A few years ago, when the laptop market was ruled by heavy models with a large screen, no one could think that soon in the trend would be thin, light, compact laptops. At the same time, the owners of such kids do not have to sacrifice power and productivity. This collection contains such ultrabooks that will leave behind even the most famous flagships in their performance. Find the best ultrabook 2020 for yourself!
Huawei MateBook X Pro
Huawei's MateBook X Pro laptop is exactly the case when both ergonomics and internal filling are perfectly balanced:
- All-metal housing;
- A set of the most needed slots and connectors to connect;
- Reduced frame around the display;
- Excellent keyboard with large buttons.
Not without innovation: the display received an ultra high resolution of 3000x2000 pixels (ideal for web surfing), the speakers moved to the work surface, and the turn key integrated scanner fingerprints.
Due to the increased area of the touchpad, the user does not have a desire to connect the mouse - the size of the sensor will suffice for both three and four simultaneous touches.
The hardware platform is based on an Intel Core i5 or i7 quad-core processor. The manufacturer did not stint and supplied the device with eighth generation chips, which perfectly cope with information processing and energy optimization. A discrete graphics card NVIDIA GeForce MX150 provides the launch of modern games (in FullHD resolution you can count on about 30fps).
The perfect picture is complemented by a capacious battery, the volume of which will suffice for 6-7 hours of active use
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2018
There are no collections without Apple products. This TOP has included an ultrabook from the Pro line, which is equipped, among other things, with a modern Retina display and an advanced touchbar. Now every user will be able to access smileys, saved numbers or other information at any time using the touchpad above the keyboard.
The quality of the picture on the screen is still higher than any praise: resolution 2560х1600 pixels and color rendering at 119% sRGB allows you to use the device as a photo editor or simply to viewing videos in high quality. True Tone technology will adjust the brightness to the specific environment and lighting.
The most successful engineering solutions have not undergone significant changes.
Two speakers are located well - on the sides of the keyboard. Three-dimensional sound effect, combined with enough volume, turn the new Apple into an irreplaceable gaming console. Use for games is also facilitated by the power of the graphics card: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 easily cope with high settings.
Why did this model take only the third place in the ranking? The user will have to accept the scarcity of connectors and the lack of possibilities to expand ROM.
Lenovo Yoga 920
A perfect laptop, a real assistant in work and a companion in travel and entertainment must be multifunctional. Lenovo developers managed to put all the top technologies in a flexible housing model Yoga 920, so that this top ultrabook did not want to part for a minute.
The novelty received a touch screen: owners of minimal configurations will have to buy a stylus separately or work at all without it, and those who chose a more expensive version will receive the accessory in the kit.
The display shows not the best color reproduction (only 72% sRGB) and not the best dot density (about 158 PPI), so this device gets only fourth in the rating.
But the performance does not cause complaints - in the quad-core processor Core i7-8550U only clock speed is 1.8 GHz, and in Turbo Boost mode it reaches 4.0 GHz. It is Yoga 920 that owns the record for points scored in Benchmark Geekbench 4 testing.
However, the manufacturer stumbled on a powerful video card and provided this gadget Intel UHD 620, which will pull unless old games on average settings. But even in game mode, it will last for four hours.
Razer Blade Stealth 13.3
Making a rating of ultrabooks 2019 with prices, you can not pass by the gaming device - Razer Blade Stealth 13.3.
However, gaming in the traditional sense it can not be called: there is neither an aggressive design nor a special keyboard with multi-lighting and several zones of keys. But in games and performance, it is no inferior. The latest Intel is designed for energy saving, so the technology of gradual acceleration of cores is supported.
Four existing cores can only accelerate to 4.0 GHz if necessary to prevent excessive heating of the chassis.
The integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 is responsible for processing graphics, but if desired, it can be easily replaced with a more powerful one. A game or simply an image is displayed on a high-quality IGZO screen with QHD+ resolution and 100% sRGB color rendering. Sound also didn't fail - built-in speakers on the sides of the keyboard provide volume and purity of sound. And balanced frequencies do not even need to be tuned through the equalizer.
Asus ZenBook Flip S
The top five is opened by the device from Asus. The fact that this is not an ordinary device, but a powerful laptop, a real assistant in work and creativity, felt already at the time of unpacking.
Unlike other heroes of this rating, ZenBook Flip S has not only a charging adapter and documentation but also a stylus, because the screen is touch and supports multi-touch.
Also there is a cute envelope case - apparently, Asus is designed for travel and use not only at home. Again, the manufacturer amazes with the number and variants of configurations!
The ultrabook is based on Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 with two or four cores. The minimal performance will suffice only for office applications, web surfing or social networking, but the cost of such modification will be relatively low. But with the maximum version of the possibilities open almost limitless. The rated clock speed can rise up to 3.1 GHz, allowing cores to process data from four threads at once. There is a built-in graphics card with frequency from 300 to 1000 MHz, which is able to run games on average settings. And especially for storing all photos, videos, games there is a modern SSD of 256, 512 or 1024 GB.
Microsoft Surface Laptop
Every notebook manufacturer strives to stand out from the crowd. Someone implements the most advanced sound technology, someone uses a premium processor.
