Ultra-thin Laptops popularly known as ultra-portables are slim and light while featuring powerful Intel Core processors, fast SSD storage and superb battery life. These machines have been around for a while, from the original MacBook Air to the now-forgotten ultrabook movement.
However, 2016 welcomes a new generation of systems that combine thinner-than-ever designs with powerful components, high-resolution screens, and prices that hit a very achievable mainstream sweet spot. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, which gets you confused when making a choice.
As long as your computing needs are relatively simple, an ultra-portable may be the only PC you really need. Whether you choose an 11.6-inch to13.3-inch screen or 10mm to 13mm thick machine is based on personal preference. The laptops here are some of the best you can find around.
HP Spectre – N340, 000
World’s thinnest laptop
HP Spectre (10.4mm thick) is the world’s thinnest full-power laptop, with a distinguished current-gen Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors rather than the lower-power Core M CPUs in systems such as the HP EliteBook Folio G1 and Apple 12-inch MacBook. It also has a deep keyboard and the powerful battery life compared to other PCs in its class.
Apple MacBook– N370,000
The future of laptops is here
The MacBook (13.1mm thick) comes with a new Core M processor, which gives it a boost in both performance and battery life. The super-shallow keyboard and single USB-C port makes it best suited for minimalists.
Dell XPS 13 – N226, 000
Perfect blend of power and prestige
The Dell XPS 13 (15mm thick) comes with an eye-catching, barely-there screen bezel, decent performance, and configurations that run for about N226, 000. It comes very thick with a lot of conventional specs.
HP EliteBook Folio G1– N385, 000
Business PC for those on the go
The Folio G1 (12.4mm thick) uses Intel’s latest Core M-series processors combined with HP’s fastest Core m7 version in its. With its wisp-thin, matte-silver aluminum chassis, the EliteBook Folio G1 is a very attractive laptop.
Lenovo Yoga 900S– N315, 000
Stylish hybrid laptop
The Yoga 900S (12.8mm thick) is the thinnest 2-in-1 convertible you can get around and its 360-degree hinge can fold all the way back into a tablet mode. It has the unique watchband hinge of Lenovo’s highest-end Yogas as well as a bold design with large gold key faces against a dark, textured keyboard tray.