Best Convertibles and Ultrabooks of 2015

by March 29, 2016 0 comments

Are you looking for a convertible or ultrabook? In the current time lightweight and portable devices are gaining popularity as they have the powerful computing power as well as offers portability. We have listed best convertibles and ultrabooks of 2015, have a look…

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch

Price: Starts @ Rs. 65,900

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Key Specs

  • 13.3-inch 1440×900 display
  • 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz)
  • Intel HD Graphics 5000, 4GB RAM, 128GB/ 256GB SSD storage
  • 720p FaceTime HD camera, Two USB 3.0 ports
  • Thunderbolt port, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Backlit keyboard, multi-touch trackpad

Pros: Excellent battery life, overall performance, comfortable keyboard

Cons: Design could use update, lacks HDMI and Ethernet ports, lower-res display than competitors

MacBook Air is super fast and lasts longer on a charge than any other ultraportable today. The latest upgrade of the Apple MacBook Air brings a more powerful Core i5 processor and an astounding battery life.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Price: Starts @ RS. 79,190

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Key Specs

  • 1.9GHz Intel Core i5-4300U CPU, Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU
  • 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 12-inch (2160 x 1440p) multi-touch display
  • 256GB SSD, one USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort
  • microSDXC card reader (up to 128GB), headphone/mic jack
  • Two 5MP webcams (1080p HD video)

Pros: Sharp display, vibrant touch display, adjustable kickstand, improved Surface Pen and Type Cover from the previous iteration

Cons: Expensive, runs hot at times, only one USB port

Surface Pro 4 is the one of the best hybrid devices, with a stellar display, snappy performance, and strong battery life. With Windows 10, the Surface Pen, and optional Type Cover, it can replace your laptop.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

Price: Starts @ Rs. 1,14,990

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Key Specs

  • 13.3 QHD+ IPS multi-touch display
  • Intel Core M-5Y71 processor, 8GB DDR3L RAM
  • 512 GB SSD, Windows 8.1, 4 cell 44.8WH battery

Pros: Dual window, motion controls, thin and lightweight, fanless design, high-res display, new 180-degree option for multimode uses

Cons: Not very impressive performance, shallow keyboard, average battery life of 4-5 hours

It’s a lightweight and attractive premium quality convertible-hybrid laptop that bends back effectively into four different modes and runs smoothly. However, it has an average battery life.

Dell XPS 13

Price: Starts @ Rs. 1,12,000

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Key Specs

  • Intel Core i5 (5th Gen), Dual Core, 2.2 GHz Clock Speed
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM, Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • 13.3 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels Screen
  • Windows 10 OS, Backlit Keyboard

Pros: Compact chassis, keyboard, and touchpad, bright and colorful display, battery life

Cons: Awkwardly placed webcam

Dell XPS 13 is a good Windows laptop, thanks to a great combination of display, trackpad, keyboard, and overall build quality. It’s small and light enough to slip into a bag, and comfortably sleek enough.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Price: Starts @ Rs. 1,75,000

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Key Specs

  • Intel Core i7 CPU, 256GB SSD, 8 GB RAM
  • 14-inch IPS HD Display, 720p Camera
  • Intel HD Graphics 5500, Windows 8.1 OS

Pros: Excellent performance, comfortable keyboard, lightweight, fingerprint scanner Cons: Display brightness is relatively dim

Cons: None

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a premium business ultrabook with an all-black Magnesium and Aluminum body, and satellite-grade carbon fiber over it. This is coupled powerful hardware and looks decent that makes it, a decent buy for professional on the go. SCORE Price: 7/10 Performance: 9/10 Features: 8/10 Overall: 8/10

HP Elite x2 1011 G1

Price: Starts @ Rs. 85,000

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Key Specs

  • 11.6 “ HD/Full HD IPS LED-backlit touch display with Gorilla Glass 3
  • Intel Core M-5Y71 with Intel HD Graphics 5300
  • 4 GB/ 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM, 128 GB up-to 512 GB SSD
  • 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front facing camera
  • Windows 8.1 pro/ 7 Professional (64 bit), 720p HD webcam
  • HP Fingerprint Reader (power keyboard)
  • Weight starts at 0.78 kg (tablet), 0.77 kg (power keyboard)

Pros: Portable and functional in both modes, touch sensitive and bright Full HD display, perfect for on the go productivity tasks,

Cons: Battery life is good but not the best, display is a bit reflective and tablet unit feels a bit heavy in hands

Consumers looking for a single product that can offer the portability and flexibility of a Windows tablet and functionality of a laptop without compromising on performance can definitely go for HP Elite x2 1011 G1. Moreover, the bundled security features and software solutions by HP makes it an effective machine for the IT department.

HP Elitebook 1020 Folio

Price: Starts @ Rs. 95,000

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Key Specs

  • 12.5-inch Full HD anti-glare LED-backlit display
  • 1.2 GHz Intel Core M-5Y71 with Intel HD Graphics 5300
  • 4 MB cache, 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 180 GB SSD Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
  • Ports: 2 USB 3.0 charging; 1 HDMI; 1 docking connector
  • 1 AC power;1 headphone/microphone combo, NFC
  • Bluetooth, 720p HD webcam, Weight: 1.21 kg.

Pros: Ultraportable and sleek design, bright and vibrant full HD display, smooth performance, quiet performance due to fan-less design, good keyboard

Cons: Decent but not the best in class computing performance and battery life, inconsistent trackpad

HP EliteBook 1020 is a near-perfect blend of performance and portability for users who like to work on the go. Its sleek and stylish design paired with security features and smooth performance is definitely appealing. However, a nimble processor and a more powerful battery would have made it the perfect buy for professionals.

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