CES 2020 | The NEC Lavie Vega is a thin-and-light 4K laptop aimed at business professionals

Images via Lenovo
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The Lavie Vega is a new 15.6-inch thin-and-light from the Lenovo sub-brand. Boasting a bright 4K OLED HDR display and two Thunderbolt 3 ports (in addition to others), the Vega is well-suited for business users. Despite the name, the Vega does not opt for AMD's Vega GPUs.
Sam Medley,

NEC, one of Lenovo’s sub-brands, announced the new Lavie Vega, a 4K laptop aimed at business professionals.

The Vega is a portable 15.6-inch laptop. At 4.06 lbs and measuring 14.17 x 9.61 x 0.73 inches, the Vega should easily fit into any business bag. The laptop is powered by an Intel Core i7-9750H, 8 GB of soldered DDR4-2666 RAM (2x 4 GB), and sports a combination of 32 GB Intel Optane memory and 512 GB Intel QLC 3D NAND SSD. Despite the name, graphics are handled by the onboard UHD Graphics 630 GPU.

The 15.6-inch display boasts a 4K resolution. The OLED panel is HDR certified and is rated to 400 nits of brightness.

Port selection is varied and well-tuned for office environments. Along the sides are two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a microSD card slot, and a combo headphone/microphone jack. The inclusion of two Thunderbolt 3 ports should make docking the laptop a breeze. Wireless connections are handled by the 802.11ax WiFi card (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.0.

The Vega also has a 720p webcam for video calls and an IR camera that’s compatible with Windows Hello. NEC estimates the laptop will last 8.3 hours on a charge (based on MobileMark 2014) thanks to the 80 Wh battery.

The Lavie laptop has a quad-array microphone setup. The laptop can work as a smart speaker; even when the lid is closed and asleep, Microsoft’s Cortana can pick up voice commands to start apps. NEC gave an example of using the laptop as a smart speaker and pointed to the dual 2 Watt Yamaha-branded speakers for sound output.

The Vega is dressed to kill. The laptop comes in a slick “Alumite Blue” color, which is reminiscent of cobalt. Gorilla Glass 6 covers the back of the lid and has been polished to a mirror finish.

The Lavie Vega will be available in March 2020 starting at US $2099.99.



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Sam Medley, 2020-01- 3 (Update: 2019-12-27)
Sam Medley
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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.