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Ultrabook reviews, guides and comparisons

The complete list of Skylake portable laptops and ultrabooks

By Andrei Girbea , updated on November 25, 2016

There’s a new Intel hardware platform in preparation for the end of 2015 and most of 2016, called Skylake.

In the past, I’ve provided you with comprehensive lists of all the ultraportable laptops built on the Intel Haswell and later the Broadwell platforms, and since those posts were highly appreciated, this article does pretty much the same thing for this latest Intel hardware series.

“Ultraportable” is of course a highly subjective term, but I do have a few criteria in mind when compiling this list, with the most important ones being the overall weight and the type of hardware inside each device. And that’s because for me, a laptop can only be called “portable” these days if it’s easy-enough to carry around and if it can run for an absolute minimum of 5 hours on a charge, while performing everyday activities.

We’re not going to focus on the particularities of Skylake here or how it compares to its predecessors, we have other posts on these topics. We’ll just create a complete list of all the Skylake-built ultraportables, ranging from the smallest form factors and up to full-size everyday computers; a list that will help you narrow down your options to something that’s going to best suit your needs and budget.

The selection is curated based on screen-size and contains details on the hardware, the form factor, battery-size and the weight, but also links to our reviews (the links on each unit’s name) and webstores were you can find these machines discounted (the links on the prices). The list is also a continuous work in progress, as I update it several times a week with the latest launches. Even so, there might be some devices missing, so if you notice anything that should be in here and it isn’t, please get in touch in the comments section.

Intel's Skylake is just around the corners and this post lists all the Skylake laptops available today or in the near future

This post lists all the Skylake laptops available today or soon to be launched

Anyway, here are the Skylake portable laptops that are available right now (or will be launched in the near future).

The Skylake portable laptops

This section contains all the devices built on Intel’s Skylake-U hardware, with 15W processors like the Core i3-6100U, Core i5 – 6200U/6300U , Core i7-6500U/6600U and all the other further launched iterations. Some Skylake Core M devices are also included.

We’ll start with the most portable options, with screens smaller than 13-inches in diagonal.

Sub 13-inch ultraportables

ModelTypeScreenHardwareBatteryWeightPrice(*)
Acer Aspire Switch 12Sdetachable12.5″ IPS touch FHD or UHDup to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 5151.40 kg / 3.1 lbs$1199
Apple MacBook 12clamshell12.0″ IPS retinaup to Core m5 w/ Intel HD 51541 Wh0.90 kg / 2.0 lbs$1299
Asus Transformer Pro 3 T303UAtablet + folio12.6″ IPSup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52039 Wh0.8 kg / 1.85 lbs$999
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 (3168)convertible11.6″ TN touch HDup to Core m3 w/ Intel HD 52032 Wh1.40 kg / 3.1 lbs$249
Dell Latitude 12 7000 2-in-1tablet + folio12.5″ IPS FHDup to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 51530 Wh0.73 kg / 1.61 lbs$1049
Dell Latitude 12 7000clamshell12.5″ TN HD or IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52037 or 55 Wh Wh1.26 kg / 2.77 lbs$1079
Dell XPS 12 9250detachable12.5″ touch FHD/UHDup to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 51530 Wh1.27 kg / 2.8 lbs$999
HP EliteBook Folio G1 clamshell12.5″ touch FHD or UHDup to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 51510 h0.99 kg / 2.2 lbs$999
HP EliteBook 820 G3 clamshell12.5″ FHD or QHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52044 Wh1.26 kg / 2.77 lbs$949
HP Spectre x2 12tablet12″ touch FHDup to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 51540 Wh1.22 kg / 2.68 lbs$699
HP EliteBook FolioUltraportable12.5″ matte FHD or touch UHDSkylake Core M w/ Intel HD 51538 Wh0.97 kg / 2.13 lbs$1099
Lenovo Miix 700tablet + Folio12″ touch FHD+up to Core M7 w/ Intel HD 51540 Wh0.77 kg / 1.7 lbs$749
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260convertible12.5″ touch HD or FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52044 Wh1.3 kg / 2.9 lbs$949
Lenovo Yoga 900Sconvertible12.5″ IPS touch QHDup to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 51510 h0.99 kg / 2.2 lbs$1099
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablettablet+Folio12.0″ IPS touch FHD or QHDup to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 5151.1 kg / 2.42 lbs$899
Lenovo ThinkPad X260clamshell12.5″ IPS HD or FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520up to 72 Wh1.3 kg / 2.86 lbs$999
Microsoft Surface Pro 4tablet+Folio12.3″ touchup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52039 Wh0.77 kg / 1.69 lbs$899
Razer Blade Stealthclamshell12.5″ touch QHD or UHDCore i7 w/ Intel HD 52045 Wh1.25 kg / 2.75 lbs$999
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro Stablet + folio12.1″ IPS w/ digitizerup to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 51539.5 Wh0.69 kg / 1.53 lbs$999
Toshiba Portégé Z20tconvertible12.5″ IPS touch FHDUp to Core m5 w/ Intel HD 51572 Wh1.49 kg / 3.3 lbs (w/ dock)$999
Toshiba Satellite Radius 12convertible12″ touch UHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52043 Wh1.3 kg / 2.9 lbs$1299

