NEC showcases super-thin LaVie X Ultrabook at CES 2013

NEC’s incredibly thin new Ultrabook, the LaVie X, is on display at this year’s ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The LaVie X comes as a successor to the LaVie Z, known for being one of the lightest Ultrabooks available, with a weight of approximately two pounds. While the LaVie X is slightly heavier at three and a half pounds, it is impressively thin, with a depth measuring 12.8mm, or roughly half an inch. Its thinness comes at the cost of the keyboard, though – early hands on reports say the keys feel shallow, though not unresponsive. 

The Ultrabook has a 15.6-inch, full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel resolution) IPS screen and is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor. The Japanese version has 4GB of RAM, 256GB SSD storage, two USB 3.0 ports, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivities, an SD card reader, 2-megapixel web cam, and HDMI support. NEC has yet to reveal  whether the LaVie X will be available in the U.S. or anywhere outside Japan, and if so, when and for how much. We do know, however, that in Japan the impressively slim Ultrabook retails for a whopping $2,000. 

Check out our gallery to see what the LaVie X looks like!