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LG's newest 14" laptop weighs less than Apple's 11" MacBook Air

An absolutely gorgeous piece of engineering.
An absolutely gorgeous piece of engineering.

LG has unveiled what it calls the lightest 14-inch Ultra PC (and notebook) in the world, although the term "Ultra PC" doesn't denote any meaningful category. That said, the 14Z950 could turn out to be a highly desirable model.

It manages to pack a 14-inch full HD IPS panel into a device that weighs less than 980g, which is about 100g less than Apple's 11.6-inch MacBook Air (whose display has, in comparison, a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels).

LG managed to cram the screen in a small form factor by using a very thin bezel (down to 7.2mm thick). There's also a fifth-generation Core i7-5550U processor clocked at 2.4GHz with 8GB of RAM and 256GB onboard storage.


It measures a mere 13.4mm at its thickest point – even thinner than the aforementioned Apple laptop - and somehow manages to offer more than 10 hours of battery life.

The 14Z950 also offers Wi-Di connectivity, two USB 3.0 ports, a microSD slot, 802.11ac, a microUSB port and even a full-size HDMI connector.

Price and availability in the UK and other territories has yet to be confirmed.

  • Check out our review of the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, one of the many competitors of the 14Z950