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Panasonic 20-inch 4K tablet to go on sale in January

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Nov 2013 21:19 User comments (9)

Panasonic 20-inch 4K tablet to go on sale in January Panasonic has announced that their 20-inch 4K resolution Windows 8 tablet, the Toughpad 4K, will go on sale in January.
The tablet has a 3840 x 2560 LCD display, and Panasonic says it's the "world's lightest and thinnest 20-inch tablet," even though the competition in that market is almost non-existent.

Under the hood is a 1.9GHz Intel i5, 256GB of SSD and 8GB RAM.

In addition, the device has a USB 3.0 port, SD card slot, and built-in smart card reader. Due to the power necessary for the monitor and the powerful specs Panasonic says you will only get two hours of battery life with normal use, making this tablet much less portable than you would hope for.

Aimed at professional designers and photographers, the company is also offering an Electronic Touch Pen that "provides 2,000 levels of pressure by using infrared signals and Bluetooth to read each pixel on the display."

The Toughpad 4K will go on sale in January for the handsome price of $5,999.

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9 user comments

18.11.2013 21:44

FFS, why?!

Even a 1080p tablet has pixels so tiny your eyes will implode, trying to make out the individual dots. And now that same system will have to work roughly 4x as hard to drive that 4K display.

At anything less then 42" or so, 4K is quite simply a worthless waste.

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28.11.2013 23:11

Originally posted by Bozobub:
FFS, why?!

Even a 1080p tablet has pixels so tiny your eyes will implode, trying to make out the individual dots. And now that same system will have to work roughlky 4x as hard to drive that 4K display.

At anything less then 42" or so, 4K is quite simply a worthless waste.
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crazy marketing gimmick. IMO, 4K may not show virtual difference in screens < 60" (compared to 1080p). moreover, real 4K content is still not there in the market. movie industry is getting whole bunch of so called 4K master blu-rays for which the resolution is 1080p indeed.

now, you are very right about eye strain. funny that sammy has said they would be getting 4K phones when human eyes cannot see < ~ 60 micron.

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39.11.2013 1:56

I compare the race to 4K directly with the race to 3D: of questionable merit, costing far too much, and even a negative in many cases.

49.11.2013 17:48

That's not a tablet. They used to call them laptops. Semantics?


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510.11.2013 0:05

Can't wait to see idiots trying to take pictures with this thing. It is bound to be funnier than people taking pictures with their iPads.

Seriously though. At 20 inches this is not a tablet.... it is a keyboardless laptop running a tablet OS.

Don't get me started on the 4K thing. What a waste on such a small screen. If anyone says they can see the difference than 1080p on that thing they are lying or they are Superman.


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615.11.2013 11:38

Originally posted by Bozobub:
I compare the race to 4K directly with the race to 3D: of questionable merit, costing far too much, and even a negative in many cases.
The race to 3D TVs/Projection systems nationwide can be blamed on the European Union who pushed a huge program with all the top manufactures called Project Osiris IST-FP6 Integrated Project (IST-33799 IP). Osiris ran from January 2007 and ended in April 2010.

3D is here to stay and will eventually feature in glasses free 4K systems. Now Bandwidth????? OUCH!

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715.11.2013 12:35

Um, actually, several display manufacturers have been saying, both in public and private, that 3D demand never hit the markers they wanted, and that they'll be backing off the technology, at least to some degree. I can only hope that's true.

Even moreso, 3D in movies is pretty much a bust, according to audience satisfaction polls. Sure, it's a marketing boon, but once people see it, they don't like it, on average. Combined with large costs to either film natively in 3D or, less expensively but also quite inferior, "convert" a movie to 3D, you're going to see 3D in theaters a lot less often in the near future.

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817.11.2013 0:24

Originally posted by GrandpaBW:
That's not a tablet. They used to call them laptops. Semantics?
A 20" laptop? I am uncomfortable with even 15" ones!

917.11.2013 6:54

Originally posted by pmshah:
Originally posted by GrandpaBW:
That's not a tablet. They used to call them laptops. Semantics?
A 20" laptop? I am uncomfortable with even 15" ones!
i could use a 20inch touch screen if its as easy to use as a laptop and has the same capabilities.personally using 15 inch or smaller is hard on my eyes,1 of the reason i hate tablets,laptops etc.

i have a camera for taking photos,unless the tablets have high resolution than a camera for pictures taking i dont see the point,plus every phone on the market has a camera.

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