Thirteen inches, it’s possibly the perfect size for a laptop screen. Not too big nor too small, the best 13-inch laptop will sidestep the flimsiness and squint-inducing terror of a smaller netbook, and without the gargantuan form factor of bigger offerings.
They’re not all Windows laptops either; Apple fans need not fear, the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air continue to stun in 13-inch flavours.
Whatever the case, you’ll almost definitely find a notebook that – at the very least – incites your interest. Whether it’s a 2-in-1 or a traditional laptop that you’re after, we’ve encapsulated a diverse collection in our list of the very best 13-inch laptops.
For a broader view, take a gander at the best laptops in the available overall, and if it’s thin and light you’re after, you can also find the best 2-in-1 laptops from TechRadar. But, whatever you do, be sure to read on to find our favourite 13-inch picks of the past few months in no particular order.
Dell XPS 13
With 7th-generation Intel Core processors, Dell has struck (rose) gold with the XPS 13. The lush design, lengthy battery life and even the SD card slot are still intact, but now it’s souped up with improved internal specs and sleeker appearances reminiscent of the MacBook and HP Spectre lineups.
What’s more, the full-sized processor and 13.3-inch display are crammed into an 11-inch frame made possible by Dell’s own nearly bezel-less InfinityEdge display technology.
Read the full review: Dell XPS 13
HP Spectre x360
The HP Spectre x360 is the one you introduce to your parents. It’s strikingly well-crafted, boasting a silvery design that makes it every bit as cutting-edge on the outside as it is within. Given the choice between a 7th-generation i5 or i7 Ultrabook-class processor and a 1080p or …read more