The Panasonic Toughpad 4K has joined the league of UHD handheld devices and it claims to be the first 20-inch tablet in the category to offer 3,840 x 2,560p screen resolution. IFA 2013 has witnessed the launch of some other 4K-enabled devices such as Acer Liquid S2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3. But unlike the Panasonic tablet, these have only been bestowed with UHD video recording capability.
The Toughpad 4K is especially aimed at creative professionals like architects, photographers and cinematographers amongst others. And to make it easier for them to work while on the move, the slate is packaged along with a pen stylus that is said to deliver pixel-perfect accuracy. The accompanying accessory should facilitate writing, sketching and UI input, thanks to 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity. As we already said, the 20-inch multi-touch display has 3840 x 1560p resolution and potential buyers can expect a pixel density of 230ppi. The tab’s aspect ratio stands at 15:10 and it operates with the assistance of the latest Windows 8.1 Pro OS.
Its internal working is carried out under the supervision of an Intel Core i5 vPro processor that should bestow the slate with the ability to run multiple applications at the same time. And considering that it has 8GB of RAM, the device is not likely to lag or crash due to its demanding screen resolution. An Nvidia GeForce GT 745M GPU is responsible for rendering improved graphics and potential buyers can choose between a 128GB and a 156GB SSD. All of these components are packed into a rugged exterior that tips the scales at 5.07lbs.
The Panasonic Toughpad 4K standard model is priced at €4,509 and is slated to hit store shelves in November. A performance variant of the gadget is also in the works and will be announced at a later date.