CES 2014: The Next Big Thing? Or a Bunch of Small Things?

By Bloomberg Photos - 2014-01-09T02:38:04Z

Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

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Tough Tablet 

This is no iPad Mini. Panasonic's Toughpad 4K Tablet, displayed by company executive Rance Poehler, has a 20-inch high-resolution screen (touted as the first of its kind) and can handle a 30-inch drop. The company says it was built to serve as a mobile workstation for those in visually intensive fields such as computer-aided design and video editing. The tablet weighs more than 5 pounds and has a battery life of about 2 hours (standard model). With prices starting at $6,000, we'll see if the Toughpad is a tough sell.