by CIO Staff

Matsushita to Debut Waterproof Laptop

Apr 25, 20061 min
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Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic) plans to launch its new Let’s Note CF-Y5 laptop with a waterproof protective sheet and drainage system to protect the hard drive and other internal circuitry from mild water damage, the Associated Press reports via the New York Post.

The company’s new laptop is also built for durability and can withstand a force of up to 220 pounds, according to the AP.

Osaka, Japan-based Matsushita plans to make the Let’s Note CF-Y5 available to the Japanese public on May 19, and it will bear a price tag of roughly $2,300, the AP reports.

The electronics maker has been struggling to keep up with competitors in South Korea, China and Taiwan as of late, but it recently posted a jump in profits and boosted its earning expectations due to strong sales of flat-panel televisions, batteries and digital cameras, among other offerings, according to the AP.

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