The Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 is a notebook with a 13.3 inch display, an Intel Broadwell processor, and a thin-and-light design: It measures about 0.67 inches thick and weighs just 1.7 pounds.

Lenovo introduced the laptop at CES in January, promising it would be available in the US starting in May.

It looks like everything’s happening on schedule. because the LaVie Z just passed through the FCC website… which means it could be on its way to stores soon.

Update: The LaVie Z is now available from Lenovo.com.

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Lenovo will actually offer two different versions of the notebook. The Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 is a 1.72 pound laptop, while the LaVie Z HZ750 is a 2.04 pound 2-in-1 with a touchscreen display that you can push back 360 degrees so you can use the computer as a tablet.

Both will be available with up to a 5th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and both will be available with a choice of 1920 x 1080 pixel or 2560 x 1440 pixel displays.

The computer features two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, an SD card reader, 802.11ac WiFi, and comes with a 128GB SSD and 4GB or 8GB of RAM.

Lenovo will charge $1300 and up for the HZ550 laptop and $1500 and up for the HZ750 convertible.

Want to know why the 2-in-1 is heavier? It’s not just because it has a touchscreen. That model also has a 6 cell, 44.4Wh battery, while the lighter laptop has a 4 cell, 29.6 Wh battery. Both models are just two thirds of an inch thick though.

While Lenovo will sell the laptops under its own brand name in the United States, they were developed in partnership with Japanese computer maker NEC, which will also be selling a similar model called the NEC LaVie Hybrid Zero.

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12 replies on “Lenovo’s 1.7 pound LaVie Z laptop hits the FCC”

  1. This article is riddled with lies. The Lavie Z is not 1.72 pounds and does not cost $1300. The real weight is 1.87 pounds and the cost starts at $1500. The weight and cost is stated very clearly on Lenevos website. I don’t understand how you can write all these errors and not actually check their official website for true specs of the divice.

    1. Because a) These are the specs Lenovo included in their press release in January, b) This article was written before the laptop actually went on sale, c) the model available at Lenovo.com as of May 1st features a 6 cell battery, a WQHD display, and other premium features which account for the higher price and heavier weight. If and when Lenovo does offer a model with a 1080p screen and 4 cell battery it should be lighter and cheaper.

      1. So why don’t you correct the article to reflect true specs if you know that now. Why keep it up as is. If you know that the information is false why don’t you update the article.

          1. Yeah but why don’t you do the review on the laptop that actually exists right now for sale. You jumped the gun on this article and I do realize that it is not your fault for giving out the wrong information. Lenevo pulled a bait-and-switch on us. They showed us a totally different laptop at CES then what they are offering right now for sale. They promised us a 1.72 lbs at $1300 laptop that will be available for sale in may. It’s may now and their is no way they are going to release a third variation of this laptop with the original “CES specs” with in the month of may like they promised. The funny thing is that Lenevo is not saying anything about it at all. It’s as if they thought that no one would notice that they increased the weight and added $200 to the starting price. At the least they should explain why the changes were made. Who wants to do business with a company that is deceptive and misleading.

  2. At 13.3″ how in the world have they managed those low weights and yet still include such decent battery capacity?

  3. Look and functionality similar to the 2-in-1 Yoga Pro. Are Lenovo moving away from the Superfish tainted Yoga brand?

    1. It was made with NEC and I think it was in development far earlier than the Superfish event.

      They messed up the Yoga Pro line anyway, by trying to go too thin and putting in a Core M instead of a Core i3/i5/i7. Or perhaps that was their plan since the Lavie was coming up. The Lavie seems more like a true Yoga Pro 2 successor.

  4. That’s pretty expensive. I wonder how it will compare to the Dell XPS 13 or HP Specter x360?

      1. 5th gen Core i vs 5th gen core i. The Lavie weighs about a pound less than the Dell and a about a pound and a half less than the HP.

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