The thinnest and lightest laptops

The thinnest and light laptops ( ultrabooks ) are gaining increasingly popularity. Technologies continue to be improved, and today portable computers are more powerful than ever before.

Of course, it makes no sense to compare portable devices with gaming machines with a bunch of discrete video cards. No, Ultrabook are not created for this. In our review we will talk about comfortable and fairly productive computers in a thin case, which can always be taken with you and everywhere.

Portability is associated not only with ease, but also with the ability to work long enough from one battery charge. Unfortunately, not all cheap ultrabooks are distinguished by high autonomy. Do not forget about it if you select a workhorse, which is planning to constantly use on the road.

At the beginning of the review we will talk about the most convenient and advanced solutions that are available on the market at the beginning of 2021. We will tell you about one of the pioneers in a series of laptops with ARM processors, namely about MacBook Air (2020) on M1. Recall his predecessor from 2019.

Next, you will find a lot of portable laptops on Intel and AMD, which today you can find on Yandex Market. Perhaps among them there is a suitable model for you.

However, if you don't need a new laptop here and now, you can wait and see how the situation with ARM architecture will be placed in the future. After all, it is difficult to judge the success of the entire industry as a whole, considering only a few of its representatives.

In any case, this selection on the will be updated, so staying with us so as not to miss anything important.

MacBook AIR M1 (2020)

  • Dimensions: 304.1 × 212.4 × 16.1 mm
  • Weight: 1.29 kg
  • Processor: 8-nuclear Apple M1 2.99 GHz
  • Memory (operational / user): 8 GB / 256 GB; 8 GB / 512 GB; 8 GB / 1 TB; 8 GB / 2 TB; 16 GB / 256 GB; 16 GB / 1 TB; 16 GB / 2 TB
  • Display: 13.3 inches, 2560 × 1600;
  • Battery: 49.9 W / h; 16-18 hours of operation

Check Price

The best thin and light laptop from all that are presented in our Review. MacBook Air M1 Weighs only 1.29 kg and it is convenient to take it with you. There are no laptops on the market today that would provide almost a day of continuous autonomous work. In this regard, MacBook Air M1 is still the only one of its kind.

At a price of only 100 thousand rubles, this device demonstrates very high performance performance. Most tasks he decides even faster MacBook Pro on Intel i9 and all thanks to the new Arm architecture - fresh chip M1.

Despite the fact that the MacBook Air M1 due to the new architecture does not yet support discrete video cards, built-in graphics more powerful the most recent integrated solutions from Intel and AMD at least 2 or 3 times. All other ultrabooks from our review are simply blurred against the background of MacBook Air M1 (2020).

But it was not without flaws. On MacBook with the processor on the Arm architecture, the Windows operating system is still not installed. However, this problem may soon be solved when the corresponding permissions from Microsoft will be provided.


  • More than 16-20 hours of active use when working from the battery.
  • The ability to install applications from iPhone and iPad.
  • Working with conventional x86 programs via ROZETTA emulator 2.
  • Computer performance is enough to handle photos and video.
  • Very quiet laptop, since there is no active cooling system.
  • ​​


  • There is no possibility to install the Windows operating system.
  • Discrete video cards cannot be connected.
  • Only two USB Type-C ports for charging and connecting the periphery.

MacBook Air (2019)

  • Dimensions: 304.1 × 212.4 × 15.6 mm
  • Weight: 1.25 kg
  • Processor: 2-nuclear Intel Core i5 8210Y 1.6 GHz
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 8 GB / 128 GB; 8 GB / 256 GB; 16 GB / 128 GB; 16 GB / 256 GB; 16 GB / 512 GB; 16 GB / 1 TB
  • Display: 13.3 inches, 2560 × 1600
  • Battery: 49.9 W / h

Check the price

All the same light and even thinner MacBook Air 2019 release. The computer operates on the 2-nuclear Intel Core i5 chip, which will not be able to remove with ARM M1, but still capable of providing an average level of performance, which should be enough for most everyday tasks. Of course, it is possible to practice video processing on it, but it takes it a lot of time. The computer is not created for this.

Why then buy last year's MacBook Air if a new model is already available on the market with a more progressive chipset? It's all about its price, which is for the basic modification by approximately a quarter lower. In addition, if you are used to working with Windows, it can be installed on this computer. Therefore, if you do not need the best iron and you do not save to save, feel free to take MacBook Air (2019).


  • Thin light aluminum housing (case even thinner than in MacBook Air 2020).
  • Wide selection of modifications on any wallet.
  • For MacOS opponents, it is possible to install Windows.


