Tired of carrying around your giant and heavy laptops while you have to wait in lines to commute to work in public transports? You should be looking for better and lightweight alternatives.
To find some smarter and lighter alternatives, we bring you a list of the best feathery laptops for you.
As we live in an era of digitalization, the majority of everything you do, whether it is watching movies, booking flight or train tickets, buying clothes and accessories, filling out several government forms or admission forms, and last but not the least your work, everything has been made to fit inside the screen of your laptop.
Anyone can clearly tell how important a laptop has become in our daily lives, it is utmost important to choose the right system as per the requirements. You have to make a decision which will impact your finances and buy a laptop which ideally you should be using for at least 3 to 5 years.
Hence you will need to make an efficient decision to pick the right one. We will help you in choosing the best from the rest. While looking at a laptop, you must first analyze how you will be utilizing it?
For instance, if you work in the IT sector and have to commute to work by public transports, you will most probably need a lightweight laptop that does the job for you. It should have the right OS system, which helps your work.
If you work in a designing world, you will not only need a lightweight laptop but one with the best graphic card so your animations can be on point. You will also have to look at how much RAM is required in your laptop so the laptop functions efficiently without any hampering or lagging problems.
We Highly recommend you to read the Lightweight Laptops Buying Guide at the end of this article to get in-depth knowledge about latest lightweight laptop technologies and tips on making an informed decision about which product to buy for your needs. 🙂
Top 10 Best Lightweight Laptops in India (2020)
Although my favorite among all is New Apple MacBook Air but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.
1. New Apple MacBook Air
One of the, if not the slimmest laptops in the world is the new MacBook Air.
Apple’s new flagship product is now stronger and faster than ever, the new laptop comes loaded with a jaw-dropping 2560x1600 resolution which features over a whopping 4 million pixels.
The imagery and video displaying technology have taken a new level of detailed and razor-sharp display that will leave you gazing at the screens with magnificent colors.
The screen size is an impressive 13.3 inches Retina display.
Even though the laptop weighs merely an impressive 1.29 kilograms, MacBook comes installed with a blazing quad-core i7 chip which helps your laptop float, literally and figuratively. It is one of the fastest working CPU and has also upped the rate of its graphic performance by a whopping 80%.
Not only that, it is loaded with a RAM of 16GB which not only enhances the performances of your task completion time, it also helps you work on multiple apps or tasks with seemingly no delay or lagging at all, a feature of which Apple is proud of. Apart from its performances, the laptop also has an impressive storage capacity of expandable 256GB, which can go up to a stunning 2TB, more than enough to store your music, videos, images, and movies.
One of the many new features that come in the latest MacBook is the Magic Keyboard, first seen in MacBook Pro. A razor-sharp keypad that has just enough space between the keys that you don’t mess up your writings. The keypad also has an impressive backlit with ambient lights so you can type perfectly even in the dark.
If you’re looking for efficiency in your work, along with the style and status of a sophisticated laptop, then MacBook should be your number 1 choice.
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2. ASUS VivoBook 14
VivoBook 14 is one of the most aesthetically pleasing laptops in the market currently.
Launched in 2019, VivoBook has one of the most unique display screens, as it consists of a frameless NanoEdge screen which results in more and more screen area which in turn enhances the displaying and viewing experience.
The screen to body ratio is an impressive 87% which will have you gazing at the screen in awe of the exquisitely colorful display which will make your screen viewing experience much better.
Equipped with sensational 14-inch FHD screen with a resolution of 1920x1080, the pixels and detailing in the images on the screen are crisp and almost perfect.
As we are talking about lightweight laptops, only a handful of laptops will be as powerful and compact as your average VivoBook 14. It weighs only a mere 1.5KG and can slide right into your bag, for you to use it while traveling.
One of the most unique features of VivoBook 14 is the newly engineered ErgoLift hinge keypad. As cool as it sounds, it functions the same way as well, it gives a 2-degree tilt to your VivoBook 14 keypad which provides you with a perfect typing position. The keys are supported by a silky-smooth dual action which helps reduce the key tap noise too.
