Ultrabooks, Thin & Light Laptops you'll love!

Kim Jong By Kim Jong - updated August 31st, 2020
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We live in a fast-paced, always connected world, so it's no surprise that modern PCs are being designed to keep up with this lifestyle. Modern PCs these days fit fantastic speeds and performance into slim and light packages that are perfect for taking on the go! Today we're having a quick look at the very best in thin and light laptops available at PB Tech, with options from MSi, Microsoft, Asus, Lenovo and HP to start us off. 

With Ultrabook options (less than 18mm thin for 14", 22mm for larger screen sizes) and extremely powerful hybrids (if you can handle an extra 3mm) they're also capable of doing more thanks to smaller, faster components being packed inside! 

1. MSI Prestige 14

The MSI Prestige 14 features powerful specs within an ultra-light chassis, with a very narrow bezel bordering the 1920x1080 14" IPS display, a finish that naturally resists fingerprints, backlit keyboard, and great battery life - this new laptop is ideal for both the boardroom and travel - it's even got MIL-STD 810G military certification for reliability and durability.

With a 6 core / 12 thread 10th Gen Intel i7-10710U inside, which has an impressive turbo max freq at 4.7GHz, 16GB of DDR4, dedicated Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics and a large 512GB ultrafast NVMe SSD the performance is understandably excellent, but best of all, the price/performance ratio on this specific model is so incredibly good, it's well deserving of the spot at the top of our list!

Thin & Light Essentials:

- 14" Display
- 15.9mm thin
- 1.29kg light

 2. Microsoft Surface Book 3

If you're looking for the best possible performance in a hybrid form factor - you'll want this Microsoft Surface book 3 which sports a responsive Intel 10th Gen i5-1035G7 4 Core / 8 Thread processor. This is good in the way it's able to run at a low power 1.2Ghz to preserve battery but when needed turbo boost itself all the way up to 3.7 GHz - now you might be thinking to yourself "What could I run on a hybrid that could possibly require that much power" and usually you'd be right, however this Surface Book 3 also has capable Iris Plus graphics integrated inside, and with that it's actually a formidable machine when it needs to be, ready to create great looking presentations!

Thin & Light Essentials:

- 13.5" Display
- 23mm thin (with keyboard attached)
- 1.54kg light (with keyboard attached)

3. Lenovo Yoga C740

This one is a pinnacle of performance in a thin design in our list; a portable powerhouse with the great components housed within. The Lenovo Yoga C740 Flip Ultrabook might be slim, but it has heavyweight performance! The Yoga C740's 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors enable longer battery life, high-speed connectivity and ultra-responsive multi-tasking performance in a sleek package.

Lenovo didn't compromise useability to achieve the lightweight portability, and the laptop is still equipped with built in speakers, a webcam/microphone array, a fingerprint reader, and ports including 1x USB-A, 2x USB-C, headphone/mic combo, along with the latest WiFi6 for the best wireless performance. 

Thin & Light Essentials:

- 14" Display
- 14.9mm thin
- 1.4kg light

4. Asus Zenbook 14 Ultrabook

The Zenbook series is very popular, and since you're shopping for a slim and lightweight machine with great performance it's likely no surprise to find one on our list. This Asus Zenbook 14 is a top choice for sure too. Eye-catching in a spun metal blue this ultrabook features a very quick i5-10210U 4 core / 8 Thread processor, which is very efficient. 

Much like the prestige above, this ZenBook 14 has been tested and meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD-810G military standard for reliability and durability. It has also passed ASUS internal laptop tests that far exceed the standards set by the industry. ASUS have worked with renowned home and automotive audio experts Harman Kardon and these are results you can hear through a tailored mix of superior hardware - including smart amplifier technology that delivers louder sound with no distortion - and cleverly designed software ensure that ZenBook 14 gives you the ultimate audio experience.

Thin & Light Essentials:

- 14" Display
- 15.9mm thin
- 1.09kg light

5. HP Envy Flip Ultrabook

The elegant HP Envy Flip Ultrabook brings a stunning IPS Touchscreen display into the mix making it a fine addition to our the list, while still keeping to the thin and light theme of an Ultrabook. This convertible laptop design is ideal for simultaneous use of touch and pen make for vibrant, accurate creations.

Another first on the list, this laptop is featuring AMD inside, this latest gen Ryzen 7 4700U with 8 cores / 8 threads with a max boost clock at 4.1GHz, impressive performance indeed.

Thin & Light Essentials:

- 15" Display
- 1.89 mm thin
- 2kg light

These are just a small slice from our massive range of thin and light laptops available now, we hope this article helps you on your quest to find the best one for you. We'll keep on updating with more of the latest as new versions get released!


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Kim Jong

The one from NZ, not NK.

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