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Monday, January 06, 2014
Panasonic Announces 20-Inch Toughpad 4K Tablet
Panasonic today at the 2014 International CES
announced the U.S. availability of the Toughpad 4K UT-MA6
tablet, the performance model of the first 20-inch tablet with
a 4K resolution display.
Featuring an Intel Core i7-3687U vPro processor
with an NVIDIA Quadro K1000M GPU, and an advanced beyond Ultra
HD 4K display, the Toughpad 4K performance model is built to
serve as a mobile workstation for professionals in
visual-intensive fields such as computer-aided design (CAD) and
Toughpad 4K UT-MA6:
-CPU: Intel Core i7-3687U vPro processor (4MB cache, up to 3.3
GHz) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
- Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro K1000M GPU (2GB VRAM)
- 20-inch IPS Alpha LCD screen with 3840x2560 pixel display
featuring 230 pixels per inch and 15:10 aspect ratio
- Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 7 Professional
- Storage & Memory: 256GB SSD,16 GB RAM, 2GB VRAM
- Connectivity & I/O: Mini DisplayPort, Intel Centrino
Advanced-N 6235 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0 (Class 1),
USB 3.0, SDXC card slot, smart card reader, docking connector,
Gigabit Ethernet LAN port
- Camera: 5 MP rear camera; 1280 x 720 pixel front camera
- Durability: Business-rugged with resistance to 12-inch drops
to 26 angles (non-operating) and 30-inch drop to its back
- Battery: 2.5 hours per MobileMark? 2007 testing (60
- Lightweight Portability: 5.6 lbs., 0.49 inch thick
Like the standard model, the Toughpad 4K performance model
offers an optional Panasonic Electronic Touch Pen, a new device
offering pixel-level precision for freehand sketching,
annotation or handwriting. The pen uses infrared signals to
read each pixel on the screen and communicates with the tablet
The Toughpad 4K performance model, powered by a
third-generation Intel Core i7 vPro processor and NVIDIA Quadro
GPU, will be available in Spring 2014 at a list price of
$6,999. The previously announced Toughpad 4K standard edition,
featuring an Intel Core i5-3437U vPr processor with an NVIDIA
GeForce 745M GPU, will be available in February 2014 at a list
price of $5,999.
All Toughpad tablets come standard with a 3-year
Panasonic also announced at CES the FZ-M1, the thinnest and lightest rugged 7-inch fanless tablet with a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor available today.
Running Windows 8.1 Pro, the Toughpad FZ-M1 can be incorporated into enterprise and government environments. The Toughpad FZ-M1 is powered by the new 4th generation Intel Core i5 vPro processor, providing performance on the go with hardware enhanced security features, remote manageability and capabilities. An Intel Bay Trail-M processor model will also be available for cost-sensitive applications.
Its user-replaceable battery delivers 8 hours of uninterrupted work, with quick-charging technology that reaches 100% capacity in just two and a half hours. An optional high capacity battery delivers 16 hours of power, and an optional bridge battery enables users to switch out batteries without powering down the device, providing for virtually unlimited use.
At 1.2 lbs. and 0.7" thin for the standard configuration, the Toughpad FZ-M1 is the world's lightest and thinnest tablet in its class. Its fully-rugged design is tested to meet MIL-STD-810G specifications for drops (up to 5 feet), shock, vibration, altitude, humidity and extreme temperatures. The FZ-M1 is the first rugged 7-inch 4th generation Intel Core i5 tablet with a fanless design, allowing it to easily meet IP65 standards for rain and dust. The tablet has also been submitted for ANSI 12.12.1 certification (Class1, Div2) for use in incendiary environments.
The Toughpad FZ-M1's 7-inch, 500 nit, daylight-readable WXGA display features an anti-reflective screen treatment. Its 10-point multi-touch screen can even be used with thick industrial-type gloves. An optional stylus is available for signature capture and similar applications.
The Toughpad FZ-M1 offers a broad range of configuration options including dedicated GPS, Barcode reader, Ethernet or serial port; and a choice of near field communications (NFC), SmartCard reader, UHF radio-frequency identification (RFID) (up to 10 ft. range), or Magnetic Stripe reader. Additionally, the Toughpad FZ-M1 is the first rugged 7-inch tablet on the market offering 4G LTE multi-carrier embedded wireless broadband connectivity.
The Toughpad FZ-M1 Intel Core i5 vPro processor model will be available in early spring 2014 at a street price of $2,099.