After months of waiting to hear any news about Panasonic's 20-inch 4K resolution tablet that it showed off at CES in January, we finally have a launch window. Engadget reports that the tablet, which now has the official Panasonic Toughpad 4K name, will ship out in November and will have Windows 8.1 installed.
The report states that the tablet, with its extremely impressive 3840x2560 resolution in a 15:10 aspect ratio, will include a Anoto Live Pen that's designed to give users some precise control over writing, drawing and more on the tablet. Since this is a "Toughpad", Panasonic says it has been made to survive a 2.5 foot fall with no problems.
Panasonic will actually be releasing two versions of the Toughpad 4K tablet. In November, the Standard edition will be released with 4GB of RAM that can be expanded to 8GB, along with a 128GB SSD. The Performance model will launch in early 2014 and will have 8GB of memory, with expansion options up to 16GB, and a 256GB SSD. Both versions will have an Intel Core i5 processor, a NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M GPU, three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI out, and an SD card slot. The tablet itself will weigh about five pounds and Panasonic claims it will have six hours of battery life.
And the price? Panasonic claims the Standard version of the Toughpad 4K will cost 4,508 euros in Europe, or about $6,000. Pricing for the Performance version has yet to be revealed. By the way, Microsoft says, via their Windows blog, that the tablet will go on sale later this week but Engadget claims, in speaking with Panasonic officials, that this information is incorrect.
Source: Engadget | Image via Panasonic