Lenovo announce their LaVie Z Notebook – possibly the lightest laptop in the world

Lenovo’s new LaVie Z notebook feels insanely light.

At 1.72 pounds, the company has actually managed to pack an Intel 5th generation Core i5 processor inside its 16.9mm thin body.

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That horsepower gives you a laptop with a 13.3-inch display that can be configured up to 2560 x 1440 resolution.

There’s no touchscreen on the basic laptop model (HZ550), but Lenovo also has a convertible Z model (HZ750) that works like a Yoga with a 360-degree hinge to flip around and an option for an Core i7 processor.

Lenovo is stating 5.9 hours for their notebook model and about 9 hours for the convertible.

Lenovo has managed to make these laptops so light and thin by using a Magnesium-Lithium (Mg-Li) alloy case that covers the top and bottom of both models.

Once again, this device feels incredibly light and may be the new standard in portable computing. Apple may have to take note.

Both models will be available in the US in May.

The HZ550 (without touchscreen) priced at $1,299

The convertible (HZ750) priced at approximately $1,499.

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