Tablets, when launched, were generally perceived as laptop-killers. But now after over a decade, they have been subsumed by the latter in the form of hybrid laptops. Be it the comfort of a full-size keyboard for work, the immense power to handle VMs and game or that fact that they are both packed in one device, people seem to just love laptops and here are the best ones you can buy in 2017:
#1. Dell XPS 13
CPU- Intel Core i3 – i7 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Storage: 128GB – 512GB SSD
Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800)
When it comes to building PCs, no company perhaps does a better job than Dell. And its latest offering XPS 13 is the sweet proof. This Ultrabook with gorgeous machined aluminum built comes in many variants and you can pick what suits you best. With the battery life clocking over 7 hours and a bonus SD card slot, it sets the bar high for other Ultrabooks to match.
#2. HP Specter x360
CPU- Intel Core i3 – i7 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD
Screen: 13.3-inch FHD 1,920 x 1,080 – UHD 3,840 x 2,160 IPS multi-touch
Closely catching up is the x360 housing ultimate hardware inside an elegant yet sturdy built. At 2.85 pounds, the Ultrabook feels handy. Though it lacks the SD card slot, it more than compensates with its marathon battery that lasts over 8 hours 45 minutes.
#3. Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA
CPU- Intel Pentium – Core m3 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB – 64GB eMMC
Screen: 12.5-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED backlit anti-glare
The only Chromebook on our list by Asus proves that Chromebooks can indeed be premium devices without actually breaking the bank. The 2-in-1 form factor coupled with a sophisticated keyboard makes it a good purchase for both tablet-lovers and those who prefer the luxury of a full-size physical keyboard.
#4. Razer Blade
CPU- Intel Core i7 | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD
Screen: 12.5-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) matte – UHD (3,840 x 2,160) IGZO
If you want your Ultrabook to look slim and elegant yet be the beast under the hood, you can’t possibly go wrong with Razer Blade. Housing top-of-the-shelf components, it offers seamless gaming experience, plays 4K videos and the battery lasts over 7 hours 30 minutes.
#5. Acer Aspire S13
CPU- Intel Core i3 – i7 | RAM: 4GB – 8GB | Storage: 128GB – 512GB SSD
Screen: 13.3-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) anti-glare touchscreen IPS
With a look strikingly similar to MacBook Air, this masterpiece by Acer, in some ways offers much better performance at highly affordable costs. Though the cheap plastic built may not be preferred by many, the full HD screen, lightning performance and a longer battery life of over 7 hours steals for the buck.