On April 25th, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd (Panasonic) announced that new laptop "Let's note CF-Y5" will be put on the market on May 19th which doesn't break if you pour a glass of water.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd (Panasonic) sells a series of "tough book" whose selling point is the tough, and can be used even in the pouring rain.
"Let's note CF-Y5" has special features of its lightness (1490 gram) and durability.
If you should spill water on the keyboard, water will go through a drainage canal inside of the computer, and hard disc and circuit base will be protected.
" Japan popular blog "
I am not sure if this laptop is practical or not in normal life. However, this might be good for researchers who have to take date outside, like landslide or earthquake disasters.
P.S. "Laptop" is called "Note paso-com" in Japan. "Paso-com" comes from "personal computer" which is shortened and pronunced like the above. Most Japanese use the word "note paso-com" insted of "laptop".