We’ll continue with the popular 13-inchers, the devices that strike the better tradeof between performance, size, weight and battery life, but are not going to be cheap.

13 to 13.9 inch ultrabooks

ModelTypeScreenHardwareBatteryWeightPrice(*)
Aorus X3 Plusclamshell13.9″ IPS QHD+up to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 106073Wh1.9 kg / 4.0 lbsTBA
Acer Aspire R13 (R7-372T)convertible13.3″ IPS touch QHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52048Wh1.55 kg / 3.5 lbs$899
Acer Aspire V13 (V3-372T)clamshell13.3″ FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52048Wh1.55 kg / 3.3 lbs$599
Acer Spin 5 (Aspire S13 S5-371T)
convertible13.3″ IPS FHD touchCore U w/ Intel HD 62048 Wh1.58 kg / 3.5 lbs$499
Alienware 13clamshell13.3″ IPS HD TN, FHD IPS or QHD+ IPS touchup to Core HQ w/ Nvidia GTX 106076 Wh2.05 kg/4.53 lbs$1199
Asus Vivobook Book Flip TP300UA / TP301UAconvertible13.3″ touch IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52038Wh1.73 kg / 3.8 lbs$799
Asus Vivobook Flip TP301UJconvertible13.3″ touch IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 920M55Wh1.5 kg / 3.5 lbs$899
Asus Zenbook UX305UAclamshell13.3″ IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52056Wh1.3 kg / 2.86 lbs$799
Asus Zenbook UX303UAclamshell13.3″ IPS FHD touchup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52048Wh1.5 kg / 3.3 lbs$799
Asus Zenbook UX303UBclamshell13.3″ IPS FHD or QHD+Core i7 w/ Nvidia 940M48Wh1.5 kg / 3.3 lbs$1299
Asus Zenbook UX310UAclamshell13.3″ FHD or IPS QHD+up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52048Wh1.45 kg / 3.2 lbs$799
Asus Zenbook UX310UQclamshell13.3″ FHD or IPS QHD+up to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 920MX or 940MX48Wh1.45 kg / 3.2 lbs$999
Asus Zenbook UX306UAclamshell13.3″ IPS FHD or QHD+up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52057Wh1.19 kg / 2.63 lbs$799
Asus Zenbook UX330UAclamshell13.3″ IPS FHD or QHD+up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52057Wh1.2 kg / 2.65 lbs$899
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360CAconvertible13.3″ IPS FHD or QHD+up to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 51554Wh1.3 kg / 2.86 lbs$699
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAconvertible13.3″ IPS FHD or QHD+up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52057Wh1.2 kg / 2.65 lbs$999
Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 (5368)convertible13.3″ IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52042Wh1.62 kg / 3.56 lbs$449
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (7368)convertible13.3″ IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52042Wh1.75 kg / 3.86 lbs$649
Dell Latitude 13 7000clamshell13.3″ IPS FHDup to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 51534 Wh1.12 kg / 2.48 lbs$1299
Dell XPS 13 9350clamshell13.3″ IPS FHD or touch QHD+up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52052Wh1.18 kg / 2.6 lbs$799
HP Pavilion 13 x360convertible13.3″ IPS touch FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52044Wh1.71 kg / 3.77 lbs$599
HP Spectre clamshell13.3″ IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52038Wh1.11 kg / 2.45 lbs$1169
HP Spectre x360convertible13.3″ IPS touch QHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52055Wh1.48 kg / 3.26 lbs$999
HP Envy 13clamshell13.3″ IPS touch FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52045Wh1.37 kg / 3.00 lbs$849
Lenovo IdeaPad 500s 13clamshell13.3″ touch FHDup to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 920M35 Wh1.5 kg / 3.4 lbstba
Lenovo IdeaPad 710s 13clamshell13.3″ matte FHD or QHD+up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 5208h1.16 kg / 2.56 lbs$799
Lenovo Yoga 900convertible13.3″ IPS touch QHDCore i5 or i7 w/ Intel HD 52066Wh1.27 kg / 2.8 lbs$1199
LG Gram 13clamshell13.3″ IPS FHDCore i5 or i7 w/ Intel HD 52035 Wh0.98 kg / 2.16 lbs$1099
Microsoft Surface Bookdetachable13.5″ touchup to Core i7 w/ Nvidia graphics70 Wh1.57 kg / 3.48 lbs$1499
Lenovo ThinkPad 13clamshell13.3″ HD or touch FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 5209 h1.4 kg / 3.1 lbs$449
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spinconvertible13.3″ IPS touch QHD+up to Core i7 HQ w/ Intel HD 52039 Wh1.30 kg / 2.87 lbs$1299
Samsung Notebook 9 900X3Lclamshell13.3″ IPS FHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Intel HD 52012 h0.84kg / 1.85 lbstba
Vaio S clamshell13.3″ IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 5209 h1.07 kg / 2.34 lbs$1099
Toshiba Kirabook 2016clamshell13.3″ FHD or QHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52052 Wh1.34 kg / 2.96 lbs$1099
Toshiba Portégé Z30convertible13.3″ IPS HDUp to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52052 Wh1.22 kg / 2.7 lbs$1299

