Portable, Powerful, and Panasonic - Mobile  1Panasonic has done what some of you would be interested in – they stuffed an i7-620UM Arrandale CPU into a sub-note body. According to the specs at the Panasonic Japan site, the Let’s Note R9 (aka. Toughbook over here) comes with a 10.4″ screen, weighs less than 2.2 lbs, and Panasonic’s signature rugged design.

This falls into an interesting portable performance category using the new Intel CPU, but getting this kind of speed probably won’t be cheap especially in a portable form factor. No word on availability and the chances are we’ll see them in Japan long before making it overseas.

The circular track pad has me stumped, but not having used it, it’s hard for me to say if it actually works well or not.

(via Engadget)

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Source: Panasonic, Japan