5 best ultrabook laptops you can buy in India right now

Looking for a lightweight laptop that you can easily carry around every day? Here are some of the options.

Highlights
  • These are the top 5 ultrabooks that you can buy in India right now
  • The laptops don’t measure more than 14-inch and weigh north to 1.4kgs
  • Acer Swift 5 is the most affordable ultrabook in the list

Laptops, as you may know, have different types and ‘Ultrabook’ is one of them. If you’re out looking for a new laptop with that filter, here’s an article that will help you choose the best ultrabook. Ultrabooks are lightweight, easy-to-carry-around machines that you can easily pack in your backpack and take to work/lectures every day. The options we’re recommending don’t include a laptop that measures more than 14-inch or weighs north of 1.4kgs. These ultrabooks are powered by the latest generation chipsets and can do mostly everything that the big, heavy-weight laptops do. The only trade-off is that ultrabooks don’t come cheap. The most affordable 10th-gen Intel Core ultrabook we’ve in the list is Acer Swift 5. That said, if the price is not a bar for you, here are the best ultrabook you can buy in India right now.

Best ultrabooks you can buy in India

Ultrabook modelPrice
Dell XPS 13Rs 1.49 lakhs
HP Spectre x360 13Rs 1.29 lakhs
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3Rs 1.02 lakhs
Apple MacBook Air (2020)Rs 92,990
Acer Swift 5Rs 69,990

    1. Dell XPS 13 (2020)

    Highlights

    • Impressive design and performance
    • Extremely thin bezels
    • Excellent battery life

    Unless something changes in the next three months, Dell XPS 13 is taking home the award for the best ultrabook of 2020. The ultrabook has impressed many with its design and performance. The laptop sports a 13.4-inch display in a measly 11-inch body and rocks 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processor under the hood for work or play. The Dell XPS 13 tips the scale at 1.29kgs, which is not so heavy to carry it around.

    Apart from this, the notebook has a long battery life, fingerprint sensor, 512GB fast SSD storage, stereo speakers, and a large keyboard and trackpad. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, microSD card reader, Thunderbolt 3 Type-C ports, and 3.5mm headphone/ mic combo jack. The Dell XPS 13 price in India starts at Rs 1.49 lakhs.

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    2. HP Spectre x360 13

    Highlights

    • 2-in-1 ultrabook
    • 360-degree rotatable hinge
    • Fingerprint sensor

    HP Spectre x360 13 is among the most stylish 2-in-1 ultrabooks. Unlike the other options in the list, the HP laptop can double up as a tablet thanks to its 360-degree rotatable hinge. The notebook is slightly premium and cost over a lakh, but you’ve little to complain. The HP Spectre x360 13 sports a 13.3-inch display in a new bezel-less avatar and packs a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM and 256GB solid-state drive under the hood. 

    Additionally, the HP Spectre x360 13 rocks built-in fingerprint scanner for security, scratch-resistant touchpad, and webcam kill switch to physically turn off the camera. The notebook is said to have a long-lasting battery life with fast charging support that takes just half-an-hour to add 50 percent juice from nothing. As for the weight, the HP laptop tips the scale at 1.34kgs. As for the price, HP Spectre x360 will set you back to Rs 1.29 lakhs. There are 4K and LTE variants of the laptop as well.

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    3. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

    Highlights

    • 13.5-inch touchscreen display
    • Weighs 1.26kgs
    • Premium design

    Next up on the list, we’ve got Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. This ultrabook from Windows-maker is a workhorse. Powered by 10th-gen Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processor options, the laptop will offer snappy performance whether you’re working or playing a game. The machine sports a near bezel-less 13.5-inch touchscreen display with 2,496 x 1,664 pixels.

    The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 weighs just 1.26kgs, which means there won’t be any hassle carrying it around. The notebook comes in four different storage configurations: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. There is no fingerprint scanner on board, but the laptop supports face recognition for security. The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 base variant is retailing in India at Rs 1.02 lakhs.

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    4. Apple MacBook Air (2020)

    Highlights

    • Sleek Design
    • Magic Keyboard
    • Great battery life

    MacBook Air has been the amazing ultrabook ever since its introduction back in 2008. The refreshed MacBook Air 2020 version has been further enhanced with magic keyboard, 10th-gen Intel processor, and 256GB SSD storage for the base variant. The overall size and form factor remains the same as the 2018 model. The notebook still sports an aluminium frame and a 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS display with 16:10 aspect ratio, 2,560 x 1,600 pixels resolution, and slim bezels. 

    The MacBook Air 2020 is a tad heavier than Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 but is just 0.6-inch thick. There is a Touch ID sensor for security, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and stereo speaker. The Apple ultrabook is rated to last at least up to 11 hours on a single charge. The price of MacBook Air 2020 in India starts at Rs 92,990.

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    5. Acer Swift 5

    Highlights

    • 0.99kg weight
    • 14-inch display
    • Priced at around Rs 70,000

    Apart from being the most affordable ultrabooks in India, the Acer Swift 5 is also the lightest model in the list. The laptop tips the scale at 0.99kgs. It sports a 14-inch screen, which doesn’t feel too big thanks to the slim bezels. The notebook is also powered by 10th-gen Intel Core processor coupled with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage.

    Other specifications of Acer Swift 5 include a backlit keyboard, HD webcam, dual speakers, and a battery that is rated to last up to 12 hours. In terms of connectivity, the laptop sports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, and Type-C, USB 3.1, USB 2.0, and an HDMI ports. The Intel Core i5 Acer Swift 5 ultrabook is retailing in India at Rs 69,990.

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