Buyers Guide: Best Ultra-Thin Laptops

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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 MacBookN370,000
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 G1N385, 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 900SN315, 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.

 

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