Ultrabooks carry around huge importance and have become an integral part of most working men/women. These laptops are portable and perform exceptionally. And over the past few years, the ultrabook segment has become very competitive. Dell has been upping its game through the XPS series and there are your usual players such as Apple’s MacBook. So, it is only natural for buyers to choose the perfect fit for them in this ultra-competitive market. But worry not, cause we are here to help you. Today we have prepared you a list of the best ultrabooks that are currently available in Nepal.
While in search of an ultrabook, you should probably lookout for some key features before buying one. First off, the display and battery life of the laptop should be great. And though it goes without saying, the laptop must not be of a hindrance to you in your everyday commute. The display of the device must have good color accuracy. However, you won’t be able to enjoy hardcore gaming in ultrabooks. That being said, let’s dive into our list of the best ultrabooks that are currently available in Nepal.
Summary list of best ultrabooks in Nepal
|S.N||Best ultrabooks laptops||Price in Nepal|
|1||Dell XPS 13 7390||
|2||HP Specter 13||
|3||Microsoft Surface Laptop 3||
|4||Lenovo Yoga C930||
|5||Apple MacBook Air 2020||
|6||Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 7||
|7||MacBook Pro 2020||
|8||Asus Zenbook 14||
Dell XPS 13 7390
The Dell XPS 13 7390 comes in a few different options. But no matter which one you choose, rest assured you are getting one of the best ultrabooks in the market. For one, you get a robust build quality on a fairly small footprint. Dell managed to fit a 13″ display on a 12″ footprint, so it’s even more portable. The laptop is also pretty lightweight at just 1.2Kgs.
There are a lot of different options to choose from, like the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 or the 10th Gen Intel Core i7 version. You get FHD non-touch display, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 52Wh battery, Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. The laptop also offers some extremely good display that covers 100% sRGB color gamut and offers a peak brightness of 415 nits.
The Dell XPS 13 7390 basically offers a brilliant CPU performance in a tiny package. As a matter of fact its 6-core Intel i7-10710U processor is actually as fast as the H-class Core i5 processor. So, don’t worry at all about the performance. Furthermore, it offers almost 8 hours of battery life and that is more than decent.
|Dell XPS 13 7390 Specifications|
|Display||13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-10710U/ Intel Core i5-10210U|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics|
|Dimensions||11.9 x 7.8 x 0.46inches|
|Price||Rs. 135,000 (Intel Core i5),|
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HP Specter 13
The design of the HP Specter has always been amazing. It has got ultra-thin bezels a small footprint and the new Specter 13 comes with a modernized chassis. And it delivers a great performance to back up its sleek design. Furthermore, it is a convertible laptop. Now, in some ways the 2-in-1 variant of the Dell XPS 13 7390 might be better than the HP Specter 13. And it would have certainly made its way to our list had it been available in Nepal. Unfortunately, it’s not and thus we have the HP Specter 13. However, this laptop is no slouch either.
It has a 13.3-inch edge-to-edge FHD display that produces bright and vivid colors on the screen. Moreover, it produces more detailed pictures than its predecessors. And the panel covers 109% of the sRGB color gamut. The average battery life on normal usage on the HP Specter 13 is 13 hours. Now, with a compact chassis, the most important of concerns is the thermals. However, the laptop manages it fairly well, though you might notice overheating under sustained heavy load.
|HP Specter 13 Specifications|
|Display||13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, touchscreen|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-1065G7|
|GPU||Intel Iris Plus Graphics|
|Dimensions||12.08 x 7.66 x 0.67inches|
|Price||Rs. 160,000 (Buy Here)|
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
The Microsoft Surface lineup is fairly huge. It contains everything from earbuds to tablets. And some of the devices in this lineup are not that popular. However, there’s no denying the fact that the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is an excellent option for those looking for a high-performance device.
