10 Best Portable Laptops – 2020

TOP PICK
DELL XPS XPS9350-4007SLV 13.3-Inch Touchscreen (Intel Core i5 6200U 2.30 GHz Processor, 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256 GB Hard Drive, Windows 10 Home),  Machined Aluminum
New Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) - Silver
ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 13.3-inch LCD Ultra-Slim Laptop (Core i5 Processor, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, Windows 10) w/ Harman Kardon Audio, Backlit keyboard, Fingerprint Reader
Dell XPS9360-4841SLV 13.3" Laptop (7th Generation Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Silver)
Razer Blade Stealth 13.3" QHD+ Touchscreen Ultrabook Laptop - 8th Generation Intel Quad-Core i7-8550U - 16GB RAM - 256GB SSD - Windows 10 - CNC Aluminum - Black
BLW's Score
90
89
87
84
83
MSRP
$889.00
Price not available
$549.99
$579.66
$888.88
Processor
Intel Core i5-6200U 2.30 GHz
Intel Core i5
Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz
Intel Core i7-7500U 3.5 GHz
Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8 GHz
RAM
8 GB LPDDR3
8GB DDR4
8GB DDR3
8 GB LPDDR3
16GB DDR3L
Hard Disk
256GB SSD
128GB SSD
256GB SSD
256GB SSD
256GB SSD
Display
13.3" QHD+ (3200 x 1800)
13" Retina (2560 x 1600 )
13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080)
13.3" QHD+ (3200 x 1800)
13.3" QHD+ (3200 x 1800)
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 5500
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
Intel HD Graphics 520
Intel HD Graphics 620
Intel HD Graphics 620
OS
Windows 10 Home
mac OS
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Weight
2.8 pounds
3.02 pounds
2.6 pounds
2.7 pounds
3 pounds
TOP PICK
DELL XPS XPS9350-4007SLV 13.3-Inch Touchscreen (Intel Core i5 6200U 2.30 GHz Processor, 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256 GB Hard Drive, Windows 10 Home),  Machined Aluminum
BLW's Score
90
MSRP
$889.00
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i5-6200U 2.30 GHz
RAM
8 GB LPDDR3
Hard Disk
256GB SSD
Display
13.3" QHD+ (3200 x 1800)
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 5500
OS
Windows 10 Home
Weight
2.8 pounds
New Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) - Silver
BLW's Score
89
MSRP
Price not available
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i5
RAM
8GB DDR4
Hard Disk
128GB SSD
Display
13" Retina (2560 x 1600 )
Graphics
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
OS
mac OS
Weight
3.02 pounds
ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 13.3-inch LCD Ultra-Slim Laptop (Core i5 Processor, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, Windows 10) w/ Harman Kardon Audio, Backlit keyboard, Fingerprint Reader
BLW's Score
87
MSRP
$549.99
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz
RAM
8GB DDR3
Hard Disk
256GB SSD
Display
13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 520
OS
Windows 10
Weight
2.6 pounds
Dell XPS9360-4841SLV 13.3" Laptop (7th Generation Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Silver)
BLW's Score
84
MSRP
$579.66
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-7500U 3.5 GHz
RAM
8 GB LPDDR3
Hard Disk
256GB SSD
Display
13.3" QHD+ (3200 x 1800)
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 620
OS
Windows 10
Weight
2.7 pounds
Razer Blade Stealth 13.3" QHD+ Touchscreen Ultrabook Laptop - 8th Generation Intel Quad-Core i7-8550U - 16GB RAM - 256GB SSD - Windows 10 - CNC Aluminum - Black
BLW's Score
83
MSRP
$888.88
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8 GHz
RAM
16GB DDR3L
Hard Disk
256GB SSD
Display
13.3" QHD+ (3200 x 1800)
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 620
OS
Windows 10
Weight
3 pounds

Note: Our comparison table only shows our top 5 picks. You can find the other recommendations within this article.

We all use laptops all the time for all sorts of work, but have you ever wondered how one got the idea of a laptop. Well back in 1971 when personal computers were a rage among people, some thought how would it be to have a personal computer that one could carry everywhere and that is how a laptop was invented.

So the factor that makes a laptop different from a computer or a desktop would be its portability. People buy laptops because they want a wireless device that can be carried from one place to another with utmost ease and can be worked on without worrying about wires.

 This portability factor is what makes us judge a laptop properly before buying it. We should buy a laptop that is light, easy to carry and does not get discharged every now and then. Having a thin, sleek and light weighted laptop can change one’s lifestyle and improve one’s efficiency at the same time.

