Back in September during CEATEC 2013, Panasonic unveiled their 4K tablet dubbed the Toughpad UT-MB5. The device was a Windows-powered tablet and would come with a price tag of $5,999, already suggesting that this is definitely not the tablet that most of us would expect to see under our Christmas trees, unless of course we worked in an industry where such a tablet might be in demand. In any case for those who are interested in getting their hands on the device, Panasonic has announced that the tablet is expected to go on sale starting in January and will most likely be picked up by professionals such as photographers or architects who might appreciate the large display and high-resolution.
So what will you be getting for $5,999? For those who missed our CEATEC coverage, the Panasonic Toughpad UT-MB5 will feature a 20” display with a 4K UHD display resolution. It will also be powered by an Intel processor clocked at 1.9GHz, with 256GB of SSD storage, 8GB of RAM, a USB 3.0 port, an SD card slot, and a smart card reader. It basically sounds like you’d be lugging around a monitor with you all day long. In any case give the tablet’s hardware specs, not to mention the 4K display, don’t expect stellar battery life as Panasonic estimates about 2 hours of use before its battery is depleted. For more information about the tablet, you can check it out in Panasonic’s video above.