Panasonic has announced that the 20-inch 4K Toughpad tablet it introduced at CES 2013, will go on sale this January for $5,999. The US will get the UT-MB5 model, which runs Windows 8.1 and features 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, Intel Core i5 CPU, and a resolution of 230ppi.
The device weighs 5.27 lbs and measures .49 inches thick, and a two hour battery life. It has a front-facing camera with a 1280×720 resolution, a smart card reader, a USB 3.0 port, and more. Panasonic also states that the device is ruggedized to withstand up to a 12-inch drop at 26 different angles, while turned off, and a 30-inch drop on its back when it is turned on.
Between the tablet’s size and and projected battery life, it isn’t as portable as the average tablet, but it is more portable than say, a desktop set up. For these reasons, and because of its $5,999 price tag, Panasonic is targeting the device at those working in design, video production, architecture, photography, and healthcare fields.