Panasonic shows off new 20-inch 4K Tablet at 2103 CES
(Best Syndication News) - Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC) is showing off their new 20-inch IPS Alpha LCD panel tablet at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas. The company plans to turn the large format prototype tablet into a commercial product later this year. The model is capable of delivering full 4K (3840 x 2560) high-definition resolution.
The tablet resolution is over double the resolution of full HD (1920 x 1080) and has 230 pixels per inch density. The aspect ratio is 15:10 enabling the tablet to display an A3 paper in almost full size. This larger format could be used to read newspapers or magazines.
Panasonic has incorporated the Windows 8 64-bit operating system into the 20-inch tablet. An Intel Core i5 3427U vPro 1.80 GHz processor, NVIDIA GeForce Graphics, 4GB memory (up to 16 GB), and 128GB SSD flash storage was used in the prototype tablet. An Anoto Live pen comes with the tablet; the pen, teamed with the high resolution, offers users natural looking handwriting on the display. The tablet weighs in at 5.3 pounds, is 0.4 of an inch thick, and measures 18.7" (W) x 13.1" (D) x 0.4" (H). The internally installed battery lasts around two hours.
Panasonic says the tablet will be used as a business tool. There are many uses for the tablet. It could be used by an editor to consult with staff. Notes could be added and changes could be made directly on the screen. The changes could then be sent along to the next step in the publication.
Since this is a prototype, the specifications might be subject to change when the product ships commercially.
By: Julie Marcus
Science and Technology Writer
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