As Asus has always been regarded for producing some of the best performing laptops, they did not disappoint with this one either, VivoBook 14 is equipped with the latest Core i5 processor and up to 12GBs of RAM which help you sail through your laptop effortlessly.
Slim to none amounts of lagging while operating on multiple apps and Asus also has one of the best processors for your ultimate gaming experience. Talking about the storage, Asus comes installed with an impressive 512GBs of space which is expandable up to 1TB.
The laptop also has a premium Asus SonicMaster audio system for an impressive sound quality experience.
3. ASUS ZenBook UX430UA-GV573T
Another one on our list for the best performing lightweight laptops comes from Asus. This time, the elegant Asus ZenBook UX430UA.
A travel-friendly working laptop for you to take in your meetings or if you have to complete an assignment in public transport and don’t have to carry the burden of a heavy laptop, then this is the one for you.
The new ZenBook UX430 weighs merely 1.3KG, giving competition to the MacBook Air for just about half the price.
It is only 15.9mm thin, which helps you slide it in your working bag, your briefcase, or a backpack.
Talking about the display, ZenBook is hooked up with a sweet 14-inch Full HD screen, also having a NanoEdge display with 80% screen to body ratio making your viewing experience pleasing. For this one, Asus also added in an anti-glare system, something which is unavailable in the previous Asus laptop.
The anti-glare system is an underrated feature for a laptop, as it checks and keeps in control of the strain your eyes have to withstand. The screen finishing is matte, reducing the irritating reflections that you might experience while working in an over-bright environment.
You can’t talk about an Asus laptop without praising its performance. This one comes in equipped with a brilliant Core i5 Intel processor with 8GB RAM which gives your laptop an amazingly high- speed interface.
You can browse around your laptop while multiple tabs and apps and are running and you wouldn’t lag one bit. The laptop is also equipped with a well enough processor that can support a good gaming experience.
This laptop is built for you if you work a lot on your device, hence comes equipped with a sensational 50Wh lithium-polymer battery which can last up to an impressive 9 hours without charging. It also has an amazing SonicMaster audio system and a unique USB C type port, along with the other ports.
4. Lenovo Ideapad Slim 3i
If you’re about to purchase a laptop that you want to be featherweight, high performing, and also have cutting edge design, look no further than the Lenovo Ideapad Slim 3i.
The Ideapad Slim 3i is tailor-made for all the loyal Lenovo users, predominantly for those who travel a lot for work or any other reason, and love to have their laptops along with them all the time.
The new Lenovo is amazingly sleek in design and extremely lightweight as compared to its predecessors.
It fits right into your working backpack like you wouldn’t even notice it.
It can almost slide into any pocket of your bag with its super impressive 19.9mm thinness, making it perhaps the thinnest Lenovo out there. Thankfully, Lenovo is changing the game and changing it for good.
The new Ideapad Slim 3i comes equipped with a stunning set of 10th generation Intel Core 5i processor and a very impressive 8GB RAM in this price range.
The processor is the fastest in this range of price, and Lenovo has marketed this laptop as an ultimate lightweight gaming laptop, which shows how fast and amazing the engine of this laptop might be.
The new processor helps the user navigate through the laptop without any lags or hanging problems and the users can run multiple apps, with optimum performance.
Ideapad Slim 3i is also equipped with an immense 1TB storage space, which is immaculately perfect for gamers or people who like to store movies and music with this large space.
Talking about the display, it has an impressive 15.6-inch FHD display with an anti-glare which helps to tone down the stress levels on your delicate eyes. Last but not the least, Ideapad Slim 3i also has an impressive Dolby Digital audio system which is near perfect for your ultimate gaming experience.
5. Acer Swift 3
Acer has been quietly producing some of the best laptops for quite a while now, one of which was released in 2020 in June.
The amazingly stylish and sleek Acer Swift 3 is not the flashiest in the pot, but it is also clearly not the dullest too.
It’s classy and minimalistic in its own ways, providing the user with a sophisticated experience. Acer Swift 3 comes in equipped with an impressive 14-inch FHD IPS display.
