The new Panasonic Let’s Note CF-SV7-series notebooks are the only ultra-compact PCs to feature Intel’s latest mobile processors. It also bucks the trend seen on Apple and co and boasts 7 ports plus an SD card reader.
The 12.1-inch CF-SV7 features Intel’s quad-core 8th Generation Core i5 and i7 processors. Oh, it also packs an optical disc drive. Now, how many companies offer ultra-light laptops with a disc spinner these days?
The screen is a 12.1-inch WUXGA (1920×1200) display. Stamina is up to 21 hours thanks to the hefty long-life battery.
However, it’s the range of connectivity that impressed me.
Furthermore, there’s wireless connectivity support for both 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1.
Finally, Panasonic is also offering optional 4G LTE connectivity with speeds of 300Mbps down and 50Mbps up.
I’ve not seen anything like it
Firstly, these devices are very light because they are made of plastic. Don’t worry though, they’re still hardy enough to withstand a drop from a height of 76 cm.
Some may even say that the CF-SV7 is a little chunky. But, they are designed to offer their owners the best possible connectivity, feature set and battery life, something that we usually see on 14-inch+ laptops from other manufacturers.
In Europe and the U.S. most go for ultra-thin PCs even if they lack replaceable batteries or certain ports. You see, preferences are different in Japan. This is who Panasonic is aiming the CF-SV7 at. This market really digs its 12-inch laptops with optical drives. Users also demand thick replaceable batteries and plenty of connectors.
For more information on the Panasonic Let’s Note CF-SV7 laptop jump over to the official website by following the link below. Panasonic has not announced any worldwide availability for the Let’s Note CF-SV7 as yet In the system may not even make it out of Japan.
Price and availability
The Panasonic CF-SV7 will be available to purchase throughout Japan with prices starting from $2,300 rising to nearly $4,000 for the flagship system.
No word if it will see a global release as yet.