Top Ultrabooks – Thin and Light Laptops You’ll Love!

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - updated July 4th, 2024
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We live in a fast-paced, always connected world, so it's no surprise that modern PCs are designed to keep up with this lifestyle. Ultrabooks offer remarkable speed and performance in a sleek and lightweight design, making them ideal for those on the go. In this article, we explore the top thin and light laptops currently available in New Zealand. This selection will feature ultrabook options (under 18mm thin for 14" and 22mm for larger screens) and highly efficient hybrids (normally an extra 3mm) - both packed with smaller, faster components that are made to match the demands of the modern world.

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1. ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED

Kicking off the list, is the remarkably sleek ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED. This ultrabook is ultra everything - a mere 1.4cm thin and 1.2kg light, it's ultra thin, ultra light, and ultra portable. It showcases a brilliant, eye-catching 14-inch 3k OLED display with vibrant colours and deep blacks. Powered by an efficient Intel Core Ultra 9 processor, it ensures smooth multitasking and excellent performance. It also boasts 32GB RAM and 1TB SSD, offering speedy load-times and ample storage.

The Zenbook 14 offers all-day productivity with a battery life that lasts up to 15 hours. The revolutionary Quiet Keyboard technology is another perk for productivity, eliminating intrusive noises that could distract you or others in your vicinity. Additionally, it features an AISense camera and two-way AI noise cancellation microphone that'll set you up for quality video calls. 

Thin & Light Essentials

  • 14" Display
  • 14.9mm Thin
  • 1.2kg

2. MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo

The MSI Prestige 13 AI Evo boasts powerful specifications within its ultra-light frame, featuring a slim bezeled 13.3" 2.8K (2880x1880) OLED display, a backlit keyboard, long-battery life, and fast-charging technology. If it isn't clear already, the Prestige series was built with high mobility and productivity in mind, making it perfect for both business and travel situations! It even holds MIL-STD 810G military certification for reliability and durability.

The Prestige 13 Evo is equipped with an Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processor, 32B of RAM, Intel® Arc graphics, and 1TB of high-speed NVMe SSD storage, offering outstanding power and performance. Most importantly, this laptop is ultra thin and lightweight weighing just 990g! It even has Wi-Fi7 support so you can enjoy bottleneck internet speeds in AI Era.

Thin & Light Essentials

  • 13.3" Display
  • 16.9mm Thin
  • 990g

3. Microsoft Surface Laptop 5

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 5 is our next pick for this category! With its lightweight chassis and slim profile, this device offers an exceptional blend of portability and performance, catering to on-the-go professionals and students alike. Its stunning 2560x1504 high-resolution display is visually captivating, delivering vibrant colors and sharp images.

Equipped with the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, ample RAM up to 16GB, and up to 512GB of speedy SSD, the Surface Laptop 5 handles multitasking with ease, all while maintaining impressive battery life. The device also boasts a comfortable and responsive keyboard, adding to its appeal as an ideal choice for exceptional productivity without compromising on style and portability.

Thin & Light Essentials

  • 13.5" Display
  • 14.5mm Thin
  • 1.29kg

4. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G12

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G12 has sleek carbon fiber construction, making it ideal for those who prioritise portability, without sacrificing durability or performance. It features a 14" WUXGA Touch display and is powered by Intel Core Ultra 7 processor that provides seamless multitasking capabilities for business professionals and power users. This is backed with up to 16GB of RAM and 512Gb of SSD for vast storage and smooth performance across a range of applications.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon G12 also boasts an ergonomic keyboard with excellent tactile feedback, contributing to its reputation as a top choice for those who seek optimal productivity in a stylish, lightweight package. Additionally, its impressive battery life ensures uninterrupted work, even during long hours away from a power source.

Thin & Light Essentials

  • 14" Display
  • 14.9mm Thin
  • 1.08kg

5. MSI Modern 15 H C13M

This next one is a made to add some flair to your daily productivity and inspire passion in both work and play. The sleek, powerful and stylish MSI Modern 15 H C13M becomes a window for people to pursue their dreams and style. It sports a 15.6" FHD display and is powered by a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900H processor - providing better multitasking and efficiency for work. With 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD, it'll make light work of any task and tackle multi-tasking and demanding applications with ease!

Additionally, a long-lasting battery life ensures this device has the stamina to keep up with you for up to 10 hours. The Modern 15 H C13M also has an enlarged touchpad that's smooth and responsive, allowing you to maximise your productivity when you're on the go. a 180-degree flat-lay hinge also makes sharing your screen and collaborating more effective. 

Thin & Light Essentials

  • 15.6" Display
  • 19.9mm Thin
  • 1.8kg 

6. MacBook Air With M3 Chip

Last but not least, we have the Apple MacBook Air with M3 Chip. This is Apple's thinnest, lightest notebook, powered by the revolutionary M3 Chip which brings even greater capabilities and advanced AI features to this super portable laptop. This MacBook Air has taken a giant leap forward, delivering incredible performance while maintaining its slim profile and extended battery life of up to 18 hours. 

The Apple MacBook Air sports a 13.6" - 15.3" Liquid Retina display and includes up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of SSD storage. This, along with the M3 Chip, ensures lightning-fast responsiveness, seamless multitasking, and impressive graphics capabilities. Whether it's for professional work, creative pursuits, or everyday use, this laptop is perfect for all your computing needs. 

Thin & Light Essentials

  • 13" - 15" Display
  • 11.5cm Thin
  • 1.24kg 

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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