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

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

PR Newswire

OSAKA, Japan, Jan. 8, 2013

OSAKA, Japan, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Panasonic Corporation today
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.

These unique characteristics will open up new ways for tablets to be used.
The following is an example of its usage in an editorial meeting to finalize a
new catalogue:

An editor comes into the room carrying a 4k tablet with him, lays it flat on
the table and switches it on to show the catalog data for perusal by the
editorial staff. While they check each page of the print-ready catalog by
tapping and swiping the touchscreen, the editor jots down instructions for
color changes directly on the screen using the digital pen and transfers them
to the printing company. The meeting wraps up after they make a final check
of the revised data returned from the printer to ensure the changes have been
made correctly.

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.

The tablet is based on Windows 8 operating system, which enables the user to
continue to use reliable applications developed for and business documents
created on older versions of Windows. Besides offering an intuitiveness other
PCs and tablets cannot rival, this innovative tablet will facilitate an
environment in which users can develop business solutions in a timely fashion
without losing any business chance.

Panasonic has built up trust with customers in a variety of industries by
offering its ruggedized Toughbook laptops and Let's Note mobile notebook PCs,
which helped improve operation efficiency and productivity in harsh outdoor
working environments where such IT products were rarely found. Building on
these achievements, Panasonic will strive to commercialize the 4k tablet,
making it available globally to provide new business values to customers.


Display                  20.0 inch IPS Alpha Panel
       Resolution        3840 x 2560 pixels (230 ppi): Approx. 16.77 million
       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)
                         Bluetooth v4.0
USB Port                 USB2.0 x 1
                         microSD memory card slot x 1 (supports microSDXC
Expansion Slots          memory
                         Resolution: HD 720P、
Embedded Camera
                         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

  oWindows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.
    and/or other countries that identifies Microsoft Windows operating system.
  oIntel, Intel vPro and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation in
    the U.S. and/or other countries.
  oNVIDIA and GeForce are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation.
  oAnoto, Anoto Logotype and Live Pen are trademarks owned by Anoto AB.

About Panasonic
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture
of electronic products in three business fields, consumer, components &
devices, and solutions. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded
consolidated net sales of 7.85 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2012.
Panasonic's stock is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC)
Stock Exchanges. The company has the vision of becoming the No. 1 Green
Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by the 100th year of its
founding in 2018. For more information on Panasonic, its brand and commitment
to sustainability, visit the company's website at

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