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.
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.
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.
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.