[CES 2014] Panasonic unveiled the first 20-inch 4K tablet last year and today at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas it has announced the U.S. availability of the performance model of said 20-inch 4K tablet, the Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MA6. It touts an Intel Core i7-3687U vPro processor under the hood with an NVIDIA Quadro K1000M GPU, apart from a 20-inch IPS Alpha LCD display with a “beyond UHD resolution” at 3,840×2,560 featuring 230 pixels per inch and 15:10 aspect ratio.
The tablet also touts 16GB RAM and a 256GB solid state drive. Connectivity options include mDP, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, SDXC card slot, smart card reader and gigabit ethernet LAN port. The tablet also has a 5 megapixel rear and 1,280×720 pixel front camera. Panasonic has focused on making the tablet durable, and its capable of resisting 12-inch drops to 26 angles. Only 0.49 inch thick and weighing in at 5.6 pounds, the Toughpad offers 2.5 hours of battery life. Panasonic Toughpad has been optimized for Windows 8.1, customers will have the option for a Windows 7 Professional downgrade. The performance model of this tablet will be available in the U.S. in Sprint 2014 for $6,999, whereas the previously announced Panasonic Toughpad 4K standard edition will be available in February at a list price of $5,999.