Sony has announced a new rugged laptop, the VAIO Type G will offer protection against spills, scratching and being dropped. The VAIO Type G includes a drainage system under the palm rest with drainage holes on the bottom of the notebook. If something is spilled the notebook will automatically shut itself down and drain the liquid, it is also recommended to have the notebook professionally checked just to be sure no further damage was done.
Along with the drainage system Sony has added a special coating to the LCD that will help prevent scratching, the notebook can also withstand a fall from 35.5-inches when turned off or 28-inches when running. The VAIO Type G will start at $1500 and be launched in Japan, no word on a US release date. With as much damage caused by spilled liquids I am surprised to see this as the first model, sounds like something that we needed a long time ago.