Lenovo plans on making a handheld PC like Nintendo Switch, the LaVie mini. The device is a concept laptop-portable gaming console hybrid, and it includes a touchscreen, controller, and dock accessories.
For those who haven’t heard of the name LaVie, is a joint venture between Lenovo and NEC, and although most of its products don’t make it to the US, it’s had some hits at CES in the past focused on ultra-light laptops.
LaVie Mini seems to be a convincing powerful and compact PC. The device, if it were real, would have an 8-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and an 11th Gen Intel Processor with Intel Xe graphics. It seems, there’s no really space for a trackpad, but the concept design does make room for an optical touch sensor a la Blackberry.
LaVie has also created a gaming controller accessory, which connects to the laptop after you fold the keyboard back. The controller has the same buttons and layout as the Xbox gamepad, the laptop weighs 1.28 pounds without the controller attached. For comparison, the Nintendo Switch is 0.88 pounds with the Joy-Con attached.