As laptops become more and more universal and portable, they are shedding the excess weight. The latest entrants in the market are a range of lightweight laptops. These thin and sleek laptops are ideal for use by business persons and students. If you are planning to buy an ultraportable laptop, you must remember that the lightness of the computer should not compromise the performance.
Almost all the major manufacturers in the computer industry have introduced ultrabook and mini laptop computers. Competition is high among major companies to bring laptops, which are lightweight, affordable and at the same time offer high battery life and performance. These thin laptop computers are a boon to people who travel constantly.
Let’s review Top 5 Ultrabooks of 2018.
Apple Mac Book Pro
Apple Mac Book Pro is 13-inch features Intel Core 2 Duo processor along with Advanced NVIDIA integrated graphics technology. The Mac Book Pro has an amazing battery life, which lasts for about 10 hours.
This laptop comes in a single unibody aluminum enclosure, which is 1 inch thin. The Mac Book Pro is equipped with a 320 GB hard drive and 4 GB memory. The overall combination of powerful processor, integrated graphics and huge memory makes Apple Mac Book Pro one of the best ultrabooks available in the market.
The Mac Book Pro is pre-loaded with Apple’s Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system. The iLife ’09 suite, which includes iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes and Garageband, are also part of the standard package.
Besides the innovative software, the Mac Book Pro also has an 8x Slot loading DVD Drive, built-in iSight camera, Wi-Fi wireless networking capabilities, Bluetooth, SD slot, 2 USB ports, fire wire port and many such features. No doubt, Mac Book Pro is one of the best ultraportable laptops available in the market today.
HP Pavilion DV4
HP Pavilion DV4 is a 14-inch equipped with Intel Core i3-330M Processor (2.13 GHz), 4 GB DDR3 System Memory expandable up to 8 GB, 500GB SATA Hard Drive (SATA) and Light Scribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW. The HP Pavilion DV4 also features a VGA and HDMI output, 2 stereo speakers, a multi format card reader, WiFi capabilities and Bluetooth.
HP Pavilion DV4 comes pre-loaded with Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system. It has an amazing battery life, which lasts for about 4.25 hours. It weighs about 5.20 lbs.
The HP Pavilion DV4 has a 14.1-inch widescreen high definition monitor, which displays vibrant images. It has an attractive Quick Touch display keyboard which enables you to launch Quickplay software and media files. The controls are backlit and the keyboard also features a wireless indicator (Orange disabled, Blue enabled).
Its screen size is 13.3 inches and weighs 3.7 pounds. It is also very energy efficient and offers a battery life of up to 12 hours. The ASUS UL30Vt-A1 runs on a 1.3 GHz Intel Core2 Duo processor and has a 4GB DDR3 DRAM.
This machine also boasts of a 500 GB hard disk. It facilitates casual browsing experience. It comes with a very sleek keyboard and multi-touch trackpad. The UL30Vt-A1 has Altec Lansing speakers along with SRS premium sound which is expected to give a home theater effect.
Toshiba Satellite T135 S1307
It has a 500 GB serial ATA hard drive and functions with a 1.3 GHz Intel Pentium ULV SU4100 Processor. The laptop is installed with the Home Premium Edition of the Windows 7 (32-bit) operating system.
The Toshiba Satellite is also Energy Star 5.0 certified which makes it environment-friendly. It can run for a minimum of 9 hours on normal use.
There is a great demand for lightweight mini laptop computers in the market, because these computers are no way inferior to their traditional counterparts in features and technology. They are equipped with the latest hardware and software and their slim packaging give them an attractive look.
Toshiba Portege R500
This Toshiba laptop is a perfect travel companion for people who need connectivity on the go. It is silver colored on the outside and jet-black on the inner bezel. Though the machine is mostly made of plastic, the top lid is made of aluminum.
It weighs only 2.4 pounds and has a 12” widescreen and the longest battery life in the small notebook category. Also, it is less than an inch thick (0.75”). Unlike its counterparts, the machine comes with an integrated optical drive. The keyboard is spill-free and in spite of being small, manages to accommodate an 85- key keyboard. Even though the size of the device is very compact, its performance is excellent.
This computer is equipped with Intel’s Dual Core Processor. The U7600 processor used in the device is designed to be power efficient. It has a 120 GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard drive. Also, the screen display is sturdy with very little rippling or flex on application of pressure. Another notable feature is that this computer makes hardly any sound while operating. Overall, this notebook pc is comfortable and functional. It has all the functions you would expect a modern laptop to have and is very comfortable for everyday use.
Other Popular Ultraportables
Other popular and best ultra portable laptops are The Apple MacBook Air and the Lenovo ThinkPad X300. The Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and the 80 GB hard drive of the MacBook Air give it a very good performance. The unique feature of the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 is the 13.3” screen in spite of its compact design. It is equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 processor and a good battery life. Another lightweight model by Lenovo is the ThinkPad X61.
With so many choices available in the category of lightweight notebook computers, it is advised that one reads the various ultrabook reviews and compare the specifications with their own needs before buying one.