For workers who are constantly on the move, a laptop that is light, durable and reliable is an essential tool. Mobile devices like phones and iPads are convenient to use; a desktop environment provides more capable tools for document processing, photo editing, video making, and time management.
Laptops are heavier than most mobile devices, and it’s inconvenient, especially during long-distance travels. Computer manufacturers know this and have designed specific laptops to target this market segment.
Here are some of the best lightweight laptop that a remote worker can depend on:
1. Dell XPS 13
Dell XPS has been the go-to Ultrabook sought after by office workers for many years, and Dell new installment in the XPS series is no exception. It’s got everything you will ever need for office work – including the 8th generation Intel Core Process, a built-in Intel HD Graphic Card, at least 4 GB of RAMs and up to 2TB of storage HDD.
On top of that, you won’t even notice its weight in your bag at 2.7 lb. Truly a remarkable laptop with a powerful build.
2. Surface Book 2
Two years ago, Microsoft launched the first Surface laptop with mild reception from the crowd due to limited hardware capability and a restricted version of Windows 10. They have learned their lesson since and launched their Surface Book 2 in late 2018 with a stronger quad-core processor and the full-fledged version of Windows. With the right mix of utility, price, and convenience, you can enjoy the full Windows experience while staying on the move.
Surface Book 2 is small and compact, weighing anywhere between 3.3 lbs to 4.2 lbs. The biggest downside to this laptop is perhaps the limited number of USB ports – 3 ports are quite constraining for some.
3. Asus Zenbook 13
Asus Zenbook 13 has a slick and premium design, with a golden Asus logo right in the middle of the hood and a coat of ocean blue aluminum across the lid. What makes the Zenbook 13 stands out is the long battery life, which can last more than 9 hours with the right configuration. It is perfect for those who have to spend a lot of time out in the field or sites where access to electricity is limited.
Sitting at 2.6 lbs., the Zenbook is one of the lightest laptops out there in the market right now, rivaling the fan-favorite Dell XPS 13. Combined with its solid performance and low price, it’s a great deal for those looking for good value-for-money.
4. HP Spectre x360
HP has always been known for its laptop performance and battery life. The HP Spectre x360 emphasize that even stronger with an astonishing 12 hours of battery life and convincing performance across the board. With a vivid 1080s display, it’s also a beautiful laptop to boot.
Similar to other Ultrabook on the market, it weighs around 2.8 lbs on average – no the lightest laptop, but it’s light enough for you to not notice it in your bag. Overall, it’s a rock-solid machine for teleworkers.