Lenovo, which has proven itself in recent years as a company capable of developing and manufacturing laptops in unique and innovative configurations, is doing it again with the Lavie Mini – an unusual laptop concept. At first glance it is reminiscent of the “netbook” era of the 2000s, and even carries the nostalgic NEC brand on it.
However, around the relatively tiny 8-inch touchscreen laptop with a resolution of 1900 × 1200 pixels, a rather impressive specification was built that should provide good performance: Intel’s latest generation Core i7 processor, 16 GB of working memory, and a drive 256 GB SSD. The computer has a pair of USB Type-C connections, a tiny optical touchpad that is supposed to track finger movements (instead of a full-size tracking pad), and a full and “incredibly comfortable” keyboard, according to the manufacturer.
The screen itself folds on a 360-degree axis, and when folded behind the keyboard, a pair of game controllers can be attached to both sides of the computer, and the end result is certainly similar to Nintendo’s popular Switch console. Lenovo has also introduced a dock to which the computer can be connected, with an HDMI port that allows for 4K resolution gaming on an external TV screen.
For now, the Lavie Mini is a concept model, with no price or release date. In fact, Lenovo has not yet committed to producing the computer at all – and it’s probably waiting to see the audience’s reaction to the unusual design. However, while the Lavie Mini undoubtedly looks different from most laptops marketed today, Lenovo has already produced and marketed other equally exceptional models, such as computers that include a built-in ink-electronic tablet .