Acer has also installed their high performing Acer Color Intelligence and Extra Color feature, a feature that enhances the color contrasts and gives the user a vivid array of imagery and viewing experience.
This is also topped by the amazing 1920x1080 resolution that leaves the users gazing at the stunning clarity of the screen. Talking about the designing and build of this model, Swift 3 is all aluminum build, from its upper chassis to even the keypad deck.
Everything is metal, which gives it a top-quality premium look and serves as a sophisticated piece of technology for its price range. All metal also compliments well, the sturdiness of this laptop.
It is robust and strong and does not break easily at all. The laptop is also fitted in with 2 USB 3.0 ports on the left channel and a unique USB 3.1 C type on the right, a port which a lot of users have been desiring since most of the phones have adapted to a C type cable, this also means that the laptop can help your mobile phones to charge at a faster speed. It also has an HDMI and audio jack port.
Now on to the most important aspect, the performance. Loaded with the high-tech quad-core i5 processor and also an 8GB RAM, the processing and the speed at which the laptop functions is amazing.
Swift 3 also provides 512GB storage. But one of the most impressive aspects of this model is how lightweight it is, a mere 1.2KG which is astonishing. This helps the user to carry it around and use it on the go.
6. Lenovo Ideapad S340
Another Lenovo on our list has to be the amazing Lenovo Ideapad S340. An upgrade on 2018’s Ideapad 330S, this time Lenovo has nailed it, making one of the most value for money laptops out in the market right now.
The Ideapad S340 comes in with an impressive display of a 14inch screen.
The newly powered Lenovo IPS technology enables this laptop to have a stunning touch-screen design which is one of the most unique features out there in the market.
It is also loaded with a beautiful 1920x1080 resolution display for high def imagery and viewing experience.
Talking about the performance, the Lenovo Ideapad S340 presents us with more than enough 8GB RAM which ensures a fluid performing experience when you navigate through your interface.
You can use a good number of apps and open multiple tabs on your browsers without the problem of lagging or hang-ups. It is also loaded with a decent 1TB storage, more than enough for you to have in a strictly working laptop.
Talking about the audio system, there are twin audio speakers on either side of the laptop which once again with Dolby Digital. The voice coming out of the speakers is generally loud, they are good enough to be used to having Zoom meetings, studying online classes, or watching educational or supposedly non-musical videos on Youtube.
One of the best features on this one is its connectivity, the Ideapad S340 is loaded with a USB 3.1 C type port on the left channel, along with an audio jack and HDMI port. On the right, it has the usual 2 USB 3 ports along with a card reader.
The Lenovo Ideapad S340 is a good enough laptop to have if you are looking for a strictly working laptop, with more than enough features to satisfy your needs.
7. HP Chromebook 14a-na0003TU
Coming down lower on our list of amazing lightweight laptops, the HP Chromebook 14a is the model if you are looking for rather cheaper options.
Priced at just under Rs.30000 in the market these days, the Chromebook 14a has very few features, but good enough for its pricing.
This is a laptop mainly for students still studying in school and for people who usually use laptops for very basic functionality and don’t have to use it all day.
The main selling point of this laptop is its ultra-thin design and lightweight body of just 1.4KG.
HP Chromebook 14a comes in loaded with a 4GB RAM Intel Celeron N4020 processor. It isn’t the best and most high performing processors, but it does the job for its use.
If your goal isn’t to do multiple hours of coding, or gaming, or making and editing high-quality videos or animations, but it is simply to use basic features and watch movies and browse on the internet, then Chromebook presents itself as a viable option.
It is incredibly cheap as compared to the other heavyweight options listed above and also possesses a similar kind of ultra-sleek and thin design.
One of the most attractive abilities of this laptop is the usage of the touch screen. It has a full touch screen and also you can install android apps and games which you can easily play like Temple Run, Fruit Ninja, and Subway Surfers. It also has an expandable 64GB storage which can rise to 512GB.
The laptop comes with a 2 cell 47WH Li-ion battery which can last an impressive 7 hours on average. One of the impressive features about Chromebook 14a is the fast charging C type adapter which is helpful.
