Panasonic has been consistently delivering technological and user improvements to help transform the way mobile workers perform in the workplace. In line with this, and alongside the global announcements, Panasonic today has unveiled the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5, the world’s first 20 inch tablet with a 4K resolution display for the Middle East and Africa markets, at GITEX 2013.
The Toughpad 4K – UT-MB5 is the flagship product in Panasonic’s groundbreaking new Ultra-High Definition Toughpad range. Offering a new digital viewing experience called 4K which is more than four times better than HD at 3840 x 2560 pixels, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 is a business rugged, portable tablet that breaks new ground in digital viewing with 4K resolution, collaborative working with touchscreen capabilities and a unique Panasonic Electronic Touch Pen for pin-point accuracy and annotation.
The portable tablet comes with a unique new Panasonic Electronic Touch Pen* that is super intuitive and provides paper-like feel for sketching, annotation or handwriting. The pen uses infrared signals to distinctly read every single pixel on the screen and communicates it with the tablet via bluetooth, making it stand apart from commonly found capacitive digitizers. It is so accurate because it is able to recognise every individual pixel on the tablet screen, can recognize & record the pen, tilt and can interpret 2048 levels of pressure, ensuring drawing or handwriting is reflected perfectly to the smallest detail.
With its 15:10 aspect ratio, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 is the lightest and thinnest portable 20 inch screen tablet, weighing in at 2.35kg and just 12.5mm thick. Powered by an Intel® CoreTM i5 vProTM CPU, up to 8GB RAM and NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics, the UT-MB5 is able to display very high resolution videos smoothly and without buffering.
“At Panasonic we are committed to engineer products and technologies that enrich lives and contribute to society. The world’s first Toughpad 4K is another example of Panasonic delivering on its promise. This product will open new doors for our customers by delivering an immersive viewing experience. With this device, the region has literally moved into an era of the next dimension in visual developments of 4K resolution technology,” commented Mr Masao Motoki, Managing Director, Panasonic Marketing, Middle East and Africa.
The Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 comes pre-installed with Windows 8.1 Pro making the device future proof, allowing enterprises to use all their existing applications and office products and enabling IT departments to migrate with ease. Combined with accessories such as the Panasonic desktop cradle and carry solution, the device can also be used as both a desktop PC and tablet, reducing the need for designers and engineers to use multiple devices.
The Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 also offers all the necessary interfaces to make it a practical device in the business environment, including USB 3.0, SD card slot, headphone jack and optional smart card reader. The cradle also offers Ethernet and HDMI connectivity.
With a 1280 x 720 pixel built-in front camera, combined with the 20 inch screen, video conferencing becomes a simple and enjoyable experience. With 256 GB SSD and SD card slot, the device has plenty of space to store applications and data.
Furthermore, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 is business rugged meaning it can withstand drops of up to 76cm (bottom side, while operating).
Panasonic’s success in Toughpad is due to factors such as their durable and rugged performance, ergonomic design, superior inside and outside screen viewing technology and tailored docking and peripheral solutions to meet the varied needs of the most demanding mobile workers.