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High-end Sony Vaio G2 out next month

The next version of Sony's high-end Vaio laptop series, the "G2", will be out in Japan in October of 2007. It will feature a Core 2 Duo CPU, SSD (Solid State Drive), and a drip-proof keyboard.

The next version of Sony's high-end Vaio laptop series, the "G2", will be out in Japan in October of 2007. It will feature a Core 2 Duo CPU, SSD (Solid State Drive), and a drip-proof keyboard.

According to Gizmodo:

You can choose from either a U7600 or U7500 Core 2 Duo CPU, a 32GB, 48GB, or 64GB Solid State Drive and several different HDD sizes. The G2 runs both Windows Vista and XP, and there are two USB ports, memory card slot, IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN, Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 2.0 and fingerprint sensor. Measurements are 277 x 215 x 23.5/25.5 mm, and Sony claims the Lithium Ion battery on the G2-KAN will go for over 11 hours.

The design of the drip-proof keyboard is pretty interesting, although it's certainly not the first laptop ever to feature a water-resistant keyboard.

Japanese site PC Watch (Translated) explains that liquid that ends up on the keyboard will be discharged through a special "water pit" at the base. Additionally, excessive water will cause the system to rapidly powered-down in an attempt to prevent damage.

Looks like the perfect laptop to have poptarts and coffee over!

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

2 comments
Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

A keyboard that I can spill poptarts and coffee on? Oh, Paul... you know the way to my heart!

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

Well they put one in their other stuff don't they. You keep promoting these weasels, I'll keep pointing out that any intelligent consumer shouldn't touch their stuff with a barge pole.

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