NEC has launched a new notebook lineup for 2013 in Japan, including VersaPro UltraLiteType VG ultrabook and VersaPro VX business notebook.
NEC VersaPro VG ultrabook is ultralite weighing only 875g!. If I am not mistaken, this makes it world’s lightest Ultrabook! At the tickest point this VG ultrabook reaches 14.9mm. The base model has 1.8GHz 3rd-gen Intel Core i5 ULV Ivy Bridge processor (two cores, four threads) helped with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, which optimizes the power by turning on and off cores as needed to save power. There are Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics and 4GB DDR3-SDRAM. The 13.3-inch LCD “Super Shine View” display (1,600 × 900) supports multi-touch for Windows 8 Pro capabilities. The storage on the base model is 320GB HDD coupled with 128GB of SSD. VG supports WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, + WiDi and Bluetooth(R) connectivity.
The NEC VersaPro VG ultrabook has a magnesium lithium alloy body capable of withstanding a 76cm drop (turned off) without damage. This is equivalent of 110kg/f pressure. It does mention in tiny letters that tests offers no guarantee on damage or failures, so don’t be throwing this thing around. The battery is to last 8 hours and with fast recharging you can charge it up to 80 percent of capacity within an hour. The full charge takes 2.5 hours. There is one USB 2.0 port supporting USB charging, one USB 3.0, one HDMI and SDXC for storage expansion. VG ultrabook has an HD web camera for video chat.
Preinstalled is Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013. For the price of $2,650 (261,000 JPY) Nec will include three months of RemoteView service for free ($165 value). Standard warranty is three years with optional on-site repair service called VersaPro SupportPack.
NEC has launched a VersaPro VX business notebook for $1,400. VX has similar specs to VG with larger 15.6-inch WXGA HD+ LCD touch display with 1,600 × 900 pixel resolution. VX has four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port and SD memory card.
Windows 7 pro is available on both models on request.
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