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NEC Mobile Pro Successor? LAVIE MINI

stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-01-09 11:50 AM
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This news just came in.
NEC is teasing an 8 inch mini laptop that runs Windows 10 called LAVIE MINI.

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579grams.
11th gen. Core i7
16GB RAM
512GB Storage.




https://www.gizmodo.jp/2021/01/lavie-mini.html

More information might be coming in CES 2021.

Edited by stingraze 2021-01-09 12:40 PM
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HPC:Fan Page Icon Posted 2021-01-09 12:54 PM
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I hope it's not a Japan only release. Looks fantastic!
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-01-09 1:02 PM
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Yes, I hope so too!
I will tell the NEC people to market it worldwide if I can!

Here's the picture of the prototype model:
https://engt.co/3qh0WRl

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Jake Page Icon Posted 2021-01-09 3:37 PM
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What a find, stingraze. You're always on top of this stuff.

Keyboard looks to be in English, so there's hope for international sales, no?

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fantablium Page Icon Posted 2021-01-09 5:14 PM
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OH wow, oh wow, that looks amazing! Love the dock and game pad that can be added!
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-01-10 7:04 AM
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Jake - 2021-01-10 12:37 AM

What a find, stingraze. You're always on top of this stuff.

Keyboard looks to be in English, so there's hope for international sales, no?

Jake

Yeah. I hope there will be!

I wonder how the circular keys will feel when typed.
Please note that it's probably up to the reaction of the people whether or not this will be ever released (according to some Japanese site).

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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-07-10 11:38 PM
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It's been several months, but seems like Engadget Japanese got some photos of the real thing.

https://japanese.engadget.com/ces%E5%8F%82%E8%80%83%E5%87%BA%E5%B1%9...
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Paianni Page Icon Posted 2021-07-12 12:21 PM
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The keyboard looks very Velo-ish. Interesting but hardware-architecture-wise it's not my kind of thing.
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Jake Page Icon Posted 2021-07-12 3:20 PM
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It does look a little like an enlarged Velo kb. Over at discord, apparently there was a LAVIE MINI channel, but it was taken down once mods believed device was vaporware--disappointing.

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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-07-13 10:49 AM
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Yeah, I guess the shape of the keyboard keys being circular is similar to Velo. I don't really like round keys, I never bought a device with round keys, lol.

I really hope NEC produces this in the near future. It will be funny if it emulated Nintendo Switch haha.
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Jake Page Icon Posted 2021-07-13 4:30 PM
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The Velo keyboard was tough sledding, but at least these keys have some size to them.

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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-07-14 6:10 AM
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If NEC were looking at this, they might have a good inspiration by looking at this video from Razor from 2011. - Razor Switchblade -



I found it by searching "round keys handheld pc" on DuckDuckGo image search.

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