January 13, 2015

Lenovo and NECP announce two lighter than air LaVie Z ultraportables



Lenovo LaVie Z ultraportables
World’s lightest 13-inch convertible and laptop at mere two-pounds and less!

Lenovo recently announced at the 2015 CES two new mobile PC models that redefine lightweight computing, both weighing less than a 32-oz water bottle. The Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 takes the title of world’s lightest 13-in laptop PC at just 1.72-lbs., while the Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750 claims world’s lightest 13-in convertible PC at just 2.04-lbs.

The LaVie Z HZ750 not only gives consumers incredible portability, but also a new level of flexibility with its 360-degree hinge pioneered by Lenovo in its original YOGA family of convertibles. The LaVie Z offers an impressive two-in-one experience: work in Laptop mode with the comfortable keyboard or rotate it 360° to Tablet mode for closer, more interactive computing.

Both devices are Lenovo’s first NECP products available outside Japan, resulting from Lenovo’s joint venture with NEC since 2011. The new LaVie PCs leverage Lenovo’s global “innovation triangle,” utilizing the strength of Lenovo’s research and development teams in China, the U.S. and Japan.

Not only lightweight, both models of the LaVie Z are extremely thin, measuring just 16.9 mm. Despite their record light weight and incredible thinness, they’re also unbelievably strong. Both machines use a specialized magnesium-lithium (Mg-Li)3 body construction along with specialized technologies including a Magnesium Lithium forged back cover. The materials are 50 percent lighter than aluminum and as strong as any heavier typical Magnesium alloy laptop materials resulting in unsurpassed quality engineering. The HZ750 also has a direct bonded touchscreen that uses a film instead of cover glass.

Lenovo LaVie Z lightweight laptops
Lenovo strengthens collaboration with NECP with its first products outside of Japan

While the LaVie exceptional ultra-portable experience ranks light in weight, it comes in heavy in terms of performance, starting with a brilliant 13.3-in optional WQHD touch screen for vivid, lifelike images. It has a powerful up to 5th Generation Intel Core i7 processor (on the HZ750) that’s great for running multiple programs and applications simultaneously, Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update for maximum productivity and fast and responsive 128 GB SSD storage. The LaVie Ultraportables are a valuable daily mobile companion, excelling in both work and play.

Lenovo LaVie Z Specs
13.3-inch LED non-touch Anti-Glare WQHD display (HZ550)
13.3-inch LED touch screen WQHD/FHD (HZ750)
up to 5th-gen Intel Core i7 (for HZ750)
up to 5th-gen Intel Core i5 (for HZ550)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update
Intel HD Integrated Graphics
4GB LPDDR3 RAM (HZ550)
4G/8GB LPDDR3 RAM (HZ750)
128GB SSD internal storage
WiFi 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0
2x USB3.0 / HDMI out / SD Card slot
HD 720p webcam / Stereo mic / Headphone Jack
HZ550 : 4cell battery (29.6Wh)
HZ750 : 6cell battery (44.4Wh)
HZ550: 1.72-lbs.
HZ750: 2.04-lbs.
HZ550: 319(W)×212(D)×16.9(H) mm
HZ750: 319(W)×217(D)×16.9(H) mm

Price and Availability
In the U.S., the new Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 and HZ750 will be available beginning in May 2015 with models starting at approximately $1,299 and $1,499, respectively.


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