6 best mini laptops to buy in 2018

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
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Mini laptops are great for staying connected while on the go. These small devices pack a tremendous processing power allowing you to browse the Internet, check your emails, watch movies, and more.

But what are the best Windows 10 mini laptops to buy? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’re going to list the best mini laptops currently available on the market. We selected them using clear criteria, such as user reviews, reliability, battery life, etc.

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Top 5 small Windows 10 laptops

1

GPD Pocket Mini Laptop (recommended)

 

GPD Pocket is a handheld Windows 10 laptop that includes support for x86 applications. It sports a 1920×1200 7-inch IPS display with Corning Gorilla 3 protection and a 16:10 aspect ratio. However, the small screen, might not be of great help when it comes to typing demands, but you can nonetheless connect it to a larger display via a micro HDMI port.

The GPD Pocket comes in a magnesium chassis with the following dimensions: 180 x 106 x 18.5mm. It weights just 1.06 pounds.

The device is powered by a quad-core x7-Z8750 Intel Atom SoC clocked at 1.6GHz. It also includes 8GB of RAM and offers 128GB of internal storage. This little monster is equipped with a reliable double layer heat dissipation system. The copper tube conducts heat and the fan quickly dissipates it so that you won’t experience any overheat issues.

For more information about the world’s smallest laptop, check out the video below:

You can find the GPD Pocket mini laptop online under $600.

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2

ASUS Transformer Mini T102HA (suggested)

 

ASUS Transformer Mini T102HA is a little monster. We know, you would not say that judging by its size, but wait until you see what it packs under the hood.

This Windows 10 mini laptop is ultra-thin and feather-light. Built from magnesium-aluminum alloy, is 13.9mm thin with the keyboard attached and weighs less than 800g. The Smart Hinge design supports a wide angle of 170°, allowing you to work or play in total comfort.

It can power you for up to 11 hours, so that you can work and play on the go without worrying about battery life.

The 10.1-inch HD display with up to 400cd/m² brightness and 178 degree wide viewing display renders vivid and clear images. The ASUS Tru2Life video enhancement and TruVivid direct-bonding technology deliver sharp, realistic videos with very few reflections.

The powerful quad-core Intel Atom x5 processor together with 4GB of RAM seamlessly support multitasking so that you get more done in less time.

The Transformer Mini T102HA also sports USB, micro USB, micro HDMI, and Micro SD slots, as well as a headphone jack. This mini laptop relies on the latest Wi-Fi technology for stable signals and fast data speeds allowing you to stream HD videos without stuttering.

For more information, check out the video below:

You can buy the Asus Transformer Mini T102HA for a good price under $500.

3

Lenovo Yoga Book

 

Lenovo Yoga Book is a small, yet fast and powerful laptop. It sports a 10.1″ FHD touchscreen with Intel HD Graphics 400, 4GB of RAM, 64GB flash storage and Dolby Atmos dual speakers.

This mini laptop is very flexible thanks to its 360° hinge. Its 13 hours battery is more than enough to power you through the entire day. As far as connectivity is concerned, the device sports one micro USB port, one micro HDMI port, and one headphone jack.

Lenovo Yoga Book also features a halo keyboard. Actually, this is not a proper keyboard, as there are no physical keys. To input text, all you need to do is tap on the backlit squares. If you want to use the pen, you simply turn off the halo keyboard.

The Yoga Book can quickly digitize your notes when you’re writing in ink on paper with the Real Pen. In this manner, you’ll never lose track of your ideas as you can quickly jot them down on the go.

Lenovo Yoga Book  is only 4.05 mm thin when opened, and weighs just 1.5 lbs (690 g).

For more information, check out the video below:

You can buy the Lenovo Yoga Book mini laptop for about $400.

4

Acer Aspire Switch 10

Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a versatile mini laptop that you can carry with you everywhere. One of its strong points is the powerful display capable of rendering crystal clear images.

The laptop’s FHD display, Zero Air Gap, and IPS technology provide vivid and bright colors from every angle. At the same time, the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology makes your display tougher, providing 3x better scratch resistance. The Acer LumiFlex display technology provides perfect color control allowing you to watch videos and view photos under the sun.

The Aspire Switch 10 is powered by an Intel Atom processor that supports heavy multitasking. This laptop is 8.9 mm thin in tablet mode and weighs just 1.17 kg. You won’t even notice it’s in your bag.

For more information, check out the video below:

You can find the Aspire Switch 10 for just under $400.

5

HP Pavilion X2

 

HP Pavilion X2 sports a 10.1″ diagonal IPS WXGA touchscreen with 10-finger multi-touch support. The device is powered by a Quad Core Intel Atom x5-Z8350 1.44 GHz  CPU, sports  2GB of RAM,Intel HD Graphics and 32GB SSD.

The laptop also supports USB Type-C fast charging, one USB 3.0 port and one mini HDMI port. Its 9 hour battery life is more than enough to power you for a full day at the office.

HP Pavilion X2 can easily provide you the necessary computing power for usual office tasks, homework or light gaming. However, if you’re looking for a mini laptop that allows you to run complex apps, programs or games, this device may not always be up to the task.

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6

Surface Pro

surface pro mini laptop

Since we’re talking about Windows 10 mini laptops, we can’t end this list without mentioning the amazing Surface Pro. This 12.3-inch laptop can handle anything you’ll throw at it — from work-related Office multitasking to heavy gaming.

This laptop is equipped with a brilliant color and razor-sharp 12.3-inch PixelSense display that offers great portability. Speaking of portability, this device’s battery can power you for up to 13.5 hours
of video playback.

If you already own an older Surface device, don’t think twice before upgrading to the new Surface Pro. This laptop delivers up to 50% more battery life than the Surface Pro 4 and is twice as fast compared to the Surface Pro 3.

You can configure your Surface Pro device on Microsoft’s official website to make sure your new laptop meets all your needs. Available on other online stores as well for a more reasonable price.

Conclusions

Mini-laptops are extremely useful when you’re always on the go. They are small and ultraportable, and you can take them with you everywhere. Most Windows 10 mini laptops sport a 10-inch display. If size is an important criterion for you, then the 7-inch GDP Pocket mini laptop is the perfect choice for you.

If you need a bigger display, then the 12.3-inch Surface Pro is the right choice for you. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a powerful device for multitasking, then Lenovo Yoga Book is a much better choice.

It all boils down to what you need. If you haven’t decided which laptop to buy yet, write down your requirements and go through this list once again. Then buy the mini laptop that best suits your needs.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2017 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.


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