For people looking for the best performance in the thinnest and lightest laptops possible, the best choice is going to be an Ultrabook. Ultrabooks were created by Intel, and devices must have certain specifications to fall into this category, like a really long battery life and a svelte chassis. Newer models have started shipping with 4K screens and super fast processors. For anyone looking into an Ultrabook of their own, here are a few of the best ones on the market today.
The 2015 edition of the Dell XPS 13 has the worlds thinnest bezel, which allows it pack a 13-inch screen into a chassis that you would normally find on an 11-inch laptop. To go along with its elegant form factor, it also has an optional WQHD touch screen. If you don’t opt for the touch screen, you can have a standard full HD panel. It has the latest Intel Broadwell processor and 15 hours of battery life. Not much more you could really ask for!
The ZenBook UX305 has an Intel Core M CPU, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB solid state drive. It has a beautiful, sleek aluminum body that is made super thin because of the Ultrabook’s fanless design. Without a fan, that means that it runs super quiet too. It has a 13.3 inch display with a matte screen so that you won’t be disturbed by any glares.
The Spectre x360 has a battery life of 9.5 hours which means it lasts longer than most other Ultrabooks. The processor is a super powerful i5, which makes the 9.5 hours it lasts even more impressive. The aluminum chassis is very beautiful, and the screen folds back 360 degrees so that you can use it as a tablet as well as a laptop. So much versatility!
The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is a neat little Ultrabook. It is interesting because it is actually a 2-in-1 hybrid but it is still considered an Ultrabook. It has a watch band style hinge that allows you to easily go from laptop mode to tablet mode, or even use it in tent mode to watch videos. The Yoga 3 Pro weighs 2.6 pounds, has a quick and powerful Core M CPU, and a beautiful 3200 x 1800 pixel touch screen display.
Last but not least there is the EliteBook 1020. It is one of the thinnest and lightest Ultrabooks to ever be released. It is only 0.62 inches thick and weighs 2.68 pounds, which makes it thinner than the Dell XPS 13 and the MacBook Air. It has a 12.5 inch quad HD display, an Intel Core M processor and a Synaptics ForcePad. It also has a fingerprint reader and a docking port. Unfortunately it doesn’t have the longest battery life for an Ultrabook, but it makes up for that in other areas.
Ultrabooks aren’t the niche market they were when they fist hit the scene. More and more companies are starting to produce the devices as more and more consumers adopt the technology. The market is always changing and with so many different products to choose from, making the right choice can be hard. If you are looking for an Ultrabook then hopefully this list is able to assist you in picking a device that is perfect for you and your specific needs.