letsnote j10 Panasonic shoves Core i5 chips in a netbook package

Apparently Panasonic doesn't think Intel's Ultrabooks are all that and although its new Let's note J10 is a fair bit chunkier than an Ultrabook at 35mm thickness, these 10.1-inch notebooks somehow manages to pack a 35W TDP Core i3, i5 or i7 CPU without burning up.  What's even more impressive though is that they can delivery up to 12.5h battery life, a feat we'd like to see some Ultrabooks pull off.

Apparently Panasonic doesn't think Intel's Ultrabooks are all that and although its new Let's note J10 is a fair bit chunkier than an Ultrabook at 35mm thickness, these 10.1-inch notebooks somehow manages to pack a 35W TDP Core i3, i5 or i7 CPU without burning up.  What's even more impressive though is that they can delivery up to 12.5h battery life, a feat we'd like to see some Ultrabooks pull off.

The base model isn't all that exciting with a Core i3-2350M and a 320GB hard drive, but move up a notch and you get a Core i5-2450M with a 128GB SSD and things start to get interesting. Panasonic is also offering the J10 with an optional Core i7-2640M and an optional 256GB SSD or a 1TB hard drive. Common features include 4GB of RAM as standard (8GB for the Core i7 model), a 10.1-inch screen with 1366×768 resolution, an Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 card which sports WiMAX speeds of up to 28Mbps in Japan, Gigabit Ethernet, a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports and SD card reader, HDMI and S-sub ports and a pair of audio jacks. Bluetooth is optional for some reason, but all SKUs come with a protective carrying case.

letsnote j10 Panasonic shoves Core i5 chips in a netbook package

The standard battery is good for 7.5-8h of usage (HDD/SSD) while the extended battery pack which adds 13mm to the thickness of the J10 allows for between 11.5 and 12.5h of usage (HDD/SSD). At 990g with the standard battery and no protective casing this is an extremely impressive machine in terms of portability, but once again the pricing isn't exactly in the realm of affordability. The Core i3 model comes in at 120,00 Yen (US$1,500/S$1,880), with the Core i5 model with a 128GB SSD at 170,000 Yen (US$2,130/S$2,670) and an insane 267,250 Yen (US$3,345/S$4,189) for the Core i7 model with a 256GB SSD.

Now if Panasonic would just catch up in the design department a little and lower them prices, we'd almost consider a Let's note J10 just for the portability factor, as at under 1kg with a full-fat CPU and a for the size decent resolution screen, this is a really cool mobile work horse.

Source: Panasonic Japan