It's thin. And light. The successor to the LaVie Z with the incredibly airy magnesium-lithium alloy frame we pined for at Computex last year, this LaVie X is just 12.8mm thick and weighs about 3.5 pounds, yet still supports a Core i7 ultra-low voltage processor and has a 15.6-inch, full HD 1080p IPS display. We could easily pick it up with one hand, and though the keyboard feels incredibly shallow, they respond quickly to action. While it's not quite as light as the amazing LaVie Z, which barely budged the scale at 2.2 pounds, it sure is light for a 15-incher. Shame we'll probably never see this laptop outside its home country of Japan. Take a look at our hands-on pictures below while we try to hunt down more details.

Update: In Japan, you can find it as the NEC PC-LX850JS. It runs Windows 8 on a 1.9GHz Core i7-3517U processor, with a disappointing 4GB maximum memory, 256GB of solid state storage, and a keystroke of just 1.2 millimeters. Oh, and it retails for 175,000 yen, or roughly $2,000. Ouch.