best lightweight laptops

The best lightweight laptops for young professionals

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Whether you’re dashing off emails from an airport lounge or scaling up your start-up from a coffee shop between meetings, the ability to work from anywhere at any time has become a necessity of modern business life. As labour becomes ever more mobile, it’s crucial to invest in gadgetry that allows for more flexible working arrangements. Here are the lightweight laptops that won’t break your back along the way.

Asus Zenbook 13 Deluxe

asus zenbook 13

Asus’s gorgeous Zenbook range meets Intel’s next-generation i7 processor in this trim, lightweight machine that the brand bills as one of the world’s most compact 13″ laptops. Weighing in at just 1.22kg and measuring 17.9mm in height, with an expansive NanoEdge display, Asus’ patented (and extremely handy) ScreenPad 2.0 touchpad and hardware allowing for 16GB of memory and up to 1TB of storage, you’d be hard pressed to find a better portable.

Lenovo Yoga C940

lenovo yoga c940

As flexible as its name suggests, the popular Lenovo Yoga was a pioneer in the burgeoning ‘2-in-1’ laptop market, offering the ability to fold back its screen and function as a tablet in times of need. The most versatile model in the extensive Yoga family, the C940 features a 14″ screen, 10th generation Intel processor, 256GB solid state hard drive and an HD camera. Not enough? Lenovo also offers a ‘Build Your Own’ service which allows for complete customisation of its devices.

Dell XPS 13

dell xps 13

Another stellar option in the 2-in-1 mode, Dell’s XPS 13 offers premium build quality while weighing a mere 1.3kg. With a crisp edge-to-edge HDR 400 display (with 4K options available), an intuitive power manager which adapts to your routine to offer power when you need it most and a battery life of nearly 17 hours, Dell has proven that going portable doesn’t mean ditching quality.

HP Spectre x360

hp spectre x360

HP continues to dominate the UK market, and with the Spectre it’s not hard to see why. Its latest convertible laptop comes with a 15.6″ widescreen 4K display as standard and hides a powerful Intel i7 processor beneath its ultra-thin frame. Finished in a stylish dark ash colourway, it also comes with a stylus making it ideal for creative ventures.

MacBook Air

macbook air

Apple’s iconic range of computers and tablets manage to be both outwardly stylish and offer the industry standard for running design and editing software. The founding father of lightweight laptops, the MacBook Air, is no different which is why this is the laptop you’re most likely to see propped up on train tables and in cafes across the world. The latest generation boasts a 4 million pixel 13.3″ Retina display, touch ID and 12 hours of battery life packed into a recycled aluminium case standing at just 15.6mm tall.

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