It also has a USB 3.1 C type port and the usual twin USB 3 ports.
8. HP 15s Thin and Light Laptop
Another one from HP on this list is the sleek and steady HP 15s Thin and Light laptop.
Cheaper than most of the other options on our list, this HP model is however one of the best products you can buy in the market right now.
Priced just under Rs.43000, HP 15s packs in many impressive features.
Equipped with an impressive 10th Gen Core i3 Intel processor, with a stunning 4GB RAM to top it off, the HP 15s makes sure the users never experience much lagging and hanging up problems.
The processor and RAM help the user to sail through and navigate in their laptops with efficiency. The user can very easily multitask and use multiple apps at once. It also packs an impressive 512GB to store all your favorite movies, music, and images. The processor helps to blend those with perfection.
Talking about the display, which is one of the most amazing features about this laptop because it gives the users a 15.6-inch full HD LED-backlit screen with an immense 1920x1080 resolution which presents some of the most colorful and detailed images.
The laptop weighs merely 1.7KG, hence making it astonishingly compact and portable for you to travel with.
9. HP Pavilion x360
The final HP laptop on our list is the incredibly sleek and stylish looking HP Pavilion x360.
One of the most unique and modern laptops which can be folded entirely to its back and function as a proper laptop cum tablet.
The most amazing feature about this laptop is the amazing Alexa built-in feature. The whole selling point for this laptop is you now have to type less and speak more.
Alexa almost works as your personal assistant, and is capable to do almost everything you order it to do.
You can order Alexa to open certain apps, you can order it to type out what you want to be written and you can ask it to browse on the internet for you, if you have a query or if there’s something you are looking for, all you have to do is just ask Alexa. It can also login to your social media and browse through your gallery to pick out pictures.
Installed with a blazing 10th gen core i3 processor with 4GB RAM and 256GB storage space, this model helps you glide through your laptop with easiness, coupled with using Alexa at the same time.
It’s specifically made not for heavy-duty gaming, so if you are to use it for work purposes, lightweight gaming, and other simple features then this laptop is just the thing you might be looking for.
It also has a 14-inch HD WLED touch screen with an anti-glare to help ease the strain on your delicate eyes.
10. Mi Notebook 14
After creating an absolute storm in the cell phone game, Mi decided to jump into the laptop market in 2020.
Their amazing Mi Notebook 14 is an absolute sensation. A cutting-edge design with some of the most premium quality features all at a very affordable price makes Notebook 14 an absolute steal.
Coming on to the display, an absolutely stunning 14-inch FHD display with anti-glare and 16:9 aspect ratio.
The screen resolution is an amazing 1920x1080 and the narrow bezels play a vital part in making your viewing experience and an absolute joy to behold.
The colors, the details, and the crisp in the image quality are one of the highest in this price range, almost too good to be in the range of Rs.40000-50000.
Talking about the design of this stunning model, it only weighs 1.5KG making it the lightest Mi laptop yet, also a jaw-dropping 17.mm thinness which is simply mesmerizing.
It has an all- metallic body with an anodized sandblasted coating which makes the design look simply outstanding. The bezels are also as thin as 5.75mm.
With such stunning looks and display, Mi packs a punch with its performances as well. Equipped with the latest 10th Gen Core i5 processor and a blazing 8GB RAM, making it a joy to use. The processor is fast enough for the user to browse through the laptop with absolute ease and no lagging.
Now taking a peek at the battery, it comes installed with a 46Wh battery and a 65W charger, which can provide you with a sensational 10 hours of backup power. It also has a fast charger adapter that can charge your laptop from 0 to 50% in a mere 30 minutes.
Buyer's Guide: How to Purchase Lightweight Laptops
Having a laptop in today’s world is no longer secluded to just being a leisure product, laptops have become a necessity for almost every working person and student.
All the work that you previously used to get it done by going to offices, or visiting government institutions has been reduced to working on our small 15-inch screen, which you can say that your whole world now belongs in your laptop.
As this emergence of laptop devices started to enter in our fast-paced lives, the next question came up, as to how do we make them even more compact and portable.
