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Published On: Tue, Jul 31st, 2012

Top 5 Slim Business Laptops: Which One You Like?

There are many business laptops launched by different manufacturers in the market. However, very few meet the needs of business people due to better design, quality material, performance, and better specs and features. Read further to know the top 5 slim business laptops available for businessmen.

1)    Apple MacBook Air

Apple is the leading brand in the market and most of the businessmen prefer carrying Apple’s laptops due to various reasons. When it comes to Apple MacBook Air, this laptop features stunning look, slimmest and lightest design while providing best performance as compared to other high end devices.

Good Points -

Apple MacBook Air is a 11-inch Ultrabook that comes packed with third generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, improved battery life, 3.0 USB ports, and lower price on the higher end model.

Bad Points -

Compared to other high end devices in the market, Apple MacBook Air provides fewer ports and comes for a starting price of $999 which is still expensive for a 64 GB SSD version. For this size, the 11 inch screen seems smaller. One big disappointment is that there is no optical drive in this laptop which is must for many users.

Apple MacBook Air

Apple MacBook Air Specifications –

  •  The laptop holds great aesthetics, backlit keyboard and slim design that is very attractive
  • 11.6-inch display
  • 1.08 kg weight
  • Intel Core i5-2467M
  • 1.6 GHz processor
  • 64 GB SSD
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Two 3.0 USB ports
  • Mac OS X Lion operating system
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Price – Rs. 55,000/-

2)    Dell Inspiron 13z Laptop

Dell Inspiron 13z laptop sports its slim, aluminum-clad chassis and its hinge design that talks more about luxury notebook. This high-end device becomes more expensive due to the unibody aluminum chassis due to which the manufacturer has made this spec a little more plastic so that price could be dropped further. The device gets most powerful configuration one have every found.

Good Points -

Dell Inspiron 13z laptop features attractive design, comes in lightweight which enhances portability, polished exterior, and boasts good quality battery life. It includes MS Office 2012 starter, powerful configuration, 2 GB Dell Online Backup, and comes for reasonable price.

Bad Points -

There is a lack of VGA output, power ports and Ethernet can be found at the rear side of the device. Overall, specifications are average and do not interest many avid users. Also the optical drive is missing in this laptop.

Dell Inspiron 13z

Dell Inspiron 13z Specifications –

  • 13.3-inch display
  • 1.76 kg of weight
  • Windows 64-bit 7 Home Basic operating system
  • 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-2450M processor
  • 320 GB Hard Disk memory
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Three USB ports
  • DVD writer
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and card reader support
  • Price – Rs. 42,780/-

3)    Lenovo IdeaPad Z370 Laptop –

Lenovo IdeaPad Z370 laptop features a series of good specs that cannot be overlooked. When the price of this device is less, it becomes a strong contender in the high end laptop market. However, it cannot be a showstopper as there are many other higher end devices available in the market.

Good Points -

Lenovo IdeaPad Z370 comes for lower price as compared to the laptops that come with similar processors and specifications. Apart from its design, the device features excellent keyboard and amazing speakers. Strong built, good CPU and abundant storage space increase the worth of this device.

Bad Points -

The battery life is not so good if we compare this device with the current laptops in the market. The configuration options of Lenovo IdeaPad Z370 are limited. The weight is slightly heavy.

Lenovo IdeaPad Z370

Lenovo IdeaPad Z370 Specifications –

  • 13.3 inches of display
  • 2 kg weight
  • 64-bit Windows 7 Home Basic operating system
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5-2430M CPU
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 750 GB hard disk capacity
  • Three USB ports
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and card reader support
  • DVD writer
  • Price – Rs. 36,990/-

4)    Dell Vostro V131 Laptop

Dell Vostro V131 is a successful laptop in terms of affordability and powerful update as a small business device. The laptop sports a 13 inch screen and the processor and battery has been improved further. Budget shoppers can consider this at lower priced configurations.

Good Points –

Battery life is excellent and its processing power has been improved as per last year’s version with compact and strong design. The best things to consider are its aesthetic design, customizable configuration and metallic finish.

Bad Points –

Rivals with 13-inch of laptops come thinner and lighter. The matte screen and the mono speaker of this device are somewhat weak. No optical drive is provided.

Dell Vostro V131

Dell Vostro V131 Specifications –

  • 13.3 inches of display
  • 1.85 kg of weight
  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i3-2350M CPU
  • 64-bit Windows 7 Professional operating system
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 320 GB of hard disk capacity
  • Three USB ports
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and card reader
  • Price – Rs. 42,790/-

5)    Sony Vaio VPC-SB25 Laptop

Sony Vaio VPC-SB25 is another beautiful laptop that flaunts its style with some good specs. The laptop gets amazing design and comes with backlit keyboard. If you are looking for stylish device then this can match your interest.

Good Points –

The laptop gets amazing design and comes with backlit keyboard for convenience to users.

Bad Points –

Sony Vaio VPC-SB25 gets a little weak configuration as per the price one has to pay for it.

Sony Vaio VPC-SB25

Sony Vaio VPC-SB25 Specifications –

  • 13.3 inches of display
  • Weighs1.72 kg
  • 2.1 GHz Intel Core i3-2310M CPU
  • 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium operating system
  • 500 GB hard disk capacity
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Three USB ports
  • DVD writer
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and backlit keyboard
  • Price – Rs. 47,990/-

So now you get five choices of best devices available in the market. Just go through them and choose the best device as per your requirements. However, it is advised to check the specs and features in depth to avoid disappointment in future.

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