The super-portable 13inch laptop is the market leader in its class of smaller sized laptops. 

Liked for their lightweight portability, these computers are excellent for folks who are always on the move. Whether you are a student, gamer, writer, or just someone who likes to surf on a laptop rather than a phone, there is something on this list for you. 

Let’s check out the best 13-inch laptops currently available.

#1. Dell XPS Laptop

CPU: Intel Core i3/Core i5/ Core i7
GPU: Intel UHD 620
Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB
Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p or 4K
Size: 11.9 x 7.8 x 0.5 inches
Weight: 2.7 pounds

Dell has upgraded the already excellent XPS 13 with the latest 10th – Gen Comet Lake processor. This latest model is fitted with crystal clear 4K display; a lightweight chassis; and a standard format keyboard. The slight downside with the XPS 13 is that the battery life runs shorter than many of its competitors.  

#2. HP Envy Laptop

CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7
GPU: Intel UHD 620/Nvidia GeForce MX250
Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB SSD
Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p or 4K
Size: 12.1 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
Weight: 2.8 pounds

Known as the supreme laptop for students and people who work on the go, the Envy is sleek and portable with good battery life. The 11 hours of battery is combined with fast performance, portable chassis, and relatively loudspeakers. 

#3. HP Spectre Laptop

CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620 – Nvidia GeForce MX15
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Storage: 256GB – 2TB PCIe SSD
Display: 13.3-inch full HD
Weight: 2.93 pounds
Size: 12.16 x 8.58 x 0.58 inches 

The HP Spectre is a 2-in-1 device that offers both laptop and tablet formats. The hardware and the software are both on point with this device and it shows in both the performance and the price tag. 

It comes with a stylus, and one of the best batteries available on a laptop of this size.

#4. Microsoft Surface Laptop

CPU: Intel Core i5/ Core i7
GPU: IntelUHD Graphics 620
Storage: 128GB/256GB/512/1TB SSD
Display: 13.5-inch, 2256 x1504-pixel
Size: 12.1 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches
Weight: 2.7 pounds

The Surface Book 2 is one of the most powerful 2-in-1 laptops you will be able to find. Obviously, this laptop syncs up extremely well with Windows 10, and in general, this is a laptop that offers stellar performance and long-lasting battery life.

#5. MacBook Air Laptop

CPU: Intel Core i5 (Y-series)
GPU: Intel UHD 617
Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB
Display: 13.3-inch, 2560 x1600-pixel
Size: 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
Weight: 2.8 pounds

Although it doesn’t excel in many categories, the MacBook offers a good all-round game. Decent battery, nice screen, and strong speakers. Stylewise, the air looks great and is also $100 cheaper than its predecessor. 

#6. Acer Chromebook Laptop

CPU: Intel Core i3/Core i5
GPU: Intel UHD 620
Storage: 32GB/64GB
Display: 13.3-inch, 2256x 1504-pixels
Size: 12.2 x 9.7 x 0.7 inches
Weight: 3.6 pounds

The Acer Chromebook is one of a growing number of Chromebook offerings now entering the market. It comes in a sweet-looking aluminum casing, with a 13.5-inch display, and steady 10 hours of battery life.

The performance stands up with the best in the class and although it is a little bit heavier than its competitors it is still a great offering. 

#7. Razer Blade Stealth Laptop

CPU: Quad-core Intel Core i7
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 620; Nvidia GeForce MX150
RAM: 8-16GB
Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD
Display: 13.3-inch 3,840 x 2,160 touch
Size: 0.58 x 11.99 x 8.27 inches
Weight: 2.89lbs 

The Blade Stealth is Razer’s big entry into the 13-inch ultraportable laptop market. This is a powerful computer with a great graphics unit, awesome audio output, and a classy new processor. Known as the gamer’s choice in laptop, it does have one little glitch: some keys on the keyboard are a little bit too small. Otherwise it plain sailing and great gaming. 

#8. Huawei MateBook 13

CPU: 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8565U
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620; Nvidia GeForce MX150
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 13-inch, 1440p 
Weight: 2.87 pounds 
Size: 11.26 x 8.31 x 0.59 inches

This is a laptop with everything going for it. Built around Intel’s Whiskey Lake processor and Nvidia’s MX150 graphics card, the chassis remains remarkably small. Light, slim, powerful, and it won’t break your budget – it made it on the list for a reason. 

#9. Google Pixelbook Go

CPU: Intel Core m3 – i7
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 615
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Storage: 64GB – 256GB
Display: 13.3-inch Full HD
Weight: 2.3 pounds
Size: 12.2 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches

Google’s alternative to the premium Chromebook, the new Pixelbook Go shares many of its high-quality features, but for a better price. So what does it offer? Awesome battery life, and a well-designed keyboard. This is a great option if you predominantly want to use this as a document processing tool.

#10. Lenovo Idea Pad

CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7
GPU: Intel UHD 620
Storage: 128GB/256GB
Display Size: 13.3-inch, 1080p
Size: 12.1 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
Weight: 2.4 pounds

While it can’t actually help you with your ideas, the Idea Pad can help you with almost everything else. It is one of the most slender 13-inch laptops you can find anywhere. The portable chassis is coupled with great graphics and processing units and a surprisingly capable webcam.


This is a great offering in 13-inch laptops, with very little to separate them from each other than what you prefer to use them for. One side note on battery life is that the 1080p option will last you longer than the 4k. 

Likewise, most of the options on this list also offer different CPU and GPU possibilities depending on what you want to prioritize. As you can see, the ability to mix and match, and the fact that many of these computers are running on similar software, means you are spoiled for choice. 

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