Best Ultrabooks in India
Best Ultrabooks in India

Ultrabooks are slim and stylish laptops that are well-suited for professionals who are always on the move. They are usually less than a cm thick and weigh just below 1.5 Kg, which makes them ideal for such people.

However, you do not have to be a professional to own an ultrabook, as if you like compact laptops, they would be ideal for you too.

the Ultrabook market is very diverse, as the laptops start from 60K rupees and go all the way till 1 lakh rupees or even 150k INR. We will discuss the best laptops in each price segment so that you can find the perfect fit for yourself.

Let us start our reviews by looking at one of the best ultrabooks available in India, i.e. HP Elitebook. So, are you ready?

9 Best Ultrabooks in India [2020 Editon]

1. Best Overall: HP EliteBook 1030

HP EliteBook 1030 G2 X 360 Notebook PC 13.3 inch Laptops (Intel CoreTM i7-7500U Processor | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | Win10 PRO | Integrated Graphics ), Silver
RAM8GB
Processor2.9GHz Intel Core i7-7500U
Storage512GB SSD
Display13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
GraphicsIntel HD 620
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
Weight1.28 Kg
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours

The HP EliteBook x360 is an ultrabook that is designed specifically for the professionals. Other users can use it too, but we do not think it would be smart for them to spend this kind of money on a device like this.

The HP EliteBook 1030 comes with 8GB of RAM and Intel Core i7-7500U processor. Together they will make your user experience buttery smooth as everything will work like a charm.

The 13-inch screen that you will get on this laptop has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is incredibly bright, and you will easily be able to use it outdoors. These well-lit displays are essential for people who have to meet their clients in cafes and restaurants.

The storage space on the EliteBook x360 is 512GB SSD. It is a solid-state type drive, which means it is super quick and responsive.

Unlike all the other ultrabooks on this list, this laptop will come with a Windows 10 Pro operating system. It is much safer and reliable than the traditional Home Edition. So, if you plan to do a lot of business-related work, it is a must-have for you.

The battery life of this ultrabook is just under 10 hours. It should have been better given its high price, but I think it will be sufficient for a majority of users.

The starting price of the Elitebook x360 is 127k Rupees, and it comes with an on-site warranty of 3 years.

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Pros
  • It comes with Windows 10 Pro
  • Excellent build quality
  • 3 years of on-site warranty
  • Amazing keyboard to type-on
  • It comes with an Intel Core i7
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Cons
  • Expensive
  • Does not have dedicated graphics

2. Best Lightweight Laptop: ASUS ZenBook 14

ASUS ZenBook 14 UX433FA-A6076T 14-inch FHD Thin and Light Laptop (8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U/8GB RAM/512GB PCIe SSD/Windows 10/Integrated Graphics/1.19 Kg), Royal Blue Metal
RAM8GB
Processor1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8565U
Storage512GB SSD
Display14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
Weight1.19 Kg
Battery LifeUp to 13 hours

The ZenBook Series of Asus has been dedicated to making thin and powerful laptops. The one that we are discussing here is a 14-inch model that you can buy for around 86k Rupees.

You will get 8 GB of RAM and Intel’s Core i7-8565U processor with this ultrabook. It is capable of touching a processing speed of 4.6 GHz, which is as fast as you can get with an 8 core CPU. It truly is the upper limit, and you can not get better performance than this in a thin and light laptop.

The display of the ZenBook 14 has a size of 14-inches, as its name suggests. It is a Full HD panel, capable of delivering colour-accurate pictures. The user will thoroughly enjoy watching movies and shows on it, thanks to this high resolution.

The 512 GB of SSD storage ensures that you always have room for new files. If you are planning to use this ultrabook only for office and entertainment purposes, you will not need a new hard drive. In other cases, however, you might have to get one. (Games, hoarding movies, etc.)

Battery backup of the ZenBook 14 is 13 hours, which I believe is fantastic. It is above average, and will easily get you through an entire day of work at the office.

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Pros
  • It comes in a unique colour
  • Unique design for heat dissipation
  • It weighs just 1.19 Kgs
  • The Intel Core i7 chipset is superfast
  • Available at a reasonable price, given its features
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Cons
  • Customer support is not good

3. Best Portable Laptop: ASUS ZenBook 13

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX333FA-A4115T 13.3-inch FHD Thin and Light Laptop (8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U/8GB RAM/512GB PCIe SSD/Windows 10/Integrated Graphics/1.19 Kg), Icicle Silver Metal
RAM8GB
Processor1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8565U
Storage512GB SSD
Display13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Operating SystemWindows 10
Weight1.19 Kg
Battery LifeUp to 13 hours

Asus ZenBook 13 is a compact and powerful ultrabook, which has the best specs on the paper. Unlike all the other laptops that we have discussed till now, it comes with an Intel Core i7 chipset. This makes it one of the most capable machines on this list.

