A list of lightweight laptops from 2018

Hardware

I compiled a list of ultra-lightweight laptops back in January 2018 when I was researching what to replace my secondary personal device with. These are all likely outdated, but sharing here in case anyone finds this useful.

I tried to only include devices with at least a HiDPI or Retina-grade display, because Apple has spoiled me. So the ASUS ZenBooks and most of the Toshibas from the time weren’t included.

Device Kg Display
GPD Pocket 0.480 7" 1920×1200
Panasonic Let’s Note CF-RX6A 0.745 11.5" 1920×1200
Apple MacBook 0.92 12" 2304×1440
Toshiba Portage X20 1.1 12.5" 1920×1200
HP EliteBook x360 1020 1.13 12.5" 3840×2160
Panasonic Let’s Note CF-AX2 1.15 11.3" 1920×1200
Toshiba Portage X30 1.05 13.3" 1920×1080
ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5 1.14 14" 1920×1080
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 1.24 13.3" 3200×1800

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