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’s $5900 4K tablet

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.

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Acer’s 24-inch all-in-one running Android

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.

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