Lenovo And NEC Lavie Mini 8-Inch Pocket Laptop With 11th Gen Intel Core, Iris Xe Showcased

With the popular surge of Windows 10 pocket laptops the last two years, it's not surprising that Lenovo is considering taking a piece of the pie too. So today they announced a Lenovo & NEC Personal Computers joint venture that have resulted in the 8-inch pocket laptop prototype NEC Lavie Mini.

Why exactly it's announced as just a prototype at the moment I'm not sure about, considering that there are two successful hot contenders that are very similar in this space already with One-Netbook and GPD.

The Lenovo – NEC Lavie Mini specs starts with some serious capacities, including an 11th gen. Intel Core i7-1180G7 processor, Iris Xe GPU, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM dual-channel (4266 MHz), and 256GB SSD storage.

Pocket Laptops 2021 - Lenovo NEC Lavie Mini.
Lenovo NEC Lavie Mini.

The 8-inch screen features a Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution display at 400 nits, and 1.5W stereo speakers.

Other main specs includes Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, an IR camera, 2x USB C ports, and a white backlit keyboard. The weight is 579 grams.

But it's clear that the NEC Lavie Mini imitates similar pocket laptops from One-Netbook, GPD, and even Chuwi, as we can see by the specs, features, design, and optional gaming controllers.

The NEC Lavie Mini is a mini laptop, so the keyboard does not detach. But the keyboard can swivel to the back instead and be put into a docking, which gives it a few additional ports too, such as HDMI and USB A ports for hooking it up to a large TV screen.

We'll update if Lenovo & NEC decides to actually launch this pocket laptop prototype.

– Tom Bowen