Top 5 Laptops 2013: Lenovo Thinkpad twist, Macbook pro 15, Dell Inspiron 14, Sony Vaio pro 13, Acer c720 Chromebook
Thu Dec 26 2013, 11:30 hrs
Dell Inspiron 14: Launched towards the fag end of the year, this stylish laptop is almost like a reference design for the ultrabook concept. It has a full aluminum body with diamond-cut edges and uniform thickness of 15.3 mm all through the body. It might be a bit heavy, but still managed to feel light and sleek due to the superb unibody design.
Picking the best laptop of 2013 was a tough ask as there were many devices which could claim this throne. Finally, it was the Lenovo's new ThinkPad Twist that took away the honours as it was the first ultrabook convertible that did the transitions without making it look like a gimmick.
It is almost like a no-brainer to put a MacBook in a list of top laptops. However, this time the MacBook Pro 15-inch is at number two primarily because the Rupee fluctuations have once again made it terribly expensive.
If this top five was picked just on style and design then Sony Vaio pro 13 one would have won the race hands down. Weighing just over a kilo and a maximum thickness of 17.2 mm, this 13.3-inch ultrabook is almost like a blade.
Acer c720 Chromebook have been around for a while, but it is only this year that they have made their India debut. And what a debut, given that these sleek little computers will be the most affordable options for a lot of first time Indian computer users.