Japanese giant Matsushita Corporation, owner of the well-known Panasonic brand, has just announced the new Let’s note B11 notebook, on its official website.
The Let’s note B11 is made only for sale in the Land of the Rising Sun. It comes with Intel’s Core i7-3615QM CPU that benefits from a 6 MB Level 3 cache and runs at a moderate 2.3 GHz frequency.
The Turbo Boost option will raise the frequency up to 3.3 GHz when only one thread is demanding attention and all the effort will dissipate a maximum of 45 watts of heat.
The HM76 chipset will manage the data exchange between the 4 GB of DDR3L memory, working at a modest 1333 MHz and the 640 GB hard disk drive.
Panasonic’s new Let’s note B11 also comes with three USB connectors, out of which two are USB 3.0, one HDMI port, Gigabit LAN, a SD card reader, a VGA port and the usual two HD audio jacks.
Strangely, there’s no new webcam and no Bluetooth.
The whole thing weighs only 1.89 Kg and the battery life is just three hours. That’s around 4.16 pounds, but there’s also an extra battery pack that will add another three hours of battery life if you do the effort to carry around another 310 grams; around 0.68 pounds.
The 15.6” screen is high quality and comes with a FullHD resolution that will display Blu-ray movies played by an optional Blu-ray drive that’s also available.
A 750 GB HDD and 8 GB of memory are also an option, but the pricing, like we said, is astounding: 2,190 USD for the standard configuration and 3,560 USD for the all the options.
That’s a rather high 1,694 EUR and 2,750 EUR for the European buyers.