NEC Lavie Z Priced at $1799 and Reviewed, Expected to Launch Mid-August

Posted on 06 July 2012 by

At 875 grams, the NEC Lavie Z is the world’s lightest laptop with a 13.3″ screen. You’ll need to put up a pretty penny for the privilege of owning the world’s lightest 13.3″ computer, it has been priced by Dynamism at $1799. NEC is expected to launch the Lavie Z in mid-August and we’ve got full official specifications.

NASA might be keen to keep an eye on the Lavie Z. In a world where ground-to-orbit payloads can cost upward of $8,000 per pound, the Lavie Z, even at $1799, might actually save NASA several thousand dollars per laptop when used in favor of the heavy ThinkPads that they’ve been using!

I doubt many (if any) of you need to slim down your Ultrabook weight for orbital payload purposes, but I’m certain that there are those out thee who like to pack light for business trips or even trips to and from the classroom. If you’re one of these types, the NEC Lavie Z might be for you; at 875 grams it is an impressive 36% lighter than Apple’s MacBook Air 13.
NEC is expected to launch the Lavie Z in mid-August in Japan. Dynamism, which will make the Lavie Z available in other regions including the US, expects their shipments to go out in late august; they have the Lavie Z available for sale right now.

Full NEC Lavie Z specs are now available:

  • Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3317U @ 1.7GHz (PC-LZ550HS) or Core i7-3517U @ 1.9GH (PC-LZ750HS)
  • Intel UM77 chipset
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 13.3″ 1600×900 display
  • HD4000 integrated graphics
  • 128GB SSD (Core i5 model), 256GB SSD (Core i7 model)
  • full HDMI, 3.5mm headphone/mic jack, full SD, 1xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0
  • 15mm thick
  • 875g

NEC lists the runtime at 8.1 hours which means realistically you’ll probably be able to get 5.3 hours out of the Lavie Z.

Japanese site PC Watch has a review (translated) of the NEC Lavie Z already and also a good gallery of photos.

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6 Comments For This Post

  1. Kevin says:

    Nice, but that’s twice the price of my desktop.

  2. Kevin says:

    Overdoing the “light” imagery there.

  3. Loq says:

    Bummer. I was actually seriously looking at this as my future ultrabook purchase, but $2300+ for the i7/256 model is just too much to swallow. Looks like it is the Asus ZB update or MS Surface for me.

  4. Michael says:

    Truly amazing. NEC is the ONLY manufacturer who has made the real effort of beating the king of ultrabooks, the Toshiba Z830/835. Other manufacturers are full of bullshit, coming out with heavier and heavier machines. In fact, they have no idea what the ultrabook concept entails. Come on you donkey manufacturers, try to beat the1kg barrier instead of crossing the 2kg barrier and still calling yourself an ultrabook. Nowadays, every machine coming out, so long as it is think and light, is now called ultrabook

  5. Zach says:

    This looks amazing… NEC really did it right this time. I will buy this or the lenovo x1 carbon, will be getting either one of them in the US

  6. Tsuki says:

    Finally someone is challenging Toshiba in making an ultrabook that provides real advantages over a traditional ultraportable.

    Sticker shock though. It’s more expensive than the Sony Z…

    Also, Lenovo is going to be selling these “overseas.” Considering the electronics are generally very expensive in Japan relative to US, and Dynamism also takes a cut if you order through them, I would expect the price of the LaVie Z through Lenovo to be at least a bit lower than $1799.

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