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.
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!
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.