In the below form, we will list most of the 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 inches. 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|
|ASUS VivoBook S330UN||13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080)||up to i7-8550U / UHD 620||48Wh||2.62 lbs / 1.19 kg|
|Lenovo Yoga 730 13||13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080)||up to i7-8550U / MX150||43Wh||2.65 lbs / 1.20 kg|
|Lenovo Yoga S730||13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080)||up to i7-8650U / UHD 620||42Wh||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||13.3″ QHD+ (3200 x 1800) Touch||up to i7-8550U / MX150||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|
|Lenovo Yoga C930||Up to 13.3″ UHD (3840 x 2160) Touch||up to i7-8650U / UHD 620||3.00 lbs / 1.38 kg|
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 and 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)|
|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 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
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.
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 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.
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.
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 temperament, so as to improve their quality.
In today’s ever-accelerating pace of life, we should not only consider the above factors when buying thin and light laptops but also combine with our 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 the lightest 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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