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Best mini laptops in 2020

One of the most important parameters when choosing a laptop is the size. Most portable computers have a diagonal from 13.3 to 17.3 inches. Massive laptop need not all, someone specifically looking for a smaller device, but even a minimal diagonal of 13.3 in some cases may seem too great. Then look for any portable PC you need in the category of mini-laptops.

Mini laptop is a portable computer with a display diagonal of which does not exceed 10-12 inches. It's basically a large tablet with a physical keyboard and a sufficiently high level of performance. Many of the models in this collection, the keyboard is removable, so if desired, the device can be used without it as a tablet.

In terms of price small laptops are usually available, but the best ones are more expensive than 30 thousand rubles. When buying cheap mini-notebook is important to remember that you will not get from him a huge computing power. Its benefits will be of compact form factor and the amount of functions which it is capable of budget components.

Go Microsoft Surface 2

Price: 35 500 rubles

Весной Microsoft announced the release of the second iteration in a series of Surface of Go. Device from is among the best mini laptops this year. And yet this is the smallest version of the actual laptop computers Microsoft.

the basic version is equipped with a processor Intel Pentium Gold, more powerful set of Intel Core M3. Memory presents a variety of configurations: 4/8 GB of RAM, 64/128/256 GB of ROM. The screen has increased to 10.5” at a resolution of 1080p.

Technically Go Surface 2 is tablets. But if you add a protective cover with integrated keyboard (sold separately), then Microsoft Surface Go 2 becomes a powerful and very stylish mini laptop. Let the iron is used in it not fresh, from a practical and aesthetic point view this is the main competitor to the iPad.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Price: from 400 rubles 78

If the form factor of the Surface Go 2 you liked, and a useful area wants more, discover the last creation of the Microsoft – Surface Pro 7. When you display 12.3” it has a compact size, power, inside even more, and the keyboard is also made in the form of a removable cover.

Among the modifications there are Intel Core i3, i5 and i7. The maximum amount of system memory 16 GB, 1 TB constant. As the OS uses full Windows 10. All important connections USB-A 3.0, USB-C 3.1 plus headphone Jack. Lacks only HDMI.

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

Price: from 67 000

Galaxy Book 2 is unique in that it does not use the laptops Intel or AMD. Instead, Samsung chose the Windows-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 LTE. The battery life about 20 hours on a single charge, that should be enough for two full days.

In many cases, the Galaxy Book 2 looks like an economical alternative to the Microsoft Surface line. Included with him are two of the accessory – the stylus S Pen and the keyboard (the big dig at Microsoft, which deprives the buyer the opportunity to obtain these useful devices with their tablets). Also very happy that display here are the AMOLED panel, and not IPS.

But if we talk about performance, the Galaxy Book 2 loses the Surface Pro 7. The race performance series Intel is ahead of Snapdragon 850. Another disadvantage is the support applications: the Snapdragon 850, it is worse.

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Apple MacBook 2017

Price: 95 000

last year, Apple announced the closure of the line MacBook with replacement to the MacBook Air. But while the MacBook is kept among the powerful mini-laptops, and is the perfect choice for those looking for the macOS ecosystem's light and thin.

The update MacBook was only twice. The last was held in 2017. It brought in a line of Intel Core m3-7Y32 and i5-7Y54 with the increase of RAM up to 16 GB 256/512 GB of disk space. When the thickness of 3.6 mm the following characteristics are very impressive.

MacBook all the criticism boils down to a single USB port-C and unreliable keyboard. If the number of connections you can expand with a USB hub, the keyboard doesn't do anything – it breaks. Even in version 2017 with switches-butterflies of the second generation key as failed, and continue to go.

But if something happens to your MacBook, without support you will not stay in 2018, Apple has launched a service program for MacBook with the faulty keyboards. It is still in effect, this is encouraging, given the fact that Apple no longer sells the MacBook in the store.

HP Stream 11 Pro G5

Price: 25 000 rubles

Line of affordable and compact laptops HP Stream has been around for many years. Stream 11 Pro G5 was released at the end of 2018 and is positioned as an educational laptop.

