* Ditch that old bulky laptop and go with a smaller model
* Small laptops make it easier to work comfortably in tight spaces
* Ideal for students, writers, freelancers and frequent travelers
It’s a good time to be a laptop user. With so many options these days, it’s never been easier to stay connected. But while there are now more laptops brands and models to choose from, you’ll want to do a little research before settling on the right computer.
When portability is a must, here are our picks for the six best small laptops. If you don’t need the absolute latest style and just want a reliable computer for work and travel, these are value-packed packages that will serve you well.
1. Inspiron 11 3000 Non-Touch
This Bali Blue laptop not only looks great, it feels great. The ultra sensitive Windows touchpad includes precise pointing technology as well as gesture recognition software, which means you can type easier in those often crammed coffee shops. And at less than an inch thin, it’s perfectly portable, too.
2. HP Chromebook 11-v010nr
More than 11 hours of battery life help make this HP Chromebook great for use on the go. With a powerful Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of memory, this portable Chromebook is able to run multiple applications with ease. What’s more, the HP gives you full access to your Google Drive and Android apps — only on the go.
3. HP Stream Laptop PC 11-y010nr
With 4GB of ram, an elegant 11.6-inch HD screen and an Intel Celeron processor, this no-frills laptop features everything you need to get the job done. Sure, it may not offer all the features that other models have on this list, but it’s a solid choice if you’re looking for a decent laptop at an affordable price.
4. ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02
This super sleek Chromebook includes a rotatable 180-degree hinge for easy viewing and a powerful Intel Celeron N3060 Processor. Not only that, this model was designed with portability in mind. Featuring reinforced rubber edges, a spill-proof keyboard and an extra sturdy construction, you’ll have no problems lugging this Chromebook around.
5. Acer Chromebook R 11 Convertible
Featuring a 360-degree hinge, you can easily turn this Chromebook into a tablet. What’s more, this Chromebook Convertible is incredibly efficient — the 802.11ac wireless provides connection speeds up to three times faster than previous models. Throw in a beautiful 11.6-inch HD display and 32GB of internal storage and you have one heck of a powerful, portable laptop.
6. Asus Transformer Book
This 2-in-1 touchscreen notebook sports an Intel Cherry Trail quad-core CPU with an impressive 4GB of RAM. It comes standard with Windows 10 and comes packing a detachable keyboard and a generous 12-hour battery life. Great for working on the fly.