Ultrabooks, Thin & Light Laptops you'll love!

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - updated January 26th, 2021
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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. Ultrabooks 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 today, with options from Razer, 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. Razer Blade Stealth

The new Razer Blade Stealth 13 pushes the envelope with what's possible in a thin and light Ultrabook. Utilizing the 10th gen Intel Core i7 processor at 25W and an all-new GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, you'll rip through games and content creation tasks. Featuring the world's fastest 13.3" 120Hz Full HD display for buttery smooth visuals or a 4K resolution touch display - the Razer Blade Stealth 13 combines portability and style, with performance that's perfect for gaming and productivity.

8 MILLION PIXELS+ - Retina Shattering Clarity
8 MILLION PIXELS+ - Retina Shattering Clarity
The Razer Blade Stealth has lots of use cases.
The Razer Blade Stealth is perfect for work during the day and gaming at night!

With a 4 core / 8 thread 10th Gen Intel i7-1065G7 inside, which has a turbo max freq at 3.90 GHz, 16GB of DDR4, dedicated Nvidia GTX 1650Ti graphics and a large 512GB ultrafast NVMe SSD the performance of this model makes it the perfect Ultrabook for gaming. Combine this with extremely quiet fans, low thermal power and extended battery life, and you won't find much better!

Thin & Light Essentials:

- 13.3" Display
- 15.3mm thin
- 1.41kg

 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!

The Microsoft Surface Book 3
The Book 3 is kitted with a detachable screen so that it can become a tablet.
The Microsoft Surface Book 3 with multiple monitors
The Book 3 is more than capable of handling a multi-monitor setup.

Thin & Light Essentials:

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

3. Lenovo ThinkPad X390

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 ThinkPad X390 Ultrabook might be slim, but it has heavyweight performance! The Intel Core  i7-8665U processor provides long battery life and ultra-responsive multi-tasking performance in a sleek package.

Front view of the Lenovo ThinkPad X390
Slim, light and ready for business. This Lenovo X390 is both powerful and portable
The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 has privacy features.
The Lenovo's ThinkPad X390 features their strong focus on privacy, it even feature a manual cover for the webcam

Lenovo didn't compromise useability to achieve the lightweight portability, and the laptop is still equipped with built in speakers, a webcam/microphone array with privacy shutter, a fingerprint reader, and ports including 1x USB-A, 2x USB-C along with powerful dual band WiFi + Bluetooth for easy connectivity. 

Thin & Light Essentials:

- 13.3" Display
- 16.9mm thin
- 1.29kg

4. Asus Zenbook 14 Ultrabook

The Zenbook series is top-rated, 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 pine grey and lilac mist, this ultrabook features a very quick i5-1135G7 4 core / 8 Thread processor, which is very efficient. 

Timeless beauty, effortless portability
Timeless beauty, effortless portability.
Pictures of the ASUS Zenbook 14 in use
The ASUS Zenbook super portable

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 has 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
- 1.17kg 

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.

Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 for super-faster connectivity.
Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 for super-faster connectivity.
A woman uses the HP Envy x360 Ultrabook on a couch
Unleash your latest creation faster than ever with pro-grade performance

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

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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