Panasonic Toughpad UTMB50 is a 20inch 4K Windows tablet

first_imgIf the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro got you excited with its super-high-res display, then you’ll love Panasonic’s mammoth new “tablet.” The Toughpad UT-MB50 is a Windows all-in-one with a killer 4k 20-inch screen.Just how dense are its pixels packed? Even at 20 inches on the diagonal, the UT-MB50’s nearly 10 million total pixels measure out to 230 per inch. Just like the Yoga 2, that beats Apple’s MacBook Pro (which falls just short at 227 ppi). Still, full credit to Apple and Google with the Chromebook Pixel for giving manufacturers a kick in the butt. We’ve been waiting long enough for resolutions beyond 1080p in our computing devices.Clearly, the $6000 Toughpad isn’t intended to be a consumer device. Panasonic will no doubt be pitching it to folks like medical imaging professionals, photographers, and designers — people who will definitely benefit from the UT-MB50’s high pixel count and touchscreen.They’ll also appreciate the optional pressure-sensitive stylus. Panasonic says that it can achieve pixel-perfect accurac, and its 2048 levels of pressure match the Wacom Intuos4. It would have been nice for Panasonic to include the Electronic Touch Pen in the base config, but I can’t see the people making purchasing decisions on a device like this caring about spending a few hundred extra dollars on accessories.What else has Panasonic crammed into the UT-MB50’s 12.5mm-thin frame? The base configuration features an Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 1.9GHz, NVidia GeForce 745M GPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. The whole thing weighs about five pounds — which is actually less than some lower-resolution 20-inch monitors on the market.And let’s not forget that this is a still a Toughpad. If Panasonic has slapped that branding on it, you can be sure that the UT-MB50 will stand up to abuse around the studio or office. It’s not like you’re going to fling a 20-inch tablet onto the coffee table like you might a Nexus 7, but it’s nice to know it can take a bit of  a beating.Powered bylast_img read more