In search of an ultra-light laptop with more than one port? Lenovo and NEC Personal Computers (NECP) have officially launched the LaVie Z laptops: Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 which has been ascertained the world’s lightest 13-in laptop PC with a weight of 1.72lbs and the Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750, world’s most portable 13-in convertible PC with a weight of 2.04lbs. The LaVie Z offers a spectacular two-in-one experience: work in ‘Laptop’ mode with the comfortable keyboard or rotate it 360° to ‘Tablet’ mode for a handier and more interactive computing.
Not only lightweight at 1.72-pound (made possible by a magnesium lithium alloy chassis), both models of the LaVie Z are exceptionally thin, measuring just 16.9 mm. Within the 16.9mm razor-thin body is a fifth-generation Intel Core i7 processor with 8GB RAM, 256GB of flash storage, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port and an SD card slot. It also has a 13.3-inch 2,560×1,440 pixel resolution Quad HD display and the whole thing weighs just 1.72bs, making is astonishingly lighter than Apple’s new MacBook which weighs in at 2.03lbs or Dell XPS13 which weighs 2.95lbs.
The LaVie Ultraportables are a valued daily companion, as they are not only extra portable but they strike a careful balance between sharp performance and a light design that won’t weigh you down when you are armed with it on the move. They are great for running multiple programs and applications simultaneously as they come with Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update for maximum productivity and fast, responsive 128 GB SSD storage. Again, according to Lenovo, the standard model provides up to six hours of battery life whereas the convertible may push it up to nine hours.
If you’re looking for the lightest 13 inch Ultrabook to buy, it would be very difficult to find one that weighs less than the LaVie Z nor weighs the same with equal functionality. Aside from minute variances in measurements, the LaVie Zs will likely give Samsung and Apple some opposition among shoppers looking for light weight and compact size. The best will be revealed by performance and usability.
Jovago.com Africa’s No. 1 Online Hotel Booking Portal found out that LaVie Z is on sale in the US for $1499 (original price $1699) and LaVie Z 360 for $1699 (original price $1849)