Panasonic is launching its first notebook with a low-power Intel Core M Broadwell processor this month. The Panasonic Let’s Note RZ4 is a 10 inch portable notebook that will be available in Japan starting October 17th for about 160,000 yen, or less than $1500.
That price might seem a bit high, but it’s in line with prices for other members of the Panasonic Let’s Note series… and you probably won’t be able buy this laptop outside of Japan anyway.
Update: Dynamism is now offering the Panasonic RZ in the US for $1749 and up.
The Panasonic Let’s Note RZ4 features a 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS touchscreen display which you can push back 360 degrees to transform the notebook into a handheld tablet.
It also features an Intel Core M-5Y10 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of solid state storage, and runs Windows 8.1 64-bit software.
The notebook features 802.11ac WiFi, a webcam, HDMI and USB 3.0 ports, and Gigabit Ethernet. It has a 4860mAh battery which Panasonic says should last for up to 14 hours.
The Let’s Note RZ4 measures less than 0.8 inches thick and weighs about 1.65 pounds.