Notebook

Mouth Computer has started selling their very reasonable 11.6-inch "LuvBook C230" laptop series. The low-cost machines' price range is from ¥38,800 to ¥49,800 (about USD $320 to $410).
NEC is going to release the world's lightest 13.3-inch 2-in-1 PC series called "LaVie Hybrid ZERO" on February 5. It weights only 926g!
Mouse Computer has just released new gaming laptop series "NEXTGEAR-NOTE i71100" from their gaming brand G-Tune today. There are 4 models available and the price range is ¥299,800 - ¥399,800.

From Panasonic's "Let's note" series, 5 new models of the RZ4 series 10.1-inch notebook PC will be released on October 17. Pricing starts at 160,000 yen.

It's a clamshell note PC. By rotating the screen and folding it, it can be used as a tablet. One of the Main features of the RZ4 series is that it weighs only 745g. It is currently the lightest among all notebooks with a rotatable screen.

Editor - August 01, 2014

MSI Computer Japan has just released an 11.6-inch convertible notebook PC "MSI S20". It's only available at on of the major Japanese electronics stores, Yodobashi Camera, and sold for about 59,800 yen.

MSI S20 features an 11.6-inch 10-point multi-touch IPS full HD display, 1.7GHz Pentium 3558U CPU, Windows8.1 with Bing OS, 5GB memory, 12GB SSD and mini HDMI output terminal. By sliding and storing the keyboard part, you can convert it to a tablet style device.

Today, newborn VAIO Corporation announced the first release of 3 new notebook PC models "VAIO Pro 11", "VAIO Pro 13", and "VAIO Fit 15E".

VAIO Corporation started taking orders of these new models for individual users today, and they will start taking the orders for companies on August 4.

VAIO Pro 11 and VAIO Pro 13

Toshiba is going to release the new 15.6-inch Windows 8.1 convertible notebook - dynabook P75/28M - in late July.

The estimated price is 170,000 yen.

The display with IPS full HD (1920x1080) touch panel is able to rotate 360 degrees so that you can use dynabook P75/28M in different forms such as a tablet and tent style.

Toshiba announced that they will release a new dynabook KIRA series notebook PC, the dynabook KIRA L93 in late June.

The dynabook KIRA L93 has an LCD display that makes a 360-degree turn and a detachable keyboard. So, you can choose the way you want to use it among 7 different ways:

- Notebook PC style
- Tablet style
- Desktop style
- Canvas style
- Flat style
- Tent style

Fujitsu, for one of their new 2014 summer model personal computers, announced that they are going to release a notebook PC for ¥190,000 on May 23, which is intended for women in their 20s and 30s.

The notebook PC is called Floral Kiss (Model: LIFEBOOK CH75/R). The top board has a fashionable bicolor design (Elegant Red with Beige or Clear White with Brown) and there are glittering gems on the power button and LED lights.

Yoriko Takahashi - April 25, 2014

Sony is now providing free repairs for their 11.6-inch full HD transformable tablet PC VAIO Fit 11A, released in February.

It was found that a defect occurs in its battery pack: there is a chance to burn the PC when the battery pack is overheated. As of April 23, Sony received 4 burnout reports so far both domestically and abroad.

The free repairs apply to the following 3 models:

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