2012 was the year of 3D, and 2013 seems to have become the year of 4K resolution, or UHD: 3840 x 2160. Panasonic is definitely adding credibility to that train of thought, having actually made a 4K tablet.
Some may have been tempted to think that the 56-inch OLED, the largest ever OLED TV, would be Panasonic's only move on the 4K market.
This is definitely not the case. The corporation is sure to sell many 4K TVs and even monitors this year, though we are looking at something different right now.
Long story short, Panasonic has brought a 20-inch 4K Windows 8 tablet to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013). The LCD has an aspect ratio of 15:10 and a pixel density of 230 ppi.
The company didn't say it, but the product is basically an all-in-one PC in tablet form.
The Intel Core i5-3427U central processing units, with its clock speed of 1.8 GHz, acts as the heart of the device.
An NVIDIA GeForce graphics adapter is available as well, though its exact name hasn't been disclosed.
The rest of the specs are precisely what buyers of a tablet would expect, although the RAM potential might give people pause.
What we mean to say is that, even though the standard RAM amount is quite high on its own (4GB), the top option is clearly outside tablet bounds (16 GB).
Nevertheless, Panasonic is advertising the 4K Windows 8 device as a tablet. That said, buyers will get a microSDXC memory card slot, a USB 2.0 port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 720 webcam on the front.
The lack of USB 3.0 is outright bizarre. We can only hope that the folks at Slashgear were mistaken when implying that the USB 2.0 port is the only USB connector available.
No pricing or availability details have been provided.