Whether you are looking to boost your productivity or entertainment on-the-go, NEC Personal Computers will have you covered with its 2021 NEC LAVIE Laptops which includes a new LAVIE Pro Mobile and an entertainment ultra mobile PC, LAVIE MINI.

2021 NEC LAVIE Pro Mobile Laptop

Kicking of this year’s LAVIE lineup at CES 2021 is a new LAVIE Pro Mobile designed with on-the-go professionals in mind.

The 13.3-inch screen laptop is powered by the 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and boasts an LED backlit IPS FHD display (1,920 x 1,080 pixels), LPDDR4x memory, and SSD M.2 2280 PCIe storage.

Strangely, while it is outfitted with a keyboard designed exclusively for market outside of Japan, the keyboard isn’t backlit. Beyond that, the LAVIE Pro Mobile is considered feature-rich.

Other highlights include integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics, IR camera, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, Intel High Definition Audio, Yamaha Audio Engine, 2W + 2W stereo speakers, and a generous amount of I/Os, including 2 USB 2.1 Type-C Gen 2 (include a PD 3.0 and display port), a USB-A port, HDMI 2.0b, headphone/microphone combo hack, and microSD slot.

Rounding up the package is an integrated 49 wH battery good for to 10 hours of use in between charges. And did we mention that it is ridiculously light at just 889g (1.95 lbs)? The LAVIE Pro Mobile has a starting price of US$1,699.99. However, exact availability is not clear.

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The next LAVIE device is the LAVIE MINI. Billed as “every PC gamer’s dream,” the LAVIE MINI is an 8-inch touch convertible UMPC powered by 11th-gen Intel Core i7 with Intel Iris Xe Graphics.

Weighing just 579g (1.28 lbs), the MINI’s spec-sheet details are no different from full-size laptop. It is just very small.


It features a 360 rotating hinge and optical touch sensor that allows the device to be used as a tablet or turned into a portable gaming PC by docking it with a dedicated gamepad controller.

Using a docking station, it can also serve as a video game console.

The LAVIE MINI also benefits from IR camera, LPDDR4x memory, SSD M.2 2242 PCIe storage, Intel High Definition Audio, 1.5W + 1.5W stereo speakers, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, backlit keyboard with circular keys, and an integrated 26 wH battery.

NEC LAVIE MINI’s pricing and availability are not available.

All images courtesy of NEC Personal Computers.

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