Finest thin and light laptops for travellers

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 16 Oct 2020
Finest thin and light laptops for travellers

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If you are someone who travels a lot and ends up doing a lot of work on the go, then you should have a thin and lightweight laptop that delivers solid performance under most conditions. A robust combination of memory and processor is a must for such laptops, along with a good battery backup. Keeping all these points in mind, we have made a list of four of the finest thin and light laptops that are ideal for travellers. Note that all these products are available on Amazon and have made it to this list based on their listed features and ratings.

ASUS ZenBook Duo

Here is a laptop from ASUS that should please every media creator out there, be it someone who works with music, videos or pictures. The ASUS ZenBook Duo sports a traditional 14-inch FHD display and has an additional 12.6-inch FHD touch display, which should enhance your work efficiency. Furthermore, the 14-inch display has a nearly bezel-less design and has 300-nits of brightness, which is good for a laptop. With a 19.9-mm thin body, it weighs just 1.6 kilograms, making it ideal for travellers. Furthermore, the laptop runs on a tenth generation i7 processor and is backed by 16 GB of RAM, making it a formidable combination under the hood. Finally, it has a backlit full-size chiclet keyboard with 1.4-mm key travel.

Lenovo ThinkPad T490

This thin and lightweight laptop from Lenovo performs really well in terms of battery life, which is a rarity in this segment. As per company claims, the laptop can last for 16+ hours on a single charge, under optimal use. This is great for travellers, because the most common complaint when out and about is the battery dying. Running on a tenth generation i7 processor, this laptop is supported by an efficient memory and storage system (16GB RAM + 512GB SSD) to churn out smooth and reliable performance under most use case scenarios. Finally, the T490 has a 14-inch FHD display and is just 18 mm thin, weighing only 1.55 kilograms, which seems like a dream come true for travellers.

Dell Inspiron 13 2-in-1 7391

If you are looking for a compact, thin and lightweight laptop that can double up as a tablet, then this model from Dell should do you justice. It sports a 13.3-inch FHD touch display that you can fully rotate by 360-degree to use it as a tablet. Under the hood, it has a tenth generation i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. Furthermore, it has 32GB Optane Memory as well, which comes in handy to quickly call heavy files and software into action. In terms of the build, the laptop is just 15.2-mm thin and weighs just 1.45 kilograms, which makes it an easily portable device. The flexibility of the laptop to be used as a tablet should make it ideal for people who work on the go.

HP Spectre x360

This is a high-end laptop from HP with a convertible form factor that sports a 13-inch UHD OLED touchscreen display, which you can use as a tablet as well. The laptop runs on a powerful 10th Gen i7 processor, which should deliver a robust performance under most user-case scenarios. Furthermore, it has a reliable memory system, which consists of a 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD and 32GB Optane memory. With this hardware under the hood, it is fair to expect smooth performance even under demanding conditions like multitasking. Finally, the laptop is just 17 mm thin, and weighs just 1.27 kg – making it a good companion for frequent travellers.

Ashwin Nair


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