Back in 2005 CES ‘Lenovo’ announced that they will be making notebooks in near future. That time has arrived, it is recently reported that Lenovo’s ultra-skinny ‘LaVie Z’ notebook is now available for sale.
‘Lenovo’s LaVie Z’ is a super light laptop that has more than one port. Apple may have got its indecently-skinny ‘MacBook’ to market first, but ‘Lenovo’ is counting on a one-two punch to give it edge with its ‘LaVie Z’ notebooks.
There are basically two models of ‘LaVie Z’ available, the standard one is the lightest model with 1.87 pounds, just 0.7-inches thick too, despite accommodating two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI output, SD card reader, and a combo headphone/mic jack. As for the ‘Lenovo LaVie Z 360’, it’s a little heavier at 2.03 pounds, but still 0.7-inches thick and with the same ports. The decision between the two may well come down to which operating system pushes your buttons. Right now, for the Lenovo that means Windows 8.1, though Windows 10 will be a free upgrade once it’s released by Microsoft – running on a Core i7-5500U 2.4GHz processor. Each has 8GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD, and a 2560 x 1440 display as standard, along with WiFi and Bluetooth, and Intel HD Graphics 5500 and still ludicrously light for a 13-inch laptop
They’re fairly high specs, and the prices are high accordingly. The ‘LaVie Z’ is available to order now at $1,499, while the ‘LaVie Z 360’ is $1,699; back in January, Lenovo also confirmed there would be Core i5 versions with 4GB of RAM, priced at $1,299 and $1,499 respectively, and we expect they’ll filter into the company’s store in due course.