Thin and light laptops for frequent travellers

By Shrey Pacheco | Published on 13 Feb 2020
Thin and light laptops for frequent travellers
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If you are the type that travels a lot, then you will understand the importance of travelling light. Which is why you would want to invest in a thin and light laptop that will let you travel without making your backpack too heavy. However, finding the right thin and light laptop is easier said than done. Here’s a look at four thin and light laptops that you can purchase from Amazon.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2  

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 weighs 1.25kg and is 14.48mm thick. Definitely a thin and light device then. However, the laptop also has a lot more to offer than just that. The device sports a 13.5-inch PixelSence display that supports touch inputs, which makes it an interesting choice for content creators who tend to use a stylus. The device is powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U processors, which should be enough for most use cases. In terms of connectivity, the laptop offers a full-size USB 3.0 port and a Mini DisplayPort.

Apple MacBook Air

You cannot talk about thin and light laptops without mentioning the Apple MacBook Air. The device weighs 1.25kg and is 15.6mm thick. Like most other compact devices, the laptop features a 13.3-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels. Powering the whole thing is an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor that is aided by 8GB RAM. The laptop is available in 128GB and 256GB storage variants, so you can pick one that best suits your needs and budget. The device features two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, as well as upward-facing stereo speakers.

ASUS VivoBook 14 X403FA

While the Asus VivoBook 14 X403FA weighs 1.3kg and is 16.5mm thick, it still manages to offer a 14-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The laptop is also said to be quite rugged as it offers a MIL-STD-810G certification, which can come in handy if your travel can get a bit bumpy. For performance, the laptop packs an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265 processor, which should be more than enough for most basic tasks. The Vivobook 14 offers 512GB SSD storage, and the company claims that the device can offer a whopping 24 hours of battery life.  

Lenovo Yoga C640 81UE0034IN

The Lenovo Yoga C640 81UE0034IN weighs 1.35kg and is 16.96mm thick. It features a convertible design, which means that the 13.3-inch touch screen FHD display can be turned all the way around to turn the laptop into a tablet. In terms of performance, the laptop is powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 10210U processor that is aided by 8GB RAM, which storage is handled by a 512GB SSD. The laptop is said to offer an impressive 22 hours of battery life, you do have the option of using it while you are travelling without the need to hunt for a charging point. For connectivity, the laptop offers a USB Type-C port, and two USB Type-A 3.1 ports.

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Shrey Pacheco

Writer, gamer, and hater of public transport.

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