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Top 10 Lightweight Laptops Released till date

Posted By Saman On 14th Jan 2019 @ 5:14 PM

Laptops are portable only when it’s convenient enough for you to carry them everywhere with comfort and ease. Choosing a lightweight laptop can be a hassle because many of us are interested in a laptop that’s not only lightweight but work powerfully with some preeminent specifications as well. As such, all lightest laptops listed here in our guide not only deliver a strong hold on specifications but also caters to a wafer-thin sleek design that promises quality, speed, and style. 

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Here are the 10 best lightweight laptops in the market today:


Easily one of the dell’s lightweight laptops is regarded as a beauty without borders with its 13-inch 2-in-1 InfinityEdge display for virtually borderless viewing. As compared lightweight laptops released in 2017, the latest one by dell offers a thinner and more powerful machine combined with a grand 4k screen. It’s an all-rounder as it manages to amaze us with its ultra-sleek design, lightest laptop weight of 1.2 kg and slaying internal hardware. The Dell XPS 13 is an amazing option if you’re looking for an ultraportable laptop in the date. Let’s look at the specifications.

Specifications:

CPU: 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U (quad-core, 8MB cache, up to 4.0GHz)

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620

RAM: 16GB DDR3 (2,133MHz)

Screen: 13.3-inch, Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) UltraSharp InfinityEdge touch display

Storage: 1TB PCIe SSD

 

Its sleek and tactile keyboard and a premium HP build quality 13.3-inch display held up by C-shaped metallic hinges that are attached to CNC aluminum and carbon fiber chassis adds a spark to its design. It only weighs 1.1 kg which takes it into the list of hp’s lightweight laptops. Its biggest advantage is its Intel-Core series processor inside which contributes to its strong computational muscle and makes it into the list of lightest laptops released till date

Specifications:

 CPU: 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-6500U (dual-core, 4MB cache, up to 3.1GHz with Turbo Boost

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520

RAM: 8GB LPDDR3 SDRAM (1,866MHz)

Screen: 13.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 FHD IPS UWVA BrightView Corning Gorilla Glass WLED-backlit display

Storage: 256GB SSD (PCIe; NVMe; M.2)

HP Stream’s recent model in 2018 remains one of the best notebooks you can buy. The newer version has improved its multi-tasking abilities from previous generations by adding 4GB RAM. Battery life remains great as ever with an 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 screen and dual speakers that sound dynamically full. It only weighs 1.13 kg and makes it to the list of lightweight laptops in 2018.

Specifications:

Operating System: Windows 10 S

Processor: Intel Celeron N4000

Screen: 11.6-inch HD (1366x768pixels)

Memory: 4GB RAM

Storage: 32GB eMMC

Ports: 2xUSB 2.0, 1xHDMI


Its compact high-resolution 12-inch display and the impossibly thin machine makes it one of the best lightweight laptops going and makes it a worthy recommendation for Apple fans. Compared to 2017, the newer version elevates the performance and portability to another level. Advanced graphics, high-performance processors and memory, and blazing-fast storage add to its distinct features and make it the lightweight laptop of Apple that only weighs 0.92kg.

Specifications:

CPU: 1.1GHz or 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5300

RAM: 8GB

Screen: 12-inch 2,304 x 1,440 pixel-resolution Retina display

Storage: 256GB or 512GB PCIe-based flash storage

Connectivity: USB-C (USB 3.1)

Camera: 480p FaceTime camera

Dimensions: 28.05cm x 19.65cm x 1.31cm (W x D x H)

 

All new Asus ZenBook UX310 brings elegance, high-notch performance and sophistication in a beautifully slim design ever. The 13.3-inch FHD display (with anti-glare properties) makes it super travel-friendly with the lightest weight of just 1.4kg. It features the latest 8th-generation Intel® Core™ processors, powerful graphics and super-fast storage that can elegantly be your partner for a busy working day.

Specifications:

CPU: Intel Core i3 – Core i7

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620li

RAM: 4GB – 16GB

Screen: 13.3-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800)

Storage: 500GB – 1TB HDD; 500GB – 1TB SSD


With one of the best looking designs on this list, the model nails the ultrabook aesthetic with elegance and lightweight construction. It has an impressive nano edge display. The entire chassis is made from 6013 aluminum alloy, which Asus claims is 50 percent stronger than a typical aluminum laptop chassis. The laptop also uses Corning's new Gorilla Glass 4 standard to protect the screen. It is possibly the most attractive laptop released in 2018 with a weight of only 1 kg (2 pounds).

Specifications:

CPU: Intel Core i5-7Y54

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615

RAM: 8GB

Screen: 13.3-inch FHD 1,920 x 1,080

Storage: 256GB SATA SSD

 

The best lightweight laptop if you need premium hybrid functionality. The second edition of this ultra-premium 2-in-1 laptop-tablet is improved in every element considering a suite of powerful internal hardware of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, stunning 15-inch 3,240 x 2,160 resolution display, and excellent battery life that makes it an all-rounder with the lightest laptop weight of 1.51 kg.

Specifications:

CPU: 1.9GHz Intel Core i7-8650U (quad-core, 8MB cache, up to 4.2GHz with Turbo Boost)

Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620; Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5 VRAM)

RAM: 16GB LPDDR3 (1866Mhz)

Screen: 15-inch, 3,240 x 2,160 (260 ppi) PixelSense display (3:2 aspect ratio; 1600:1 contrast ratio)

Storage: 512 GB PCIe 3.0 SSD

 

One of Lenovo's lightweight laptop is all about style, high-quality internal hardware and top sound quality that can provide you a distinct experience altogether. With the lightest weight of only 1.37kg, it delivers a bezel-less thin display of 13.9 inch which stretches over to cover the entire lid. It also has a battery life of 10.9 hours that is long lasting enough for it to use on daily basis.

Specifications:

CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i5 – i7

Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620

RAM: 8GB – 16GB

Screen: 13.9-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – UHD (3,840 x 2,160)

Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD

 

  • Huawei Lightweight Laptop - Huawei MateBook X Pro 

Admiring the fact it only weighs 1.33 kg and has a 3K quality touch screen is not enough; because it’s sharp in-keyboard pop-up camera and powerful internal hardware can take your breath away. Its 10-point touch screen made with ultra-thin gorilla glass and anti-fingerprint coating can help you navigate as smoothly as possible with just a touch of a finger. It surpasses all the qualities a lightest laptop could ever have.

Specifications:

CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i5 – i7

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce MX150 (2GB), Intel UHD Graphics 620

RAM: 8GB – 16GB

Screen: 13.3-inch 3K (3,000 x 2,000; touch)

Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD

 

  • Acer Lightweight Laptop - Acer Swift 7

It was tagged as “world’s thinnest laptop” on its revelation at CES 2018. It has an impressively thin build and a 14-inch display in a svelte design. One of the distinct features of this unique design is an LTE modem and fingerprint scanner. Swift 7 is a sublime laptop to pick up and hold, measuring just 0.35 inches (8.98mm) thin with the lightest weight of only 2.6 pounds (1.18kg).

Specifications:

CPU: Intel Core i5-7Y54

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615

RAM: 8GB

Screen: 13.3-inch FHD 1,920 x 1,080

Storage: 256GB SATA SSD

 

- Written By Rabya Memon - Student at IBA Karachi and Blogger at 'rabyawrites'