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Best 13-inch laptops in India 2021

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Best 13-inch laptops in India 2021
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There aren’t a lot of choices available for 13-inch laptops as compared to those with 14-inch and 15-inch screen sizes. But if you are looking for a compact laptop then we’ve got you covered. 13-inch laptops are very portable and easy to work with just about anywhere. It’s also great for people who often have to travel for work or it demands commuting. Laptops these days are mostly lightweight and with a small screen, you get the perfect compact size.

13-inch laptops are offered by almost all the popular laptop brands in India. These laptops mostly fall in the premium price range as compared to other laptop categories. Even though they offer a compact form factor, the laptops come with the latest hardware and software. So if you’re on the lookout for a 13-inch laptop here are some of the best options.

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Apple MacBook Air with M1 chip

Best 13-inch laptops in India 2021
Apple is a pioneer when it comes to 13-inch laptops. Its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro series of laptops are known for their compact and lightweight body. The MacBook Air now comes with Apple’s custom M1 chip that offers major upgrades over the previous models. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display with 400 nits of brightness and an HD camera for video calls. The laptop offers up to 18 hours of battery life, 3.5x more performance and 5x faster graphics. The MacBook Air with M1 also comes with 8GB of RAM and SSD storage options of 256GB and 512GB.


Apple MacBook Pro with M1 chip

Best 13-inch laptops in India 2021
Apple also offers the MacBook Pro with the M1 chip. This one too has a 13.3-inch Retina display but with a slightly higher 500 nits of brightness. You get longer battery life of up to 20 hours on the MacBook Pro. It also has an active cooling fan and an 8-core GPU. Another MacBook Pro-exclusive feature that you get is the TouchBar. The MacBook Pro M1 comes with a FaceTime HD camera with studio-quality mics, 8GB of RAM, and the Magic Keyboard.


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ASUS ZenBook 13 (2020)

Best 13-inch laptops in India 2021
Asus offers a range of laptops in different price ranges and styles. From its ZenBook series, there’s the ZenBook 13 (2020) laptop with a 13.3-inch Full HD LCD display. The laptop has a thin and light design weighing 1.11 kg. It is also powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Xe Graphics paired with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. The Asus ZenBook 13 comes pre-loaded with Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity. It also has Office Home and Student 2019 pre-installed, and it offers 1-year of McAfee Anti-Virus.


Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

Best 13-inch laptops in India 2021
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 can also be another choice for a 13-inch laptop. Microsoft’s Surface laptops are quite niche in the laptop segment. It features a 13.5-inch Pixelsense touchscreen display, and it weighs around 1.2 kg. It comes in four colour options of New Sandstone, Matte Black, Cobalt Blue, and Platinum. The Surface Laptop 3 is powered by the 10th Gen Intel i5 processor and is said to last for up to 11.5 hours on battery. There’s an AMD Ryzen 5 model of the Surface Laptop 3 as well. The Surface Laptop 3 comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. It runs on Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity, and Microsoft Office 365 30-day trial. The laptop is also confirmed for a free upgrade to Windows 11 when it’s available.


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HP Pavilion 13

Best 13-inch laptops in India 2021
On a slightly lesser premium side, we have the HP Pavilion 13. This laptop comes with the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor paired with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. It is also equipped with Intel Iris Xe Graphics and audio by Bang and Olufsen. The laptop comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed, and it also has Alexa built-in. The HP Pavilion 13 features a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS display and an HD camera. It has 1 USB Type-C port, 2 USB Type-A ports and 1 HDMI 2.0 port. The laptop also features a fingerprint reader.


Dell Inspiron 5300

Best 13-inch laptops in India 2021
Another option in the similar price segment is the Dell Inspiron 5300 which has a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS display. The laptop comes with the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, and it packs 8GB of RAM with 512GB of SSD storage. The Dell Inspiron 5300 is claimed to charge up to 80% in 30 minutes. It has 1 HDMI 1.4 port, 3 USB 3.2 Type-C ports, one microSD card reader, 1 headphone and a microphone audio jack. The Dell Inspiron 5300 comes with Windows 10 Home, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019, and a 15-month subscription of McAfee Security center.

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