Unlike smartphones that come in many different sizes, the selection of tablets is pretty much limited to devices measuring between 7 and 10 inches. Not a very ample choice, to be honest. Someone thought that it was time to provide customers with more alternatives. That someone was Panasonic with its 20-inch monster of a tablet, the ToughPad 4K UT-MB5. The device was introduces at CES in January this year, creating quite a stir among those who were able to see it up close.
Panasonic ToughPad 4K Windows Tablet
Panasonic said that the tablet would be released near the end of 2013, however, it appears that the company is unable to make good on its promise. The device is scheduled for launch in the US in January 2014.
If you have been dreaming about Panasonic’s ground-breaking offering, you better start saving money now because the tablet will cost an arm and a leg. The ToughPad 4K UT-MB5 will arrive at the stores with a price tag of a whopping $5,999. This price level hints that the target group will be rather business than individual user.
The hefty price will get you a tablet that is twice as big as the slates available today. Its 20-inch LCD display with a massive 4k 3840 x 2560 resolution is set in a rugged frame made of magnesium alloy and reinforced glass fiber. The ToughPad 4K UT-MB5 packs a Core i5 chip, NVIDIA GeForce 745M graphics processor, a 256 GB of internal memory and 8 GB of RAM. The slate runs Windows 8.1, which is the latest version of the OS currently available.
more info: Panasonic