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The RW-16G1 is Sharp's latest Windows tablet

The RW-16G1 is Sharp's latest Windows tablet
The new tablet has a 15.6-inch qHD display

The clearest sign that the tablet market is maturing is that OEMs aren't all just making 10-inch or even 7-inch tablets anymore. No matter your size preference, chances are there's a tablet out there for you. With the RW-16G1, Sharp is filling a gap between touchscreen desktops like Sony's VAIO Tap 21 and detachables that tend to max out around 13.3-inches like the Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300.

The new Sharp features top tier specs including a 15.6-inch 3200 x 1800 IGZO display, a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 4200U processor, Intel HD 4400 graphics, Windows 8.1 Pro, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, a digitizer stylus, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3 USB 3.0 ports, a mini DisplayPort, an HDMI port, and about 9 hours of battery life.

The tablet weighs 1250 grams (2.76 pounds). So while it may not be comfortable to hold in one hand for long, it still wont be too much of a chore to carry around between meetings.

Price and availability for the RW-16G1 have not yet been announced, though it's likely the tablet will only be sold in Japan like many of Sharp's products.

 

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Author: Craig Munro, 2014-01-16 (Update: 2014-01-17)