We review the world's lightest 13-inch laptop and find it to be fast, truly light, but weighed down with compromises too.
Lenovo’s new LaVie enters the 13-inch club (center) which includes HP’s Envy X360 (left front) Asus’ UX305 (right front) Apple’s Mac Book Air 13 2015 (rear left) and Dell’s XPS 13 2015 with QHD+ touch screen.
The Lenovo LaVie Z is truly an amazingly light laptop.
It’s how you use it right? The one inch difference between the LaVie and MacBook 12 looks sizable here and makes it even more amazing that the LaVie is lighter.
The keyboard is smaller than the other laptop’s I’ve seen and borders on unusable.
The LaVie Z makes some odd keyboard decisions.
The LaVie Z’s Core i7 higher clock pays off as it’s faster than all other Ultrabooks we’ve seen to date despite its zany light weight.
Core i7’s performance in gaming tasks again beats the much heavier compettion although the Spectre x360 comes close (until it heats up that is.)
The LaVie Z gives up decent battery life when you consider its weight and screen resolution.
To see how the LaVie Z stacks up in ports we, um, stacked, up some leading laptops so you could see at a glance.
We forgot to include the MacBook Air 12 right-side view, but it doesn’t matter since you’ve already seen the laptop’s only I/O port right?
The Lenovo is truly the lightest 13-inch laptop in the world but is it worth it?
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