CES 2020 | The NEC Lavie Pro Mobile is a stylish Ultrabook under 1 kg

All images via Lenovo
All images via Lenovo
The NEC Lavie Pro Mobile is an incredibly light laptop aimed at business professionals. The Core i7-8565U CPU is wrapped is a sleek Bordeaux case that weighs a mere 837 grams (1.85 pounds).
Sam Medley,

Business professionals in search of a stylish thin-and-light notebook may be in luck. The NEC Lavie Pro Mobile sports a unique coat of paint and comes in under 1 kilogram.

The Lavie Pro Mobile runs on an Intel Whiskey Lake Core i7-8565U CPU clocked at 1.8 GHz, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM (2x4 GB, soldered), and a 512 GB PCIe SSD. The 13.3-inch FHD (1920x1080) IPS display is rated at 300 nits and has an anti-glare coating. Powering everything is a 49 Wh battery that NEC claims lasts 15 hours in MobileMark 14.

Port selection is adequate; the Pro Mobile is equipped with a single USB-A 3.1 Gen 2 port, a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port, a USB-C 3.1 Gen1 port with power delivery, an HDMI 1.4b port, a microSD card reader, and a combo headphone/microphone jack. There are two 2 Watt Yamaha-branded speakers and two stereo microphones. Wireless connections are handled by the 802.11ac-capable WiFi card. The card also supports Bluetooth 5.0. Lastly, there is a fingerprint reader integrated into the power button.

The Pro Mobile is svelte at 307.8 x 215.7 x 15.5 mm (12.12 x 8.5 x 0.62 in) and weighs only 837 grams (1.85 lbs). NEC will offer the Lavie Pro Mobile in a “Bordeaux” color that looks like purple leather. The laptop is made from a magnesium-lithium alloy and a carbon fiber keyboard deck.

The NEC Lavie Pro Mobile will be available in March 2020 starting at US $1599.99.



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Sam Medley, 2020-01- 3 (Update: 2020-01- 3)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.