With 8 GB of RAM and Intel Core i7-8565U processor, you will be able to do anything you want on this ultrabook. Let it be compiling massive codes in Python or editing videos in Adobe Premiere, ZenBook 13 can handle them all.

The display size of this ultrabook is only 13-inches, but it looks way more significant due to its thin bezels and chin. It has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which means it is Full HD. I am sure you will enjoy watching movies and tv-series on it.

With the fast 512 GB of SSD storage, your laptop will boot up in seconds. Everything from the opening of apps and games to restarting the windows will go swiftly and smoothly.

The battery life of the ZenBook 13 is quite amazing, as it will get you over 10 hours with ease. If you keep the brightness below 50%, you would even be able to touch 13 hours.

To keep the internals cool at all times, Asus has tweaked its design in a way that there is always an air gap between the laptop and the Surface. So, the ZenBook performance will always be optimal, no matter how much stress you put it under.

You can get the ZenBook 13 for about 83K Rupees, and it comes with a warranty of 1 year.

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Pros
  • Unique design
  • Slim bezels and chin
  • It comes with an i7 processor
  • High quality-price ratio
  • Amazing battery life
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Cons
  • Build quality is not durable
  • Poor customer support

4. Best with Intel i5 Processor: Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 7390 13.3-inch Laptop (10th Gen Core i5-10210U/8GB/512GB SSD/Window 10 + Microsoft Office/Integrated Graphics), White
RAM8GB
Processor1.6GHz Intel Core i5-10210U
Storage512GB SSD
Display13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Operating SystemWindows 10
Weight1.29 Kg
Battery LifeUp to 6 hours

Dell XPS 13 has been placed at first on the list because it is one of the best in the business. It is compact and robust, which makes it an ideal laptop for someone who is looking for a quality ultrabook.

With 8 GB of RAM and 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U processor, Dell XPS 13 has all the power that you will ever need. It will boot up in seconds, and will always be ready to go. The only scenario where it might let you down is gaming, but I do not think you intend to play games on an ultrabook in the first place. So, that will not be a problem.

512 GB of SSD storage is more than enough for all your files. Let it be excel sheets or movies; the XPS 13 has space for all of them. Moreover, if you do not feel content with this amount of storage, you can always connect an external HDD.

Microsoft Office 2019 and Windows 10 will come pre-loaded on to the laptop, so you will not have to worry about installing either one of them.

The battery life of the XPS 13 is a bit mediocre as compared to its other specifications. It will give you just under 6 hours of screen time on a full charge, which is not suitable for an ultrabook.

You can get the Dell XPS 13 for about 130k Rupees, and it comes with a limited warranty of 1 year.

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Pros
  • Superfast
  • Build quality is one of the best
  • Looks stylish
  • Colour accurate and bright screen
  • Fantastic customer care support
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Cons
  • Average battery life

5. Best Battery Life: Apple MacBook Air

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5) - Gold
RAM8GB
Processor1.6GHz Intel Core i5 (8th Gen)
Storage128GB SSD
Display13-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
GraphicsIntel UHD 617
Operating SystemmacOS
Weight1.25 Kg
Battery LifeUp to 12 hours

Apple’s Macbook Air is usually the first choice of many people who are looking to buy a new notebook. And, it makes sense because MacBook Air weighs less and is super powerful, which makes it an excellent ultrabook.

Its 8GB of RAM and 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor ensures that you have enough computational power for all your day to day tasks. Let it be coding in Python or bingeing movies on Netflix; the Macbook Air will give you a seamless experience on both of them.

The model that we are discussing here has only 128GB of SSD storage, which I feel might not be sufficient for a lot of you. If that’s the case, feel free to upgrade to its 256 GB variant. The rest of the specifications will remain the same.

With this Macbook, Apple has introduced the Touch ID to its laptops. It is integrated into its boot key and will log you in immediately, once you have set it up. So, now you will have to remember one less password, thanks to this Macbook Air.

Battery life is one of the most impressive highlights of this laptop. It will consistently give you over 12 hours on a single charge. So, you can get through an entire day of work without touching its charger.

You can get the 128 GB variant of the Macbook Air for about 95k Rupees and 256 GB for 111k Rupees. Both of them come with 1 year of warranty.

