits all declining in 2012 the corporation will be hoping the Big Pad makes a Big Impression.