Laptops Guide

Alternatives to Apple’s MacBook Air | Top 6 Ultrathin Windows Laptops

Hear i am going to include the  top six lightweight laptops . each no more than about an inch thick, they are the best alternatives to the macbook air. and they have low cost of.


Samsung Series 9

Samsung Series 9 comes with twice the memory (4GB versus 2GB) of the MacBook Air it is also The 13.3-inch thin. It has a backlit keyboard, faster USB 3.0 ports, and, most important, the latest Intel processors (two generations newer than the 2010 MacBook Air). Samsung’s high-style laptop is a touch thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air, too, though not noticeably so.

Toshiba Portege R830

It have boasting a 13.3-inch display, the Toshiba Portege R830 (starting at $890) weighs only 0.3 pound more than the MacBook Air, yet can save you as much as $700. the Portege R830 comes with 4GB of RAM (twice the memory of the MacBook Air) and USB 3.0 ports. Its rated battery life is 2 hours longer than that of the MacBook Air and the Series 9. Perhaps most distinctive for a laptop of this size and weight, The Portege R830 has an integrated DVD drive.The Toshiba Portege R830 comes in both a consumer model (detailed above) and a business-oriented version with higher-end configuration options (solid-state drive, Core i7 processor, and the like) starting at $1049.

MSI X-Slim X370

It’s thickness is (0.2 inch) and a touch more weight (0.2 pound) to your ultraslim laptop, you can save between $700 and $1000 by buying the $599 MSI X-Slim X370 instead of the MacBook Air. This 13.4-inch machine should have a longer battery life than the MacBook Air (up to 3 hours more than the Air’s 7 hours), thanks to its new AMD Fusion processor. It comes with 4GB of memory instead of 2GB, and it has an HDMI port for connecting to your TV.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1

ThinkPad X1 may have particular appeal for anyone who wants an ultrathin laptop for work, as the ThinkPad line has traditionally been associated with business performance. Besides running the latest Intel processor, the X1 boasts a backlit keyboard, a 160GB solid-state drive, and a rapid-charging battery that may last up to 10 hours with an additional battery slice.the ThinkPad X1 hasn’t been officially announced, but Lenovo has confirmed that it will be coming soon. The specs discussed here are from the presale version that popped up in Europe.

LG P430

LG P430 boasts a larger, 14-inch display in the same 13.3-inch form factor, which it accomplishes by using a narrower display bezel. The P430 also has a memory capacity of up to 8GB (twice that of the MacBook Air), a built-in optical drive, and the option of discrete Nvidia graphics with 1GB of video memory (as opposed to the MacBook Air’s 256MB).The P430, along with a thin 15.6-inch sibling, the P530 (see the next page), is expected to be available in May and June 2011, starting in markets outside North America.

Dell Adamo-Like Mystery Ultrathin

It is Like the LG P530, this upcoming rumored ultrathin laptop from Dell is said to have a larger 15.6-inch display. If it debuts at under $1000 as expected, the laptop will also be several hundred dollars less than the MacBook Air.Dell has not yet officially announced this MacBook Air challenger as of this writing, but we expect the company to introduce the laptop sometime in late spring or early summer.

Which Specs Matter Most to You?

If you want a laptop that’s:

* Most similar to the MacBook Air in size, weight, and price, buy the Samsung Series 9
* The least expensive option, buy the MSI X-Slim X370
* Built for business, buy the Toshiba R830 (business model) or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1

If you want a laptop that has a:

* Built-in DVD multi-drive, buy the Toshiba R830 or the LG P430
* Backlit keyboard, buy the Lenovo ThinkPad X1, the LG P430, or the Samsung Series 9
* Solid-state drive, buy the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 or the Toshiba R830 (business model)
* Larger amount of memory (up to 8GB), buy the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 or the LG P430
* Larger screen size, buy the LG P430.
* Discrete graphics processor, buy the LG P430

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