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Pros
  • Available in numerous colours
  • Lightweight
  • It comes with a Touch ID
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Razor-sharp display
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Cons
  • Expensive

6. Best with Slim Design: ASUS ZenBook 13

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX333FA-A4117T 13.3-inch FHD Thin and Light Laptop (8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U/8GB RAM/512GB PCIe SSD/Windows 10/Integrated Graphics/1.19 Kg), Icicle Silver Metal
RAM8GB
Processor1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8265U
Storage512GB SSD
Display13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Operating SystemWindows 10
Weight1.19 Kg
Battery LifeUp to 14 hours

Asus ZenBook 13 is a budget-friendly ultrabook, which is ideal for people who are a little low on money. It is one of the most inexpensive products on this list, but that does not make it incompetent. It is backed by a powerful processor, which gives it an amazing performance and puts it in the same league as the MacBook Air and Dell XPS 13.

The laptop comes with 8 GB of RAM and Intel Core i5-8265U processor. It has a base speed of just 1.6 GHz, but in turbo mode, it can touch speeds up to 3.9 GHz. This mode is responsible for its exceptional power and performance.

In terms of storage, you will get 512 GB of SSD space with this ZenBook. It is as good as you can get in this price range. You will have to spend additional money yourself if you want more space.

The Ergo Lift design of the display ensures that your laptop does not get heated up during intensive tasks. There will always be some air between its internals and the surface to keep it at an optimal temperature.

Logging into the ZenBook 13 is fairly simple, as you will not even have to lift your finger to do it. Its webcam will recognize your face and give you access to the system.

You can purchase this laptop for about 70k Rupees, and it comes with a global warranty of 1 year.

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Pros
  • The laptop looks amazing
  • Unique ergo lift design
  • Fantastic performance
  • Plenty of storage space
  • 14 hours of battery life
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Cons
  • Display quality is mediocre

7. Best from Apple: Apple MacBook Pro

Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 1.4GHz Intel Core i5) - Space Grey
RAM8GB
Processor1.4GHz Intel Core i5 (8th Gen)
Storage128GB SSD
Display13-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
GraphicsIntel Iris Plus 645
Operating SystemmacOS
Weight1.37 Kg
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours

Apple MacBook Pro is the ultimate professional laptop. It is a little bit more expensive than some of the other products on this list, but it is worth every Rupee.

The laptop has a 13-inch Retina display, which is fantastic at depicting details. All the colours come to life on it, and watching movies on it is a surreal experience. The bezels and chin are super-thin, making it look more significant than 13 inches. Overall, it is an excellent display.

Some of the major specs of the MacBook Pro are 8 GB of RAM, Intel Core i5 processor, and 128 GB of SSD storage. The processing speed is quite incredible, and you will not feel any lag or cluttering during any of your activities. You can open 10 tabs of chrome at once on this machine, and it still will be buttery smooth.

If you feel that the 128 GB of SSD is not sufficient, you can opt for its other model that comes with 256 GB of storage. However, it is 10k more expensive than this one.

What makes the MacBook Pro different from other devices is its additional features. You will get a touch bar on the top of your keyboard, which can be used for many customizable functions. Moreover, you will also get a Touch ID button for that additional layer of security. It will log you in using your fingerprint.

The MacBook Pro will not disappoint you in terms of battery life. It can easily touch the 10-hour mark and can go well beyond if you do not do any heavy computational work.

Starting price of this laptop is 120k Rupees, and it comes with a warranty of 1 year.

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Pros
  • It comes with Touch ID 
  • Display quality is fantastic
  • Build quality is premium
  • Amazing performance
  • Long-lasting battery life
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Cons
  • Less storage space
  • Expensive

8. Best Touchscreen Ultrabook: HP Spectre x360

HP Spectre x360 Core i5 10th Gen 13-inch FHD Touchscreen Laptop (8GB/512 GB SSD/Windows 10/MS Office 2019/Nightfall Black/1.27 kg), 13-aw0204TU
RAM8GB
Processor1.1GHz Intel Core i5-1035G4
Storage512GB SSD
Display13-inch FHD Touch (1920 x 1080)
GraphicsIntel Iris Plus
Operating SystemWindows 10
Weight1.27 Kg
Battery LifeUp to 8 hours

HP Spectre x360 is probably the most good looking ultrabook on this list. Its black and golden colours make it stand out from the rest of the machines. So, if you want something unique, check this one out.

