Panasonic's 20inch 4K 'tablet' comes to the US in January for $6,000

We got our first peek at Panasonic's 4K Toughpad tablet last January at CES, and now the company says it will go on sale in the US about a year later, for $5,999. Panasonic announced two devices for Europe, but here in the US there's only the higher end UT-MB5 that packs Windows 8.1, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, Intel Core i5 CPU and, oh yeah -- that super high res 3,840 x 2,560 LCD. With a projected two hour battery life you probably won't be using this on the go very often (there's an optional desktop cradle and carrying case), but even with its incredible 20-inch size, it's about .49-inches thick and weighs 5.27 lbs. If you're a professional in the "video production, architecture, design, photography and healthcare" fields who can expense this six thousand dollar slate, you're probably already sold -- all others can check after the break for a demo video and more specs.


Panasonic's 20inch 4K 'tablet' comes to the US in January for $6,000

Toughpad 4K UT-MB5: Key Features

  • 4K Visual Experience: 20-inch IPS Alpha LCD screen with 3840x2560 pixel display featuring 230 pixels per inch and15:10 aspect ratio
  • High-Performance Processing Power: Intel® Core™ i5-3437U vPro™ processor with NVIDIA® GeForce® 745M GPU
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Storage & Memory: 256GB SSD, 8 GB RAM and 2GB VRAM
  • Connectivity & I/O: Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® v4.0 (Class 1), USB 3.0, SDXC card slot, smart card reader, docking connector
  • Camera: 1280 x 720 pixel built-in front camera
  • Durability: Business-rugged with resistance to 12-inch drops to 26 angles (non-operating) and 30-inch drop to its back (operating)
  • Battery: 2 hours per MobileMark® 2007 testing
  • Lightweight Portability: 5.27 lbs., 0.49 inch thick