Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 Tablet
Makes U.S. Premiere
World's First 20-Inch 4K Tablet
Enables Ultimate Productivity for Professionals in Fields Including Media and
Entertainment, Design and Healthcare
Los Angeles, November 7, 2013 - Panasonic, an industry leader in
reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, tonight at a Hollywood
event announced the U.S. availability of the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 tablet, the
world's first 20-inch tablet with a 4K resolution display. Part of Panasonic's
Toughpad line of professional-grade tablets, the device is designed for
professionals in fields where visual clarity and collaboration are essential to
productivity, such as video production, architecture, design, photography and
healthcare. With its crystal-clear, immersive display, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5
also can be utilized in settings such as museums, training centers, sales
showrooms and galleries.
The business-rugged Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 is powered by an Intel® Core i5
vPro processor, features Windows 8.1 Pro and offers a brilliant 3840x2560
pixel display that goes beyond Ultra HD resolution. With a 20-inch IPS Alpha
LCD screen featuring 230 pixels per inch, a 15:10 aspect ratio and wide viewing
angles, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 provides a lifelike viewing experience unlike
any tablet on the market. Moreover, since the system is built on the Intel vPro
platform, it bridges the gap between the needs of IT professionals and workers
by including unique hardware enhanced security features, remote manageability
and capabilities designed to increase end user productivity and data
"In our highly connected and visual world, having access to the best
quality, most detailed visual information available can be a critical component
of success in many fields," said Rance Poehler, president, Panasonic System
Communications Company of North America. "By delivering an unsurpassed level of
image quality, running on an Intel vPro processor and using Microsoft's most advanced
operating system, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 tablet allows decision makers in
various visual fields to view, share, manage, and interpret information to
drive their innovation."
Professional-Grade Productivity and Durability
In addition to its 10-point multi-touch input, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5
comes with an optional Panasonic Electronic Touch Pen, a unique new device
offering pixel-level precision and a distinctly pen-and-paper-like feel for
freehand sketching, annotation or handwriting. The pen uses infrared signals to
distinctly read each pixel on the screen and communicates with the tablet via
Bluetooth®. For natural and highly accurate drawing or handwriting, the pen can
be held from various angles and can interpret more than 2,000 levels of pressure.
The Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 is the world's lightest and thinnest 20-inch
tablet*. With a magnesium alloy frame enclosed in a reinforced glass fiber
case, it provides business-rugged durability worthy of the Toughpad name. It's
built to handle a 30-inch drop to its back while operating, and 12-inch drops
to 26 angles when nonoperational.
*World's lightest and thinnest 20-inch tablet as of November 7, 2013
Toughpad 4K UT-MB5: Key Features
- 4K Visual Experience: 20-inch IPS Alpha LCD
screen with 3840x2560 pixel display featuring 230 pixels per inch and
15:10 aspect ratio
- High-Performance Processing Power: Intel® CoreTM i5-3437U
vProTM processor with NVIDIA® GeForce® 745M GPU
- Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro
- Storage & Memory: 256GB SSD, 8 GB RAM and
- Connectivity & I/O: Intel® Centrino®
Advanced-N 6235 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® v4.0 (Class 1), USB 3.0,
SDXC card slot, smart card reader, docking connector
- Camera: 1280 x 720 pixel built-in front camera
- Durability: Business-rugged with resistance to 12-inch drops to 26
angles (non-operating) and 30-inch drop to its back (operating)
- Battery: 2 hours per MobileMark® 2007 testing
- Lightweight Portability: 5.27 lbs., 0.49 inch
Combined with accessories such as the optional Panasonic desktop cradle
and carrying case solution, the device can be used as both a desktop PC and
tablet. The cradle offers USB 3.0 x3, Ethernet and HDMI-output connectivity. A
VESA-compatible mounting adapter plate will be available early next year.
The Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 adds to Panasonic's ever-expanding suite of
technology for producing and consuming 4K media, including the 65-inch VIERA®
WT600 Ultra-High Definition 4K TV and the BT-4LH310
LCD production monitor. The Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 was unveiled at an event
this evening in Hollywood, Calif.
"It's impressive to see Panasonic bringing its successful heritage of
ruggedized PCs to the new designs running Windows 8.1, providing huge value to
business customers who need high-resolution screens and durability," said
Jordan Chrysafidis, vice president of Worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp.
"Professionals in all fields need tools that help them do their work
more effectively and rely on a range of computing devices, including tablets,"
said Rick Echevarria, vice president of PC Client Group and general manager of
Business Client Platform Division at Intel. "The Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 provides
portability to the all-in-one horsepower, hardware enhanced security, and
collaboration capabilities delivered by Intel Core vPro processors to maximize
productivity in the office, field or wherever the job takes them."
"What's exciting about the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 is the clarity of the
display. What you're working with here are large-format drawings, and fidelity
and clarity is key," said Don Jacob, vice president of Engineering at Bluebeam®
Software, a leading developer of PDF-based workflow solutions for the
architecture, engineering and construction industries. "What Bluebeam is all
about is not changing the way people work - people are comfortable with marking
up paper with a pen. This is a very nice way to be able to do that with the
benefits of it being electronic. It's definitely a game changer."
"Having a tablet like the Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 makes it much
easier because the resolution that I get out of this, at this size, is so
beneficial to my practice. I spend less time working," said Architect Thomas A.
Heinz, AIA. "Using a tablet like this would make it much easier to make a
presentation to a client because you have it in real time, you can change the
size as you go, you can make notes on it if you want and it's much simpler. And
you have a permanent record of it."
"(Ultra HD resolution) is now immediately accessible to us in the
field, which gives us enormous efficiencies and cost savings and cuts our
schedule considerably," said Don Kempf, president and founder of Giant Screen
Films. "We're now able to take some of the great attributes of our films in the
theater, particularly the high resolution, and bring that to a person-to-person
context. We've never been able to do that before."
Pricing and Availability
The Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 will be available in January 2014 at a list
price of $5,999. All Toughpad tablets can be purchased through authorized
All products in the Toughpad family come standard with the industry's
most comprehensive 3-year warranty.
Sales inquiries for Panasonic's Toughpad family of tablets should be
directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 Digital Resources
For images, specifications and more detailed information on the
Toughpad 4K UT-MB5, visit http://us.panasonic.com/4k.
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