The best 13-inch laptops for work and school

Laptops have come a long way from bulky devices to massive power supplies. Carrying an ultrabook to work is no longer a chore. However, full size 15 inch laptops can still be too big to carry around. Fortunately, with companies releasing powerful and stylish ultrabooks, there are many large 13-inch and 14-inch laptops out there that offer the perfect balance between portability and performance.

Don't get us wrong, we still love the Dell XPS 13, but it's not the only "right" choice anymore. We'll get it if you want a new MacBook Air or even an Xbox 360, but the best 13-inch Excel laptops are in a completely different direction.

Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13

Dell's XPS 13 line may also be one of the most refined yet powerful Windows ultrabooks out there. Dell has updated the XPS 13 this year with some subtle changes that make it better than ever before. With the Dell XPS 13 (2019), you now get a 4K display for a clearer view across the board.

But even if you can't afford more premium, high-end configuration, beautiful design, long battery life, and even an SD card slot is still missing - plus you have a quad-core processor no matter which poison you choose.

Better yet, the XPS 13.3's 13-inch display has been compressed into a smaller frame that explains Dell's marketing line: 'the world's smallest 13-inch laptop'. The 2019 model finally has a webcam above the display - the former top model's most obvious design flaw.

Now simmer on that as you marvel at the gorgeous Dell XPS 13, albeit more expensive, Alpine White finish.

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ASUS 13

If you're in the market for a 13-inch laptop that's great looking, powerful, and affordable at the same time, you might want to take a look at the ASUS Model 13 Series laptop. With Intel's latest i5 processor and optional Nvidia GPU, the Series 13 model sits almost at the top of the heap when it comes to the best 13-inch laptops. Hell, maybe even better, since even the beloved Dell XPS 13 is better than hardware.

Of course, there will definitely be a few catches - the touchpad works almost too okay, and you can't lay the screen flat if you want to use a stylus - but it's still a great option, especially considering the price and specs. Oh, and the display is something special, too.

HP Ghost 13

HP Ghost 13

The HP Ghost 13 certainly won't weigh down your backpack; he won't weigh down his work, either. Packing an Intel Core i7-8550U processor with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB PCIe SSD in storage space, the Ghost 13 is a better, slightly more expensive alternative to the Dell XPS 13.

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The display leaves a lot to be desired, as does the trackpad, but it can handle a medium load (although people with graphics-heavy jobs should look elsewhere) with zero drops, and battery life is a pretty solid 6+ hours.

Surface

Surface

They're not as powerful as its 15-inch sibling, but everything else about the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 makes for one of the best 13-inch laptops for those looking for a mobile workhorse. Whether you're professional or creative, Microsoft's Surface Book 2 features a more compact form factor that rocks an aesthetic that's just as gorgeous as its predecessor. What's more, the dynamic support hinges are even stronger now, which only complements its robust, quad-core processor.

Microsoft

Microsoft

Thanks to its 3:2 aspect ratio and having a 13.5-inch screen, the first surface book is quite a bit taller than a typical 13-inch laptop. With 3000 x 2000 pixels under its belt, it sits on the sweet spot of being sharper than most other laptops (including MacBooks out there) without the annoyances that 4K screens get in the way of.

Microsoft has improved the 2-in-1 laptop concept by splitting the laptop in half. Everything you need for Windows 10 tablets is packed into a clipboard that you can use as a Surface tablet in your own way. But then the slate marries perfectly with its other half, which contains extra batteries and a dedicated GPU.

If you want a great laptop that does a little more, then the Surface Book is your ticket.

Razer C 400

Razer C 400

You don't expect a Razer laptop to be prettier, thinner, and lighter than a MacBook Pro, but that's the world we live in. The Razer Stealth Blade - in a new Bronze finish - Stones not only has a gorgeous and practical aesthetic with 400 nits of display brightness and full size USB 3.0, but it also has a few tricks up its sleeve to make it a performance beast. The 8th generation Kaby Lake R U-series processor makes the Razer blade stealth a force to be reckoned with. It doesn't have the best battery life in the business, but it's worth 16 minutes of battery life to have one of the best 13-inch laptops.

HP Ghost on x360

HP Ghost on x360

With the Xbox 360 you submit to your parents. It's strikingly well thought out, with a silvery design that makes it every bit as cutting-edge on the outside as it is on the inside. Given a choice between an 8th generation i5 or i7 ultrabook-class processor and a 1080p or 4K screen, l. With. gave a lot of opportunities for customization.

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It is not under powered, and its battery life suffers from overcompensation. In fact, in our own video test loop, the Xbox 360 lasted a full 8 hours and 45 minutes. The 2019 Ghost on the x360 has an SD card slot (along with a number of other connectivity options), fixing a major problem with the previous model. The touchpad could be more flexible, but you can always opt for an external mouse.

ASUS S-UX370

ASUS S-UX370

The ASUS Flip S UX370 series laptop has a lot of work to spare while keeping the base frequency low until it's needed. - At only 1,1kg, that's certainly light enough, and the inclusion of a carrying case means you can pop its slim 13.3-inch shape into any bag easily. There is a slight downside in that there aren't that many ports, just a couple of USB 3.1 type-c slots.

From simply copying files, to fully installing software, this thing just flies and feels silky smooth in Windows 10. It's very expensive, but the solid build, latest hardware specs and performance make it good value for the (no small) money .

ASUS UX360

Notebook ASUS UX360

ASUS expanded its model line in September 2016 with its own California UX360. Although it wears similar features as its predecessors, thanks to the 2-in-1 flexibility that makes it stand out.

The laptop is powered by the sixth generation Intel Core M6Y30 processor and 4GB of RAM. It is also available with 8GB of RAM in the international market, but Indian customers will have to settle for the 4GB variant.

Backward bending capabilities of the notebook, allowing users to experience both notebook and tablet shape is an additional rib.

Lenovo Yoga 910

Lenovo Yoga 910

Lenovo Yoga 910 is all about second chances. The companies have rethought the design with this one, favoring a more pristine look and ultra-powerful Core i7 processor as well as a 4K display.

Lenovo has also managed to cram a larger, nearly 14-inch screen into the 13-inch chassis of the Yoga 900.

Even with the implementation of a USB-C port, Lenovo Yoga 910 does not completely neglect USB Type A, dragging the precious communication standard of the past along with it.

13" MacBook Pro (13")

13" MacBook Pro (13")

The MacBook Pro 2018 looks like the final form of Apple's laptop series from the 2016 redesign. It retains the thin and light design but brings many improvements to the hardware inside and more importantly, Apple has greatly improved the butterfly keyboard, making it quieter and more reliable.

So, you no longer have to worry about this smashing piece of dust appeared under the gap. So if you're looking for an ultra-portable macOS Mojave workhorse and can justify the cost, the 2018 MacBook Pro won't let you down. Keep in mind, however, the model without the touchpad still works with last year's hardware.

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