  • The need to buy an adapter for connecting the periphery.
  • Performance is much lower than in MacBook Air M1.
  • Keyboard with a "Butterfly" keyboard, which is very difficult to clean.

Huawei Matebook X Pro 2020

  • Dimensions: 217 × 304 × 14.6 mm
  • Weight: 1.33 kg
  • Processor: 4-nuclear Core i5 10210u 1.6 GHz; 4-nuclear Core i7 10510U 1.8 GHz
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 8 GB / 512 GB; 16 GB / 512 GB; 16 GB / 1 TB
  • Display: 13.9 inches, 3000 × 2000
  • Battery: 56 W / h; up to 8 hours of Internet surfing

Check Price

The display here is very high-quality that in laptops is a rarity. In addition, it is sensory (10 simultaneous clicks); Signs are supported, as on smartphones, for example, a screenshot with three fingers. Usually, a 13.3 inches display is installed in the laptops of this class, the matrix with a diagonal of 13.9 is used. The aspect ratio is convenient for those who work with the code, as well as for surfing on the Internet.

With any processor you did not acquire a device, Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7, the device will work equally well. The video card here is discrete, but not very powerful. The manufacturer was installed fairly quick SSD from Samsung (512 GB or 1 TB, depending on the version) at read / write speed up to 3 Gb / s. Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0, but on RAM saved. Despite the fact that it is provided here ( 8 GB or 16 GB ) is a little outdated LPDDR3.


  • The fingerprint scanner is built into the power key.
  • High-quality 13.9-inch display with full sRGB coverage.


  • The conference camera is of very poor quality.

HUAWEI MateBook D 14″

  • Dimensions: 322 × 214.8 × 15.8 mm
  • Weight: 1.38 kg
  • Processor: Quad Core i5 10210U 1.6GHz; Quad-core Core i5 8250U 1.6 GHz; Quad-core Core i7 10510U 1.8GHz; Quad-core Ryzen 5 2500U 2GHz; Ryzen 7 3700U Quad Core 2.3GHz
  • Memory (RAM/User): 8GB/256GB; 8GB/512GB; 16GB/256GB; 16 GB/512 GB
  • Display: 14" 1920×1080
  • Battery: 56 Wh (7565 mAh); 2-4 hours of work

Check price

This is a good inexpensive 14-inch laptop by Huawei is well suited for office tasks. The computer is quite light and portable. The case is completely made of aluminum, and the main color (space gray) looks very impressive. Keyboard with a membrane mechanism - the key travel is very soft. The touchpad is larger than the standard values, it is quite wide and pleasant to the touch. Special attention deserves Touch ID, which was integrated into the power button and is fully compatible with Windows Hello.

It makes no sense to buy this ultrabook for games, since most of them run only on minimum or average characteristics. But no one expects more from devices of this class.

The laptop's built-in camera is quite mediocre (1MP), which seems very strange, especially in the era of Zoom and video conferencing. Moreover, it is at least in a strange place and is integrated into one of the keyboard buttons. Due to this arrangement, the camera will shoot you from the bottom up, but it looks rather strange. Of course, this problem is easily solved by purchasing an external device that can be connected to one of the Type-C ports.


  • Thin 6mm bezels around the display.
  • Membrane keyboard.
  • The keys have a pleasant, dim backlight.
  • The fingerprint scanner is integrated into the power button.


  • It is heavy enough and weighs 1.69 kg.
  • The speakers are located on the bottom of the laptop.
  • The mediocre quality of the webcam shooting.
  • does not open with one hand.

Honor MagicBook Pro

  • Dimensions: 369 × 234 × 16,9 mm
  • Weight: less than 1.67 kg
  • Processor: 4-core Core i5 10210u 1.6 GHz; 4-nuclear AMD Ryzen 5 3550H 2.1 GHz; 6-nuclear Ryzen 5 4600H 3 GHz
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 8 GB / 512 GB; 16 GB / 512 GB
  • Display: 16.1 inches, 1920 × 1080
  • Battery: ​​56 W / h (7330 mAh)

Check the price

The largest laptop in our review. Despite the fact that Honor MagicBook Pro is a full-size laptop with a 16.1-inch screen, it weighs less than 1.67 kg, which is even less than the manufacturer declared, and the thickness of the case in the closed state is only 16.9 mm.

The user can choose one of the two versions of this laptop: on the Intel Core i5 10210U processor or on AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (both quad-core and second option are preferable). However, the top modification works already on the six-sized AMD Ryzen 5 4600h. Depending on the version, 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM will be installed. Have all this in mind if maximum performance is important for you.


