Japan-based NEC is not very well known outside Asia for its ultrabook efforts, but the latest such notebook to come out of Tokyo definitely deserves some media attention. The LaVie X sports a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS Panel, but it manages to keep its very slim profile at the same time and weigh just 1.59 kg (3.5 pounds).
The LaVie X also measures only 12.8 mm in thickness, which NEC says makes it the world’s thinnest ultrabook. We’re not exactly keeping track anymore, so we’ll let that slide.
What we are keeping track of is the snappiest ultrabooks around and the LaVie X looks like it has what it takes to compete with pretty much anyone – besides the 1,920 x 1,080 pix res display, there’s also a 1.9 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU there, 4 GB of RAM, Windows 8 and a 256 GB SSD.
Other very cool features include two USB 3.0 ports, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, SDXC support, HDMI, and a 2 MP webcam. The LaVie X is set to go on sale in Japan on December 27 for an unknown price.