NEC isn’t exactly the company I think of when it comes time to shop for new notebook or ultrabook. However, the company has unveiled a new ultrabook that is very light and thin and claims to be the world’s lightest ultrabook at 875 g. The ultrabook is only 14.9 mm thick at the thickest part.
To make the ultrabook so light, NEC used a lithium-magnesium alloy. Apparently, the special alloy allowed NEC to make the housing very thin while maintaining strength. The 13.3-inch display enclosure integrates the housing directly to the components of the display and the keyboard also uses an integrated housing.
Two versions of the ultrabook will be offered with one packing and Intel Core i7-3517U processor and 256 GB of SSD storage. The other has an Intel Core i5-3317U processor and 128 GB of SSD storage. Both offer 4 GB of RAM and integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Pricing is unknown and it appears that ultrabooks will launch in Japan first.
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