Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New PC with WIN8 by Panasonic (2)

New PC with WIN8 by Panasonic (1)

Now, this is the Let's Note AX2.

Its spec are Intel Core i5-3317 processor (1.7GHz), 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, average quality as an ultrabook.
Several connections are equipped such as LAN port, VGA D-sub 15pins, USB3.0s and HDMI.
The screen is 11.6inch 16:9 TFT touch display with 1366*768 dots, to be honest, not so good. Unfortunately, its view angle is so narrow that I can not use it with tablet style lying on the bed.

And I actually touched the new PC...

Oh, several problems!

Touch pad is not smooth, mouse pointer sometimes shakes.
Networking is hardly working with tethering via smartphone with USB connection. (WiFi was smooth.)
Touch type board do not automatically appear when display is not folded. It makes difficult to use it as so called Photo-Stand style.
Japanese IME "ATOK" is not adapted to Windows 8. Of course it is not a fault of Panasonic.
(To begin with, Windows 8 is immature OS, I think.)
Moreover, sometimes it is happened that keyboard typing is not working. It is critical!

Umm... usability is not adequate now. I must wait for some patch programs and applications.

Now, Panasonic company is in crisis.
They presented that they would retreat from solar panel project recently. Their financial condition is so catastrophic that the president commented that "We are loser."

NHK News (Japanese) *deleted

Japanese famous company is now struggling.
I am afraid that my newest Let's Note would be the last product of Panasonic.

Good luck to Panasonic.


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