Well, Microsoft decided to maximize all the developments and create an almost perfect ultrabook. It all started with design when engineers used a combination of reliable metal and soft suede — Alcantara. There are no claims to the quality of assembly and durability, and the coating of the working surface provides comfort of hands when printing and always comfortable temperature (even if the laptop will heat up from loads).
Thoughtfulness is also noticeable in multimedia - the resolution of the IPS screen is high, color rendering quality is 95% sRGB, and two speakers sound remarkably balanced.
By the way, this is the first ultrabook in our rating that supports touch control through a monitor.
A large number of configurations allows you to choose the power you like. With the maximum version, you can even think about installing the heaviest software. Especially as the amount of RAM allows it - the program allocated almost 16 GB.
HP Envy 13
The rating of the best ultrabooks of 2019 could not help but get a gadget from HP. In the TOP was the model Envy 13, which combines high performance and affordable cost. The minimum configuration costs a little more than 50 thousand rubles and this is the lowest price among the heroes of this comparison. However, is it worth stopping the choice on a modest version?
At the maximum, the device will please two graphics cards that will cope with the average and even high settings of games. In addition, onboard, there is an eight-generation Intel Core i7. Two Kaby Lake cores allow optimizing power consumption because in a quiet state they operate at a frequency of no more than 2.7 GHz.
In an ultrabook with such capabilities, fear can cause autonomy. But here all the alarms are in vain — the 42 Wh lithium-ion battery will allow you to work away from the power grid for at least 7 hours. And this is when the screen is high!
The new HP has been improved not only inside but also outside. The case boasts some futuristic design, and the metal cover reveals an updated logo.With this device, you can demonstrate the latest trends around the world.
Acer SWIFT 7
When ultrabook is expected only to perform working and simple everyday tasks, it is worth paying attention to Acer SWIFT 7. It has everything you need for comfortable use. The FullHD screen allows you to easily surf the Internet or watch videos on YouTube. The speakers provide surround, almost three-dimensional sound according to the Dolby standard.
Want to distract from your favorite series and run the game? Even though the built-in graphics card Intel HD Graphics 615 and Intel Core i5 processor with a frequency of 1.2 GHz will not allow you to run the most modern games on ultra-high settings, but in the most popular toys you can pass a couple of levels.
Despite such modest features, the gadget has 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of permanent.
To store photos and favorite music tracks, this volume is enough. Well, if not, you can always remove the lid bottom and replace the hard drive with a more capacious one. SWIFT 7 can be an ideal way to surprise friends and acquaintances because the appearance of the device distinguishes the gadget among faceless analogs. Black and gold or black and silver case is striking not only in color but also in thickness: this model rightly receives the title of the thinnest, because the height of the ultrabook is less than 1 cm.
DELL XPS 13 Ultrabook
Opens the top ten model leaders from the most famous manufacturer of equipment for office and small business. True, this gadget is not a faceless laptop to work! It is based on a whole galaxy of processors, ranging from modest Intel Core i5-2467M and ending with Core i7-3667U. Everyone can choose the power according to needs!
The keyboard seems to be designed for intensive use: here is a quiet scissor mechanism that does not irritate by unauthorized clicking, several levels of illumination with easy adjustment. And the touchpad reacts instantly — everything you need for reporting or corporate correspondence.
Maximum configuration successfully copes not only with work tasks: here and movies can be viewed, and photos edited, and play games. And the fault is the built-in graphics card Intel Graphics 620 and IPS screen with high resolution and quality color rendering. However, the amount of memory for multimedia is not the largest, only 256 GB. But with the current expansion possibilities, this will not be a problem.
How about autonomy? Although such an office and home device are not designed for use outside the home, still the battery is enough for this. 42 Wh provide up to 6 hours of browsing the web pages away from the socket.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3″ 2018
The updated line of ultrabooks Xiaomi is regularly called a direct competitor of Apple because the Chinese brand offers all the same, but cheaper. And on the usual Windows instead of capricious and closed iOs. This device is able to work without recharging as much as 8 hours, and the user will not have to put up with the low brightness of the screen to save battery. In general, the ultrabook has:
- Great screen, perfect for work and entertainment;
- Good sound according to Dolby standard;
- Comfortable keyboard.
And inside hidden processor eighth generation and two graphics cards - built-in Intel UHD Graphics 620 and discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX150. So you can not refuse to install games. Mi Notebook Air 13.3 becomes the record holder in this rating on the speed of recording data on an SSD: with the update, it has been increased from standard 2133 MHz to quite decent 2400 MHz, truth, the disk size was only 256 GB. But this is the only drawback that prevented Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 from becoming the best ultrabook.
Let's sum up
How many laptop users are in the world, so many models of ultrabooks — with an emphasis on a particular field of activity, emphasizing individuality or allowing to look in accordance with a working dress code. The best ultrabooks were collected in this TOP and now the reader can only decide what the device will do:
- Use for games;
- drawing up work reports or student presentations;
- For a family holiday for a comedy series.
And if the scope of use is defined, then go ahead - to study this rating and buy!