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Have you ever seen an iPad cry? Would you like to? It's easy -- just plop one next to Panasonic's Toughpad 4K tablet and start comparing specs. The same goes for any other tablet, really. Panasonic has thrown down the gauntlet in terms of performance slates by launching the world's first 20-inch 4K ultra high definition (UHD) tablet.

There's so much going on here it's tough to decide where to begin. Let's start with the obvious -- the 20-inch IPS 10-point multi-touch 4K display. This is a massive touchscreen panel that simply dwarfs all those 7-inch and 8-inch slates on the market, and even larger size tablets in the 10-inch range. Why so big? Panasonic didn't design the Toughpad 4K to just surf the web and fart around on Facebook -- that would be a waste of the hardware, which we'll get to in a moment. No, the Toughpad 4K is specifically designed for engineers and designers who work with CAD and 3D modeling, as well as other professional applications.

Panasonic Toughpad 4K

Those kinds of tasks requires some serious hardware, and though the Toughpad 4K is a tablet, it brings the goods. This thing is rocking an Intel Core i7 3687U vPro processor clocked at 2.1GHz, 16GB of RAM, 256GB solid state drive, NVIDIA Quadro K1000M graphics, three USB 3.0 ports, LAN port, mini DisplayPort, SDXC card slot, 0.9-megapixel front-facing camera, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and Windows 8.1 Pro.

"With its unmatched viewing quality, performance and mobility the Toughpad 4K UT-MA6 performance model promises to transform the way that engineers and designers work. With this device they can be more creative, more mobile and more collaborative through the entire work process," said Jan Kaempfer, General Manager-Marketing for Panasonic Computer Product Solutions.

In addition to some serious hardware on the inside, the Toughpad 4K sports a Glass Fiber outer case for added strength and comes with a Panasonic Electronic Touch Pen that recognizes over 2,000 levels of pressure for natural handwriting chores.

It's not clear when the Toughbook 4K will ship in the U.S. For now, Panasonic says the Toughpad 4K UT-MA6 Performance model will be available from April 2014 and will retail from £4,067 (~$6,800) + VAT.

WOW, beastly tablet. I'm not engineer but this would be awesome. Awesomet for Sketchbook pro which I'm a big fan of. Although if that's all you're using this for it's probably a bit of overkill. lol. This Tablet blows my laptop out of the water!


I love this tablet, you could probably even do some light gaming on it. It has some really nice features, there's only one that I don't like... The price.


this tablet blows my DESKTOP out of the water! you could play some serious angry birds on that thing ;P


For that price to only put in a 256 Gb drive and crap cameras is disappointing. Come on, 0.9 Megapixel, what the hell is that for, it should have been 2 megapixel minimum, what are they trying to do, have some cost cutting. And the rear being only 5, this should been at least 10.


Beast of a tablet anyways. The price makes my critters shrink though,...........


Considering their target market they probably expect that camera specs aren't high on the list of must haves. It's hardly the kind of thing that you'd cart around on holiday taking snaps with :)

As for the SSD, big enough to be useful for work purposes. USB 3.0 sorts out any shortfall imo.

Now I just need to convince a couple of managers that we need a few of these at work :D


Wow that is some computer and really neat. Take that Apple!


Nobody bothers with more space in CAD, all your models end up on a company server, and that's where the gigE port comes in handy


Hah, I missed the LAN point so even better. :)


O_O Wow, I haven't heard from Panasonic in a while. Seems like they're still in the game.


0.9-megapixel front-facing camer ????? come on! and you have to pay £4,067 (~$6,800) + VAT. ?


Tesla Motors ''Model S'' should changes their 17'' build-in-screens against that! 🙂 And it should be portable also as a ''key''

Juan C

Razer Edge pro vs Panasonic 20 inch tablet ..

I wondering how much this will cost..

Damn .


Did you say "light" gaming? This thing is a beast!