Spilled one too many Red Bulls on your laptop in that marathon coding session last night? NEC seeks to solve that problem with their upcoming waterproof laptop computer.
In addition to being waterproof and dustproof, the NEC Shield Pro ??????? portable can withstand sub-zero temperatures and survive a drop from up to 3 feet when closed (and powered off). The system features a 12-inch touch screen which doubles as both a tablet as well as a laptop screen. Build to meet theIP54 standard for protection from the elements, the machine is expected to hit stores this coming January in Japan and is priced between 250,000 yen and 300,000 yen (appx. $2,165 to $2,600 USD).
[via Plastic Bamboo]