NEC LAVIE MINI, LAVIE Pro Mobile now official
Lenovo announced the newest LAVIE devices from NEC Personal Computers, Ltd., a joint venture company of Lenovo and NEC Corporation, during the CES 2021. The newest additions are the 8-inch LAVIE MINI and the LAVIE Pro Mobile laptops.
The new LAVIE MINI is a pocket-sized convertible PC. It is one of the smallest form-factors powered with up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 mobile processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics. It features an 8-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) touch panel display, housed in a Crystal White body that weighs 579g.
Other features include the Modern Standby, IR camera with Windows Hello for zero-touch login, and circular-shaped numeric and symbol keys that are the same size as the alphabet keys. Moreover, it has a battery capacity of up to 26WHr, Wi-Fi 6, up to 256GB SSD of storage, and 16GB LPDDR4 of memory. The logo on the LCD cover lights up while the PC is powered on, and the keyboard is backlit too for a more premium look.
This device supports an optional Gaming Controller. The controller comes with all the functions, including immersive vibrations, left and right trigger buttons, and an analog thumbstick. This may also be attached to its optional HDMI-connected Dock. The Dock provides other input and output extensions, including several USB Type-C and -A ports. Further, the dock can also charge the PC’s battery for a quick power boost.
On the other hand, the new LAVIE Pro Mobile features a 13.3-inch display screen housed in a Navy Blue body. This is geared up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 with Intel Iris Xe graphics, sporting a battery of up to 10 hours.
Besides, this boasts an optimized lift-up hinge function to tilt the keyboard to personal preference of up to 180 degrees for an increased typing pitch of 19mm. The Lavie Pro Mobile flaunts an ultraslim body of 16.7mm (0.66 inches) and weighs under 889g. Additionally, this thin and light laptop consists of next-gen materials, such as a carbon fiber cover.
The pricing and availability of the LAVIE MINI ultra-portable convertible prototype are still not available for now. However, the LAVIE Pro Mobile comes with a starting price of USD 1699.99.