Specs revealed for Panasonic's Performance version of Windows 8.1 20-inch 4K tablet

We've already revealed that the standard version of the long awaited 20-inch 4K tablet from Panasonic, running Windows 8.1, will finally start shipping in February. However, the company is also working on what they call a Performance model of the massive Toughpad tablet and this week at CES 2014 it revealed the upgraded hardware specs for that version.

Panasonic's page for both models state the Performance version will have 16GB of RAM, compared to the 8GB on the regular model. It will also have an Intel i7 Core processor instead of the standard version's Core i5 chip. While the regular Toughpad 4K tablet will have an NVIDIA GeForce GT745M chip, the Performance model will have a workstation-based NVIDIA Quadro K1000 graphics processor.

In addition, the Performance model will have more ports such as a full Ethernet port, a Mini DisplayPort and an upgraded battery that offers up to 2.5 hours of power compared to just 2 hours for the standard version. Of course, both tablets have that massive display resolution of 3840x2560.

While you can get the standard version in a few weeks for $5,999, the Performance model for the Panasonic Toughpad 4K is due out later this spring and will cost $6,999.

Source: Panasonic | Image via Microsoft

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The deal breaker here (aside from the price) - the battery is AWFUL!
How can they possibly put this bad of a battery inside this thing? Did they cheap out on the battery? I cant believe that battery technology is still so poor. Amazing, really.

I so covet that - what are the chances of this becoming and remaining something of a cult/niche product? The kind that remain highly valued on eBay etc. 2 or 3 years after they were current - a bit like Mac Pros, 30" IPS screens or Dell 'Covet' models seem to? Something that bucks the depreciation curve? Or are 4K AIO's going to be everywhere by then?

In case which that price might not be so horrendous - or am I dreaming?

A bit out of my price range, but I would totally use this huge tablet as a phone if it had that kind of feature.

Enron said,
A bit out of my price range, but I would totally use this huge tablet as a phone if it had that kind of feature.

Enron said,
A bit out of my price range, but I would totally use this huge tablet as a phone if it had that kind of feature.

Just wait Samsung will be there soon enough.

jimmy_jazz said,
Can't really see the point of this. Too big to use as a tablet and too small to use as presentation display.

I can see this being used for developers (buildings, not code), construction foremans, architects, graphic artists, anyone that doesnt need a projector but needs a larger than 10" screen, that has some portability. Also would be great as a flip out in a vehicle (I heard you like tabletz...) , Essentially everyone that the larger bamboo tablets would be marketed to.

I realize this is a niche market, but even lower priced gear running windows seems to be so very high spec even as the low spec dell venue pro win 8 mini tablet is selling like hotcakes likely outselling even competing android tablets.

why are these guys so focused on pushing the high end when it has been demonstrated that the race to the bottom does win you volume.

why are these guys so focused on pushing the high end when it has been demonstrated that the race to the bottom does win you volume.

A panasonic toughbook / toughpad isn't for your average customer. They're designed for use in the by professionals who would need such a device such as in construction etc.