EnGadget: Panasonic to price 4K Toughpad tablet at $5,999

|About: Panasonic Corp. ADR (PCRFY)|By:, SA News Editor

Panasonic's (PCRFY -0.7%) 4K Toughpad tablet will sell for a whopping $5,999 starting next year, EnGadget reports.

The device, aimed at "video production, architecture, design, photography and healthcare" professionals, sports a 20", 3,840x2560 pixel ultra hi-def LCD display, packs an Intel Core i5 CPU, lives on battery for a mere 2 hours, and weighs 5.3 lbs. It can reportedly withstand a fall from more than 2 feet.

Labeling the price tag "premium" is an understatement, given the iPad Air and Surface Pro 2's $499 and $899 respective price points. However, the niche strategy may benefit from buyers who expense the tablet to their employers. In a market glutted with low- to mid-tier offerings, Panasonic's Toughpad has some chance of carving out its own tier.