For the technical capacity it meets Intel Pentium with 4 GB of RAM. EMMC embedded storage device provides up to 128 GB of fast and reliable permanent memory. The screen has a diagonal of 11.6”.

Stream 11 Pro G5 is unable to compete with laptops standard class, and as the main working device is really weak. It is designed for users with no large queries for performance, and for those who need a compact portable computer. Its price is accordingly kept at the initial level.

Asus VivoBook L203MA

Price: 23 000 rubles

A direct competitor to the above Stream 11, educational Asus VivoBook modification L203MA has similar power ratings. Its display has the same diagonal of 11.6” with a resolution of 1366 x 768 and running Windows on the basis of the modest internal components. Initial version based on Intel Celeron processors N4000 4 GB of RAM.

the Set of connections is quite good – standard USB-A, USB-C and HDMI. To the right there is a headphone Jack, the left card slot microSD. Without cause, he will not, because the stock ROM of this laptop is only 64 GB.

Technical capabilities are modest, but Windows 10 S and does not require a lot of resources. Therefore VivoBook L203MA will be a perfect choice for the student, the student or child. In addition, his price included one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365.

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a the Chromebook Lenovo C340

Price: 20 000 rubles

In every list of mini laptops sure there is at least one the Chromebook, as the weak hardware the advantages of the lightweight Chrome OS are manifested in a very favorable light. We have it has become Lenovo A the Chromebook C340 – affordable device in the form factor of the transformer.

specifications C340 is a little different from other mini laptops of initial level. He's got an 11.6” HD display, 4 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB ROM eMMC. It works all running Intel Celeron N4000. Enough power for office work, watching videos in good quality and simple games.

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Microsoft Surface Go

Cost: 36 000

From other mini laptops included in this list, Microsoft Surface Go has a high starting price and very compact size. The device belongs to the premium class. Available to him such functions as face, connect to 4G LTE and multitouch on 10 touches. The body is made in a silver color. Keyboard-cover Type Cover, and stylus Surface Pen sold separately.

Touch PixelSense display has a diagonal of 10 inches. The resolution of 1800 x 1200 pixels. Contrast – 1500:1. This small laptop from Microsoft features a dual core Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y with integrated graphics, 4/8 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB and a slot for cards of format microSDXC. For external connections provided for USB-C port (5 Gbps), Surface Connect and combo audio Jack.

5 MP front camera performs the function of video communication, face recognition has its own separate lens. On the back there is another camera with a resolution of 8 MP. Connections are via the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. Mini laptop is equipped with a pair dvuhpolnyh Dolby Premium Audio, support Surface Dial (similar to mouse) and battery capacity of 27 watts, which is enough for 9 hours in video playback.

The Surface of Go has a thickness of 0.8 cm, the weight without the Type Cover is only 0.5 kg. On the Microsoft website given 4 configuration of this model. The simplest has 4 GB of system memory, 64 GB and Wi-Fi module. The most advanced able to connect to 4G LTE networks, is 8GB RAM and 128 GB of memory.

2020 MacBook Air

Price: from 105 000

Hope to find cool mini-laptops are among those that work on macOS? The good news: in 2020, Apple has updated the MacBook Air lineup with a lot of improvements.

The fresh MacBook Air is equipped with 8 GB of RAM (LPDDR4X, 3733 MHz) and a storage volume up to 512 GB. Slots SD card is not, so when you select a configuration, be sure to consider their needs. If necessary, a laptop can connect an external hard drive using one of the two Thunderbolt ports 3. In addition they has a combined audio Jack.

Other features of this mini laptop include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, webcam with FaceTime and battery 49.9 W/h Autonomy up to 12 hours. Plug for power supply magnetic. The thickness of the laptop of 1.61 cm, a weight of 1.29 kg.

In the back found MacBook Air 2016 release, usually as a rebuilt or repaired device. It uses a 11.6-inch TN matrix with a resolution of 1366 x 768, Intel Core i5-5250U and Core i7-5650U. Despite the fact that the old version of the MacBook Air is offered in used form, its price remains high.

