Sharp makes 15.6-inch Windows 8.1 tablet

This 15.6-inch tablet from Japan-based Sharp promises to be a feast for the eyes.

Sharp's new RW-16G1 tablet also boasts of a laptop-grade Intel Core i5 processor, runs Microsoft's Windows 8.1 and can go up to nine hours on one charge, tech site CNET reported.

"The 2.7-pound, 0.5-inch thick Sharp RW-16G also packs 4GB of RAM, 128GB solid-state drive, a Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and Windows 8.1 Pro," CNET's Brooke Crothers said.

Also, he said Sharp's tablet uses the IGZO display tech, which allows thinner, lower-cost displays.

The tablet will be sold starting in March, though Sharp did not immediately name a price.

Crothers said Sharp's latest offering - with a 3,200x1,800 (WQHD) display - could be the latest in a series of big tablets offered by other manufacturers.

He noted Samsung announced a 12.2-inch tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show, while Apple is reportedly working on a 13-inch class tablet. — KDM, GMA News