3 Best 13-Inch Laptops

If you are planning to buy a 13-inch laptop this year, we have listed down 3 best options for you. Take a look!

MacBook Pro (Retina Display)

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The MacBook Pro (Retina display) offers faster performance and longer battery life along with an outstanding screen and a comfy keyboard. The track-pad is however traded for the new pressure-sensitive. Around the edges there are two USB 3.0 connections, two Thunderbolt ports, a full-sized HDMI socket, a headphone jack and an SD card slot.

The 13-inch Retina display MacBook Pro comes in two variations; 128GB and 256GB of flash storage. Both come with 2.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Graphics 6100 and 8GB of RAM. You can however upgrade it to a somewhat faster 2.9GHz Core i5 processor or a 3.1GHz Core i7 CPU. You can also increase the RAM to 16GB. One thing which is missing on this laptop is a separate graphics option. You will get it only on the 15-inch model. It is capable of running for 10 hours of web browsing or up to 12 hours of iTunes video playback.  In short, the revitalized Retina display MacBook Pro is mostly an enhancement of the previous model with stronger graphics and faster disk speeds.

HP ProBook 430 G2

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The compact HP ProBook 430 G2 which comes with an optional 10-point touchscreen, sleek design and latest generation technologies offers powerful performance. With complete HP security features and a proven reliability your data will always be protected. The ProBook has a spontaneous touch capable Windows 8.1 and power through projects with the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors. You can however consider the one with Intel® Core ™ i5 processor and 128 GB SSD hard drive if you are looking for a budget friendly option.

HP ProBook 430 G2 has three USB ports including two newer USB 3.0 ports and one HDMI port. Wireless capabilities are not quite as up to date. Laptop’s WLAN card does not support the latest 802.11b /ac standard or 5 GHz frequency. The WLAN card supports the b/g/n standards with a max of 150 MB/s.

The notebook has an integrated HD Graphics card. It is fortified with only 128 GB of hard drive. The recovery partition and the Windows operating system too consume a huge chunk of the hard disk leaving the users with 80GB approximately.

HP ProBook 430 G2 is a business laptop. It is not envisioned for gaming or multimedia purposes.

Dell Vostro 3360

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With plenty of ports and sockets Dell has taken full advantage of its slightly chunkier body. There are three USB ports, one full-sized HDMI output, D-SUB, a Gigabit Ethernet and an SD/MMC card reader. There are two sticks of RAM, a Wi-Fi chipset, BIOS battery and an empty mini-PCI Express/mSATA slot. The only thing lacking here is an optical drive.

With 6GB of RAM and a 320GB of hard disk, it has a healthy performance boost. The battery is sealed away inside the Vostro’s framework and it could last for 6hrs 54mins approx.

The 13.3inch display comes with a very ordinary resolution of 1,366 x 768 and a TN panel that transports average image quality. Colours appear hushed, vertical viewing angles are narrow and brightness ranges to a middling 201cd/m2.  However, it’s impeccably operational for business duties.

The keyboard with scrabble-tile keys has a nice light mechanism to each stroke and there aren’t any disproportionately shrunken keys to concern about. While typing, the right-hand side of the keyboard springs patently with each press, giving the keyboard a rather malleable quality. The touchpad works fine, but you can’t help craving for it to be a little larger.

Well that was our list of three best 13 inch laptops. What do you think? Feel free to comment down below.

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by techtalks @TechTalks July 15, 2016 5:32 AM UTC

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