Samsung Galaxy Book

Price: 38 500 rubles

This unit also refers to the premium class. But unlike the Microsoft Surface Go, complete Book go to Galaxy an S Pen stylus and the keyboard cover. In this series, Samsung has two 10,6 inch model with a screen resolution of Full HD, both operate on a dual-core Intel Core m3-7Y30 seventh generation. Both available 4 GB of RAM. The amount of ROM varies from 64 to 128 GB.

The physical connections at the Galaxy Book is not enough. Their number is limited to one USB port-C (5 Gbps), slot under microSD of up to 400 GB and a combined audio Jack. For connecting peripherals to this mini-laptop will need a USB hub-C. In all other standard: Wi-Fi module, Bluetooth 4.1 and a 5 MP camera on the front. Storage S Pen has a special holder.

Holders Samsung Galaxy will be available an interesting bonus in the form of Samsung Flow. This technology is the synchronization of the smartphone with a laptop, through which you can instantly transfer files between devices, manage mobile notifications and unlock portable PC with a smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy Book thickness is 0.8 cm, the weight 0.6 kg without the cover-keyboard. The battery capacity is enough for 9 hours of continuous video playback. Charging from 0 to 100% takes 3 hours.

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Acer Aspire Switch 10V

Price: 24, 000

According to the manufacturer, this netbook 2 in 1, although the form factor 2-in-1 usually does not involve a removable keyboard. Aspire Switch 10V can be used as a standard laptop, in tent mode, and stand, and in addition to this, you can remove the keyboard and work with the upper part as a tablet.

The model is equipped with 10.1-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and Quad-core processor Intel Atom x5-Z8350. The chip has extremely low power consumption – only 2 watts. In total, the device consumes about 18 watts. The battery 24 W provides up to 9 hours without recharging.

The laptop has 4 GB DDR3L memory and 64 GB of flash storage. In its upper part provided by the USB-C port with data transfer rate 5 Gbps of combined audio Jack for headphones and microphone and microSD slot fingerprint. The keyboard has a magnetic hinge without latches, touchpad, Precision Touchpad and USB port-A speeds of 480 Mbit/s.

Other technical features include Wi-Fi-module 2x2, Bluetooth 4.1, 2 MP front camera, 5 MP rear and a signature data transmission technologies and LumiFlex BluelightShield. The laptop has a thickness of 2 cm, Its weight along with the keyboard — 1.2 kg.

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Asus VivoBook E203NA

Price: 18 000

The model is presented in the form factor classic laptop. The 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 has a brightness of 200 nits. Durable hinge allows you to open the device 180 degrees like a book. Frame color – pearl white, pink, or grey.

Inside is a dual-core chip Intel Celeron or Pentium Quad-core N3350 N4200 depending on the modification. The amount of memory varies: 2/4 GB system and 32-128 constant. In the laptop you can optionally install a microSD card. For connectivity there are two USB ports-A (5 Gbps), one USB-C (5 Gbps), HDMI output and a combined audio Jack.

Asus claims that the VivoBook Precision Touchpad in E203NA 17% more touch panels installed in the same small notebooks from other manufacturers. Numpad on keyboard is not provided. The distance between the keys is 1.6 mm. the Distinctive features of the model – Wi-Fi 1x1, a pair of SonicMaster speaker 2 watt, webcam with VGA resolution and battery 38 watts, rated for 10 hours of work.

The thickness of the Asus VivoBook E203NA 1.7 cm, weight 0.9 kg. as the operating system on it is Windows 10 Home. Some sellers offer the same model with Windows 10s. This is a special lightweight OS designed specifically for educational institutions. It only supports apps from the Windows Store manually configuring the system it is not available. Windows 10s can free upgrade to Home or Pro.

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Dell Inspiron 11 3000

Price: from 10 000

In the class of cheap mini laptops, you should pay attention to the Dell Inspiron 11 3000. The model has a 11.6-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1366 x 768. Unlike the above, this mini laptop is powered by the seventh generation of hybrid processors AMD with integrated graphics Radeon. In three configurations of the device uses a chip A6-9220e, the fourth is A9-9420e.

System memory 4 GB (DDR4, 2400 MHz), continuous from 32 to 128 GB. The storage can be expanded through microSD. The laptop has two USB-A ports (one slow with a speed of 480 Mbps and one accelerated up to 5 Gbps), HDMI and combo audio Jack. Wireless connectivity is possible via Bluetooth 4.0 or Wi-Fi with legacy 802.11 n 1×1.