The lightweight laptops have been a marvelous innovation, as carrying around your heavy laptop might not hamper your body posture right now, but it sure does impact in some ways.
Lightweight laptops have reduced the stress of carrying a heavy object in your backpack which singlehandedly increases the weight on your back and also takes up immense space.
A lightweight laptop is perfect for you if you like to move around a lot with your laptop, before looking at how we place our laptops in our bags or pursues, the first and initial thing to do is to pick them up in our own hands. A lighter laptop is much easier to just pick up and walk around with.
Often, in big corporations and offices, you have to give presentations, or pitch an idea to your bosses and hence have to carry your laptop throughout the office, it is much easier for you to carry these around as they weigh not more than 1.7KG on the average, some of them weighing even less.
Next comes up the traveling, whether you commute to work in public transport, wherein you don’t have the luxury to place your laptop in the backseat of your car or place it in a bag and put it in the front of your scooters, you just have to carry it on your backs going to offices and coming back home.
This can be incredibly stressful, and the stress levels won’t impact you in the short run but hamper your posture and your back in the long run. Not to mention how inconvenient it is to get your heavy laptop out in public transport, say a metro or a bus.
A lightweight laptop weighs so little that it immediately lessens the burden on your spine, you can carry around a very compact backpack in which you can fit in your even compact lightweight laptop and that will do the trick for you.
Another amazing thing about these lightweight laptops is how easy it is for you to slide it into your relatively filled up bag. Suppose you carry a lot of files, and hence a bigger heavy laptop will not be able to fit inside your bag, however, a lighter one fits right in between those files and books.
This was traveling from home to offices and vice versa, now on to actual traveling. It can be due to your job or maybe you’re just an adventurer type, you can be a frequent flier, for people who fly around or travel every month, there is nothing better than having a lightweight laptop, it’s almost as if it should be your necessity to upgrade yourself on to a better laptop which does not take up much space. A lightweight laptop is so much easier to carry on in a flight.
Choosing a lightweight laptop is also a peculiar thing, you must know exactly what you desire, although these new lightweight laptops are just as or much more powerful than your previous laptops, they still have some factor, like price, performance, display, design or any other issue that might bug you, so you must choose carefully your ideal lightweight laptop which satisfies your needs, whether they are for gaming, or coding, or designing or any other functions, you must choose the laptop according to your needs.
Make sure to read the below-mentioned FAQs which might help you to buy your perfect lightweight laptop.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Which is the best lightweight laptop?
Without a doubt, in terms of sheer quality and performance, the Apple MacBook Air is regarded as the best lightweight laptop, this is the laptop that made lightweight laptops popular. With the Apple MacBook Air, you can use it for your office work and entertainment purposes as well. This laptop is perfect for students, graphics designers, corporate people, sound engineers, and the list goes on and on. Apple is known for providing quality hardware, so buying this laptop is like a once in a lifetime investment.
2. What is the lightest laptop?
There are many laptops in the market which claim to be the lightest one. But in the reality is not true. As per our research, we can safely say that the lightest laptop is undoubtedly the Acer 3. This laptop is known for weighing at a mere 1.2KG, and that is the reason why this laptop closely wins the race to be the lightest just ahead of MacBook Air. It is amazingly featherweight.
3. What is the lightest 2 in 1 Laptop?
When we talk about laptops, there are various kinds that are available in the market. Normally, when we talk about a lightweight laptop, it refers to the traditional laptop which has a screen and a keyboard. But when we talk about 2 in 1 laptop which can be converted into a laptop as well as a tablet, then there is no doubt that the HP Chromebook 14a is the lightest 2 in 1 laptop, weighing a mere 1.4KG
4. What is the thinnest laptop 2020?
In the year 2020, Samsung had released a game-changer laptop and that is the thinnest laptop. As per our research, the latest Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is the thinnest laptop that is available in the market.
5. How thin is the thinnest laptop?
The thinnest laptop in the world is Samsung Galaxy Chromebook and it measures at just 0.39 inches thin. This is a remarkable product and its dimensions are truly amazing.