Panasonic has made a foldable hybrid Ultrabook Tablet running Windows 8 and they intend to launch it alongside Windows 8 on the 26th of this month.
Panasonic Makes Foldable Windows 8 Hybrid Ultrabook Tablet
CEATEC this year is turning out to be one giant playground for the PC industry to show off their latest in Windows 8 hardware. Not to be left behind by others in the game, Panasonic has also stepped up as an Ultrabook maker. Their offering includes one Tablet/Ultrabook hybrid running Windows 8, the upcoming unified OS from Microsoft. It will be sold in Japan (surprise, surprise) and will be available on shelves from the 26th of this month, the date Windows 8 is scheduled to be launched on.
The specifications are quite standard fare. There’s an 11.6inch touchscreen display with the 1366×768 resolution that is also quite common amongst these devices. Panasonic has not focused on making it appear thin and has made it to aesthetically carry the Panasonic design signature.
It comes with 2 USB 2.0 ports on the right along with an HDMI out. The left has the SD card reader, Ethernet port, power in, microphone and audio out ports. The tablet belongs to the AX series of tablets from Panasonic and will available from the company post the launch. It will come in various different configuration options.
The models will come with a Core i5 1.7 or 1.8GHz processor or a Core i7 1.9GHz processor. The tablets will all have 4GB of memory and 128GB of SSD storage. It has a removable battery, which is something most manufacturers have stopped using to make devices slimmer. The two higher models will carry an extra cell also for extended battery life. If you are buying the higher Core i5 or Core i7 model, you will also get a projector attachment to beam all your presentations through. No word on pricing yet but we expect it to be on the higher side of the market.