LuvBook X Ultrabook Breaks 1KG barrier with 11.6” and Carbon Fiber

Posted on 26 April 2012 By


 

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Releasing a 1st-generation Ultrabook while the excitement builds to 2nd-gen Ultrabooks based on Ivy Bridge may, at first, seem a stupid move but when it’s a unique product like the new LuvBook X from Mouse Computers in Japan, it may not make much difference. The LuvBook X is going to be the second 11.6” Ultrabook on the market, the first with a carbon-fiber body and the first to break 1KG.

 

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PC Watch got their hands on a pre-release version of the Ultrabook and appear to be happy with their tests although it doesn’t look like they had a lot of time with the LuvBook. In comparisons with the MacBook air it’s slightly smaller and 100gm lighter. Weight is a key factor for 11.6” Ultrabooks and at 985gm (34 ounces) the LuvBook X beats them all.

Pricing for the entry level Core i5 model is a local 89,800 Yen but goes up to 109.830 for a Core i7, Windows Pro and Microsoft Office Personal. That’s around $1100 dollars local price.

Specifications

  • Core i5-2467M (Core i7-2657M option)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 120GB SSD (Adata)
  • 11.6” 1366×768 glossy screen
  • mini Display Port
  • headset port
  • USB3.0 x 1
  • USB 2.0 x1
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n (Railink)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 (Azurewave)
  • MicroSD card slot
  • “5.5hrs” battery life.
  • 298x194x5.5
  • 985gm
  • Note: No keyboard backlight. Sealed unit.

We would love to see this in markets outside Japan but it looks like Mouse Computer manufacture their own devices so the only chance is, as ever with the best small and light computing devices, to look out for imports. Check out the link below for more info and pics.

PC Watch (translated)

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  1. #1 by animatio on April 26, 2012 - 18:27

    ““5.5hrs” battery life.” ,,, meaning about 2.5 under full netacess load …..
    simply a no go (my netbook runs about 7 hrs this way)

  2. #2 by Jacob Hugosson on April 26, 2012 - 20:50

    The design reminds me ALOT about the Dell XPS 13.

  3. #3 by DavidC1 on April 27, 2012 - 00:14

    This looks like the most beautiful Laptop/Ultrabook I have seen. The black color and the rounded corners match perfectly with each other.

    If 5.5 hours of battery life is using a 50WHr battery, then it might be realistic. The UX31 with 48WHr battery gets 5-6 hour usage in browsing scenarios. It’s possible to reach 7 hours, but that would be a very light usage scenario.

  4. #4 by Dan on April 27, 2012 - 00:38

    Impressive. I wonder if this will ever hit The States?

  5. #5 by null on April 27, 2012 - 05:33

    Another ultrabook with huge bezels. I’d rather have an Samsung NP300 or even the old Acer 1830T.

  6. #6 by Adam on April 27, 2012 - 09:33

    Nicely done.

    Not sure about a “raillink” wireless card and of course it’s got a huge screen bezel but so does the Macbook Air 11″ so I guess its not a huge deal.

    Adam

    • #7 by Kamireddy on May 24, 2012 - 18:13

      Comme dis Pierre le proble8me c’est le prix.A ce prix les gens pre9fe8rent encore soit prnrede un macbook ou un mba e0 1000-1200 €, soit au contraire prnrede un gros netbook type 11,6 pouces sous amd fusion e0 500 €En revanche le meame concept aux alentours des 700 €, le0 je dis pas.Pour ma part j’ai pris un Acer 1830T e0 400 € design et fin sous core i3 auquel j’ai rajoute9 un ssd e0 70 € e0 la place du hd. Ca fait un bel ultrabook e0 470 €.Re9pondre

  7. #8 by Adam on April 27, 2012 - 09:37

    The price when the screen resolution is factored in isn’t so great but we’ll see what happens when its widely available…

    I expected the price to be more competitive but it’s awesome that an ultrabook is less than 1kg.

    Adam

  8. #9 by Dan on April 28, 2012 - 15:35

    I just can’t deal with thick bezels… no more. Reminds me of my Winbook XL from 1998

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