We came to the 2015 CES expecting plenty of things: new notebooks, laptops, wearables, health gadgets, HDTVs, smartphones and more, but we weren’t really expecting to stumble across a new notebook that really dropped our jaws. Except that did happen, thanks to Lenovo and NEC.
Lenovo announced the LaVie Z HZ750 convertible and HZ550 laptop during the show. The latter is billed as the lightest 13-inch notebook in the world, and the former takes one of our awards for the entire show. Why? Because, while the HZ550 is technically lighter, it’s still incredibly light and it’s even more powerful You really need to pick one up to understand what we’re saying here. It weighs just about 2.04lbs, which is less than the MacBook Air.
It’s equipped with a 360-degree hinge, which means you can use it as an ordinary laptop, prop it up in tent mode, turn it into a tablet and more. You can also configure it with up to a Core i7 processor, a touchscreen display and more. Plus, you won’t sacrifice on ports: you’ll find HDMI and USB 3.0 on board.
The LaVie Z HZ750 is set to launch later this year for $1,499. That might sound like a lot, but it’s worth the load off your back.