  • The presence of three types of Type-A and one Type-c.
  • The keyboard is neuroko glows, which is especially noticeable in the dark.
  • Fingerprint scanner built into the power button.
  • Sufficient brightness for work on a sunny day.


  • A small density of pixels per inch (137 dpi).
  • The opening test with one hand does not pass.
  • mediocre camera for video conferencing.

Xiaomi RedMiBook 14 "

  • Dimensions: 323 × 228 × 17.95 mm
  • Weight: 1.5 kg
  • Processor: 2-nuclear Core i3 1115G4 3 GHz; 2-core Intel Core i3 8145U 2.1 GHz; 4-core Core i5 8265U 1.6 GHz; 4-core Core i5 10210U 1.6 GHz; 4-core Core i5 1035G1 1 GHz; 4-nuclear Intel Core i5 1035G4 1.1 GHz; 4-core Core i7 8565U 1.8 GHz; 4-core Core i7 10510u 1.8 GHz; 4-nuclear Core i7 1065G7 1.3 GHz; 4-nuclear AMD Ryzen 3 4300U 2.7 GHz; 4-nuclear AMD Ryzen 5 3500u 2.1 GHz; AMD 6-nuclear Ryzen 5 4500u 2.3 GHz; 4-core Ryzen 7 3700u 2.3 GHz
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 4 GB / 256 GB; 8 GB / 256 GB; 8 GB / 512 GB; 8 GB / 1 TB; 16 GB / 512 GB; 16 GB / 1 TB
  • Display: 14 inches, 1920 × 1080
  • Battery: 46 W / h

Check Price

The laptop is positioned as an affordable analog of MacBook Air 2019. It even looks very much like it is much cheaper. Of course, the weight and dimensions of the device are slightly more, but it is still a very convenient and portable laptop, which can be taken everywhere with me.

The body is provided by classic USB Type-A ports. Despite the fact that it is not very modern, still to the computer it is much easier to connect some peripherals, such as a mouse or joystick. Support for external monitors is also implemented. For this there is a HDMI connector.

Keyboard and touchpad are ordinary and unremarkable. In the subject of the camera, it is not at all here. Apparently the developers considered that it is better not to put it at all than using something cheap and unsightly.

If you notice, the laptop is sold with a huge selection of processors. Of course, its performance will depend on the fact that it will ultimately be inside it installed. Therefore, consider this fact if you choose one of the modifications presented on the Yandex Market.


  • at least 2 times cheaper than MacBook Air.
  • Well-thought-out hot air removal system.
  • Matte display, which does not glare when direct sunlight is hit.
  • The DDR4 RAM is used.


  • One hand does not open a laptop.
  • A large selection of modifications in which it is easy to get confused.

Honor Magicbook 15

  • Dimensions: 357.8 × 229.9 × 16.9 mm
  • Weight: 1.53 kg
  • Processor: 4-nuclear AMD Ryzen 5 3500u 2.1 GHz; 6-nuclear AMD Ryzen 5 4500 U 2.3 GHz; 8-nuclear AMD Ryzen 7 4700u 2 GHz
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 8 GB / 256 GB; 8 GB / 512 GB; 16 GB / 512 GB
  • Display: 15.6 inches, 1920 × 1080
  • Battery: 56 W / h (7330 mAh); 2-6 hours of autonomous work depending on the load

Check the price

Lightweight 15.6-inch laptop, weighing 1 530. Above we reviewed a compact 14-inch model and a large 16.1-inch. Honor MagicBook 15 is an intermediate option for those who prefer classic sizes. At the same time, despite the standard diagonal, the laptop dimensions are even less. This is mainly connected with thin frames around the display.

The price of a laptop can vary greatly and depends on the selected modification. If you need a powerful laptop on which you can play in games on medium-sized settings, we advise you to pay attention to the version with the 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 4700U with a base operating frequency of 2 GHz and the support of the TURBO BOOST function.


  • The presence of two Type-A and one Type-C ports of USB.
  • Complete charge from 0 to 100 in just 90 minutes.
  • The ability to select a modification with a powerful processor.


  • No keyboard backlight in the dark.
  • Because of the short brightness with a laptop it is impossible to work on the street.

