The 11.6-inch laptop category is one of productive, lightweight and often low-cost that are often the best compromise between high mobility and lightweight but retaining a good level of productivity. Trains, planes and sofas! The 11.6 inch laptops differ slightly from dockable tablets as they often have better stability on laps and more stable keyboards. Battery’s can often be larger compared to tablets and there’s often a get level of access and upgrade capability.
New in this category are the increasingly useful range of Chromebooks.
The list below shows recent 11.6-inch laptops in our database. Click on the images to get all the details from our database or hit the compare link at the bottom to start sorting and comparing.
Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-131, 11.6", 1100gm The new Chromebook 11 inch CB3-131?s cover is made with a nano-imprinted pattern which gives it a premium look and feel while also boosting durability. The Chromebook 11 has been reinforced like Acer?s models for commercial and educational customers to handle stressful environments. It can handle up to 60kg of downward force on the top cover, while the corners can tolerate up to 60cm drops without damage. The reinforced case results in greater resistance to twisting and stress. Security is a key benefit of the Chrome OS file integrity is checked each boot. It is expected to be $180.
Dell Latitude 11 3150, 11.6", 1350gm Designed for primarily for the education sector, the Dell Latitude 3150 is a mini affordable laptop with latest Bay-Trail M processors. The processor choices include Pentium N3540 and Celeron N2840. The Celeron is a dual-core processor clocked at 2.16GHz with Burst technology support up to 2.58GHz. The Pentium is a quad-core processor with the same base frequency, but it can reach 2.66GHz with its Burst technology. The toughened construction includes a rubberized LCD and the base trim absorbs shock for superior drop protection. The solid state drive is designed without spinning parts, so it can withstand accidental drops and bumps.
HP Stream 11.6, 11.6", 1300gm The HP Stream 11.6-Inch and 13.3-inch notebooks are raising the bar on the cloud-based windows PC category that HP and Microsoft created last year with new slimmer designs, vibrant colors (again) and the addition of Intel processors (again!). It is in the market to compete with low cost Chromebooks. In regard to connectivity it features Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b/g/n.
Lenovo 100S Chromebook, 11.6", 1200gm Lenovo have introduced a toughened low end Chromebook the 100S with a Celeron N2840 cpu and usual 2GB/16GB ram and storage with options up to a 4GB/32GB configuration. It has a lower resolution 1366x768 screen but does have ac wifi.
Medion Akoya S2218, 11.6", 1200gm The Medion Akoya S2218 has been released at fantastic prices at Aldi in Germany and the UK (239 Euros and 149GBP!) though the German product specs are better. There's a write up about this product on umpcportal.com (25th August 2015)
Asus E202, 11.6", 1200gm The Asus EeeBook E202 is a Windows 10 11.6 inch notebook with a Pentium N3700 cpu based on Braswell architecture - this is a quad core processor with consumption of 6 watts at 1.6GHz base and turbo to 2.4GHz. It is expected to come in at around $200. For this level the stand out features are USB-C and AC wifi and there are also 2 full sized - USB 2.0 and 3.0. Asus suggest a battery life of 9 hours.
Acer Aspire E11-131, 11.6", 1290gm The original Acer Aspire E11 was a nice entry-level fanless laptop competing with the HP Stream 11 and ASUS X205. The Braswell (Intel Atom 2015 version for entry-level laptops) upgrade will give the E11 an good GPU boost along with a small CPU boost. Efficiency should be a little better too but the difference won't be that much. See the note below on CPU
Hisense Chromebook, 11.6", 1040gm The Hisense Chromebook is a budget device with just enough going for it inside to provide reasonable performance with its Chinese made Rockchip ARM processor. This model, along with the similar Haier Chromebook are lowering the price bar for workable laptops.
Currently available at Walmart and costs $149.
Dell Chromebook 11 ( 2015), 11.6", 1245gm Dell's new for 2015 education sector focused Chromebook 11 is lightweight, comes in 3 flavours - 2/4GB RAM and touch and non-touch screens. It's built for daily school and college life having a reinforced hinge so should more able to survive drops and spills. It has a claimed battery life of up to a 10 hours but this is supported by a high capacity battery (43Whr).
Asus Chromebook C210, 11.6", 504gm The cheap ASUS Chromebook C201 is a lightweight, compact and very portable notebook with an 11.6-inch display so with its claimed 13 hour battery life partly due to the Rockchip 3288 SoC energy efficiency - designed for everyday all-day on-the-go computing! Virus protection and auto-updates built-in, so users can always get the latest protection and latest features. The notebook also has a large touchpad with gesture recognition and a 100% full-size keyboard with high-quality key mechanism.
Lenovo S21e, 11.6", 1150gm Lenovo are promoting this 11.6 inch laptop as a value for money travel companion with a full-sized island-style keyboard. Lenovo say it has fast, smooth processing performance.
Battery life is a lowish (nowadays) 5 Hours.
Lenovo N21 Chromebook, 11.6", 1290gm It's a rugged, durable and designed for education Chromebook say Lenovo in the blurb. What they mean is it's drop resistant, built to withstand bumps and accidental drops from up to 2.3feet/70cm with a stronger, thicker rear cover and a frame
around the screen, sides and corners to absorb the force of bumps.
