Panasonic Details 4K Tablet

Posted Mon Sep 9, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT by

A 20-inch Ultra HD tablet is in the works for the European market.

Panasonic has revealed plans to release an impressive 20-inch 4K tablet. The large-screen UHD device is being targeted toward professional artists, designers, architects, healthcare workers, museums, and other businesses. With a resolution of 3,840 x 2,560, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 has about four times the pixels of a standard 1080p tablet.

The 20-inch IPS Alpha Panel also boasts an aspect ratio of 15:10 with 230 ppi and approximately 16.77 million colors. The device will run Windows 8 Pro 64 bit and is powered by an Intel Core i5 3427U vPro 1.80 GHz processor with NVIDIA GeForce Graphics and up to 16GB of ram.

A 720p camera is also embedded into the tablet along with an SD card slot, HDMI out, and three USB 3.0 inputs. In addition, a 128GB SSD is featured as well (though a heavier and more expensive 256GB option has been announced too). The tablet's interface offers a 10-finger multi-touch panel and will make use of an Anoto Live high resolution digital pen.

A prototype for the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 was on display at last week's IFA trade show and the full retail model is expected to launch in Europe in November for a suggested price of 4,500 euros (about $5,937). A U.S. release date and price have not been announced yet.

Sources: Panasonic, Engadget

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