TOP compact laptops for study and freelance

Are you a student who needs to work on projects and term papers every day? Or have you never left a remote location and finally decided to get a mobile computer to work from anywhere in the world? Compact laptops still find their owners, and now their relevance has increased even more! Let’s see which laptops up to 14 inches have become the most popular on the DNS network.

8th place

14 “Ultrabook Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB gray
Opens a selection of Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB. Use it like a classic laptop with a keyboard, or fold the screen and turn it into a comfortable, large tablet. Yes, this is a transformer model. While someone disputes the sense of overpaying for hinges and a touch screen, others use transformers with might and main for a convenient presentation of projects, watching movies on the road and other tasks where the keyboard simply gets in the way.

Inside the laptop is a dual-core Intel Core i3, 4GB of RAM and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 video card. For data storage – a modest 256GB SSD, also used for the system. Another excellent quality of Lenovo Yoga is its weight, only 1.67 kg, which will not hold the hands of either an adult man, or a fragile girl, or a teenager. Although, it should be noted that this is the heaviest model in the collection – the further is easier.

7th place

14 “Netbook Lenovo Slim 1 gray
Another brainchild of Lenovo, one line above. This time, the classic design is just the perfect option for opponents of modern transformers. Under the cover is an AMD 9120e processor with two cores, 4 GB of RAM and an integrated Radeon R3 graphics card. The situation is worse with data storage – 64 GB SSD will not allow you to go too far neither in installing a heap of programs, nor in storing tons of photos and videos.

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Another small drawback is the TN matrix. When combined with a matte screen, the image may appear whitish. On the other hand, this model is difficult to recommend for entertainment and games. This is a good budget workhorse with average characteristics – typing, surfing the Internet, studying will do. And the weight of 1.4 kg will especially delight those who do not want to carry a heavy bag.

6th place

13 “Ultrabook HUAWEI MateBook 13 HN-W19R gray
When Huawei started producing laptops, all other manufacturers twitched nervously, and buyers ran to give money for the new “Chinese”. It is not surprising – for a relatively small budget compared to counterparts from other brands, Huawei manages to fill its devices with all the best. Here we have a compact 13-inch screen, which is perfect for those looking for a really small laptop.

Accordingly, both dimensions and weight are smaller – only 1.3 kg.
The inside is full of stuff: 4 AMD Ryzen 5 cores, 16 GB of RAM, a Radeon Vega 8 graphics card. 512 GB SSD give more space for data storage, and a juicy IPS matrix with 2160×1440 pixels and an impressive battery with 10 hours of battery life add coolness to the Matebook 13. With this, not only is it comfortable to work, but you can also play carefully.

5th place

14 “Ultrabook Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P6XL (FHD / IPS) Pentium N5000 (1.1) / 4096 / SSD 128 / IntelHD / Win10 / Silver
Laptops with a budget above the average are still not needed by everyone, so the selection continues with the more modest (but no less stellar) Acer Swift 1. Manufacturers have managed to fit in 1.3 kg both a 14-inch screen and a metal case, and it is quite convincing for work. iron.

Intel Silver N5000 quad core processor, 4GB RAM, integrated Intel UHD 605 graphics and 128GB SSD. Everything is strict, to the point, no unnecessary bells and whistles. Unless a battery with a claimed 17 hours of battery life is impressive and what is needed for an active pace of life.

4th place

11.6 “Laptop ASUS VivoBook E203MA-FD017T blue
Tiny, budget netbook ASUS VivoBook squeezed into the battle of the “giants” with its tiny 11.6-inch screen.

The magic and power of ASUS VivoBook is not worth waiting for, but the netbooks themselves are designed primarily for work and simple daily tasks. So here we have a dual-core Intel Celeron N4000, 4GB of RAM and just a 64GB SSD. Compromise TN-matrix (but with a glossy screen), a couple of USB ports for all external devices and a 10-hour battery. But the most important thing is 990 grams for everything!

3rd place

HP 14 “Ultrabook 14s-dq0029ur silver
The three leaders are clearly going up and show a tendency that even among compact laptops, buyers more often pick up if not top-end hardware, but not typewriters either. The bronze medalist HP 14s-dq0029ur cannot be called a special iron monster, but its capabilities are quite enough for everyday work. Good juicy IPS-matrix with a matte screen, dual-core Intel Pentium 4417U, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB SSD. Add an impressive 11 hours of battery life and an average weight of 1.46 kg and we get a solid third place in the selection for the HP laptop.

2nd place

14 “Ultrabook Honor MagicBook 14 Nbl-WAQ9HNR gray
Do you remember what we said about the famous Chinese brand that self-confidently captures the market? Honor and Huawei have skyrocketed to the top of the list and are far ahead of the competition. The Honor MagicBook has earned over 300 reviews on our website and customer laurels like “Great, good, nice to do.”

With this 14-inch metal laptop, you can safely either go to school or design a difficult project. If you want beautiful – here’s an IPS matrix with a resolution of 1920×1080. Want to fast – keep the AMD Ryzen 5 quad-core, 8GB of RAM. If you want to work with graphics – the built-in video card Radeon Vega 8. And finally, 256 GB SSD for anything at all – programs, documents, games.

Here, of course, 990 grams did not work out – you have to carry 1.38 kg, but the laptop keeps charging for almost 10 hours, according to the brand.

1st place

14 “Ultrabook HUAWEI MateBook D 14 Nbl-WAQ9R gray
The Huawei MateBook didn’t run too far from the previous contestant. The same AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor, the same video card, RAM and IPS matrix. The amount of storage has been increased – 522 GB SSD looks more attractive. Even the weight, in general, is identical – 1.38 kg. Is that the lithium-polymer battery versus the lithium-ion of the Honor MagicBook, but even here the difference is not great. In general, this is practically a twin brother of the previous laptop, only the storage capacity is twice as large, a slightly different design. Well, and the title, of course.