Nexian Chromebook, 11.6", 1500gm For the Indian market to help push Chrome OS in Asia.
Gmail Offline and Google Docs let you keep working when you?re not connected to the internet. The 4200 mAh battery gives up to 8 hours.
Designed for educational and business purposes.
Similar to the Xolo Chromebook and others!
Xolo Chromebook, 11.6", 1150gm Indian smart devices company Xolo have introduced a Chrome OS laptop at around the $200 mark (conversion from rupees only). Fast, sleek and easy is the strap line and it does look it. It's aimed at students, has the RK3288 quad core Rockchip powering it, AC wifi and ability to switch between multiple accounts.
Acer Aspire V3-111P (43BC), 11.6", 1390gm The Acer Aspire V 11 Touch features the smart new FlowCurve design - somewhat different from traditional notebooks, in profile at least. No fans so its whisper-quiet and runs cool. Claimed 7 hours of battery life.
Haier Chromebook 11, 11.6", 1090gm The Haier Chromebook 11 has a claimed boot time of up 8 seconds and battery life of 10 hours, it has auto-updates built-in, meaning the latest virus protection and features are immediately available. Light at just over 1kg. Unusually for a laptop a quad core Rockchip processor (Cortex A17) is employed. This will currently be the lowest priced Chromebook.
Apple MacBook Air 11" 2015, 11.6", 1080gm The Apple MacBook Air 11 (2015) is a Laptop based around Intels Broadwell Platform. It comes with 128 or 256GB of SSD storage as well as 4/8 GB of RAM. In terms of Ports there is: 2x USB 3.0, Headphone Jack, and a Thunderbolt 2. The built-in 38Wh battery should last for up to 9hrs of web surfing. WiFi ac and Bluetooth 4.0 make for some good connectivity. Unfortunately it still has a 1366x768 screen making it a good hot-desk solution but not the most productive screen when standing on its own legs.
ASUS X200MA (-US01T-BL), 11.6", 1300gm The ASUS X200MA is a budget touchscreen notebook running on Intels BayTrail-M Celeron N2815 processor. It sports 4GB of RAM and 500GB of HDD Storage. In terms of connectivity you are limited to the WiFi b/g/n and Ethernet port, Bluetooth is not included in this package. Port wise it offers a USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, and an SDXC card slot. We miss Bluetooth and would have loved to see WiFi a or ac being included. The touch enabled screen has a resolution of 1366x768.
ASUS K200MA (K200MA-DS01T), 11.6", 1360gm The ASUS K200MA is a budget touchscreen notebook running on Intels BayTrail-M Celeron N2830 processor. It sports 4GB of RAM and 500GB of HDD Storage. In terms of connectivity you are limited to the WiFi b/g/n and Ethernet port, Bluetooth is not included in this package. Port wise it offers a USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, and an SDXC card slot. We miss Bluetooth and would have loved to see WiFi a or ac being included. The touch enabled screen has a resolution of 1366x768.
Acer C740, 11.6", 1300gm The Acer C740 Chromebook is the 2015 version of the C720 with Broadwell-generation CPU. Acer have hardened the casing and hinge to make it more rugged for education markets but it still only weighs 1.3 KG.
HP Stream 11, 11.6", 1270gm The HP Stream 11 is another sub 200$ Laptop based around the Intel Celeron N2840 dual core Baytrail platform. It has a minimal hardware footprint like 2GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage. The 11.6" displays features a 1366x768 pixels resolution. At 1.27kg it is quite lightweight for a 11.6" laptop. In regard to connectivity it features Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b/g/n.
ASUS X205TA, 11.6", 980gm The ASUS EeeBook X205TA is an interesting new budget sub 200$ laptop. With its pricepoint it stands in direct competition to the latest chromebooks, also featuring similar hardware. Its comes with a Quadcore processor running at 1.33GHz per core and 2GB of RAM. 32GB of eMMC Storage are included and can be extended through the microSDXC slot.
Acer Aspire E11 ES1, 11.6", 1290gm The Acer Aspire E11 S1 is a low cost Laptop running Windows 8.1 powered by Intels N2840 Bay Trail platform. It has 32GB of emmc storage soldered onto the mainboard and can't be replaced or upgraded. It comes with 2GB of RAM and its 11.6" display features a 1366x768 pixels resolution. This device is a really interesting one because from its pricepoint it enters a competion with sub 200$ chromebooks. Connections are rather standard Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b/g/n.
Samsung Chromebook 2 (XE500C12), 11.6", 1179gm Samsung adds an Intel Celeron N2840 version to their Chromebook 2 lineup. With WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 this chromebook should be equipped for future usage. Proclaimed battery runtime is at 8hrs. Rest of hardware is standard chromebook specs, 16GB SSD storage and 2GB of RAM.
HP Chromebook 11 G3, 11.6", 1280gm The HP Chromebook 11 G3 comes in some different variations. There is an 4G option available. All models feature a USB 3.0 port and a standard 2.0 port. A fullsize HDMI port and SD card reader are also included. The HP Chromebook 11 G3 is powered by an Intel Celeron N2830 processor with a 7. gen Intel HD Graphics.
Acer Chromebook CB3, 11.6", 1100gm The Acer Chromebook CB3 is based on Intels Baytrail Celeron N2830 processor. With 2GB of RAM and 16GB eMMC Storage it follows ChromeOS standards. Acer claims battery runtimes of up to 8hrs. We like the supported Wifi AC for fast wireless connections. This machine has no fans so noise will not be an issue.
ASUS Chromebook C200 (-DS01), 11.6", 1133gm An incredibly good value Chromebook with style and battery life on its side. It's silent too. The Baytrail-M procesing platform has it's limits so if you're into serious web-application usage you might want to look at the Acer C720 running on the Haswell-architechture platform but for casual use it's quick and easy-going. Chromebooks have their limits but the list of issues get shorter as time goes by.
Sony VAIO Pro 11, 11.6", 870gm The Sony VAIO Pro comes in 6 different versions, four 13" versions varying by RAM and SSD size - and two 11.6" versions. At only 1060g the 13" version is incredibly light and easy to take with. Sony's newest Triluminos-Display technology combined with a Full HD resolution make this display very color-true and will most probably be loved by Photographers or Videoproducers. One nifty little thing is the AC adapter, as it comes with a built-in Ethernet to Wifi Router which can be detached to give room to the hidden USB-Port for charging other devices.
Samsung Chromebook, 11.6", 1100gm The all new Samsung Chromebook (Exynos 5) is a new Chromebook running on an ARM Cortex A15 platform. It comes at a sub 250$ price point to the US. Europe seems to pass on that device. With a 3G option and a very attractive 1.1kg weight this chromebook can be a companion for travelling around the globe. Google and Samsung are claiming a battery life of up to 6.3 hours.
ASUS Vivobook S200 X202, 11.6", 1300gm The ASUS S200E-CT182H is a good starting point for everyone to enter the Touch Ultrabook category because it hits the market at a budget pricing. IN the USA it's available as the Vivobook X202
In terms of connection it offers a good range of ports, including VGA, HDMI, 2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 as well as an SDHC card reader.
Apple MacBook Air 11.6 2012, 11.6", 1080gm This is the new MacBook Air 11.6 built upon Ivy-Bridge platform. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of SSD. It features Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n. There are multiple versions with more storage or Core i7 processor. There are now 2 USB 3.0 ports and another Thunderbolt port available.
Acer Aspire S7 11" (191), 11.6", 1220gm The Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks were launched Taipei at one of the first press events getting a head-start on some of the other Ultrabooks at Computex 2012. The 11.6 and 13.3″ Ultrabooks offer premium features and long battery life. Available later in the year with HD screens with touch and Windows 8. The battery life claims are very interesting. Up to 9hrs claimed for the 11.6" model is much more than we've seen on similar 1st-gen Ultrabooks.
Gigabyte X11, 11.6", 973gm Very similar to the Mouse Computers LuvBook X, the carbon-fiber build permits a very lightweight build - lighter than a netbook. Ivy Bridge makes this a 2nd-generation Ultrabook. Availability expected Q3 2012.
ASUS Zenbook Prime UX21A, 11.6", 1100gm The ASUS Zenbook Prime UX21A is an Ivy Bridge based Ultrabook with an incredible 1920x1080 11.6" IPS display. It offers 3xUSB 3.0, 1 microHDMI and 1 miniVGA port.
With its 1.1kg it is a lightweight and yet powerful device. Pricing is still unavailable and it will most likely start selling in June.
Mouse Computers LuvBook X, 11.6", 985gm Releasing a 1st-generation Ultrabook while the excitement builds to 2nd-gen Ultrabooks based on Ivy Bridge may, at first, seem a stupid move but when it’s a unique product like the new LuvBook X from Mouse Computers in Japan, it may not make much difference. The LuvBook X is going to be the second 11.6” Ultrabook on the market, the first with a carbon-fiber body and the first to break 1KG.
It's battery is supposed to run up to 5.5 hours.
Samsung 900X1B, 11.6", 1060gm Although the 900X1A base version doesn't include the 'Turbo Boost' feature of the Core i5 versions, the platform performs well. Largely due to the fast SSD. For those comparing to the Asus UX21, you'll be interested in the backlit keyboard, matt screen, micro SD slot and competetive price. The base versions of the Core i5 and Core i3 versions only come with 2GB RAM and 64GB SSD but 4GB versions are available. [Dec 1 2011]
ASUS UX21, 11.6", 1102gm First out of the block with the lightest and smallest of all the Ultrabooks is the UX21. A 45Wh battery may not bring worry-free battery life but USB3.0 and a generous 128GB SSD is included. Glossy screen may put some off but the styling and build quality seems excellent.
Apple MacBook Air 11.6 (2011), 11.6", 1080gm The entry-level MacBook Air now offers a huge boost in processing and video decoding and encoding power over previous models along with a Thunderbolt port for extremely high speed data transfer. At 1080gm it's one of the lightest Core i5/i7 systems too. There's a 13" version also available which comes with SD card slot.