We have seen the Panasonic UT-MB5 Toughpad on several occasions throughout the year, and we will soon be able to see the final version once released in November. However, it is worth noting that this device is not intended for consumer use, but for professional types, such as architects etc.
What makes this even more appealing is 4K technology is found in the Panasonic Toughpad UT-MB5 tablet. However, it does come at a price, well around £3,800 to be more precise, although we are sure it will be worth it for those in an industry where image quality is imperative.
We have already seen earlier versions of this tablet at CES at the start of this year, along with other events, and in that time the design of the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 has changed for the better, apart from the strange stripe patterns along the front edge.
Don’t let that put you off though because there is more to this device than just its exterior design, yes we are talking about those Panasonic UT-MB5 4K tablet specs, which include an Intel Core i5 1.8Ghz processor, 16GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce graphics and 128GB SSD. As for connectivity there is Bluetooth and Wireless. If you find the internal storage is not enough for you then you can makes use of an SD card slot as well.
4K resolution is a huge deal when it comes to the TV market, or will be in the next few years. This is because it is new technology and takes time to get going, that and the fact prices are a little on the extreme side. Don’t expect to watch movies in 4K quality on this tablet because it only serves one purpose, and that is to show off the maximum detail possible, which will suit certain industries.
CNET went hands-on with the giant Panasonic UT-MB5 i4K tablet last week and while they can see the positive side of this device, there are far more negatives, such as the huge size being laughable and a poor battery life. They suggest this 20-inch tablet is more like an all-in-one desktop but with the stand removed.