Lenovo unveils the world's lightest laptop at CES

Lenovo LaVie Z laptop
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Lenovo LaVie Z laptop

Lenovo is aiming for travelers with two new PC models that it says weighs less than a 32-ounce water bottle.

At just 1.72 pounds, the Chinese computer maker's LaVie Z HZ550 takes the title of world's lightest 13-inch laptop, Lenovo said. The other model, LaVie Z HZ750, has a 360-degree hinge and is world's lightest 13-inch convertible PC at just 2.04 pounds. Both models are 16.9 mm thick.

The Chinese computer maker introduced the models at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

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What makes it light? Both machines use a specialized magnesium-lithium alloy casing.

"The materials are 50 percent lighter than aluminum and as strong as any heavier typical Magnesium alloy laptop materials," Lenovo said in a statement.

Lenovo partnered with NEC Personal Computers to make the the devices.

The Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 and HZ750 will go on sale in the U.S. in May with a suggested starting price of at $1,299 and $1,499, respectively.

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