Laptops are meant to be portable – and mini laptops are the epitome of portability. Big doesn’t necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren’t better than violets. Such are the words of Edna Ferber, an American novelist. Not only does her words ring true for flowers, it rings true for laptops as well. Here is a list of the best mini-laptops that might just be your next bini (wife in BM)!

1. HP X2 Mini Laptop
Best affordable mini laptop for students
Buy from RM1,480.00

Here’s a mini-laptop that might suit you if you’re a college student living on a shoestring budget. Besides being affordable, it features a 10.1-inch HD LED-Backlit WXGA Screen which is bright and large enough for you to binge-watch the next season of Games of Thrones (or any other of your favourite shows!).

On top of that, the battery of the HPX2 Mini Laptop can last up to 11 hours and 46 minutes, making it great for students who are constantly working on their assignments late into the night at Starbucks! Just take it easy on the Double Shot Ice Shaken Espresso!

2. Microsoft New Surface Pro
Best mini laptop with touch screen for note-taking and writing
Buy from RM7,199.00

The Microsoft New Surface Pro is the mini-laptop to get when it comes to the touchscreen department. With the new Surface Pen which has 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, users are able to scribble, write and erase naturally just like they would with a pencil and paper. This makes it ideal for art students who want to let their creativity shine through!

Not only that, this mini-laptop has 3 modes; a laptop mode, tablet mode and studio mode. The laptop mode is when you want to use it as an ordinary laptop. The tablet mode is when you want to use it as a tablet to binge-watch Netflix while the studio mode is when you want to use it as drawing pad or a notepad of ideas!

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3. HP Spectre x360
Best 2-in-1 mini laptop
Buy from RM6,099.00

HP is making it matter with the HP Spectre x360. This mini-laptop packs an aluminium design with a silver finish. It just screams out ‘elegance’, no matter what angle you look at it. It’s a 2-in-1 laptop, meaning you can use it as a laptop or as a tablet! How convenient!

Not only that, it weighs in at 1.32 kg, making it ultra-light, and thus, an ideal companion that you can bring to just about anywhere in the world! To sum it up, the HP Spectre x360 is a reliable companion that’s elegant to its core and designed with portability in mind.  

4. Lenovo Ideapad Miix 320
Best for kids
Buy from RM1,299.00

The Lenovo Ideapad Miix 320 is the ideal mini-laptop for your kids. It’s small and light, its thickness is a mere 17.5 mm and its weight is only 997g. Not only that, it has a small and compact keyboard that’s expected of a 10.1-inch laptop; this makes it ideal for your child's small and soft hands!

This mini-laptop is a 2-in-1 laptop, meaning it can be used a laptop or as a tablet whenever you want it to be. This makes it a portable companion that can calm your hyperactive child down with games when it’s in tablet mode. It also packs a 10-hour battery life so you can take a well-deserved break from childrearing!

5. Asus Transformer Book T101 HA
Best mini laptop for travel
Buy from RM1,199.00

If you are a backpacker in search of the incredible, the Asus Transformer Book T101HA might just be the “incredible” you’re looking for! It has an impressive battery that lasts up to 11 hours, making it perfect for the modern nomad who is constantly on the go!

Another feature that’s undoubtedly the cherry on top of this mini-laptop is its dimensions. When docked, it only measures 261mm x 175mm x 9mm with the 10mm thick base; making it the perfect size for you to fit into your bag and take it wherever you go!

6. Apple Macbook 12”
Best for programming
Buy from RM5,391.00

Why do Java programmers wear glasses? Because they can’t C#! Jokes aside, the MacBook 12” is no joke! It comes with 8GB of RAM which should be enough for an aspiring technopreneur to run compilers, code editor, servers and a web browser efficiently. You can also upgrade it to 16GB if you want to run both Android Studio and Xcode simultaneously without it freezing!

Besides that, it is 28.05 cm in width and weighs only 0.92kg. This makes it portable programming machine that you can bring along when going to a hackathon or to a co-working space near you! Have we mentioned that it’s elegantly designed? Everything on this baby is elegant; from its silky glass trackpad to its laser-cut speaker grill!

7. Microsoft Surface Book 2 – 13.5” Pixel Sense Display
Best mini laptop for gaming
Buy from RM8,899.00

This beast of a laptop from Microsoft comes with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8650U processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 for all your gaming needs! The 13.5" Pixel Sense Display (3240 x 2160 resolution) is able to deliver up to almost 7 million pixels onscreen. This gives you a crisp and clear image of your in-game environment!

This beast also packs a staggering battery life of 17 hours! That means it has 70% more juice than the MacBook Pro 13” which at most, can last up to 8 hours and 40 minutes! So gamers, if you want to spend more time playing Overwatch (or other online games) with your friends, go get this beast!

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