Make room for big tablets, all-in-ones at IFA show
Bigger is better: That’s what Panasonic and Acer seem to think about tablets and all-in-ones, going by what the two companies had on display at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.
Panasonic showed off a 20-inch 4K tablet aimed at professionals like artists and architects. The screen has a resolution of 3840 by 2560 pixels and carries an equally impressive price tag of almost $6000. It will start shipping in Europe in November. One of the biggest let downs of the tablet though is only two hours of battery life.
Over on Acer’s stand, the company was showing a 24-inch all-in-one based on Google’s Android OS. The computer is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor. While it may have been impressive to show-goers, Android is designed for mobile devices with touchscreens, not for desktops that use keyboards and mice. In Europe, it will cost €429 ($570) and start shipping in mid-October.