Buyers have will have a huge array of configuration options to choose from if they want to buy the Surface Laptop 3. The 13.5-inch variant can be equipped with either a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor or a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. The 15-inch variants are however can be configured with either Ryzen 5 3580 or Ryzen 7 3780. Nevertheless, whichever configuration you opt for, you will be buying a powerful laptop.
The design of the laptop is really good and the metal build means that the laptop is robust. However, it will feel heavier and larger than other ultrabooks. The 2256 x 1540 pixel resolution display on the 13-inch variant produces sharp and vivid images. Similarly, it offers good battery life. A great thing about it is that it has fast charging technology with which you can get the battery to 80% with just an hour of charging.
|Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Specifications|
|Display||13.5-inch PixelSense Display (13.5″), 2256 x 1504 pixels / 15-inch PixelSense Display (15″), 2496 x 1664 pixels ;|
|CPU||Quad-core 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G7 / Quad-core 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 (13″),
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U Microsoft Surface Edition / AMD Ryzen 7 3780U Microsoft Surface Edition (15″)
|GPU||Intel Iris Plus Graphics (13“),
MD Radeon Vega 9 Microsoft Surface Edition / AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 Microsoft Surface Edition (15″)
|Storage||128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB Removable SSD|
|Battery||up to 11.5 hours|
|Weight||1.26kg (13.5″) / 1.54kg (15″)|
|Dimensions||12.1 x 8.8 x 0.57-inches (13.5″) / 13.4 x 9.6 x 0.57 (15″)|
|Price||Rs. 1,59,000 ( 13.5-inch, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD),
Rs. 1,87,000 ( 15-inch, Ryzen 5 35820U, Radeon Vega 9, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD)
Lenovo Yoga C930
The Lenovo Yoga C930 might be an older device, but it still is one of the most capable ultrabooks available in the market. Similar to the HP Specter 13, it is a 2-in-1 laptop. It has a 13.9-inch multi-touch screen with FHD resolution. It has a very sleek design and you won’t have to worry about the 360-degree hinge because that is robust enough to handle everyday pressure.
The display is punchy and you will see deep colors in whatever you wish to view on the screen. Furthermore, the touch display is fairly responsive and there’s a stylus to go with it too. The performance of the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U is good. And you’ll have no problem streaming videos at full-HD. Now, the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 is not for gamers. But then again ultrabooks are not meant for gaming either. Furthermore, battery life of around 13 hours is the cherry on top.
|Lenovo Yoga C930 Specifications|
|Display||13.9-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, touchscreen|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-8550U|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|Dimensions||12.7 x 8.9 x 0.57inches|
|Price||Rs. 135,000 (Buy Here)|
Apple MacBook Air 2020
A list of ultrabooks would have been incomplete without the mention of a MacBook, and thus here we have it. The MacBook Air 2020. Obviously, the laptop won’t come cheap, but the device will be worth every penny you spend on it. The new MacBook is specially targeted towards students and first-time users. It features 10th Gen Intel processor and Intel Iris Plus Graphics.
It is completely made of recycled aluminum and the design feels super-premium. Furthermore, it features the Magic Keyboard with a key travel of about 1mm. The base storage in this year’s MacBook Air has been doubled to 256GB and you can upgrade it up to 2TB. Overall, this sleek laptop, or rather the MacBook, packs in improved performance. However, you might feel that the Windows laptop in the same price range offers better performance and the battery life is somewhat underwhelming too.
