Panasonic Let'snote J9 10.1-inch ultraportable packs Core i5 and WiMAX

Panasonic has outed its latest ultraportable, and while it may be netbook-sized it's far from netbook-powered.  The Panasonic Let'snote J9 has a silly name but it also packs Intel's 2.53GHz Core i5-460M processor, 2GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD (in "high performance" CF-J9L configuration) along with its 1366 x 768 10.1-inch display.

There's also WiFi a/b/g/n, WiMAX, an HDMI port and gigabit ethernet, together with two USB 2.0 ports and an SDXC memory card slot.  Battery life is tipped at up to 12hrs, impressive considering it weighs just 990g (or 1,205g with the optional leather jacket shown below).

There's a non-SSD version, the CF-J9N, which gets a 160GB hard-drive, Core i3-370M processor and around 7.5hrs of battery life.  Both use Intel HD graphics and Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium, and have interesting leaf-shaped keys that apparently allow your fingers to more easily move around.  They'll both land in Japan on October 15th 2010, priced at $2,140 for the CF-J9L.

[via CrunchGear]