The best lightweight laptops for young professionals

Working on the move has become an unavoidable part of keeping up to speed in a hectic, modern world — one where breakfasts, meetings and conferences can span cities or even continents in a single day. But as labour becomes ever more mobile, it’s crucial to invest in gadgetry that allows for more flexible working arrangements. Here are the lightweight computers that won’t break your back along the way.

Asus’s gorgeous Zenbook range meets Intel’s next-generation i7 processor in this trim, lightweight laptop that runs as good as it looks. With top-of-the-range hardware and an expansive NanoEdge display, you’d be hard pressed to find a better portable.

As flexible as its name suggests, the popular Lenovo Yoga drove a surge in interest for so-called ‘2-in-1’ laptops, which can fold back their screen and function as a tablet in times of need.

HP continues to dominate the UK market, and with the Spectre its not hard to see why. Beautifully thin, fitted with Bang & Olufsen’s high-quality audio, with a crisp touchscreen you can also fold back for use as a tablet – it even comes with its own stylus.

Moulded from a single cut of aluminium, the Dell XPS offers a premium build quality while weighing a mere 1.2kg. With a crisp edge-to-edge display and carbon-fibre keyboard, Dell has proven that going portable doesn’t mean ditching quality.

Apple’s iconic ranges of computers and tablets manage to be both outwardly stylish and offer the industry standard for running design and editing software. An iPad Pro will slot into your luggage without hassle and uses an intuitive touch-based interface for quick navigation on the go. Available with 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch display.