Panasonic unveils super-light convertible tablet PC

Panasonic in Japan today announced [JP] the “Let’s Note CF-C1”, which the company says is among the world’s lightest convertible tablet PCs. The latest addition to Panasonic’s “Let’s Note” series of notebooks weighs just 1.46kg (including the battery, 1.67kg with two batteries). The company says it was able to push down the weight by choosing lighter materials and changing the display’s open-close and rotating mechanisms.

The CF-C1 features a 12.1-inch multi-touch screen that can rotate 180 degrees and comes with 1,280 x 800 resolution. Buyers will get an Intel Core i5-520M (2.40GHz), a 250GB HDD, 2GB memory (4GB max.), and Windows 7 Professional (32bit/64bit) as the OS. There are also three USB 2.0 slots, an SDXC slot, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

Panasonic plans to start selling the “Let’s Note CF-C1” on June 25 for $2,170.