I know you guys have been following our (awesome) CES coverage by Nicole and Malarie but somehow the girls seem to have missed this monstrosity of a tablet from Panasonic. Anyway, I am sure you might have read about it elsewhere on the Interweb – but in case you were under a rock or something for the past 24 hours, let me inform you that folks from over at Panasonic yesterday showcased a tablet at CES. Now, there is nothing wrong with a company introducing a new tablet. After-all, we have been seeing a flurry of tablet launches of late.
But this one is very special…and VERY VERY large.
Since you folks have already read the title of the post, you know this one has a 20 inch display. (20 inches!). I don’t even know why folks at Panasonic all this a tablet – its more like a table-let or something like that. Now, if you forget the fact that there is a 20 inch display wrapped around this monstrosity, you will realize that it packs in quite a bunch of features (and punch) under the hood.
First off, this is a prototype and the one displayed at the Panasonic booth boasted of an insane screen resolution of 3840*2560 pixels. The aspect ratio (If you really cared about it) of this display is 15:10 and it boasts of a very respectable pixel density of 230 ppi. That is totally awesome for a display of this size.
This thing is powered by an Intel Core i5 3427u vPro processor – and they say there’s an nVIDIA GeForce GPU hidden somewhere inside the 10.8mm thick (erm…thin) frame. On the software scheme of things, it runs Windows 8 Pro 64-bit. If this ever arrives for sale, you will get to buy this with 4GB -16GB of RAM, a 128 GB SSD, WiFi, Bluetooth, one USB 2.0 port and a microSD slot for storage expansion.
As expected, this table-let gets a 10 point multitouch display and is very portable weighing a tad over 2 kgs. And if you somehow manage to carry this out of your home, bring it back to a power source within two hours because the battery won’t last you more than that.
Now, Panasonic is very clear about the positioning of this product. This is obviously not meant for you and me – or the general public. People who would buy this one (if they launch it) would be people who use lot of graphics and editing tools – and would appreciate the huge display and the fast processor.
Still… a 20 inch display on a tablet!? My My! What next? A phone with a 12 – inch display?
Via [TG Daily]