If it seems to you that your brand new laptop can not be thinner and lighter, you probably have not seen the NEC model. LaVie Z weighs only 875 grams, which is two times less than the average ultrabook. The computer has a pretty big 13.3-inch screen and the latest Intel Core i7 processor. Can you want more?
NEC LaVie Z showed up at this year’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, home to the Engadget team. Maybe the film and photos that it has shot will not let you feel the lightness of your computer, but it will show its small thickness. Quite to say that its magnesium housing is only slightly thicker than the USB port, and the display looks like a thin plate, not a screen resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels with LED backlight. The whole is only 15 mm thick.
At the heart of the computer is an Intel Core i7-3517U dual-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz (Turbo 3 GHz), integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB SSD, SD slot One USB 2.0 port and one 3.0 port and full-size HDMI output. It is a shame that there is no battery information, but one can expect that the extreme slimming of the computer has resulted in rather a small capacity.
LaVie Z will go first to the Japanese market and it is not known whether NEC will launch it in other countries. Would you choose such equipment, even if it would cost far more than the already expensive ultrabooks?