The Apple MacBook Air 2020 will soon be available in Nepal in Oliz Store and Evo Store.
|Apple MacBook Air 2020 Specifications|
|Display||13.3-inch Retina IPS display; True Tone technology; 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution|
|CPU||Up to 10th-gen Intel Core i7|
|GPU||Intel Iris Plus Graphics|
|Storage||256GB to 2TB PCIe-based SSD|
|Dimensions||11.97 x 8.36 x 0.63inches|
|Price||Rs. 135,000 (i3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD),
Rs. 150,000 (i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD),
Rs. 170,000 (i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
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Apple MacBook Pro 2020
The Apple MacBook Pro 2020 was launched recently and it too makes our list. Well, to be specific, the MacBook Pro variant with the 8th Gen Intel processor. There have been some significant improvements in this year’s device. Firstly, the highly disliked Butterfly Keyboard has been replaced by a much subtle Magic Keyboard. It has optimized key travel and thereby users will have a comfortable typing experience.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is suitable for those who want better performance than the MacBook Air. And at the same time don’t want to splash huge money on the 16-inch MacBook. The 2020 MacBook Pro now comes with a base storage of 256GB. It is double that of its predecessor. However, the company has decided to keep the same starting price. The MacBook Pro 2020 is a device that will be suitable for those who don’t require the monstrous power of the 16-inch MacBook but are looking for something better than the MacBook Air in the Apple ecosystem.
|MacBook Pro 2020 Specifications|
|Display||13-inch Retina Display (2560 x 1600 pixels); 227 PPI|
|CPU||1.4GHz quad-core 8th-gen Intel Core i5 (configurable)|
|GPU||Intel Iris Plus 645|
|RAM||8GB @2133MHz LPDDR3 (up to 16GB)|
|Storage||256GB to 4TB SSD|
|Dimensions||11.97 x 8.36 x 0.61-inches|
|Price||Rs. 170,000 (8GB/256GB),
Rs. 200,000 (8GB/512GB)
Asus ZenBook 14
Currently, there are two variants of the Asus ZenBook 14 available in Nepal. One comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor and the other one with the 10th Gen Intel i5/i7 processor. Now, it pretty much depends upon the buyer’s preference whether they want the AMD one of the Intel one. Many of us tend to think that the AMD processor cannot match up to its Intel counterpart. That’s got some truth to it, however, both of them are equally competent.
The device has a 14-inch 1080p display with thin bezels surrounding it. However, you might face some issues while using it outside as it is not so bright. Still, it covers 121% of the sRGB color gamut and thereby offers a vivid display. The 10th Gen Intel processor or even the AMD processor provides enough power to the laptop. Thus, you will not have to worry about the performance as it can breeze through your daily tasks. Heating is an issue you’ll have to face as it gets super hot while doing heavy tasks.
|Asus ZenBook 14 Specifications|
|Display||14″ diagonal FHD (1920 x 1080)|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-10210U/ Intel Core i7-10510U/AMD Ryzen 5 3500U|
|GPU||Integrated Intel 620 UHD/ AMD Radeon Vega 8 (R5)|
|Dimensions||12.72 x 8.31 x 0.63 inches|
|Price||Rs. 94,318 (AMD Ryzen 5 3500U),
Rs. 109,090 (Intel Core i5-10210U),
Rs. 123,863 (Intel Core i7-10510U)
Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 7
The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a 14″ display at the front available in both FHD and 4K resolutions. You can also choose between an i5 or an i7 processor, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and 256GB or 512GB of storage options. Although you do need to choose wisely as you will be paying a hefty amount of money for your upgrades.
As mentioned above, you can configure the laptop with either a 1080p or 4K HDR, however, be wary that you’ll only get a good battery life only on the 1080p panel. With the 8th Gen Whiskey Lake, the laptop can breeze through your everyday task. The integrated graphics are good enough for watching videos however, playing games is something that you’ll have to make do without. Furthermore, the laptop is MIL-STD tested and thus is though enough to survive extreme temperatures, spills, and drops.
|Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 7) Specifications|
|Display||14.1″ diagonal FHD (1920 x 1080)/ 4K (3840 x 2160)|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-8265U/ Intel Core i7-8665U|
|GPU||Integrated Intel 620 UHD|
|Storage||256GB SSD/ 512GB|
|Dimensions||12.74 x 8.55 x 0.59inches|
|Price||Rs. 180,000 (Intel Core i5-8265U),
Rs. 230,000 (Intel Core i7-8665U)
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