Panasonic has announced that it will release a twenty inch 4K Toughpad in January of next year. The company first revealed the huger tablet at the start of the year at CES, and has finally announced a real sale date and a price tag of about six thousand. According to Panasonic, the tablet is the thinnest twenty inch tablet and the lightest at only 2.3kg. Of course, it is the only twenty inch tablet in the world so that’s not a hard category to dominate.
The Panasonic tablet runs on Windows 8.1 Pro and has a 230ppi screen with a 3840 x 2560 resolution. It comes equipped with 2GB of VRAM, 256GB of storage space, and 8GB of RAM which should be enough for just about any daily use. The tablet is powered by the Nvidia GeForce 745M GPU with an Intel Core i5 processor. It also has an HD 720p webcam complete with a microphone, on board SDXC card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, and USB 3.0.
All of the specs sound great, but disappointedly the battery is only going to offer about two hours of usage before it dies. Apparently it is a lot to power all twenty inches of the screen, but at least for two hours you don’t have to worry about reading the small print.
It does live up to its name because the Toughpad is able to take drops from many different heights and even angles because it has a strong GFRP rear case and a magnesium alloy chassis. Its main target audience are museums, hospitals, construction sites, and galleries. Of course, any other rough workplaces are also the target industries for the high end tablet, but those who simply love big screens are likely going to fall in love with the large slate.