20 inch 4K tablet delayed until February

The release of Panasonic’s giant 20-inch 4K tablet is said to have been delayed until February.

According to TechRadar, the tablet – suitably named ToughPad 4K – which will run Windows 8.1, might not hit the shelves now until February, despite being unveiled last January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

The ToughPad will boast a resolution of 3840 x 2560 and will cost $6,000 (£3,647) – significantly more expensive than other tablets on the market. It has been designed for medical professionals, designers and architects. The tablet will be 0.5-inch thick, will weigh 5.27 lbs and is surrounded by a magnesium alloy casing.

Inside the tablet, there is an Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor, a Nvidia GeForce GT745M dedicated GPU, 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM.

However, the size of Panasonic’s tablet means its battery life will be severely reduced – just two hours.

Panasonic’s mammoth tablet is currently the only 4K tablet that’s been announced, but more are expected to be revealed at this year’s CES, which will run from January 7th – 10th.