Lenovo and NEC have simply revealed an idea mini-PC which reveals simply how efficient Nintendo’s strategy with the Swap has been.
A part of the LaVie vary – which is a three way partnership between the 2 corporations – the LaVie Mini is a tiny moveable laptop with an 8-inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel touchscreen and an 11th Gen Intel Processor with Xe graphics.
Judging from the pictures proven, this method – ought to it ever really come to market – is not going to supply essentially the most snug typing expertise, however the goal right here is to say that Holy Grail of shopper convergence: a conveyable laptop which additionally works as a conveyable video games system.
Not solely do Lenovo and NEC showcase this method with removable controllers which bolt onto the edges of the principle unit, they’ve additionally proven off a docking station which might output a 4K sign to your TV or monitor. Nonetheless, like so many of those ideas, there is a snag; even with out the controllers connected to the LaVie Mini, it ideas the scales at 1.28 kilos. The Swap, with its Pleasure-Con connected, weighs 0.88 kilos.
Provided that many different makes an attempt at this sort of factor have both failed or not gotten previous the idea stage, it stays to be seen if the LaVie Mini turns into a strong actuality. No matter occurs, it is but extra vindication for Nintendo’s distinctive strategy for its newest gaming system. If you cannot beat ’em, be a part of ’em.