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CES 2015 | Lenovo unveils LaVie Z HZ550 notebook

Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 light Windows notebook with Magnesium alloy case and Intel Broadwell processor
Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550
This is world's lightest portable in the 13.3-inch category and features a new Intel Broadwell processor, SSD storage, up to Full QHD resolution - all inside a Magnesium-Lithium alloy case.

Lenovo today unveils what they advertise as the world's lightest 13.3-inch laptop PC, namely the LaVie Z HZ550. This portable uses an exclusive case engineering technology called "Forged" that allows it to be only 0.66 inches thin, yet extremely strong.

Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 has the following highlights:

  • Processor: 5th generation Intel Core i5 "Broadwell" with Intel HD 5xxx integrated graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM; 128 GB SSD internal storage
  • Display: 13.3-inch LED anti-glare, up to WQHD resolution
  • Camera: 720p webcam
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0 combo, 2XUSB 3.0, SD card reader, HDMI out
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1
  • Weight/Dimensions: 1.72 pounds; 12.56X8.35X0.66 inches
  • Battery: 29.6 Whr

This machine also features an 180-degree lay flat hinge and uses materials 50 percent lighter than Aluminum but has the sturdiness of any heavier Magnesium alloy case laptop. Lenovo and NEC developed this product together, and it will launch worldwide in May 2015 starting around $1300 USD. More details on the available hardware and software options should become available closer to the notebook's debut on the market.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-01- 5 (Update: 2015-01- 5)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.