Lenovo is launching a 13 inch Windows laptop that weighs just a tiny bit more than Apple’s first-generation iPad.
The Lenovo LaVie Z is a notebook with an Intel Broadwell processor, solid state storage, Windows 8.1 software, and a case that weighs just 1.7 pounds.
There’s also a 2-in-1 model that you can use either as a notebook or a tablet. That version is still super-light, weighing just over 2 pounds.
Both models are 0.67 inches thick and feature magnesium-lithium cases which Lenovo says is 50 percent lighter than aluminum, but just as sturdy as other magnesium laptop cases.
The LaVie HZ550 is the laptop-only model, while the HZ750 convertible has a touchscreen that’s bonded to the display so there’s no cover glass to add thickness or weight.
Both models feature 13.3 inch displays, up to a 5th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, 128GB of solid state storage, and an optional 2560 x 1440 pixel WQHD display.
Lenovo plans to begin offering the notebooks in the US in May with the HZ550 selling for $1299 and up while the HZ750 will start at $1499.
If the LaVie branding sounds familiar, that’s because NEC has been offering a line of notebooks in Japan under that name for a few years. The Lenovo LaVie Z comes from a partnership between Lenovo and NEC.