Lightweight big-screen laptops as your portable workstation
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Slim notebooks with a big screen are hard to come by. Most original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) prefer a screen size of 13-14 inches, as it allows them to keep the weight and size in check. A new breed of notebooks with big screens and thinner bezels is emerging. They are light and slim and ideal for users who like to travel light. Here are some big-screen notebooks which you can buy right away.
Asus Vivobook S15
The Vivobook S15 is a slim notebook with a full-metal body and thin bezels around the screen. With the lid down, it is 17.9mm thick and weighs just 1.7kg, which makes it ideal for professionals on the move. The 15.6-inch display packs a resolution of 1,920x1,080p, has anti-glare coating to keep reflections at bay. It runs Windows 10 and is powered by Intel’s top of the line Core i7 (8th gen) quad-core chipset with 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD and dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX150 (2GB) graphics, which is better than the Intel HD graphics usually found in thin notebooks.
Acer Nitro 5 Spin
Acer’s Nitro 5 Spin is a rare a 2-in-1 notebook with a metal body and a 15.6-inch screen which can bend all the way back until it touches the base and can be used as a big-screen tablet. It weighs 2.1kg and is 17.78mm thick which is as thick as the Asus Vivobook S15. The notebook runs Windows 10 and is powered by Intel’s Core i5 (8th Gen) quad-core chipset with 8GB RAM and has got Nvidia’s powerful GeForce 1050 (4GB) graphics. There is 256GB SSD for faster boot up for device and apps and 1TB for new games and HD movies.
Dell New XPS 15
Even with a 15.6-inch display, there is nothing conventional about the Dell XPS 15. At 5.7mm, its bezels look thinner than the Asus Vivobook S15. It has a full metal body, is 17mm thick and at 1.8kg is as light as the Macbook Pro 15. When it comes to innards, it is one of the most powerful slim notebooks running Windows 10. At the heart is the Intel Core i7 (7th gen) chipset with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and the powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB) graphics. The 15.6-inch display packs a healthy resolution of 1,920x1,080p.
Apple Macbook Pro 15
The 15-inch variant of the new Macbook Pro looks slick and slim as the smaller variant. At 15.5mm, it is the slimmest big-screen notebook and tips the scales at 1.8kg. It comes with a bigger trackpad and a touchscreen called touchbar, placed right above the keyboard, which provides quick access to system controls, emojis in mail and messages, and editing tools in Pages or Keynote. The 15.4-inch screen packs an impressive resolution of 2,880x1,800p. It runs Mac OS X and is powered by Intel Core i7 (7th gen) quad-core chispet with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and AMD’s powerful Radeon Pro 555 (2GB) graphics.