Lenovo releases LaVie Z at CES 2015, world’s lightest 13-inch laptop

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LaVie Z weighs only 1.72 pounds and is 16.9 mm thick. The new laptop also features an Intel Core i5 processor, a 13.3-inch display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution, and boasts a 6-hour battery life.

Apart from the standard version of LaVie Z, Lenovo also created a convertible Z model (HZ750) whose screen can be rotated 180 degrees in order to be transformed into a tablet.

It has a Core i7 processor and it is 2.04 pounds heavier. Battery life is estimated at 9 hours.

If you are wondering how Lenovo managed to produce an ultrabook so thin, the secret is a partnership with the NEC, who is responsible for manufacturing a 2.2-pound model two years ago.

In addition, the company also used a Magnesium-Lithium (Mg-Li) alloy cover for both the top and bottom of the two versions.

Lenovo LaVie Z will be on sale in May in the US at a price of $ 1,300.

Via The Verge