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Bezel-less laptops (and laptops with thin bezels) in 2020 – the complete list

Bezel-less laptops (and laptops with thin bezels) in 2020 – the complete list
By Andrei Girbea - @ andreigirbea , last updated on November 25, 2020

This article is a detailed list of all the important laptops with small bezels available in stores these days. We’re constantly updating it and adding new units are they’re released.

By reducing the size of the bezels around the screens, manufacturers are able to create more compact notebooks, with an overall reduced footprint and increased screen-to-body ratio. That, however, makes designing such a computer more challenging, as the compact chassis translates into limited interior space for all the components, battery, and cooling, that’s why the list of truly bezel-less laptops has been rather exclusive over the last years, with only a handful of premium options.

That’s changing more and more, though, and these days most laptops get fairly thin bezels, and the list of options ranges from thin and light ultraportables and all the way up to full-size 17-inch performance notebooks.

However, some of these models are almost entirely bezel-less and some still get bigger chins underneath the display, that’s why in this article we’re gathering those ultra-compact options with the smallest of bezels, and tell you what to expect from each unit in terms of bezel size, screen-to-body ratio (abbreviated STB in the following lists), hardware specs, overall weight, and price.

We’ve also split the available options into a few categories: Ultraportable (classic clamshell thin-and-light notebook), Convertible (2-in-1 laptop with a touchscreen), Multimedia (all-round notebook), and Gaming (portable performance laptops with competent gaming abilities), and added links to our detailed articles and reviews for each option.

Just some of the bezel-less ultraportable laptops available these days

Just some of the bezel-less ultraportable laptops available these days

How we calculate STB (Screen to Body Ratio)

For this article, we’re calculating real STB by dividing the screen’s overall area to the laptop’s overall footprint (width x height). That’s the Real STB column in the following tables.

However, that’s not always the most accurate representation for these modern laptops, as many designs use this trick that hides the bottom part of the display’s chin behind the main-chassis, giving the impression of smaller bezels than the Real STB number might otherwise suggest. Asus, Acer, Dell or MSI are normally going with this sort of design, that’s why their advertised (and perceived) STB numbers differ from our real-life measurements, which is something to keep in mind going forward.540

Keep in mind that we’re only going to include recent-generation laptops in here with a measured Real Screen to Body Ratio (STB) of 80% or higher. That aside, there are also some older models out there that have been taken out of these lists, in order to keep them as succinct as possible.

This first section of the article covers the ultra-compact versions with screens up to 14-inch in diagonal, and in the next section, we’ll cover full-size options with 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch screens.

