Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:10 PM ET
A 20-inch tablet doesn't exactly sound like it should be considered a truly mobile device — I'd love to see pants with pockets big enough for it — but Panasonic decided to make one anyway.
Panasonic's new Windows 8 tablet weighs 5.3 pounds and is an incredibly slender 0.4 inches thick. It's battery life is a bit on the brief side, according to Panasonic — it'll only run for about two hours on a full charge.
It has a 4K display (3840 x 2560 pixels), a stylus, a 720p HD camera, a 1.80 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM (though it can be upgraded to 16GB), and a 128GB SSD. There's support for USB and microSD.
No word as to when this beast of a tablet will hit shelves or how much it will cost. And jokes about pants pockets and the silliness of such a large tablet aside, I should point out that Panasonic intends to aim this gadget at the business crowd. Editors, architects and anyone who has to give presentation or plan something on-the-go could get some use out of this huge slab o' tech.
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