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NEC to launch world’s lightest notebook PC

Kyodo

At less than 800 grams, a 13.3-inch notebook personal computer headed for the domestic market in November will be the world’s lightest, NEC Personal Computers Ltd. said Tuesday.

The 795-gram LaVie Z, the remodeled version of a notebook PC released in summer last year, will hit the domestic market on Nov. 21 with an expected retail price of about ¥185,000.

Magnesium-lithium alloy was used to make the product light. It is also equipped with a power-saving Igzo liquid crystal display manufactured by Sharp Corp.

A 13.3-inch notebook PC with a touch-panel screen weighing about 964 grams will also be available with an expected retail price of about ¥175,000, according to the company.

NEC Personal Computers, owned by Lenovo NEC Holdings B.V., a joint venture established in 2011 by Lenovo Group and NEC Corp., engages in production and sales of NEC-brand PCs in Japan.