Huawei Matebook D 15.6 "

  • Dimensions: 358 × 229.9 × 16.9 mm
  • Weight: 1.53 kg
  • Processor: 2-nuclear Core i5 7200U 2.5 GHz; 4-nuclear Core i5 8250U 1.6 GHz; 4-nuclear AMD Ryzen 5 3500u 2.1 GHz; 6-nuclear AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 2.3 GHz; 4-nuclear Ryzen 7 3700u 2.3 GHz
  • Memory (operational / user): 8 GB / 256 GB; 8 GB / 512 GB; 8 GB / 1 TB
  • Display: 15.6 inches, 1920 × 1080
  • Battery: 43.3 W / h (3800 mAh)

Check Price

Another interesting Ultrabook model from Huawei, with a screen diagonal 15.6 inches. The display on the laptop is quite bright. However, the color gamut is not very wide, and the response time, on the contrary, is quite long. This means that we have a computer in front of us, which is mainly focused on watching videos and office applications. It was not set up for video games.

Compared to Honor MagicBook 15, the low capacity of the built-in battery immediately catches the eye, which means that Huawei Mate Book 15.6 D will work much less without a power outlet.


  • Used Samsung SSD with high data transfer rate.
  • Two USB Type-A and one Type-C ports.
  • Wi-Fi speed is an order of magnitude faster than in Huawei MateBook 14.


  • Still the same mediocre pop-up camera from Huawei.

ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 TP412

  • Dimensions: 327 × 224.75 × 17.6 mm
  • Weight: 1.5 kg
  • Processor: 2-core Pentium 4415U 2.3 GHz; 2-core Pentium 5405U 2.3 GHz; 2-core Core i3 7020U 2.3 GHz; 2-core Core i3 8130U 2.2 GHz; 2-core Core i3 10110U 2.1 GHz; Quad-core Core i5 8250U 1.6 GHz; 4-core Core i5 8265U 1.6 GHz; 4-core Core i7 8550U 1.8 GHz; Core i7 8565U Quad Core 1.8GHz
  • Memory (RAM/User): 4GB/128GB; 4GB/256GB; 8GB/256GB; 8GB/512GB; 8GB/1TB; 16GB/512GB; 16GB/1TB
  • Display: 14" 1920×1080
  • Battery: 42 Wh (3640 mAh)

Check price

Pretty good convertible laptop. The keyboard rotates 360 degrees, which allows you to hide it back and use the device as a large tablet. The device has a wide choice of modifications of 4-16 GB of RAM, 128-1024 GB of SSD and several different platforms, so you will have plenty to choose from.


  • All elements of the housing are tightly fitted to each other.
  • Comfortable keyboard with pleasant key travel.


  • The bottom is made not of iron, but of textured plastic.
  • Built-in card reader speed is slow, limited to 28 Mbps.

ASUS Vivobook 15

  • Dimensions: 357 × 230 × 20 mm
  • Weight: 1.75 kg
  • Processor: 4-nuclear Intel Core i7-8550U processor with a frequency of 1.8 GHz (may differ depending on the modification)
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 8 GB / 256 GB
  • Display: 15.6 inches, 1920 × 1080)
  • Battery: 32 W / h

Check Price

Vivobook - a series of inexpensive computers Asus, which, unlike the ZenBook series, Oriented on those users who are not ready to overpay for a laptop. ASUS VIVOBOOK cannot be attributed to the class of ultrabooks. At the same time, they are still sufficiently light and thin. For example, the thickness of the ASUS Vivobook 15 in the closed state does not exceed 2 cm.

Whatever you choose the version of this laptop, part of the RAM will be planted on the board. However, the slot to increase the amount of RAM also has, which allows it to expand it if necessary.


  • USB adapter on LAN included.
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX130 C 2 GB GDDR5 memory card.


  • Battery is not very high container.
  • Part of the RAM is planted on the board.

Acer ASPIRE 3 A315-23

  • Dimensions: 250.5 × 363.4 × 19,9 mm
  • Weight: 1.9 kg
  • Processor: 4-nuclear AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with a frequency of 2.1 GHz (there are other modifications)
  • Memory (Operational / Custom): 12 GB / 1 TB
  • Display: 15.6 inches, 1920 × 1080)

Check Price

A fairly powerful portable computer (not ultrabook) with a standard size screen ( 15 inches ). Modification with maximum characteristics offers 12 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD, i.e., in fact, we have a fairly powerful laptop, which allows you to solve most of the daily tasks, and not only.


  • It has a built-in 8-nuclear video card AMD VEGA 8.


  • only comes With Freedos and without Windows.