I hope 8 GB of RAM and Intel Core i5-1035G4 are sufficient for you because that is what you are going to get with the Spectre x360. It will be able to handle strenuous tasks(multiple tabs, coding, etc.) very well, but do not expect it to run any graphic intense games/software.

The 13-inch touchscreen of this ultrabook can be rotated to a full 360-degrees, and it comes with a stylus. So, you can use the laptop as a tablet too.

HP has provided 512 GB of SSD storage with this laptop, which I believe is enough for everyone. You will not run out of space any time soon.

Windows 10 Home comes pre-loaded on to the laptop. You can upgrade it to the Professional edition, but you will have to buy and install it yourself.

The battery life of the Spectre x360 is 8 hours, which is average for a device of this price. It should have been better.

You can purchase the HP Spectre x360 for a price of about 99k Rupees, and it comes with a warranty of 1 year.

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Pros
  • One of the best looking laptops
  • It has a 360-degrees screen
  • It comes with a stylus pen
  • Sound quality is amazing
  • The display is bright and colour accurate
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Cons
  • Battery life should have been better

9. Good Ultrabook: Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 LQL-00023 13.5 inch Touchscreen Laptop (8th Gen Intel Core i5/8GB/128GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/Integrated Graphics), Platinum
RAM8GB
Processor1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8250U
Storage128GB SSD
Display13.5-inch FHD Touch (1920 x 1080)
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Operating SystemWindows 10
Weight1.25 Kg
Battery LifeUp to 14 hours

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 was launched in 2019, and it has been a customer favourite since then. It owes its popularity to low price and amazing features.

The laptop comes with 8 GB of RAM and 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor. This is an energy-efficient CPU, so do not expect it to run any heavy games or software. It is there only to help you with your everyday tasks, such as watching movies, surfing the web, and doing office work.

The display of this ultrabook is a Full HD 13-inch touchscreen one. It does not come with a stylus like the Spectre x360, but it is super responsive. You will easily be able to operate it with the tip of your finger.

The 128 GB of SSD storage that comes with Surface 2 is not enough for most of the people. So, get an additional HDD along with it.

Battery life is one of the best selling features of this laptop. It can go over 12 hours of screen time on a single charge, which is extraordinary. No other product on this list can compete with it in this regard.

Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2019 comes pre-loaded on to the laptop. A must-have for professionals who have to deal with ppts and excel sheets on a daily basis.

Starting price of the Surface Laptop 2 is 76k INR, and it comes with a warranty of 1 year.

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Pros
  • Display is sharp
  • Extraordinary battery life
  • It comes pre-loaded with the latest MS Office
  • The keyboard is fantastic to type on
  • Subtle design
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Cons
  • Looks a little bit dull
  • Storage capacity should have been more

Best Ultrabooks in India – The FAQs

Is it possible to play games on these ultrabooks?

Basic gaming can be done on all of these devices, however, high-end gaming is not possible as they don’t come with capable GPUs. Means they are not designed to handle graphic intense work, and you should refrain from putting them under unnecessary pressure. We suggest you get a gaming laptop that would cost below 80K rupees.

Should I go for the Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processor?

Intel Core i7 is much faster than Core i5; however, most people will not be able to utilize this additional speed. It is only when you have to do intense computational work that you might need an Intel Core i7. Otherwise, for all day to day tasks, the Core i5 would be just fine.

Which ultrabook is the best of all on this list?

It is tough to pick a winner from this list, as all of the devices are exceptionally good for their price. You can choose any one of them according to your budget, and it will last for many years. However, if you ask us, go for HP Elite Book if you need i7 CPU. If i5 is enough for your usage, go with the Dell XPS 13.

Is 8GB of RAM enough for an ultrabook?

Yes, 8GB is more than sufficient for all the office tasks. You will not have to upgrade it to 12 or 16 GB at any time into the future.

What is the difference between Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro?

The major difference between the two is that Windows 10 Pro is more secure, updated and reliable than the Home edition. It will save your laptop from harmful viruses and will protect your data at all costs. So, go with the Pro edition if it comes under your budget, otherwise, the Home version will work just fine for typical day to day tasks.

Verdict

Buying an ultrabook laptop is not an easy task, as you get so many options, and all of them seem the same. In such a scenario, we would recommend you to stick to your budget and order the one that fits it perfectly. You do not need to pay for features that you will never use. You can simply make a list of your top priorities and look at them considering your budget.

Yes, the more expensive ones might be appealing to you, but what is the use of spending money on something that is of no importance to you. So, stick to the budget, and enjoy your brand new ultrabook laptop.

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