The Macbook Air weighs as much as a netbook coming in at 1.4 kg but unlike a netbook, it has a much bigger screen, around 13.3 inches. Apple products are noted for their high-quality items as well as a hefty price tag. The hard drive is a generous 256 GB and operates on a Mac OS X. The newest version of the MacBook Air was made available in June 2012.
Available since May 2012, the Asus Zenbook is on the expensive side. It only weighs 1.3kg due to its ultra thin frame and the screen is 13.3 inches. It runs on an i7 core processor and operates using Windows 7 Home Edition Premium. Users enjoy fast processing speeds and excellent picture quality.
HP Envy Spectre
The HP Envy Spectre is only 1.3 kg despite its large, 14-inch screen. The price may not suit those on a budget but its fast processing speeds and long battery life are a hit with many users. It has a built-in webcam that displays quality images as well as built-in Bluetooth.
The Toshiba Satellite is more budget friendly than most new computers. Released in June 2012, the Satellite weighs in at 1.58 kg weight and has a 14-inch screen. The Satellite also comes equipped with three USB ports, SRS Premium Sound 3D and Bluetooth. It boasts 9 hours of battery left when unplugged and runs on Windows 7 Edition Home Premium.
Sony Vaio Notebook
The Sony Vaio Notebook is on the cheaper side of laptops. With a weight of 2.3 kg and a screen size of 13.9 inches, the Vaio was made for travel. The Vaio Notebook was made available at the end of July 2012. It has a whopping 500 GB hard drive and runs on Windows 7 Premium. The average battery life for the Vaio is 7 hours and Adobe Photoshop Elements comes pre-installed on the computer. The best lightweight laptops are usually in the form of netbooks. However, there are some regular sized laptops that are lightweight but these will be more expensive than a netbook.