Akihabara News has word of new ultraportables coming out from Panasonic, in both 12.1-inch and 10.4-inch models. They are not Intel Duo Core powered, and they are not widescreen. They report one very interesting feature, that they “are designed to resist a pressure of 100kgs, except for the R4 that resists to a pressure of 50kg”. They are using Ultra Low Voltage Pentium Ms, with a 400MHz frontside bus, Intel’s 915GMS Express Chipset, DDR2, and use 60GB Ultra ATA Drives.
I’ll be posting more on the specs, availability outside of Japan, etc., over the next few days. These series of Notebooks is being referred to by Panasonic as “Let’s Note”