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Lavie Z ultralights with IGZO screens coming to USA via Lenovo

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The NEC LaVie series of Ultrabooks has always led in terms of weight. The latest model, the LaVie GZ was the lightest yet and when I say light I mean as light as an 8-inch tablet with a Bluetooth keyboard. This 13.3-inch Ultrabook weighs just 794 grams. The problem is that it’s only available in Japan. Lenovo and NEC are set to change that with a distribution deal that sees two new LaVie PCs under 1KG heading out of Japan to the USA.

Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550

Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550

The Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 is a 13.3-inch laptop that weighs just  1.72-lbs (780 grams.) The Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750 is a 13-in convertible Yoga-style laptop at just 2.04-lbs (925 grams.)

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NEC LaVie GZ with IGZO is the lightest Ultrabook yet.

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As the Ultrabook design philosophy reaches more of the mainstream laptop market it is becoming more and more difficult to spot new advances in laptop design. NEC makes it easy for us though by launching the sub 800-gram (1.76 pound) LaVie GZ. Energy and space-saving IGZO screen and mainboard means less layers to the laptop cake. There’s a trade-off though.

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NEC Lavie Z Review — The World’s Lightest Ultrabook

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After spending time with the NEC Lavie Z, we’re ready to give you the full report. What’s obvious is the incredibly light weight of this device; it is hands-down the lightest Ultrabook we’ve seen — lighter even than many 11.6-inch Ultrabooks despite the Lavie Z being in the 13.3-inch class. Beyond the weight is the fastest CPU Ultrabook we’ve tested and a speedy SSD. In this review we’ll give you the lowdown on the build quality, aesthetics, performance, and more.

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NEC Lavie Z Unboxing — The World’s Lightest Ultrabook

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We finally got our hands on the NEC Lavie Z which is the world’s lightest 13″ Ultrabook. In fact, at 875 grams, it’s even lighter than most 11.6″ Ultrabooks! Thanks to our pals at Dynamism, who handle importing products like the Lavie Z that aren’t otherwise available in the US, we have an unboxing and forthcoming review of the Lavie Z for you.

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Hands-on With the World’s Lightest Ultrabook — NEC Lavie Z

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Chippy is checking out Ultrabooks at IDF this week and he had a chance to get his hands on the NEC Lavie Z Ultrabook. What makes this unit stand out is its incredible weight. This is a 13.3″ screen; at just 876 grams, the Lavie Z is the world’s lightest Ultrabook in it’s class, even lighter than many of the Ultrabooks in the size class below it. For example. the Asus UX21A with an 11.6″ screen is about 1100 grams.

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

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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.

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Computex Day One UltrabookNews Round-Up

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Another huge day for the Ultrabook world as Computex gets started on day one! Most of the big surprises like the Asus TaiChi and Transformer Book were outed on Day 0, but there was still a flood of exciting news today. We worked hard to bring you detailed coverage here at Ultrabook News and now we’ve got a handy round-up of all the Computex Day 1 news; come on in and check it out!

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NEC Lavie Z to Break 1kg Barrier on a 13.3″ Screen — Guess the Final Weight and Win

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NEC is jumping into the Ultrabook market this summer with the Lavie Z ( name subject to change, according to the company). The company says that they will use lithium alloy magnesium, “in the body of a PC for the first time in the world”, to achieve a sub-1kg weight on an Ultrabook with a 13.3″ screen — something we’ve yet to see. NEC is apparently holding a competition where you can guess what the lightest model of the Lavie Z will be, and if you guess correctly you could win one!

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