Best Ultraportable Laptops for 2018


Last modified on September 8th, 2018 at 12:46 am

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Apple MacBook (2017)

Less is more with this MacBook

Editors’ Rating : 8.5
Design : 9Features : 7Performance : 8Battery : 8
With updated components and a couple design tweaks, the 12-inch MacBook is a great choice for an everyday laptop.



HP Spectre x360 13 (late 2017)

Best all-around ultraportable 2-in-1

Editors’ Rating : 8.5
Design : 9Features : 7Performance : 8Battery : 8
Like the 15.6-inch version, except, you know, smaller, the Spectre x360 line continues to impress us with its design and performance.



Dell XPS 13 (2018)

Best 13-inch Windows ultraportable

Editors’ Rating : 8.5
Design : 9Features : 7Performance : 8Battery : 8
The world’s smallest 13-inch laptop gets injected with new power.



Apple MacBook (2016)

Less is more with this MacBook

Editors’ Rating : 8.5
Design : 9Features : 7Performance : 8Battery : 8
With a sizable boost to performance and battery life, Apple’s short-on-ports design is back with updated internals and a rose gold color option.



Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

Still a Pro, despite an unadventurous update

Editors’ Rating : 8.5
Design : 9Features : 7Performance : 8Battery : 8
Updates for the new version of Microsoft’s tablet are as subtle as they come, but the complete package is still a worthy competitor.



Asus ZenBook 13

Affordable ultraportable with discrete graphics

Editors’ Rating : 8.5
Design : 9Features : 7Performance : 8Battery : 8
The UX331UN brings new performance possibilities to those who want to travel light.



HP Spectre (2017)

The most stylish ultraportable with power

Editors’ Rating : 8.5
Design : 9Features : 7Performance : 8Battery : 8
HP’s ultraslim 13-inch laptop is arguably the coolest-looking new laptop of the year.



LG Gram 15 (2018)

The lightest 15-inch laptop available

Editors’ Rating : 8.5
Design : 9Features : 7Performance : 8Battery : 8
If you want to travel light, but still want a big screen — and long battery life — this is for you.



Lenovo Miix 720

More of everything but battery life

Editors’ Rating : 8.5
Design : 9Features : 7Performance : 8Battery : 8
The 720 is a better bundle than 2017’s Surface Pro and a solid step up from the Miix 510, but battery life is a bit brief.



Microsoft Surface Laptop

Microsoft’s latest feels like more laptop, less Surface

Editors’ Rating : 8.5
Design : 9Features : 7Performance : 8Battery : 8
The more conservative design of the latest Surface makes it a surprisingly strong entry in the slim, high-end laptop game.



Acer Spin 5

Best 13-inch 2-in-1 laptop value

Editors’ Rating : 8.5
Design : 9Features : 7Performance : 8Battery : 8
A great option for anyone interested in a solid middle-of-the-road laptop with convertible flexibility.



Asus Chromebook Flip

2-in-1 Chromebook with Apple-like design

Editors’ Rating : 8.5
Design : 9Features : 7Performance : 8Battery : 8
Quality construction, a rich feature set and capable performance make it worth an extra investment over cheaper Chromebooks.



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