As the march toward lighter and lighter laptops continues, new combinations of materials are being leveraged to shave every last ounce from upcoming portables. In that spirit, NEC has managed to turn out the 13.3-inch LaVie Z laptop at a weight of just 2.2 pounds.
The NEC LaVie Z isn’t the lightest laptop ever made, but it’s hard to believe that when you pick it up: the 2.2-pound notebook has a lithium-magnesium alloy frame that you’d swear was filled with air rather than the latest Intel Ivy Bridge silicon.
The LaVie Z will launch this summer in Japan, according to Engadget. It looks like you’ll be able to import it via Dynamism if you’re itching to see what all the lithium-magnesium alloy fuss is about, though. No word on pricing yet.
- NEC LaVie Z hands-on: an unbelievably light 13.3-inch ultrabook [The Verge]
- NEC reveals LaVie Z Ultrabook will ship with third-gen Intel chips, 1600 x 900 screen resolution [Engadget]