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NEC announces new LAVIE PCs, including an all-in-one and two laptops

LAVIE HOME All-in-One
LAVIE HOME All-in-One (Image credit: Lenovo)

What you need to know

  • NEC Personal Computers announced three LAVIE PCs ahead of CES 2020.
  • NEC Personal Computers, Ltd. is a joint venture company of Lenovo and NEC Corporation.
  • The LAVIE Home All-in-One ($1,800), LAVIE Pro Mobile ($1,600), and LAVIE VEGA ($2,100) will be available in March 2020.

NEC Personal Computers announced three new LAVIE devices ahead of CES 2020. The device range includes the LAVIE Pro Mobile, the LAVIE VEGA, and the family-sized LAVIE Home All-in-One. All three of the new devices will be available in March 2020. NEC Personal Computers is a joint venture company of Lenovo and NEC Corporation.

The LAVIE Pro Mobile is a 13.3-inch laptop that weighs just 1.85lbs (837g) and is only 15.5mm thick. It runs on an Intel Core i7- 8565U processor and integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics. NEC states that the laptop gets up to 15 hours of battery life to help people be able to work all day. The top cover of the laptop is made of Toray's "racing car grade carbon." The bottom of the case is a light-weight magnesium lithium array. The LAVIE Pro Mobile starts at $1,600.

Here's a more complete breakdown of the specs of the LAVIE Pro Mobile

CategoryLAVIE Pro Mobile
Display13.3-inch FHD (1920x1080) IPS LED back light (300 nits) with anti-glare
ProcessorIntel CoreTM i7-8565U 1.8GHz
GraphicsIntegrated Intel UHD 620
Memory8GB LPDDR3 soldered, Dual-channel capable
Storage512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe
Battery149Wh
Ports1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2
1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2
1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 (with the function of DC-IN)
HDMI 1.4b
Headphone / microphone combo jack
microSD Slot
Graphics | Integrated Intel UHD 620
Memory | 8GB LPDDR3 soldered, Dual-channel capable
Wireless11ac, 2x2
Bluetooth 5.0
Camera720p
SecurityFingerprint reader

The LAVIE VEGA is a larger laptop with a 15.6-inch 4K OLED display. It has a Gorilla Glass 6 back cover and a smart speaker built into the LAVIE logo that works with Cortana and Modern Standby. You can activate Cortana even when the laptop is closed and in sleep mode to kick-start apps. The laptop has a YAMAHA sound system for audio. The LAVIE VEGA runs on an Intel Core i7 9750H processor and integrated Intel UHD 630 graphics. The LAVIE VEGA starts at $1,800.

Here's a more complete breakdown of the specs of the LAVIE VEGA

CategoryLAVIE Pro Mobile
Display13.3-inch FHD (1920x1080) IPS LED back light (300 nits) with anti-glare
ProcessorIntel CoreTM i7-9750H 2.6GHz
GraphicsIntegrated Intel UHD 630
Memory8GB DDR4-266 soldered, Dual-channel
StorageIntel OptaneTM Memory 32GB + Intel QLC 3D NAND SSD 512GB
Battery80Wh
Ports2x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2
2x Thunderbolt USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2
microSD Slot
headphone/microphone
Wireless11ax, 2x2
Bluetooth 5.0
Camera720p with IR for WIndows Hello

The LAVIE Home All-in-One has a 27-inch FHD display that's designed by LG Display and speakers embedded in the display. It works with Intel's Wake on Voice function, so you have flexibility with how to control the display. The LAVIE Home All-in-One runs on an Intel Core i7-10510U processor, making it the newly announced LAVIE device with the latest processor.

Here's a more complete breakdown of the specs of the LAVIE Home All-in-One

CategoryLAVIE Pro Mobile
Display27-inch FHD (1920x1080), IPS, LED back light, (250 nits)
ProcessorIntel CoreTM i7-10510U 1.8GHz
GraphicsIntegrated Intel UHD
Memory2 x 4GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2666, Dual-channel
Storage256GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe + 3TB HDD 5400RPM 3.5-inch
Ports3x USB3.1 Type-A Gen 1
microSD
headphone/microphone
2x USB3.1 Type-A Gen 2
Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wireless11ax, 2x2
Bluetooth 5.0
Gigabit Ethernet
Camera720p

Each new LAVIE device should be available in March 2020.

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2 Comments
  • Well it's certainly confusing they'd decide to call it VEGA yet put intel in it.
  • NEC is Japanese company right? So these are Japanese-Chinese products, interesting. The Aio with a touchscreen, better gpu and battery would have peaked my interest but as it is it only looks nice.