The best ultra-thin laptops
Apple’s Macbook Air (13in) is The Sunday Times’s best buy. The build quality is “flawless”, the keyboard the best available, and battery life and start up time are “great”. This model comes with 256GB of SSD memory. “The Apple user experience is simply unbeatable… this is a machine for first-time buyers and professionals alike.” Price: £1,249. See Apple.com/uk.
The Acer Aspire SS is one of the slightest and lightest machines on the market, but it is also powerful, says The Sunday Times, with an Intel i5 processor and 128GB SSD memeory. Price: £1,099. See Acer.com.
Sony’s Vaio T13 is “easily the best looking” of the ultrathin laptops, says T3 magazine, and could be the perfect choice for everyday use. It has a 128GB SSD and an Intel Core i3 processor. Price: £700. See Sony.co.uk.
The HP Envy 14 Spectre is “downright sexy” to look at, says Stuff magazine. But “it’s got chops on the inside, too”. It has Intel ULV processing, accelerated boot time, a 128GB SSD and a nine-hour battery. “It’s impossible not to want one.” Price: £1,199. See HP.com.
The Lenovo Ideapad U310 is “awesome value” and yet offers “solid performance”, says Christoper Null in Wired. It’s heavy but sturdy, with a 500GB hard drive and 32GB SSD. Price: £599. See Lenovo.com/uk.