Don’t let work weigh you down while you’re on-the-go.
Like a lot of things these days, tech brands seem to be in a race to the bottom: who can get the thinnest, lightest, barely-there laptops on the market as quickly as possible.
Even though we all love the idea of unplugging and tuning out on vacation, a genuine digital detox is not always doable. As many as 42 percent of travelers can’t stop checking work emails even when their meticulous out-of-office explicitly states they’re far, far away. And for some of us, being connected anywhere in the world is just part of the job description.
Fortunately, travelers don’t need to worry about lugging heavy, bulky computers in their carry-on bags anymore. All of the ultrabooks on this list are well under an inch thick and weigh less than three pounds.
Of course, tablets are always a smart (and super-portable) option for frequent fliers—but for those of us who just can’t manage without a full-size keyboard, laptops remain king.
We’ve collected our 11 favorite, surprisingly lightweight laptops on the market now. They’re the pinnacle of compact computers, and you won’t feel as though you’re sacrificing anything (like a bad diet) to drop the weight.
The only thing you’ll really need to worry about with one of these slim laptops is leaving them behind, because you certainly won’t notice a difference when it’s tucked away in your bag.
High-tech, light, and in some cases fashion-forward (think: rose gold finishes, two-tone gold with carbon black), these are the best laptops for road warriors.