Pack your bag with one of these great laptops when you hit the road.
The Windows 10 ecosystem boasts some of the finest laptops you can find right now. There are perfect options available for a whole range of use cases, but if you're a frequent traveller then you're going to want an ultrabook. Something slim, light and still packing top-of-the-line hardware, you get a lot of computing in a terribly portable package.
There's a lot to choose from, still, but we're here to help. If you're looking for a laptop to take on the road with you then check out this little lot. You won't be disappointed.
Dell XPS 13
The Dell XPS 13 made an immediate impact upon its debut at the beginning of 2015. The eye-catching, almost bezel free design of its InfinityEdge display makes it stand out from the crowd and fit a 13-inch laptop into the form of an 11-incher.
It's incredibly well made with lashings of aluminum and carbon fiber, a full-sized keyboard and powerful internals — including Core i7 processors, 512GB SSD storage, 16GB of RAM and USB-C Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The XPS 13 is not only perfect for taking on the road, it's perfectly well-equipped to be your only machine.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Lenovo Thinkpad laptops are almost synonomous with business and travel, and the X1 Carbon is the one to get for frequent road trips. Recent refreshes to the X1 lineup mean there's no more touchscreen on the Carbon, but you still get the same 2K 14-inch display and legendary build quality. Oh, and the Thinkpad line's famous red cursor nub.
Despite being thin and light, the X1 Carbon packs the high-end internals you'd expect, with Core i7 processors, 16GB of RAM and 512GB PCIe SSD storage on the table. What helps the X1 Carbon stand out, however, is the built in 4G LTE connectivity. Slap in a SIM and be connected wherever are.
Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft's first proper laptop has one particular party trick the others on this list do not: the screen comes away completely. The Surface Book is the ultimate 2-in-1 because you can use it as a tablet either connected to the keyboard dock or completely detatched from it.
In true Surface style, it's also ridiculously portable and very well equipped. With options including Core i7 processors, 512GB SSD storage and even a dedicated GPU from NVIDIA, the Surface Book packs an awful lot into its sleek frame. It isn't cheap, though, so you will need to part with a fairly handsome amount of cash for the higher-spec models.
Gone are the days only Apple did crazy thin, absurdly beautiful laptops. HP is firmly in that bracket now with its premium Spectre, with its special new logo and everything. Despite its svelte form you're still getting top-of-the-line internals like an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of SSD storage. The display is non-touch, but looks fantastic and you've got multiple USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports for connectivity.
With a unique hinge that uses pistons, a nice-feeling keyboard and a design that will turn heads there's a lot to like about the Spectre. It's pricey, but if you're looking for portable power there's nothing else like it right now.