Lenovo LaVie Z and Z 360 laptops now available starting at $1,499
Lenovo has officially released its 13.3-inch ultra-portable laptops, the Lenovo LaVie Z and the Z 360.
The devices were originally unveiled at the CES 2015 (Consumer Electronics Show) in January, before their launch today.
The Lavie Z was touted as the world’s lightest 13.3″ laptop, weighing just about 1.87 lbs (about 0.848kg). It is also a very sleek and slim device measuring at 12.56″ x 0.67″ x 8.35″. The frame is made using magnesium-lithium, while the back cover.
Both the LaVie Z and the Lavie Z 360, share the same technical specifications, with the only exception being that the Z 360 has a touchscreen with 10-Point Multitouch Display, which makes it a hybrid laptop-tablet.
The device’s display folds flat on its base up to 360 degrees using a hinge similar to the YOGA device series, allowing the user to use it as a tablet.
The LaVie Z series boast some powerful hardware under the hood. Let’s take a look at what the device has offer. (I’ll be referring to the devices in singular, i.e Laptop.)
The LaVie Z has a 13.3-inch WQHD Display which supports a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (Quad HD), and also has LED anti-glare.The laptop is powered by a 5th-gen Intel Core i7-5500U Processor clocked at 2.40GHz 1600MHz 4MB. The device does not come with a dedicated GPU, and will have to rely on the on-board Intel HD Graphics 5500 for handling graphics. The laptop has 8GB of LP DDR3 RAM 1600 MHz (Low Power).
The LaVie Z has up to 256GB SSD internal storage. It also comes with a 720p HD web camera, and has a YAMAHA AudioEngine utility for delivering high quality Audio. The device has 2 x USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI-out, an SD card reader, Combo Head phone and a mic. Lenovo says that the LaVie Z laptops feature a 6 Cell Li-Polymer battery which offers a backup of 9 hours. The device supports Bluetooth V4.0, WiFi (Intel Wireless 7265) for wireless connectivity
Lenovo is also offering some bundled software with the devices : McAfee® LiveSafe, McAfee® Central, Microsoft Office 2013, Lenovo SHAREit and Lenovo REACHit.
The Lavie Z runs on Windows 8.1 (64-bit) operating system, but users should be able to update it to the latest iteration of Windows, i.e Windows 10, which is touted for release in July. And in case you weren’t aware, Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs.