Google Chromebook Pixel (2015) alternatives
|Xiaomi Mi Air 13, 13.3 inch, 1300 grams (2.87 lbs)|
We can't find this in many outlets but where you can, it's worth looking at. A 13.3-inch laptop with discreet graphics, in under 1.3 KG! Our favorite review is fron Notebookcheck. Click the review link for detailed information.
|Apple Macbook Air 13 2015, 13.3 inch, 1365 grams (3.01 lbs)|
The Macbook Air 2015 brings with it Broadwell cpus to replace the Haswells but it has an Intel HD 6000 gpu instead of the 5000 series. It will be competing with the likes of Dells XPS 13 and Toshiba's KIRA 10 series among several others.
|Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch 2015, 14.0 inch, 1408 grams (3.1 lbs)|
The X1 Carbon is an ultraportable device with a base made of magnesium and aluminum. The display (IPS) cover uses carbon-fibre and glass-fibre reinforced plastic, and the hinges are reinforced with carbon fibre. More tough than classy. The keyboard and touchpad have been revised from the previous model. It's reasonably thin and light especially for a 14 inch laptop, a choice from a powerful set of Broadwell ULV cpu's can be chosen, up to 8GB RAM and various serial ATA storage up to 512GB. OneLink dock and Gigabit ethernet ports included.
|Toshiba CB30-B-104, 13.3 inch, 1350 grams (2.98 lbs)|
This Toshiba CB30 Chromebook model has a full HD IPS screen and its weight is ok for a 13.3 inch laptop but it's price may not be. The speaker system has been tuned by Skullcandy - is this is good thing? There is 100GB of cloud storage for 2 years and of course you get Google Docs as an office suite as well as the Chrome apps from the Web store.
|Dell Latitude 11 3150, 11.6 inch, 1350 grams (2.98 lbs)|
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 Elitebook 820 G2, 12.5 inch, 1340 grams (2.95 lbs)|
The HP Elitebook 820 G2 is another business oriented laptop that's thin and light and mobile in and out of the office. So for business there's proven enterprise technologies, security (TPM, vPro etc), performance, and management features that will meet its needs. There's various cpu, storage and RAM (up to 16GB) options to configure.
|Fujitsu Lifebook S935, 13.3 inch, 1370 grams (3.02 lbs)|
The Fujitsu S935 is a top quality laptop with a top quality price. The system is powered by a choice of Broadwell core i5/i7 processors. You can add a modular battery, blu-ray or dvd players. Two batteries of 51 Watt-hours + 28 Watt-hours - battery life should be 9 hours on wifi. There are also higher res screen options to 2560x1440.
|HP Stream 11.6, 11.6 inch, 1300 grams (2.87 lbs)|
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.
|HP Envy Notebook, 13.3 inch, 1270 grams (2.8 lbs)|
The Envy laptop is HPs thinnest one ever at 12.95mm in an all metal body but you will still get high performance with 6th generation Core i processors and 8GB RAM. HP on their website compare this to the Apple Macbook Air 13 which suggests better cpu, ram and price and of course thinness! 12.95mm v 17mm
|Lenovo 100S Chromebook, 11.6 inch, 1200 grams (2.65 lbs)|
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.
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