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NEC introduces the ultra-thin LaVie X Ultrabook

The 15-inch portable PC comes with a Haswell chip, Full HD display and 7 hours of battery life

The Tokyo-headquartered firm NEC has officially introduced its latest super-thin Ultrabook, called LaVie X at this year’s CES in Las Vegas (8th – 11th January). The sequel to the LaVie Z lightweight laptop, which was launched last year, measures just 12.8mm (0.5-inch) at its thickest point and is based on a 64-bit Windows 8 operating system.

“The world’s thinnest 15.6-inch Ultrabook” comes with a LED-backlit IPS (In-Plane Switching technology for improved viewing angles) panel of 1920-by-1080 pixels maximum supported resolution and is powered by Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell central processing units.

The Japanese manufacturer claims users will be further provided with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 256GB Solid-State Drive. In addition, the 1.59kg device features Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0+HS radios, a chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad and an integrated 720p web camera for video calls.

Other specs presumably include two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI output, built-in SD card reader slot and a battery that lasts for up to seven hours on a single charge. The LaVie X Ultrabook can now be purchased for about $2,000 in Japan (175,000 Yen) but there’s still no word on European/US pricing or availability.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2013-01-14 (Update: 2013-01-14)