Panasonic rolls out the Let’s Note B11 notebook, upgrades the J10 netbook
The Osaka-headquartered tech manufacturer Panasonic is about to launch the Ivy Bridge-powered B11 portable computer. Furthermore, the company will reportedly upgrade its existing J10 netbook to Sandy Bridge. Both models are part of the maker’s Let’s Note Series and will hit the stores in Japan starting tomorrow, priced at 175,000 JPY (B11, about $2,180) and 170,000JPY (J10, about $2,115).
The recently announced Let’s Note B11 system is built around an Intel HM76 Express Chipset and sports a third generation Intel Core i7-3615QM central processing unit. This Quad-Core chip is clocked at 2.3GHz (up to 3.3GHz through Turbo Boost), houses the integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics card and is ranked 15 in our CPU Benchmark List. Moreover, the powerful laptop comes with a widescreen LCD panel that measures 15.6 inches in diagonal and delivers a Full HD (1920-by-1080 pixels) native resolution.
The notebook presumably accommodates up to 8GB of internal DDR3 RAM, a 640GB mechanical hard drive and a Super Multi DVD Burner. Connectivity-wise, the B11 packs an Intel Centrino Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n module (no built-in Bluetooth radio, though), an HDMI interface, one USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports. According to Panasonic, the portable PC weighs about 2.2kg with the standard built-in battery pack and runs a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional operating system.
Next up is the Let’s Note J10 model that Notebookcheck told you about in the beginning of last year. Apparently, the netbook will now be equipped with a Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5-2450M CPU that offers two cores operating at a frequency of 2.5GHz – 3.1GHz. In addition, the fast processor is complemented by a 10.1-inch (1366-by-768 pixels) 16:9 display.
Other features reportedly include 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, an HDMI output and WiMAX connectivity.