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Top 30 Lightest Laptops and Ultrabooks in 2018

In the below form, we will list most thinnest and lightest laptops that are 12.0 to 15.6 inch and weigh less than 2kg, all of these laptops are available on the market at present. I also regularly update my newly released notebook.
I divided it into two different forms, 12.0 – 13.9 inch and 14.0 – 15.6 inch. If I missed some models, please leave a message in the comments area.

In addition, all of the devices we listed are powered by Intel 8th Gen processors and do not includes the devices with Intel 7th Gen processors.

12.0 – 13.9 inch lightest laptops and ultrabooks

Although there are a lot of thin and light laptops on the market, we only list some notebook models with better performance and workmanship. If you find some models with good performance and workmanship laptops, please leave a message in the comments below.

Model Screen (Max Resolution) Hardware Battery Weight
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5″ QHD+ (3000 x 2000) Touch up to i7-8650U / GTX 1050 1.6 lbs / 0.73 kg
3.38 lbs / 1.53 kg with keyboard
Lenovo Miix 630 12.3″ FHD (1920 x 1280) IPS Touch Snapdragon 835 / Adreno 540 48Wh 1.7 lbs / 0.77 kg
3.1 lbs / 1.39 kg with keyboard
Lenovo Miix 720 12.0″ QHD+ (2880 x 1920) IPS Touch i7-7500U / HD 620 41Wh 1.72 lbs / 0.78 kg
2.42 lbs / 1.1 kg with Keyboard
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd Gen) 13.0″ QHD+ (3000 x 2000) IPS Touch up to i7-8650U / UHD 620 42Wh 1.69 lbs / 0.89 kg
2.79 lbs / 1.27 kg with keyboard
Lenovo Miix 520 12.2″ FHD (1920 x 1200) IPS Touch i5-8250U / UHD 620 39Wh 1.98 lbs / 0.9kg
2.65 lbs / 1.2 kg with keyboard
LG Gram 13 13.3″ FHD (1920×1080) Touch up to i7-8550U / UHD 620 72Wh 2.13 lbs / 0.97 kg
ASUS ZenBook S UX391UA 13.3″ UHD (3840 x 2160) Touch up to i7-8550U / UHD 620 50Wh 2.20 lbs / 1.00 kg
ASUS ZenBook UX333FN 13.3″ FHD (1920×1080) up to i5-8265U / MX150 50Wh 2.40 lbs / 1.09 kg
ASUS ZenBook Flip UX370UA 13.3″ FHD (1920×1080) up to i7-8550U / UHD 620 39Wh 2.42 lbs / 1.10 kg
ASUS ZenBook UX331UA 13.3″ FHD (1920×1080) 72% NTSC up to i7-8550U / UHD 620 50Wh 2.50 lbs / 1.13 kg
Lenovo Yoga 730 13 13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Touch up to i7-8550U / UHD 620 48Wh 2.62 lbs / 1.19 kg
ASUS VivoBook S330UN 13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) up to i7-8550U / MX150 43Wh 2.65 lbs / 1.20 kg
Dell XPS 9370 13.3″ FHD (1920×1080) up to i7-8550U / UHD 620 52Wh 2.67 lbs / 1.21 kg
HP ENVY 13-ah 13.3″ UHD (3840 x 2160) Touch up to i7-8550U / MX150 53.2Wh 2.71 lbs / 1.23 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X280 12.5″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Touch up to i7-8650U / UHD 620 48Wh 2.78 lbs / 1.26 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-ae 13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Touch up to i7-8550U / UHD 620 60 Wh 2.78 lbs / 1.26 kg
Huawei MateBook X Pro 13.9″ QHD+ (3000 x 2000) Touch up to i7-8550U / MX150 57.4Wh 2.93 lbs / 1.33 kg
Razer Blade Stealth 13.3″ QHD+ (3200 x 1800) Touch up to i7-8550U / UHD 620 53.6Wh 2.98 lbs / 1.35 kg
Lenovo Yoga 920 14 13.9″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Touch up to i7-8550U / UHD 620 70Wh 3.02 lbs / 1.37 kg

Yoga 730

14.0 – 15.6 inch lightest laptops and ultrabooks

In this section we have not listed some of the more popular workstations such as the HP Zbook 15 and MSI GS65, because these laptops have a high-power adapter, the weight of the laptop plus adapter is far more than 2kg, it is not convenient to carry.

