Top Five Most Light­weight Lap­tops

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When look­ing for a new lap­top, there are sev­eral things to con­sider.You might have dif­fer­ent pref­er­ences ac­cord­ing to spec­i­fi­ca­tion, size, colour or brand. But as a travel writer, the first cri­te­rion I con­sider when I choose a lap­top is its weight. As my work de­pends on it, I have to carry the lap­top with me all the time, so less weight is a big plus for me. Here are some light lap­tops that made it onto my list:


Sam­sung ATIV Book 9 with Full HD

First thing that caught my eye when I saw the ATIV Book 9 is the sil­ver line on each side of the lap­top. These give it a strong ‘iron’ look, even though it looks re­ally thin. ATIV Book 9 is the new alias for the note­book, for­merly known as the Se­ries 9. In terms of lap­top con­struc­tion, the seam­less cus­tom­ized frame man­ages to con­dense key hard­ware com­po­nents with­out com­pro­mis­ing per­for­mance. Aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing, the note­book’s all-new 13.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) dis­play with 170-de­gree view­ing an­gle and Su­per­Bright Plus tech­nol­ogy suc­cess­fully wins its cus­tomer’s heart. Sam­sung’s Fast So­lu­tions tech­nol­ogy, which in­stantly wakes the ma­chine from sleep mode and pro­vides a boot-up time of less than 10 sec­onds, is a nice touch. Weight: 1.16 kg


Toshiba Kira­book (Touch Ver­sion)

En­closed in AZ91 pressed mag­ne­sium alloy, the Kira­book stands as the light­est and thinnest high-res lap­top in the pre­mium-class mar me­dia ex­pe­ri­ence by pump­ing out clear, loud au­dio. In terms of spec­i­fi­ca­tions, this lap­top also has some se­ri­ous heat: an In­tel Core i7 CPU, HD Graphic 4000 chip, Win­dows 8 Pro, 256GB SSD, and 8GB of RAM. To top it off, the com­pany has a ded­i­cated 24-hour call cen­ter that han­dles all in­quiries, from soft­ware trou­bleshoot­ing to bro­ken hard­ware. These make Kira­book the best high-end PC lap­top in my opin­ion. Weight: 1.18 kg


Acer As­pire S7

The lap­top has char­ac­ter­is­tics that make it stand out com­pared with its com­peti­tors in the in­dus­try, Acer As­pire S7 is known not only as a ‘feath­er­weight’ but is also sliver thin, sturdy and has ex­cel­lent dy­namic per­for­mance, thanks to the S7’s ef­fec­tive pro­cess­ing power and speedy solid-state drive. An­other im­pres­sive fea­ture is the mul­ti­touch tech­nol­ogy on the 11.6-inch IPS panel (1920 x 1080), paired nicely with its su­perb HD video and im­age qual­ity. A firm palm rest adds com­fort and dura­bil­ity to the typ­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, there are also a svelte leather slip­case, wire­less mouse with op­ti­cal sen­sor, mini HDMI to 15pin VGA adapter and an ex­ter­nal bat­tery for ex­tra power in the bun­dled pack­age. Weight: 1.26 kg


Mac­Book Air (13-inch)

Widely known as the trend­set­ter of the move­ment, Mac­Book Air has thou­sands of fans loyal to the brand. It is no sur­prise since this Ap­ple light­weight cham­pion re­sem­bles the beau­ti­ful styling of the Mac­Book Pro and matches its horse­power at the same time. New In­tel pro­ces­sors bring strong bench­marks to the fore­front, and the in­clu­sion of new 3.0 USB ports and the ridicu­lously fast Thun­der­bolt port bring high­speed data trans­fer to the fold.The best part for all travel lovers is the im­proved bat­tery life (more than seven hours), which means you are freed of the need to charge it up for most of the day. Best over­all lap­top in my opin­ion. Weight: 1.34 kg

5 HP Envy x2

If you seek the best bat­tery life, this lap­top might just be the one for you. The dock­able key­board which has var­i­ous fea­tures such as SD Card slot, au­dio jack, USB ports, HDMI slots, also has an at­tached bat­tery pack that boosts over­all vi­tal­ity to a solid 12 hours. You might ex­pect ex­ces­sive over­heat­ing to oc­cur with so much juice be­ing pumped out of the dock and tablet, but sur­pris­ingly the x2 man­ages to stay cool through­out the day. Envy x2 has emerged as one of the top multifaceted con­vert­ibles by cater­ing to both com­put­ing plat­forms and sport­ing the styling of a pre­mium net­book. Weight: 1.41 kg

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