Ultraportable laptops with bezel-less and thin-bezel screens

Model Type Hardware Real STB Screen (advertised STB, features) Weight
Acer Swift 5 Ultraportable Core U + Iris Xe 81% 14″ 16:9 IPS FHD, ~90% STB, narrow top with camera+ IR, narrow side bezels and average chin 1.03 kg / 2.3 lbs
Acer Swift 7 Ultraportable Core U + UHD 88% 14″ 16:9 IPS FHD, ~92% STB, 4.3 mm side/top bezels, average chin, camera+IR at the top .9 kg / 2 lbs
Asus ExpertBook B9 Ultraportable Core U + Iris Xe 83% 14″ 16:9 IPS FHD, ~94% STB, slim bezels all-around and tiny chin, camera+IR on top .88 kg / 1.94 lbs
Asus VivoBook S13 Ultraportable Core U + MX350 80% 13.3″ 16:9 IPS FHD, ~88% STB, slim side and top bezels, thicker chin, camera on top 1.2 kg / 2.7 lbs
Asus Zenbook S Ultraportable Core U + Iris Xe 84% 13.9″ 3:2 IPS 3K, 4.3 mm side bezels, narrow top with camera+IR, 8.3 mm chin 1.35 kg / 3 lbs
Asus Zenbook 13 Ultraportable Core U + Iris Xe 79% 13.3″ 16:9 IPS FHD, ~88% STB, 4.4 mm side bezels, narrow top with camera+ IR, 12.9 mm chin 1.1 kg / 2.4 lbs
Asus Zenbook 14 UX425 Ultraportable Core U + Iris Xe 80% 14″ 16:9 IPS FHD, ~90% STB, 4.1 mm side bezels, narrow top with camera+ IR, 10 mm chin 1.22 kg / 2.7 lbs
Asus Zenbook 14 UM425 Ultraportable Ryzen U + Vega 80% 14″ 16:9 IPS FHD, ~90% STB, 4.1 mm side bezels, narrow top with camera+ IR, 10 mm chin 1.22 kg / 2.7 lbs
Asus Zenbook 14 UM433 Ultraportable Ryzen U + Vega 84% 14″ 16:9 IPS FHD, ~92% STB, 4 mm side bezels, narrow top and chin, camera+IR on top 1.2 kg / 2.65 lbs
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435 Ultraportable Core U + up to MX450 85% 14″ 16:9 IPS FHD, ~92% STB, 4.1 mm side bezels, narrow top with camera+ IR, 3.3 mm chin 1.2 kg / 2.65 lbs
Asus Zenbook 14 Ultralight UX435 Ultraportable Core U + up to MX450 85% 14″ 16:9 IPS FHD, ~92% STB, 4.4 mm side bezels, narrow top with camera+ IR, 3.3 mm chin 0.98 kg / 2.16 lbs
Dell XPS 13 Ultraportable Core U + Iris Xe 88% 13.4″ 16:10 IPS FHD/UHD, ~90% STB, thin side bezels, average top/bottom bezels, camera+IR at the top 1.22 kg / 2.69 lbs
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Convertible Core U + Iris Xe 88% 13.4″ 16:10 IPS FHD/UHD, ~90% STB, thin side bezels, slightly thicker chin, camera+IR at the top 1.32 kg / 2.9 lbs
Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Clamshell Core U + Iris Xe 84% 14.5″ 16:10 IPS QHD, ~90% STB, thin bezels all-around, camera+IR at the top 1.26 kg / 2.8 lbs
HP Envy 13 Clamshell Core U + up to MX450 82% 13.3″ IPS 16:9 FHD, ~88% STB, narrow bezels all around, slightly thicker chin, camera+IR at the top 1.33 kg / 2.9 lbs
HP Elite Dragonfly Convertible Core U + Iris Xe 81% 13.3″ IPS 16:9 FHD, ~86% STB, narrow bezels all around, slightly thicker chin, camera+IR at the top 1.14 kg / 2.5 lbs
HP Spectre x360 13 Convertible Core U + UHD 82% 13.3″ IPS 16:9 FHD or UDH OLED, ~90% STB, 6 mm side bezels, camera+IR on top, thicker chin 1.3 kg / 2.8 lbs
HP Spectre x360 14 Convertible Core U + Iris Xe 82% 14″ IPS 3:2, ~88% STB, narrow side bezels, camera+IR on top, thicker chin 1.33 kg / 2.9 lbs
Huawei MateBook X Pro Ultraportable Core U + up to MX250 87% 13.9″ IPS 3:2, ~91% STB, 4.4 mm side/top bezels, small chin, camera on the keyboard 1.33 kg / 2.95 lbs
Huawei MateBook 14 Ultraportable Ryzen H + Vega 85% 14″ IPS 3:2 2K, narrow bezels, camera at the top 1.5 kg / 3.3 lbs
Huawei MateBook 13 Ultraportable Core U + up to MX250 83% 13″ IPS 3:2 2K, narrow bezels, camera+IR2560 on top 1.32 kg / 2.9 lbs
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Ultraportable Core U + up to MX350 or Ryzen 81% 14″16:9 IPS FHD/UHD, narrow bezels, average chin, camera+IR on top 1.4 kg / 3.1 lbs
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Ultraportable Core U + Iris Xe 83% 13″ IPS 3:2 2K, narrow bezels, camera+IR on top .96 kg / 2.1 lbs
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Convertible Core U + Iris Xe 83% 13.3″ 16:10 IPS QHD, camera+IR on top .96 kg / 2.13 lbs
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Ultraportable Core U + Iris Xe 83% 13″ IPS 3:2 2K, narrow bezels, camera+IR on top .96 kg / 2.1 lbs
Lenovo Yoga Slim 9i Convertible Core U + Iris Xe 84% 14″16:9 IPS FHD/UHD, narrow bezels, camera+IR  on top 1.2 kg / 2.65 lbs
Razer Book 13 Ultraportable Core U + up to MX150 88% 13.4″ 16:10 IPS FHD/UHD, narrow bezels all around, camera+IR on top 1.34 kg / 2.95 lbs
Xiaomi Redmibook 14 Ultraportable Core U + UHD 83% 14″ 16:9 IPS FHD, narrow bezels all around, average chin, camera on top 1.3 kg / 2.85 lbs

And here’s a complete list of full-size notebooks with narrow screen bezels. In this case, we’ve only included recent launches with a measured STB of 79% or higher.

15/17 inch laptops with thin-bezel screens

Model Type Hardware Real STB Screen (advertised STB, features) Weight
Apple MacBook Pro 16 Multimedia Core H + Radeon 84% 16″ IPS 16:10 retina, slim side/top bezels, average chin, camera on top 2 kg / 4.4 lbs
Asus VivoBook S15 Multimedia Ryzen or Core U + MX250 79% 15.6″ IPS 16:9 FHD, ~86% STB, 6.3 mm side bezels, slim top, average chin, camera on top 1.65 kg / 3.64 lbs
Asus Zenbook 15 Ultraportable Core U +  GTX 1650 MQ 86% 15.6″ IPS FHD/UHD, ~92% STB, 2.9 side bezels, narrow top and chin, camera+IR on top 1.7 kg / 3.7 lbs
Asus Zenbook Flip 15 Convertible Core U + GTX 1650Ti 81% 15.6″ IPS FHD/UHD, ~86% STB, 4.5 side bezels, narrow top and average chin, camera+IR on top 1.9 kg / 4.2 lbs
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 Multimedia Core H + GTX 1650Ti 81% 15.6″ IPS FHD/UHD or OLED, ~88% STB, camera+IR on top 1.8 kg / 4 lbs
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Multimedia Ryzen U or Core U + Iris Xe 80% 15.6″ 16:9 IPS FHD, average bezels all-around, camera at the top 1.71 kg / 3.8 lbs
Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 Convertible Core U + up to MX350 83% 17″ 16:10 IPS QHD+1, small bezels all-around, camera+IR at the top 2.45 kg / 5.4 lbs
Dell Latitude 9510 Ultrabook Core U + UHD 89% 15.6″ IPS 16:10 FHD/UHD matte, tiny bezels all around, camera+IR on top 1.4 kg / 3.1 lbs
Dell Latitude 9510 2-in-1 Convertible Core U + UHD 89% 15.6″ IPS 16:10 FHD/UHD touch, tiny bezels all around, camera+IR on top 1.5 kg / 3.3 lbs
Dell XPS 15 Multimedia Core H + up to GTX 1650Ti MQ 89% 15.6″ IPS 16:10 FHD/UHD, tiny bezels all around, camera+IR on top 1.85 kg / 4 lbs
Dell XPS 17 Multimedia Core H + up to GTX 2060 MQ 90% 17″ IPS 16:10 FHD/UHD, tiny bezels all around, camera+IR on top 2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs
Eluktronics MAG-15 / Gaming Core H + up tp RTX 2070 MQ 80% 15.6″ IPS FHD 144 Hz, thicker bottom, camera+IR on top 1.9 kg / 4.2 lbs
Huawei MateBook D 15 Multimedia Ryzen U + Vega 82% 15.6″ IPS 16:9 FHD, thicker chin, camera on top 1.55 kg / 3.5 lbs
HONOR MacicBook Pro Multimedia Ryzen H + Vega 83% 16.1″ IPS 16:9 FHD, slim 4.9 mm side/top bezels, thicker chin, camera on top 1.7 kg / 3.74 lbs
HP Envy 15 Multimedia Core H + up to GTX 2060 MQ 79% 15.6″ IPS 16:9 U104HD, ~88% STB, small side/top bezels, thicker chin, camera+IR at the top 2.2 kg / 4.8 lbs
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Multimedia Ryzen or Core U + MX350 82% 15.6″ IPS FHD, thicker chin, camera on top 1.8 kg / 3.9 lbs
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 GTX Multimedia Core U + GTX 1650 82% 15.6″ IPS FHD, thicker chin, camera on top 1.9 kg / 4.2 lbs
Lenovo Yoga 9i Convertible Core H + up to GTX 1650MQ 79% 15.6″ IPS FHD/UHD, thicker chin, camera+IR on top 2 kg / 4.4 lbs
LG Gram 15 Multimedia Core U + UHD 620 82% 15.6″ IPS FHD, 6.7 mm side bezels, slim top and chin, camera on top 1.1 kg / 2.4 lbs
LG Gram 17 Multimedia Core U + UHD 620 82% 17.3″ IPS FHD, 6.7 mm side bezels, slim top and chin, camera on top 1.35 kg / 3 lbs
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Multimedia Ryzen U + Vega 81% 15″ IPS 3:2 2K, average bezels, camera on top 1.54 kg / 3.4 lbs
MSI Prestige 15 Multimedia Core U + up to GTX 1650MQ 83% 15.6″ 16:9 IPS FHD/UHD, thicker chin, camera on top 1.6 kg / 3.53 lbs
Razer Blade 15 Gaming Core H + up tp RTX 2080 Super MQ 80% 15.6″ IPS FHD/UHD, average bezels, camera+IR on top 2.1 kg / 4.6 lbs
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 Convertible Core U + UHD 83% 15.6″ QLED 16:9 FHD, thicker chin, camera on top 1.52 kg / 3.35 lbs
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 15 Multimedia Core U + UHD 83% 15.6″ QLED 16:9 FHD, thicker top and chin, camera on top 1.26 kg / 2.78 lbs
Shenker VIA 15 Multimedia Ryzen U + Vega 80% 15.6″ IPS FHD, thicker bottom, camera on top 1.4 kg / 3.1 lbs
Xiaomi Redmibook 16 Multimedia Ryzen U + Vega 84% 16.1″ IPS 16:9 FHD, slim side/top bezels, thicker chin, camera on top 1.8 kg / 3.96 lbs

Anyway, that’s about it for now with this list of portable and full-size laptops with small bezels and screen-to-body ratios above 80%.

Like already mentioned earlier, we’re constantly working on improving our articles, so if you have anything to add, spot any mistakes, or know any laptops that should be in here and are not, please tell get in touch with us in the comments section below.

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Andrei Girbea, Editor-in-Chief of Ultrabookreview.com. I've been covering mobile computers since the 2000s and you'll mostly find reviews and thorough guides written by me here on the site.

5 Comments

  1. Ali

    August 30, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Lenovo Ideapad 530s

  2. Michelle Leavitt

    April 3, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Please change the name of the Asus Swift 5 15 to Acer. The link is correct but the above is incorrect.
    https://www.ultrabookreview.com/21772-laptops-small-thin-bezel/

  3. Sud

    July 4, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Maybe you can add these laptops also, three are from NEC Japan. Also three of them are laptops I could find under 13 inches with thin bezels. They are interesting because they provide some of the smallest form factors for laptops

    Maybe the Xiaomi Mi Nb Air 12.5 2016 can be included but the bezels are a tad thick.

    NEC LAVIE Note Mobile C-NM550GAL 11.6 inch
    Dell Latitude 7285 12.3 inch 3:2
    Huawei MateBook 13 i7 13.0 inch 3:2
    NEC Lavie Note Mobile 12.5 inch
    NEC LAVIE Direct HZ 13.3 inch

  4. Victor Wachanga

    October 26, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks for the detailed list. Have you checked out laptops by Eluktronics. I found their MAG-15 laptop great. has a near-bezel-less screen

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