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Lenovo pushes NEC PC business to the U.S. market again

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Lenovo announced today that it plans to bring NEC PC business back to the U.S. market this spring. Previously, due to fierce competition and meager profits, the brand was once out of sight again.In the new product, the leading one is the Levie Pro mobile light and thin notebook equipped with 15.6-inch OLED screen. In French, La Vie means "life". In Japan, NEC has always been known for its light weight of less than 2 pounds (0.9 kg).


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NEC Lavie Pro mobile notebook, which returns to the U.S. market, has the features of ultra light, ultra-thin, complete ports, and a endurance of up to 15 hours.

The 13.3-inch model is well-designed with high portability and endurance, as well as various connectivity options that modern PCs expect.

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The machine adopts magnesium lithium chassis and carbon fiber top cover, the screen is 13.3 "@ FHD Full HD material, the maximum brightness is 300 nit, and the anti glare coating is applied (it is not clear whether multi-point touch is supported).

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Consumers can choose Intel 8-generation Corey Whisky Lake processor, the highest i7-8565U four-core CPU UHD Graphics 620 core display.

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In terms of interface, it provides 2x2 Wi Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, one USB 3.1 Gen 2 type-A power supply, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 / Gen 2 type-C data, HDMI 1.4b video, microSD reader, and 3.5mm audio jack.

Multimedia features include a 720p webcam, a Yamaha 2W stereo speaker microphone array, and a fingerprint scanner integrated with a power key. The machine will go on sale in March, starting at $1599.99(11144RMB).

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Generally, the larger size notebook is designed for user II who focuses on performance, so the 15.6-inch model which is mainly light and thin is relatively small on the market.

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Even so, NEC LaVie Vega's series of laptops still wants to meet this part of the consumer's needs. It's made of aluminium fuselage blue and has the protection of the 6th generation gorilla glass on the screen.

While improving the light sense, it can also make the whole structure more solid and scratch resistant. Another highlight of the machine is the smart light LED on the front panel, which can respond to the commands of the voice assistant.

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La Vie Vega weighs 1.84kg and is 18.3mm thick. It's not the lightest 15.6-inch laptop, but it's not particularly heavy.

The good news is that with a factory calibrated 15.6-inch ultra-high definition OLED screen, the machine has inherent advantages, such as the maximum brightness of 400 nit, high contrast, low response time, and wide viewing angle.

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In terms of CPU, Lavie Vega adopts Intel's 9-generation core processor (i7-9750h with up to six cores, integrated UHD graphics 630 core display).

On the storage side, the machine supports the 8GB DDR 4-2666 memory 32GB Intel Auton (Optane) cache 512GB hybrid storage solution based on Intel 3DQL DNAND.

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In connection, LaVie Vega supports 2x2 Wi-Fi6 wireless networks bluetooth 5 adapter, provide two thunderbolt 3 two usb 3.1 usb 3.1 gen2 type-c interface, additional micro sd reader 3.5mm headphone jack.

NEC Lavie Vega is equipped with an 80 wh battery with a range of up to 8.3 hours (according to the mobilemark 14 benchmark). It will be available in March with a suggested retail price of $2099.99 (14626 RMB).

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The third product is the NEC Lavie home all-in-one, which uses Intel's 10 generation core comet Lake processor and crystal sound display.

The machine is mainly designed for home entertainment applications. The white body can be perfectly integrated into almost all environments. The configuration is relatively high-end, but it doesn't come with touch function (a major difference with large tablet).

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LG crystal sound display technology can produce sound through the screen. In order to optimize the sound quality, Lenovo also invited Yamaha to help teach the speaker system. In addition, the machine has four far-field microphone arrays.

In-house hardware, the integrated machine is not much different from a modern laptop, including Intel's 10-generation Corey Comet Lake processor, UHD Graphics.

On the storage side, it supports 8GB DDR 4-2666 memory 256GBM.2-2280 PCIe SSD. In terms of connectivity, NEC LaVie Home supports the Wi-Fi 6 wireless network Bluetooth 5 adapter Gigabit Ethernet.

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Because of its ample interior space, the integrated machine can even load 3TB5400-turn mechanical hard disk and DVD±R disc recorder (unfortunately, there is no blue light option)

In terms of ports, NEC Lavie home all in one machine provides a USB 3.1 Gen 1 / Gen 2 connector, an SD card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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