Panasonic Touchpad 4K 20-inch tablet with 230 PPI ships on Sept. 7th

Panasonic Touchpad 4K tablet angled view

Remember the 4K resolution tablet from Panasonic, which was first demoed at CES 2013? Well the ultra high-resolution tablet is now (close to) full production and Panasonic is announcing that the device will start shipping in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and in Europe on September 7th.

You’ve never seen something like it, Panasonic’s Touchpad 4K is capable of pushing 9,830,400 pixels on a 20-inch touchscreen display, which makes it every graphic designer’s dream. It also has 230 PPI (Pixels Per Inch) which is more than the MacBook Pro with retina display and this translates on crisper text, video, and pictures.

According to a new Extreme Windows Blog post, Panasonic Touchpad 4K also includes a digital pen that makes use of new technology for “perfect” accuracy interacting with the touch-enabled display. “This positional precision is complemented by 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity which yields a high-fidelity pen input capability for writing, sketching, and UI input.” — Microsoft said.

Panasonic Touchpad 4K specs:

  • Resolution: 3840 x 2560
  • Aspect ratio: 15:10
  • Screen size: 20 inches
  • Model: Toughpad UT-MB50
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 vPro
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB or 156GB SSD
  • Weight: 5.07 lb
  • Operating system: Windows 8

The interesting part of this new Ultra HD tablet announcement is that the battery life performance details are nowhere to be found, which pushes me to believe that it isn’t really good. And there is already a mention of a new “high-performance” version coming in 2014. But heck, if you’re a graphic designer and you are looking for the latest and greatest, you cannot beat 4K.