For slightly beefier specs in what would still be a fairly compact body, you’ll have to look at some of the available 14-inchers.

14 to 14.9-inch ultrabooks

ModelTypeScreenHardwareBatteryWeightPrice(*)
Acer Aspire R14 (R5-471T)convertible14.0″ IPS touch HDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52048Wh1.9 kg / 4.2 lbs$799
Acer Swift 3 (Aspire S3-371)
clamshell14.0″ HD or IPS FHD matteCore U w/ Intel HD 62048 Wh1.49 kg / 3.3 lbs$499
Dell Latitude 14 5000clamshell14.0″ TN HD or IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52047 or 62 Wh1.76 kg / 3.9 lbs$769
Dell Latitude 14 7000clamshell14.0″ TN HD or IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52037 or 55 Wh1.42 kg / 3.13 lbs$1079
Gigabyte P34W v5clamshell14.0″ FHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 970M61 Wh1.8 kg / 3.97 lbs$1499
HP EliteBook 840 G3 clamshell14.0″ FHD or QHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52046 Wh1.54 kg / 3.4 lbs$949
HP EliteBook 1040 G3 clamshell14.0″ FHD or QHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52011 h1.36 kg / 3.0 lbs$1149
Lenovo IdeaPad 300s 14
clamshell14.0″ FHDup to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 940M5 hours1.8 kg / 3.9 lbs$479
Lenovo IdeaPad 300 14clamshell14.0″ FHDup to Intel Core i7 w/ Radeon R5 M3304 hours2.1 kg / 4.6 lbs$399
Lenovo IdeaPad 500s 14clamshell14.0″ touch FHDup to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 940M4.5 hours2.1 kg / 4.6 lbstba
Lenovo IdeaPad 500 14clamshell14.0″ FHDup to Intel Core i7 w/ Radeon M360 or AMD Carrizo FX-8800P w/ Radeon M3304 hours2.1 kg / 4.6 lbs$399 (AMD), $849 (Intel)
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460convertible14.0″ touch FHD or QHDup to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 940M10 hours1.8 kg / 3.9 lbs$1049
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2016clamshell14.0″ IPS FHD or OLED QHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52052 Wh1.17 kg / 2.6 lbs$1199
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yogaclamshell14.0″ IPS FHD or QHD touchup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52052 Wh1.37 kg / 3.0 lbs$1399
Lenovo ThinkPad T460clamshell14.0″ HD, FHD or QHDup to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 940M14 h1.7 kg / 3.8 lbs$909
Lenovo ThinkPad T460Pclamshell14.0″ IPS QHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 940M12 h1.81 kg / 4.0 lbs$1249
Lenovo ThinkPad T460Sclamshell14.0″ QHDup to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 930M49 Wh1.36 kg / 3.0 lbs$1059
LG Gram 14clamshell14.0″ IPS FHDCore i5 or i7 w/ Intel HD 52035 Wh0.98 kg / 2.16 lbs$1099
MSI GS40clamshell14.0″ IPS FHDCore i7 HQ w/ Nvidia GTX 970M61 Wh1.6 kg / 3.57 lbs$1499
MSI GS43clamshell14.0″ IPS FHDCore i7 HQ w/ Nvidia GTX 106061 Wh1.7 kg / 3.75 lbs$1499
Razer Blade 14clamshell14.0″ IPS QHD+up to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia GTX 970M or 106070 Wh1.93 kg / 4.25 lbs$1999

And if you’re willing to sacrifice the size and weight (to some extent) for performance and a larger screen, the 15 and 17-inchers in this category are the ones for you.

15-inch (and bigger) Skylake laptops

ModelTypeScreenHardwareBatteryWeightPrice(*)
Aorus X5 clamshell15.6″ IPS FHD or WQHD+up to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 107095Wh2.5 kg / 5.5 lbsTBA
Aorus X7clamshell17.3″ IPS FHD or WQHD+up to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 107095Wh2.9 kg / 6.4 lbs$2400
Aorus X7 DTclamshell17.3″ IPS QHD or UHDup to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 108095Wh3.2 kg / 7.1 lbsTBA
Acer Aspire E5 (E5-574TG)clamshell15.6″ HDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520tba
Acer Aspire V15 V5-591Gclamshell15.6″ TN HD/FHDup to Core i7 ULV w/ Nvidia 950M56 Wh2.4 kg / 5.3 lbstba
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (V3-575G)clamshell15.6″ IPS FHDup to Core i7 ULV w/ Nvidia 950M52 Wh2.4 kg / 5.3 lbs$899
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black (VN7-592G)clamshell15.6″ IPS FHD/4Kup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 960M52 Wh2.3 kg / 5.1 lbs$999
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black
clamshell17.3″ IPS FHD or 4Kup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 960M54 Wh3.1 kg / 6.9 lbs$1099
Asus Vivobook Book Flip Q503UA / TP501UAconvertible15.6″ IPS FHDCore i7 w/ Intel HD 52048Wh2.07 kg / 4.6 lbs$799
Asus Vivobook Book Flip Q553UB / TP501UBconvertible15.6″ IPS FHDCore i7 w/ Nvidia 940M48Wh2.31 kg / 5.1 lbs$799
Asus Zenbook UX510clamshell15.6″ IPS FHD or UHDup to Core i7 U w/ Nvidia 950M or 960M48Wh1.9 kg / 4.1 lbs$899
Asus Zenbook Flip UX560UAconvertible15.6″ IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52050Wh2.2 kg / 4.85 lbs
Asus Zenbook Flip UX560UQconvertible15.6″ IPS FHD or QHDup to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 940MX52Wh2.2 kg / 4.85 lbs
Asus Zenbook Flip UX560UXconvertible15.6″ IPS FHD or QHDup to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 950M52Wh2.2 kg / 4.85 lbs
Asus Zenbook Pro UX501VWclamshell15.6″ IPS UHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 960M60 or 96 Wh2.1 kg / 4.54 lbs$1499
Asus ROG Strix GL502VTclamshell15.6″ IPS FHD or UHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 970M64 Wh2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs$1299
Asus ROG Strix GL502VMclamshell15.6″ IPS FHD or UHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 106062 Wh2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs$1299
Asus ROG Strix GL502VYclamshell15.6″ IPS UHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 980M64 Wh2.6 kg / 5.7 lbs$1799
Asus ROG Strix GL502VSclamshell15.6″ IPS UHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 107062 Wh2.6 kg / 5.7 lbs$1799
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5559)clamshell15.6″ TN HD or IPS touch FHDup to Core i7 w/ AMD R5 M33540Wh2.45 kg / 5.4 lbs$399
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7559)clamshell15.6″ IPS touch FHD or UHDup to Core i7 w/ AMD R7 M27043Wh or 58 Wh2.17 kg / 4.8 lbs$699
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1 (5568)convertible15.6″ IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52042Wh2.3 kg / 5.07 lbs$449
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 (7569)convertible15.6″ IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52042Wh2.18 kg / 4.82 lbs$649
Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 (7778)convertible17.3″ IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52056Wh2.77 kg / 6.12 lbs$899
Dell Latitude 15 5000clamshell15.6″ TN HDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52047 or 62 Wh2.1 kg / 4.61 lbs$769
Dell Precision 15 5510clamshell15.6″ IPS touch FHD or UHDup to Xeon E2 w/ Nvidia Quadro M1000M?1.8 kg / 3.96 lbs$1399
Dell XPS 15 9550clamshell15.6″ IPS FHD or touch UHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 960M84Wh1.72 kg / 3.8 lbs$1499
Gigabyte P35Xclamshell15.6″ FHD or WQHD+up to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 980M or 107055 Wh2.3 kg / 5.07 lbs$1799
Gigabyte P35Wclamshell15.6″ FHD or WQHD+up to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 970M55 Wh2.3 kg / 5.07 lbs$1499
Gigabyte P57Xclamshell17.3″ FHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 980M or 107075 Wh3.0 kg / 6.6 lbs$2399
HP EliteBook 850 G3 clamshell15.6″ FHD or UHDup to Core i7 w/ AMD R7 M365X46 Wh1.88 kg / 4.14 lbs$799
HP Spectre x360 15convertible15.6″ IPS touch FHD or OLED UHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52064Wh1.83 kg / 4.03 lbs$1149
HP Pavillion 15clamshell15.6″ IPS FHD or touch FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520tba
HP Pavillion 17clamshell17.3″ IPS FHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520tba
Lenovo IdeaPad 300 15clamshell15.6″ FHDup to Intel Core i7 w/ Radeon R5 M3304 hours2.3 kg / 5.1 lbs$549
Lenovo IdeaPad 300 17clamshell17.3″ HD+up to Intel Core i7 w/ Radeon R5 M3304 hours3.0 kg / 6.61 lbs$449
Lenovo IdeaPad 500s 15clamshell15.6″ FHDup to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 940M4.5 hours2.1 kg / 4.6 lbstba
Lenovo IdeaPad 500 15clamshell15.6″ FHDup to Intel Core i7 w/ Radeon M360 or AMD Carrizo FX-8800P w/ Radeon M3304 hours2.3 kg / 5.1 lbs$599 (AMD), $849 (Intel)
Lenovo IdeaPad 700 15clamshell15.6″ matte FHDup to Core i7 SV w/ Nvidia 950M4h2.31 kg / 5.1 lbs$799
Lenovo IdeaPad 700 17clamshell17.3″ matte FHDup to Core i7 SV w/ Nvidia 940M4h2.67 kg / 5.8 lbs$799
Lenovo ThinkPad T560clamshell15.6″ HD, FHD or QHDup to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 940M16 h2.26 kg / 5.0 lbs$969
LG Gram 15clamshell15.6″ IPS FHDCore i5 or i7 w/ Intel HD 52035 Wh0.98 kg / 2.16 lbs$1099
MSI GS60 Ghost Proclamshell15.6″ UHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 970M52 Wh1.96 kg / 4.32 lbs$1799
MSI GS63 Stealth Proclamshell15.6″ FHD or UHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 106057 Wh1.7 kg / 3.95 lbs$1899
MSI GS70 Stealth Proclamshell17.3″ FHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 970M52 Wh2.6 kg / 5.73 lbs$1799
MSI GS73 Stealth Proclamshell17.3″ FHD or UHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 106065 Wh2.4 kg / 5.35 lbs$1899
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Proclamshell15.6″ IPS UHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia 950M2.01 kg / 4.45 lbs$1299
Samsung Notebook 9 900X5Lclamshell15″ IPS FHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Intel HD 5201.29kg / 2.84lbstba
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 2-in-1convertible15″ IPS FHDup to Core i7 HQ w/ Nvidia GT 940MX2.26kg / 5.00lbs$999
Toshiba Satellite Radius 15.6convertible15.6″ IPS FHD or UHDup to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 52045Wh2.26 kg / 5.0 lbs$699

Here’s a short glossary of the terms mentioned above:

  • Types:
    • clamshell: classic shaped computer whose screen closes on top of the keyboard and does not flip into any sort of tablet mode;
    • convertible: 2-in-1 laptop whose screen rotates and converts to a tablet mode (or similar), but cannot be detached from the base;
    • detachable: 2-in-1 laptop whose screen detaches from the base. These are mostly stand-alone tablets bundled with matching docking stations that most often include docking keyboards, ports, batteries and other features;
    • slider: 2-in-1 laptop whose screen slides up and down on top of the body and usually reveals a keyboard hidden underneath.
  • Resolutions: HD ( 1366 x 768 px), WXGA+ (1440 x 900 px), HD+ (1600 x 900 px), FHD (1920 x 1080 px),  FHD+ (2160 x 1440 px), retina (2304 x 1440 px), QHD (2560 x 1440 px), WQXGA (2560 x 1600 px), QHD+  (3200 x 1800 px), UHD (3840 x 2160 px) – also see this post;

Anyway, that’s about it for now. If you’re interested in portable laptops though, you should also check out some of the other articles on the site, I’m sure you’ll find them useful in your search:

And like I said in the beginning, don’t forget I’m continuously updating this list, so if you’re in the market for a Skylake laptop, you should bookmark the post and return from time to time for the latest updates.

You can also get in touch in the comments section if you have anything to add or any questions about these computers or Skylake in general, as I’m around and will help out if I can.

Douglas Black contributed to this report.

Andrei Girbea, aka Mike, Editor-in-Chief and a huge fan of mobile computers. Since 2007, I've only owned smaller than 12.5" laptops and I've been testing tens, if not hundreds of mini laptops. You'll find mostly reviews and guides written by me here on the site.

115 Comments

  1. alfa

    November 21, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Great post Andrei,

    I was wondering if you could help me looking for a cheap small hybrid tablet for running office and some economics/statistical software like SPSS,STATA,SAS, and especially R, that's it (maybe a couple of browser tabs.
    For the big operations I have my powerful 17" home that can do everything.
    Do you think I need a skylake CPU? Because I was now thinking about the transformer 3 mini, I know its performances are limited but I really don't need to do much on it.

    Thank you in advance

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 22, 2016 at 6:41 am

      I'm not really familiar with those programs and what they're demanding in terms of resources, but I wouldn't get something like the T3 Mini for more than just basic activities. You could however give the T102HA a try, with the Z8500 processor and 4 GB of RAM. If it won't do, then perhaps something like Dell Inspiron 11 or the HP Steam 11 with Pentium processors should do better. Worth a look.

      The Spectre X2 is also a nice option and it's available for cheap in the US, but I'm not sure if that's the case in Italy. Worth a look.

  2. anon

    November 25, 2016 at 10:13 am

    The new dell alienware 13 has a touch screen option, i7 and gtx 1060

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 25, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Right, thanks, I forgot to update this listing.

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