Pocket-sized tablets might be all the rage for folks who surf the web from the couch, read news or eBooks on the go, and use handheld devices for gaming. But some activities work best on a larger display, such as graphic design or document editing.
Sharp’s latest tablet is aimed at folks that want to get real work done. It’s a Windows tablet with a 15.6 inch high-resolution display, an Intel Haswell processor, and the specs of a decent laptop. It just happens to come in big-screen tablet form.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Sharp introduces 15.6″ tablet w/ 3200 x 1800 px display
It’s a bit big for a tablet — but it’s not aimed at the iPad crowd. This is a tablet for professionals… in Japan. [CNET]
- Rdio lets you listen to ad-supported music-on-demand in your browser for free
Following in the footsteps of rival Spotify, Rdio now lets users listen for as many hours as they’d like without paying a dime. You just have to put up with ads. [Gizmodo]
- Acer reports a $700 million loss in 2013
Acer’s one of the world’s largest PC makers had a tough year and didn’t sell as many PCs as hoped. [Engadget]
- Intel says the PC market may be stabilizing
Intel’s latest financial report shows smaller profits than last year — but Intel also sees signs that the PC market isn’t declining like it had been. [Intel]
- Comixology backup plugin for Chrome downloads comics, strips DRM
Hate DRM, love the convenience of buying digital comics? Now there’s a tool that lets you download and save titles purchased from Comixology as DRM-free CBZ files. Don’t expect to find it in the official Chrome Web Store anytime soon. [The Digital Reader]
- HTC might be preparing an updated HTC One with bigger screen, better camera
HTC’s next phone might have the same name as last year’s model. But the new HTC One is rumored to feature a 5 inch or larger screen, a newer Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, and a twin-sensor camera. [Bloomberg]
- Google Now invades the Chrome browser
You need to install the Chrome Canary channel to see it, and you need to figure out if you want or need this type of notification in your laptop or desktop web browser. But Google Now is taking its first steps outside the Android phone and tablet space. [GigaOm]