NEC debuts the VersaPro UltraLite VG Ultrabook
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NEC Corporation has reportedly introduced a new Ultrabook, called VersaPro UltraLite VG, to customers in Japan. According to the Tokyo-headquartered company, this thin and light laptop is aimed at mobile business users and has a starting price of 298,000 JPY, which amounts to whopping $3,800.
The product’s specifications sheet indicates the UltraLite VG model is equipped with a third-gen Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7-3517U central processing unit. This is an ultra-low voltage chip, which houses two cores (four threads) operating at a base clock frequency of 1.9GHz (up to 3.0GHz through Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology) and the Intel HD 4000 graphics card. In addition, the new VersaPro Ultrabook measures 14.9mm (0.59-in) at its thickest point and features a 13.3-inch LED-backlit widescreen display with a native resolution of 1600-by-900 pixels (HD+).
Based on an Intel UM77 Express Chipset, NEC’s latest portable PC incorporates 4GB of on-board DDR3 RAM and a 128GB solid-state drive (with Intel’s Rapid Start Technology for fast boot and resume times). Furthermore, users are provided with Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n (+ WiDi connectivity) and Bluetooth 4.0 radios, one USB 3.0 port, an HDMI output, SDHC/SDXC memory card reader slot and an integrated HD web camera for video conferencing.
NEC also claims the VersaPro UltraLite VG is built using a lithium-magnesium alloy and weighs just 875grams (1.93lbs), making it the world’s lightest Ultrabook. Moreover, the laptop runs on a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional operating system and has a battery life of up to 8.1 hours.