Acer SWIFT 7

  • Weight: 0.9 kg

Check Price

Acer SWIFT 7 - not the most smart laptop. It works on the basis of an Intel's low-power processor of the 8th generation Y-series, the main purpose of which is to reduce heating and saving the charge. The lightweight of this device is due to the following compromises. The battery capacity is only 32 W / h. The design uses materials with a priority to ease, and not durability.

The technical part of serious deficiencies is not so much, except that Core i7-8500Y performs only working tasks and is not designed for entertainment. Memory is represented by configuration 16/512 GB. As a drive is a solid-state disk. The display has a diagonal of 14 inches, which is the optimal value for the portable machine. With a weight of 0.9 kg, the thickness of the device is only 10 mm, and therefore Acer SWIFT 7 also falls into the category of the most subtle laptops of 2020.


  • Weight: 1,1 kg

Check Price

Among the 15-inch laptops LG GRAM is quite a fluff, and its 13.3-inch version and be easier - 0.9 kg. For users who are not looped in the severity of the device, there is also a 17-inch GRAM weighing 1.3 kg.

The quality of the screen, of course, is not what can be expected from Dell XPS13 or MacBook, but the picture is displayed quite clearly. The battery life is pleasantly surprising: 17 hours. The model is notable for the fact that it has a large number of ports for the periphery, there is a print scanner, as well as the possibility of adding RAM if the base 8 GB suddenly turns out to be not enough.


  • Weight: 0, 9 kg

Check Price

at least Samsung laptops officially in our country are not sold, Bypass the Galaxy Book S side do not want for many reasons. Ultralight 13.3-inch laptop based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX processor is a good alternative Chromebook. It is designed for users who are outside the office requires a connection LTE. 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB permanent is more than many options in the category of lightweight PC. Two ports USB-C are intended for connecting the periphery, and the duration of work is incredible 25 hours.


  • Weight: 0.8 kg

Check Price

previously known as ASUS Pro B9, this model - leader By lightness in the category of business laptops. It is present in it intel Core 10th generation, a module Wi-Fi 6, infrared chamber for face recognition and a place for two solid-state drives (in factory The configuration costs one, the installation of the second increases the weight of the device, although not significant).

Like any business laptop, ExpertBook B9 includes useful features that facilitate long work. The compact keyboard, NUMPAD is present in the form of a digital panel built into the sensory area. Matte screen, autonomy to day and thoughtful cooling system is also among its advantages. Spend the impression for such a price can except the low screen brightness and the lack of sensory control.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe

  • Weight: 1, 1 kg

Check Price

One of the easiest 14-inch laptops weighs a little more kilogram. At the same time, it is equipped with an impressive kit from the Core I7 of the 8th generation, 16 GB of RAM and a 912 GB solid-state drive.

From the moment of release, the price of Zenbook 3 Deluxe has fallen significantly, so it can be safely attributed to the cheapest from the light laptops. Of the disadvantages, you would like to note a small number of physical ports, but the manufacturer tried to smooth the negative impression: the kit comes the splitter.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

  • Weight: 0, 7 kg

Check Price

Technically, Surface Pro 6 is not a laptop, but a tablet. But since it refers to hybrid devices and can function as a laptop, we decided that it will not be superfluous in this list.

Hybrid models are not as common as classic tablets or laptops, but they are gaining popularity and will enjoy those who are interested in portable and light design. High performance is not their bump.

When weighing 700 grams (along with the Type Cover keyboard, the weight increases to 1 kg) Surface Pro 6 has a 12-inch screen with a non-standard resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels. Different modifications include Intel processors up to the I7 series and 16 GB of RAM. The price is quite acceptable for a device of this level of performance, but if you need something similar in power and easier, look at another hybrid - Surface Go weighing 0.5 kg, which also features a removable keyboard Type Cover.


We finally waited that laptops could not only be portable and thin, but also quite productive to perform complex tasks. Of course, if you have 100 thousand rubles and you are not tied to the Windows platform, the best solution will be the choice of MacBook Air M1. If the presence of Windows is required for you, and support for external video cards is desirable, pay attention to one of the presented models on Intel i9. The laptop on such a platform is already quite suitable for launching games on medium settings, and when the external video card is connected, it will also be used for more serious tasks.

By autonomy, the best results show, oddly enough all the same mappuki, allowing you to use the device two working days from one battery charge. However, among Windows devices there are those who provide at least 6-8 hours of work on the Internet. These include the Huawei Matebook X Pro 2020 and Honor Magicbook 15.

If we talk about the cost, the most accessible will be ASUS Vivobook 15 and Acer Aspire 3 A315-23. But this is no longer ultrabooks - they are a little thicker and a little harder.