A new high-powered 4K tablet model has been announced along with pricing and availability for the previously detailed UT-MB5.
At CES this week, Panasonic unveiled a new performance model of its UT-MB5 4K Toughpad tablet. Like its predecessor, the UT-MA6 also features a 20-inch 15:10 IPS Alpha LCD screen with a resolution of 3840x2560 and 230 pixels per inch.
Under the hood, the UT-MA6 is powered by an Intel Core i7-3687U vPro 3.3GHz processor and an NVIDIA Quadro K1000M GPU all running Windows 8.1 Pro. In addition, the tablet features a 256GB SSD, 16 GB of RAM, and 2GB of VRAM. A 5MP rear camera and a 720p front camera are also included. The device is rated for 2.5 hours of battery life and weighs 5.6 lbs. An optional Panasonic Electronic Touch Pen is offered as well. With its large screen and impressive resolution, the UT-MA6 is geared toward mobile workstation applications for graphic design and video editing.
"Professionals in visual-intensive fields such as CAD and non-linear editing have traditionally been stuck working behind a desk away from where decisions are being made, due to a lack of mobile technology on the market with the large, high-quality displays and high-performance processors these users require," said Kyp Walls, director of product management, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. "As a lightweight 20-inch tablet PC with beyond Ultra HD resolution and high-performance processing power, the Toughpad 4K performance model enables these workers to get things done in the field that previously were only practical at a desktop workstation, greatly expanding productivity, creativity and efficiency in a number of areas."
The Toughpad 4K UT-MA6 will be available this spring for a suggested retail price of $6999. Meanwhile, the previously announced Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 will be released in February for $5999.