Model Screen (Max Resolution) Hardware Battery Weight
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52T 14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch up to i7-8550U / UHD 620 4670 mAh 2.14 lbs / 0.97 kg
LG Gram 14 14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch up to i7-8550U / UHD 620 72Wh 2.19 lbs / 0.99 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) up to i7-8650U / UHD 620 2.20 lbs / 0.99 kg
ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA 14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) up to i7-8550U / UHD 620 46Wh 2.42 lbs / 1.10 kg
LG Gram 15 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch up to i7-8550U / UHD 620 72Wh 2.41 lbs / 1.10 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) 14.0″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS up to i7-8650U / UHD 620 57 Wh 2.49 lbs / 1.13 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s 14.0″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS up to i7-8650U / MX150 57Wh 2.90 lbs / 1.30 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) 14.0″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS Touch up to i7-8650U / UHD 620 54 Wh 3.08 lbs / 1.40 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T480 14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) up to i7-8650U / MX150 48Wh 3.60 lbs / 1.63 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Touch up to i7-8850H / GTX 1050 Ti 80 Wh 3.76 lbs / 1.70 kg
Dell Precision 5530 15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160) up to i9-8950HK / Quadro P2000 56Wh 3.93 lbs / 1.78 kg
Dell XPS 15 9570 15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160) Touch up to i9-8950HK / GTX 1050Ti 97Wh 4.00 lbs / 1.81 kg
Lenovo Yoga 730 15 15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Touch up to i7-8550U / GTX 1050 51.5Wh 4.20 lbs / 1.89 kg
Dell XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160) Touch up to i7-8705G / Radeon RX Vega M GL 75Wh 4.36 lbs / 1.98 kg

With the advent of the light laptops, the purchase of thin and light laptops has become the first choice for consumers. Consumers are also paying more and more attention to the performance of the laptop. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re looking to buy a thin and light laptop in the near future.

Lightest Laptop Buying Guide

Processor
The year 2018 is a year of concentrated processor outbreaks, with Intel’s eight-generation core processor and AMD’s new APU has been released, the biggest feature of which is reducing processor power while improving performance. If you’re looking for a light laptop from a performance perspective, the order of choice should be 8th gen core, or APU, with an MX150 graphics card. As far as students are concerned, the eight-generation core i5-8250U light laptop with better performance than i7-7500U.

Portability
The definition of a thin laptop is that the height of the body is no more than 20mm, the weight is less than 2KG, and the screen size should be in 12-14 inch. If it’s for daily tasks, it’s best to keep the laptop close to the size of your bag, which is handy for holding your hands. So when you’re shopping for a laptop, it’s best to go to a store and see if the weight and portability of a thin laptop match your own.

Battery life
Battery life has always been the main advantage of thin and light laptops. With i5-8250U as an example, the power consumption is only 15W. The larger the battery capacity in the same configuration, the longer the battery life will be. So the battery life mainly depends on the laptop manufacturer’s battery capacity design. In general, thin and light laptops should have a battery life of more than 10 hours to be considered excellent.

Screen
Many manufacturers will take high color gamut as a selling point, and then vigorously publicize it to consumers. In fact, the choice in this aspect should be different from person to person. If you are a design major or a student who likes to watch super HD film and TV, the screen quality is high and the visual experience will be very good. For users who spend a lot of time in front of the screen, this helps alleviate visual fatigue. Here, I recommend that you can choose an IPS screen.

Appearance
The appearance includes the color, material, and comfort of the laptop body. Generally, the light laptop is very thin and easy to carry because of its relatively thin body. In the production process of the laptop, manufacturers choose the comfortable body material as the surface material, especially the metal material, which is most sought after by users. Secondly, the manufacturer will generally choose the youthful and beautiful color as the main color system, so in the process of selection, we should consider whether the laptop brought out after the purchase is consistent with their own temperament, so as to improve their quality.

In today’s ever-accelerating pace of life, we should not only take the above factors into consideration when buying thin and light laptops but also combine with our own use demand and economic budget. If we’re going out a lot, the need for portability is very high, and light laptops should be a top priority. If we need to study and work for a long time without power, we should pay more attention to the battery life of the laptop. Finally, before buying a laptop, we must consider our economic strength. In addition, we are not saying that expensive laptops are the best, but that what suits you is the best.

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