The Inspiron 11 3000 available in three colors: white, blue and gray. It is equipped with a webcam 720p, two speakers Waves MaxxAudio Pro, a Kensington lock and a battery with a capacity of 32 watts. Keys rated for 10 million clicks, touch pad buttons 1 million.

The laptop has a thickness of 2 cm, weight 1.1 kg. manufacturer, he is not afraid of short-term heating up to 65 degrees Celsius (e.g., in a closed car or bag).

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HP Stream 11

Price: 19 000

This model comes preloaded with Windows 10 in S-mode. Currently, HP offers only one configuration based on a dual-core processor Intel Celeron N4000. The laptop is equipped with 11.6-inch screen, made by technology SVA, with a resolution of 1366 x 768, 4GB of DDR4 RAM with a frequency of 2400 MHz and a flash drive 32 GB.

Given the small amount of internal memory, HP added laptop a microSD card slot. Other connections: HDMI, combined audio Jack, two USB-A with a speed of 480 Mbps and 5 Gbps Wi-Fi module 2x2, Bluetooth 4.2. There are two speakers, DTS Studio Sound, full size, chiclet island-style keyboard and webcam.

The battery power of 37.69 watts. A full charge is enough for 12.5 hours of work. From colors available are black and blue. The laptop has a thickness of 1.8 cm, weight 1.1 kg. With Windows 10s available free full Windows 10 Pro and Home.

Lenovo IdeaPad 130S

Price: 13 000

This 11.6-inch mini laptop from Lenovo is available in four versions. Three of them operate on the basis of dual-core Intel Celeron N4000, they are available on the official website of the manufacturer. In another configuration uses an Intel Pentium N5000 Silver, it is sold by third party retailers. Of all four it provides maximum impact.

The screen resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels. The notebook has 2 or 4 GB of DDR4 RAM with a frequency of 2400 MHz, 32 or 64 GB of disk space, and battery capacity of 32 W and up to 8 hours of continuous operation. Device capabilities supplemented by a slot for a memory card, two USB ports-A (5 Gbps), one USB-C (5 Gbps), HDMI and combo audio Jack.

The laptop is sold with preinstalled Home Windows 10 or Windows 10 in S-mode in the stone-grey or dark blue color. Among other hardware features — Wi-Fi 1x1, Bluetooth 4.1, 0.3 MP camera and a pair of speakers at 2 watts. The device has a 180-degree hinge for easy placement on a flat surface.

On the right side is the Novo button. You can use it to force a reboot to restore the system to enter the BIOS and edit the boot menu. IdeaPad 130S has a thickness of 1.7 cm, weighs 1.2 kg.

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Asus the Chromebook Flip C302CA

Price: 43 000

the Chromebook Asus the Chromebook Flip C302CA made in the form factor of the 2 in 1 and has a large display of 12.5 inches. The resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels, a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The screen supports touch and multitouch on 10 touches. The device has a 360-degree hinge, so it can be used in different modes: standard laptop, stand, tent and tablet.

Inside is dual-Core Intel Core m3-6Y30 Core m7 6Y75 or Pentium 4405Y depending on configuration. The memory is 4/8 GB system and 32-128 constant. Expansion is possible through microSD slot. For external connections there are two USB ports-C (5 Gbps) and a combined audio Jack. As in the case with the Samsung Galaxy Book, this device required a USB hub-C, which is the number of connected peripherals can be greatly expanded.

Contains modules of wireless connections Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 and a front webcam with HD resolution. The keyboard has a backlight, the distance between the keys is 1.4 mm When using a touchscreen, the touchpad is automatically disabled to avoid false touches. Asus claims that this laptop is capable to give high-quality sound output of up to 87 dB, thanks to high quality speakers and resonance chambers increased in size.

The device is powered by battery 39 watts. A full charge is enough for 10 hours of work. Thickness the Chromebook Flip C302CA is 1.3 cm, weight 1.2 kg. the Laptop supports installation of Android apps from the Play Store.

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