Looking for the best Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga and Dell’s XPS 11 alternative that have a better Intel Haswell performance? If you are, we recommend you to take a look at Panasonic AX3, the upcoming convertible Ultrabook from Panasonic that powered by 4th generation of Intel Haswell platform. Yeah, the AX3 is designed for medium to high end business users that need a high performance ultra portable laptop for working hard and a high performance tablet for play in one stunning package.
Similar to IdeaPad Yoga 11.6 inch convertible ultrabook, Panasonic AX3 ultrabook comes with an unique hinge design that allows users to transform it into a tablet mode, just in case you need Angry Bird or other modern funny games. If you in the office hours, the full QWERTY keyboard also gives fast, secure and comfortable typing experience.
The high quality material for construction also capable to withstand when this machine suddenly drops of 0.74 meters, so you do not need to worries to carry the AX3 around with you wherever you go. Measures 288 × 194 x 18 mm and weighing around at 1.14kg with a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery that capable to produces up to 13 hours of battery life, the Panasonic’s upcoming ultrabook feels light and comfortable in palm of your hand. The battery life also gives more than enough electricity power for a full day work in office.
Under the hood, this model will be comes with a Intel Core i7-4500U dual core processor with a base clock rates at 1.8GHZ and backed by Turbo Boost 2.0 technology to increase processor speed up to 2.7GHZ. It also integrated with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and Intel HD Graphics 4400 as graphics processor, provides good performance not only for fast and seamless business applications but also smooth multimedia tasks, such as play modern games or watch 1080p HD video playback. Sadly, it only bundled with a 128GB of Solid State Drive as internal storage capacity.
Designed for business and multimedia use, the AX3 boasts a 11.6 inch Full High Definition capacitive touch screen TFT LCD display with support a 1920 × 1080 native resolution. Like other high end ultrabook, the display also uses IPS technology for greater viewing experience and anti-glare display for out door use. Built into bezel, there is a HD web camera that integrated with digital stereo microphone for face to face video conference and 720p video recording.
The rest of hardware specifications are monaural speaker with Intel High Definition Audio support, memory card slot with supports SDHC and SDXC memory card formats, two USB 3.0 port, audio jacks, headphone jack and RJ 45 for Ethernet LAN, along with Bluetooth v4.0, 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T Ethernet LAN and Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 2×2 AGN provides a reliable connection to your wireless network.
Moreover, the high end 11.6 inch convertible ultrabook also comes with a Geomagnetic sensor, Ambient light sensor, Acceleration sensor, Gyro sensor and a wide range of preinstalled applications, such as PC McAfee Security Center, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Windows Media Player 12, PC-Diagnostic Utility, Microsoft Office Home & Business 2013 and more. For operating system, this model will be preloaded with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, offers stable platform to handle the most demanding business and multimedia applications.
Sadly, there is no information about pricing but according on the product page, Panasonic AX3 convertible ultrabook will be available in next week for Japan market (Panasonic CF-AX3WERBR, CF-AX3WEABR, CF-AX3WEFBR, CF-AX3WETBR and Panasonic CF-AX3WEWBR). If you are on the market for a 11.6 inch ultrabook and looking for another alternative, we recommend you to take a look at the VAIO Pro 11 SVP11215PXB ultrabook, the 11.6 inch ultrabook with a carbon fiber design and powered by Intel Haswell dual core processor.