Having a laptop that you can carry everywhere and that makes it possible for you to work on the go not only boosts your working efficiency but also gives you a satisfactory feeling that helps in boosting your confidence to the core.

Factors To Consider

If you have a laptop which you do not like to carry everywhere because it is heavy, then why buy a laptop? With hundreds of laptop being launched every month, there are so many options and variety of brands that one can select from.

10 Best Portable Laptops – 2018

There are slim gaming laptops, featherweight laptops for extensive uses, and small laptops with good battery life for a general purpose and what not. One can get almost all combinations in the laptop market.

With the expansion of brands like Asus and Acer, the budget is not a problem, as they produce good quality laptops at really affordable prices which do not pinch your pocket much.

If the world has advanced so much then why should one still own a laptop that is not Ultra-portable, that needs to be charged almost every hour and that is so sensitive that it will be damaged by just one fall or bump.

It is the age of sturdy laptops with almost no weight and advanced battery life. Here is a list of 10 best portable laptops that do not weigh more than 2 kgs, have a minimum of 6-hour battery life, with a sturdy body prepared to absorb shocks in case of falls and bumps, and that is affordable and gives good value for money.

Our Top Picks for Best Portable Laptops

1. DELL XPS XPS9350-4007SLV

Dell XPS 12 XPS9250

Specs:

  • Intel Core i5-6200U Processor
  • 256GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM

Being a Dell product, this laptop has high-quality parts and can be trusted even without knowing the specifications. Not only is the laptop one of the latest Ultraportable laptop, it also has a touchscreen full HD display which provides greater satisfaction.

It uses the advanced technology of infinity edge to provide a larger display in a thinner and smaller screen giving one more than they ever expected. It is even more impressive that such a display can be found in the thinnest frame of a notebook.

The thin build of the laptop does not make it weak but sturdier. Weighing just about a kilogram, this laptop was made keeping portability in mind. This laptop can easily fit in a purse or a bag and doesn't need extra protection from bumps and jerks.

At 400 nits, its brightness panel does wonders both in daylight and at night whether one is indoors or outdoors. The laptop looks small but nothing about it is small. Its 6th Generation Intel Core i5 processor makes the laptop work and starts faster than any other laptop.

It has a battery life of up to 11 hours with maximum use. The XPS 13 boots help the laptop to continue working with the same efficiency even when it is used for extensive purposes.

2. Apple MacBook Pro 13

Apple MacBook Pro 13

Specs:

  • Intel Core i5 Processor
  • 128GB SSD
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM

Apple is another such company which has always produced a good quality laptop that comes a bit on the higher end good for the deep-pocketed. Even though they cost a little much than other laptops, the MacBooks are all about quality and standard.

The MacBook Retina is lighter than almost all laptops and has the greatest version of iOS with some latest technologies giving the MacBook better productivity and enhanced speed. It's 8 GB RAM and 128 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) ensures the laptop is ultrafast and prepares it for extensive use.

One can easily work on the go as this laptop does not get discharged easily. It has a stunning display and astounding sound system. It is one of the thinnest and slimmest MacBooks ever produced.

Just because it is so slim does not mean that Apple has compromised on the system, as the laptop still houses some of the best specifications that cannot be found in any other laptop. Each component in this laptop is designed dexterously to provide greater efficiency in a smaller body without heating up the laptop.

Since it is a metal body and quite thin, falling of the laptop may occur many times but one does not need to worry about it as the laptop is sturdy and can absorb great shocks without denting the body.

3. ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54

Asus Zenbook UX330

Specs:

  • Intel Core i5-7200U Processor
  • 256GB SSD
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM

Asus is a brand known to provide affordable laptops with good specifications that work for a majority of middle-class people. This version of the ZenBook is quite similar to a MacBook in appearance.

It is light, slim and has a sleek metal body that is designed to absorb shocks and prevent damage. Its backlit keyboard provides enhanced comfort and efficiency in typing. Its 13.3-inch HD display is fit in a smaller screen using the technology of infinity edge.

It's 8 GB DDRAM and 256 GB SSD card provides better productivity and faster working of the laptop making multi-task an easy job. Its fingerprint login method makes working on a laptop safer and more effortless as one can access their laptop at a single touch.

The latest Intel Core i5-7200U Processor gives the laptop high quality working power and makes it a good choice for people having a bit smaller pocket. Even though the laptop is slim, it still has the best USB port that provides uninterrupted connection and increases efficiency.

 It has an amazing battery life and an even better turbocharger that charges the laptop in less than an hour. All in all this laptop is good value for money.

4. Dell XPS9360-4841SLV

Dell XPS9360 Laptop

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-7500U Processor
  • 256GB SSD
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM