Panasonic Waaaaay Overkill 20″ 4K LCD Panel

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Panasonic Develops New Tablet with 20-inch 4k IPS Alpha LCD Panel

Panasonic Corporation announced the development of a new tablet computer that features a 20-inch IPS Alpha LCD panel with more than four times the resolution of Full High Definition, as well as a high precision digital pen. With the target to commercialize the new tablet later this year, Panasonic is gearing itself up to propose new business value this feature-rich device will offer to its customers in a wide range of industries. The tablet is on display at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas from January 8 to 11.

Employing Panasonic’s cutting-edge digital technology, the new tablet is designed to create new value for users with a more realistic and intuitive operating environment than paper or a display. This tablet embodies the characteristics of printed media that existing personal or tablet computers cannot provide, such as texture rich rendering, natural hand-writing and a light weight and thinness for easy mobility.

The 20-inch LCD panel delivers “4k” resolution (3840 x 2560, 9.83 million pixels), more than twice the horizontal and vertical resolutions of Full HD (1920 x 1080) and has a density of 230 pixels per inch. With a unique aspect ratio of 15:10, it can display an A3-size paper in almost full size, making it ideal to show content such as newspapers and magazines, as well as pictures with the same aspect ratio. Moreover, the pen input, with a resolution as high as the panel itself, enables natural handwriting on the tablet. Weighing 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs) and 10.8 mm (0.4 inch) thick, the tablet is easy to carry.

As the above example shows, the 4k tablet offers intuitive operation and ultra-high resolution images with superb color reproduction and a wide viewing angle unique to IPS Alpha panels, bringing an “eco and smart” work style into various business scenes.

I don’t know about “smart” but I know it’s overkill.

Specifications
Display: 20.0 inch IPS Alpha Panel
Resolution: 3840 x 2560 pixels (230 ppi): Approx. 16.77 million colors
Aspect Ratio: 15:10
OS: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
CPU: Intel Core i5 3427U vPro 1.80 GHz
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce Graphics
Memory: 4GB (max.16GB)
Flash Memory Drive (SSD): 128GB
Interface: High resolution digital pen (Anoto Live pen), Electrostatic multi-touchpanel (10 fingers)
Wireless: IEEE802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0
USB Port: USB2.0 x 1
Expansion Slots: microSD memory card slot x 1 (supports microSDXC memory card)
Embedded Camera: Resolution: HD 720P, Effective pixels: max. 1280×720 pixel
Battery Life: Approx. 2 hours (using internal battery)
Size: 18.7″ (W) x 13.1″ (D) x 0.4″ (H)
Weight: 5.3 lbs

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3 responses to “Panasonic Waaaaay Overkill 20″ 4K LCD Panel

  1. This might be over kill for consumers, but this (at the moment) is not for consumers. It’s for artist/designers.

    To review this product it should be compared to a Cintiq. I have a 12″ Cintiq. It’s a wonderful tool for drawing. but its colour representation is horrible. It can’t be calibrated to match your monitors because it is so dark.
    Cintiqs are not cheap either. they start at $1000 for the 12″ and go up to $3700 for the touch 24″

    I would like to see how well this Pana compares to these products.
    The problem Pana is going to have (starting off) is they are not integrated into programs like Photoshop.

    Look forward to seeing more competition for Wacom.

    • Yes, as long as you put “originally posted by David Susilo twitter @davidsusilo”

      Feel free to use the other articles too if you want as long as they are properly credited.

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