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.
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.
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