Top 10 lightweight laptops that you must consider buying!

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Are you on a lookout for a new laptop which you want to use on the go? If so we can help you out. Here is a top 10 list of laptops which you may consider buying. We have only included laptops under RS 60,000 ($1000) in this compilation as well feel spending more on a lightweight laptop may not be a good proposition.

Is a lightweight laptop suitable for you?

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Lightweight laptops are built for business purposes-mainly aimed at professionals and students who have a dire necessity of working on the go. It's not built for a gaming enthusiast hence spending a dime on a higher specced laptop is not such a great idea. But a question might arise why shouldn't one go for a tablet if portability is such a concern? Yes, you are partially correct. But some job profiles require portable laptops as a tablet still has its fair set of limitations like the lack of multiple USB ports, small display size (considering the fact that the on-screen keyboard eats most of the reading area) etc.

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The laptops are arranged in chronological order-Low to High price. To make your life easier we have also hyperlinked the laptops to a e-commerce site where you can buy them from!

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This is the lightest and most budget friendly laptop in the list, which we would highly recommend if you plan to buy a secondary laptop for just carrying round with you. Just in case you were not a heavy user with mild needs such as editing/creating Office files, Internet surfing and an occasional Full HD videoplack then this laptop is also for u!

Weighing at only 980g (average laptops weigh around 2.4kg) this laptops do pack some decent specs under the hood:

  • 11.49 inch HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display
  • Intel Atom(4th gen) Z3735F with 2 cores clocked at 1.33 GHz each (Turbo Boost upto 1.88 GHz) + 2MB Cache + Intel HD graphics
  • 2GB DDRR3 RAM (1600 MHz.)
  • 32GB EMMC storage
  • Connectivity: 2 in card reader,1 Micro HDMI, 1 USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi a/b/g/n
  • Dimensions: 286x193x17.5 mm
  • Windows 8.1 64 bit + 1 year subscription of Microsoft Office 360

This is the one for those who simply need a big display along with portability convenience. The laptop weighs at 1.89 kg.

  • 15.86 inch HD (1366x768) LED Backlit display.
  • Intel i3 (3rd gen) 3217U with 2 cores at 1.8GHz + 2MB Cache + Intel HD graphics
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz.)
  • 500 GB HDD storage (5400 RPM)
  • Connectivity: 2in 1 card readers, 1HDMI,2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi a/b/g/n
  • Dimensions: 342x245x25mm
  • Ubuntu 64 bit

A powerhouse laptop with a quad core SoC inside and great built quality. Weighs on the tad heavier side at 2.0 kg.

  • 14 inch HD (1366x768) Anti-Glare display
  • AMD APU A6 quad core processor with each core clocked at 2.4GHz each + 2MB Cache + 512 MB ATI Radeon R4 (800 MHz) 
  • 4GB RAM (1600 MHz.)
  • 500 GB HDD (5400 RPM)
  • Connectivity: 2 in 1 card readers, 1HDMI,2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi a/b/g/n
  • Dimensions: 346x246x25.6 mm

 

Compact sized display with an ultra light weight of 1.41 kg.

  • 11.6 inch HD (1366x768) LED Backlit display
  • Intel i3 (4th gen) 4030U dual cores at 1.9 GHz each + 3MB of Cache + Intel HD Graphics
  • 4GB DDR3 (1600MHz)
  • 500GB HDD storage (5400 RPM)
  • Connectivity: 2 in 1 card readers, 1Micro HDMI,1 USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi a/b/g/n
  • Dimensions: 300x201x19mm

Here's a bendable flexible touch screen laptop for you. Many enthusiasts will be fond of this one because it packs an extra 2GB of graphic card along too! It weighs up at 1.89kg.

  • 14 inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED Backlit display with 10 point Multitouch
  • Intel i5 (5th gen) 4210U with 2 cores clocked at 1,7 GHz (Turbo clock 2,7GHz) + 3MB Cache + Intel HD graphics
  • 2GB of N15V-GM graphics
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM (1600MHz)
  • 500GB HDD of storage (5400 RPM)
  • Connectivity: 2 in 1 card readers, 1Micro HDMI,2 USB 2.0,1 USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi a/b/g/n
  • Dimensions: 343x255x22.4 mm
  • Windows 8.1 64 bit

  • 13.3 inch HD (1366x768) LED Backlit display
  • Intel i5 4200U with 2 cores at 1.6GHz each (Turbo clock 2.6GHz) + 3MB Cache + Intel HD graphics
  • Connectivity: : 2 in 1 card readers, 1Micro HDMI,2 USB 2.0,1 USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi a/b/g/n
  • Dimensions: 331x234x21.8 mm
  • Windows 8 64 bit

  • 13.17 inch HD (1366x768) LED Becklit display with Acer Cine Crystal Technology
  • Intel i5 3337U with 2 cores at 1.8GHz each (Turbo clock at 2.7GHz) + 3MB Cache + Intel HD 4000 Graphics
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz)
  • 500GB HDD(5400 RPM) + 20GB SSD
  • Connectivity: : 2 in 1 card readers, 1Micro HDMI,3 USB 2.0,Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi a/b/g/n
  • Dimensions: 300x201x19 mm
  • Windows 8 64 bit

  • 13.3 inch Full HD (1920x1080) Anti-Glare display
  • Ulta lower power and latest Intel Core M5710 Broadwell SoC with 2 cores at 0.8 GHz (Turbo clock 2GHz) + 4MB Cache + Intel HD 5300 Graphics
  • 4GB LPDDR3 (1600MHz)
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Connectivity: : 2 in 1 card readers, 1Micro HDMI,3 USB 3.0,Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi a/b/g/n
  • Dimensions: 324x226x12.3 mm
  • Windows 8.1 64 bit with 1 year of MacAfee Security free

The laptop is the lighest MacBook you can get at the price point it sells for. The device is also quite light (1.62 kg) and slim!

  • 11.49 inch HD (1280x728) LED Backlit display
  • Intel i5 (5th gen) with 2 cores at 1.6GHz each (Tuebo Clock 2.7GHz) + 3MB Cache + Intel HD 5000 graphics
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM (1600MHz)
  • 128GB SSD
  • Connectivity: : 2 in 1 card readers, 2 USB 3.0,Thunder Bolt 2.0,Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi a/b/g/n
  • Dimensions: 300x192x17mm
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

  • Intel i5 with 2 cores clocked at 2.5 GHz (Turbo Clock 3.1 GHz) + 3MB Cache + Intel HD 6000
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM (1600MHz)
  • 500 GB HDD storage (7200 RPM)
  • Connectivity: : 2 in 1 card readers, 2 USB 3.0,Thunder Bolt 2.0,Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi a/b/g/n
  • Dimensions: 314x219x19mm
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

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Conclusion: Now it's all down to personal preference. Requirements will vary according to usage! But if you ask me, I would highly recommend the Asus Eeebook T205A mainly due to its budget price. And just in case you want something higher specced then I would recommend you to go the Asus UX305FA. You may now be thinking why am I recommending this over the MacBooks right? Here's a answer for you-

  • It packs a latest generation SoC built on 14nm architecture which is not only power efficient, but also quite powerful (despite the meagre 0.8GHz meagre clock speed)
  • The laptop will last for a longer duration on a single charge.
  • It slims and light.
  • More storage options -256GB SSD over 128GB SSD of Apple MacBook Air.

What more do you need in a business specific laptop?! Hope this helps. Do let us know in the comments sections what you feel. Also let us know if you feel we missed on a device which should have featured in the list.

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