Panasonic announces 20-inch, 4K Windows 8 ‘tablet’
Panasonic introduced a 20-inch tablet at the recently concluded CES in Las Vegas. We missed reporting on this, but in times when people are slowly starting to migrate from bigger 10-inch tablets to the more convenient 7-inch ones, Panasonic has decided to go the other way. It’s a giant of a tablet sizing up to 20-inches with a 4K resolution display screen.
The tablet runs on Windows 8 operating system and is aimed at professionals. The 4K resolution display is sure to attract Photographers and Graphic artistes to enjoy their work on this monster of a device.
Specifications of the device:
Display: 20.0 inch IPS Alpha Panel
Resolution: 3840 x 2560 pixels (230 ppi): Approx. 16.77 million colors
Aspect Ratio: 15:10
OS: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
CPU: Intel Core i5 3427U vPro 1.80 GHz
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce Graphics
Memory: 4GB (max.16GB)
Flash Memory Drive (SSD): 128GB
Interface: High resolution digital pen (Anoto Live pen), Electrostatic multi-touchpanel (10 fingers)
Wireless: IEEE802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0
USB Port: USB2.0 x 1
Expansion Slots: microSD memory card slot x 1 (supports microSDXC memory card)
Embedded Camera: Resolution: HD 720P, Effective pixels: max. 1280×720 pixel
Battery Life: Approx. 2 hours (using internal battery)
Size: 18.7″ (W) x 13.1″ (D) x 0.4″ (H)
Weight: 5.3 lbs
The device is aimed at photographers, designers, architects and such. No launch date and price has yet been announced, but with battery life of a meager 2 hours it remains to be seen whether they’re any takers for this device.
Salman Ravoof is a freelance writer, a mechanical engineer and an avid science and technology enthusiast. He likes creativity and is a great fan of fantasy and sci-fi genre. When not busy, he revels in experimenting and spends most of his time pondering about the existence of reality.
12 January, 2013