Apple’s MacBooks are the dream machines for most of us. However, its pricing and high maintenance cost shatter the dreams of many, making them settle for regular machines. Well, not anymore as we have taken the hard task and found out a set of amazing alternatives of MacBook that will make you happy and satisfied with their style and performance that matches the Apple products.
MICROSOFT SURFACE BOOK 2 2-IN-1 LAPTOP
Designed with a 13.5inch touchscreen that features the PixelSense technology, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 is the ultimate powerhouse by all means. Thanks to the highly competent Intel Core i5-8650U processor, the Microsoft Surface Book runs a multitude of software, apps and PC games with consummate ease. Loaded with a 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM, the Microsoft Surface Book features enough space to store all your favorite movies, videos and much more. With a high resolution of 3000 x 2000p, the 13.5-inch touchscreen promises to provide clear visual results. The PixelSense technology allows the users to enjoy their favorite movies and games at the highest quality. With connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, this laptop lets you easily connect to the internet and share data with other compatible devices. The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is loaded with an 8 MP rear camera. There are 4 modes which are considered to be the major attractions of Microsoft Surface Book 2 – studio mode, laptop mode, view mode and tablet mode. As the laptop is made with premium materials, the Surface Book tends to be lightweight and turns out to be comfortable to use
HP Spectre x360 13-ap0010ne Convertible Laptop
The Spectre lineup available in both 13-inch and 15-inch versions is designed to be thin, lightweight, and packed with powerful hardware. The HP Spectre x360 13 is no different. It is the best 2-in-1 laptops featuring a gem-cut, all-aluminium design, 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It has a chiselled design that could grab anyone’s attention. The dark silver colour that gets complemented nicely with bronze accents adds to the sleekness. It performs smoothly thanks to its 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor coupled with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD. In terms of battery life, this convertible laptop claims about 21 hours of battery life which is pretty awesome. Ports and slots include two Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C, 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, 1 headphone/microphone combo and one microSD media card reader. It has a great keyboard with backlighting spaced well, a touchpad centered below the keyboard, and a 3D fingerprint sensor. A highlight feature is the HP’s Sure View privacy feature to safeguard your privacy. This mode limits the viewing angles which is particularly useful if you are working in public spaces meaning that the person sitting next to you won’t be able to see what you are doing. Overall this power-packed laptop is a worthy investment.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Laptop
Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon of the business series laptops of Lenovo has been the ultimate ultrabook for productive users. The latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon entitled Gen 7 is loaded with 8th Generation Intel Core Processor can handle the daily workload with ease. It promises to have excellent performance and battery life. This ultraportable business laptop 6% thinner than its predecessor and weighs just 1.08kg-lighter than MacBook Air. The X1 Carbon Gen 7 features bright UHD display, a comfortable keyboard, a plethora of ports, a red pointing stick, privacy shutter for webcam and many other features. You get two USB 3.1 ports, two USB-C Thunderbolt 3, one HDMI, an Ethernet extension port, a headphone jack, and an optional WWAN slot. As you get the full quota of ports, you won’t have to splurge on adapters and dongles. When it comes to the display, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th Gen) is available with four different screen configurations including a 1080p non-touch panel with optional PrivacyGuard, a 1080p touch panel, a 2K panel and a 4K HDR panel. The 4K panel with HDR is an absolute stunner.
Dell XPS 15 9570 Ultrabook
One of the best-looking 15-inch laptops featuring 8th Gen Intel Core processors with up to 6 cores and 12 threads. The design is similar to the previous XPS 15 9560 model.- the aluminium lid, a black carbon-fibre composite palm rest, and narrow bezels. The design change is the silver Dell logo instead of the black. Its sleek measuring in at just 16mm thickness and weighing just 1.8kg. Inside the 15.6-inch Windows 10 laptop, is a 6 core 8th Gen Intel Core processors and an optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with Max-Q Design graphics card (4GB GDDR5 video memory). As for ports, there is a USB 3.1 Type-A port, a 3.5mm headphone/mic jack combo, a full-sized HDMI 2.0 port, and a Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C port on the left side and a USB 3.1 Type-A port and an SD card reader on the right edge. The XPS 15 has a 15.6in “InfinityEdge” edge-to-edge display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. You can choose from either a 4K (3840 x 2160) touchscreen or a Full HD (1920 x 1080) non-touch IPS display.
Asus Zenbook S13 UX392FN-AB009T Ultrabook
So much elegance in one package- the Asus Zenbook S13 UX392FN ultrabook is built to be a timeless beauty. The beautiful 13.9-inch NanoEdge display with narrow bezel has a screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. It has the world’s largest screen-to-body ratio (97%) that gets about 2.5 to 4 mm bezels around the screen. But at the same time, Asus has smartly implemented reverse notch at the top, which accommodates the webcam and microphones. The device is powered by the latest Intel Core processor with discrete NVIDIA MX150 graphics3. The availability of 16GB LPDR3 RAM adds to the state-of-the-art performance. The UX392FN is one of the lightest (approx. 1.1kg ), thinnest (0.5-inch) and also the most compact 14-inch laptops available in the market. So if you are looking for a really good ultra-portable device, then Asus Zenbook S13 UX392FN Ultrabook is the best choice for you.
Dell XPS 13 9380
The XPS 13 range of laptops are the ones where style meets performance. The 9380 model is available in a new colour scheme called Frost with the woven artic white palm rest and a silver outer shell alongside the black/silver and the white/Rose Gold schemes. The 9380 model is a hardware refresh of last year’s 9370. Two main upgrades are the webcam re-positioning and an upgrade from Kaby Lake-R to Whiskey Lake-U. It’s a perfect package for working on the go with its slim and light design. The device is made from a single block of aluminium. The palm rest is made up of woven glass fiber that has a stain-resistant coating and can withstand a maximum load. The device also boasts to be the first laptop built with GORE Thermal Insulation that directs heat out of the device besides the dual fans and heat pipes that lower the temperature of your XPS. This enables greater performance in such a thinner form factor.