What are the best 13 inch laptops?

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    #1Dell Latitude 3340

    Dell Latitude 3340

    This business laptop is perfect for journalists and everyone who moves around a lot always carrying his laptop. Thanks to its 13" LED screen, you will get clear images of all your files. 

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    Shreyas Singhal
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Good but not fantastic. A plus is that it's lightweight and small so travels well. It's not lightning fast though, so lag has to be considered. All in all though, worth the money for the convenience and for those on a budget."
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    #2ASUS Zenbook UX360CA-UBM1T

    ASUS Zenbook UX360CA-UBM1T
    The ASUS ZenBook UX360CA-UBM1T features a 360º rotating touchscreen that will allow you to have both a laptop and a tablet in the same device. Among many other features, you will be able to enjoy Cortana, voice included. 




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    Rosario Salinas
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "This computer is great!! Great price for a really solid machine!"
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    #3HP Envy 13

    HP Envy 13

    This laptop counts with an immersive 8 million pixel display and an aluminum chassis for a design is all about high-end style. It combines elegance and efficiency with a 13.3" or 17.3" diagonal display and a full-size keyboard.

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    Larry Rivera
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "I'm kind of on the fence with this one. Look, HP has been around for ages and I'm sure we've all seen or had one by now. While there's nothing fundamentally wrong with this, I do say I kind of like Dell, ASUS and so on for my laptop choices."

DID YOU KNOW?

The laptop computer considered by many to be the first one was the Osborne 1? Adam Osborne, an ex-book publisher, founded Osborne Computer Corp. The company then produced it in 1981. The device weighed 24 pounds and cost $1795. It had a five-inch screen, modem port, two 5 1/4 floppy drives. It also included a collection of bundled software programs and a battery pack. It was not a commercial success for the company. It did pave the way for succeeding laptops and further research to happen though. The first laptop that resembled laptops of today was the TRS-80 Model 100 which came out in 1983. The late 1980s saw a lot of releases from Apple, Compaq, and Zenith Data Systems. The early 1990s saw the release of IBM's legendary ThinkPad line of laptops.

The rest is, as they say, history. Laptops nowadays aren't as revolutionary as it once was. That is not exactly a bad thing since laptops have reached optimal reliability. The best 13-inch laptops are what people consider the best ones. A good combination of portability and power. Laptops used for office work was easy and convenient. Laptops for programming was also popular at the time. Most laptop makers push the envelope of laptop innovation to stand out from the rest. Some are releasing the best budget 13-inch laptops to increase market share. Others focus on putting as much power as possible in as small a package as possible. Allowing for the best 13-inch gaming laptops to arrive in the market. No matter what you need a laptop for, chances are, there is one that will fit your needs.

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    #4ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA-DBM2T

    ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA-DBM2T
    This 2-in-1 laptop allows you to use it as a laptop thanks to its 360º rotation. Lightweight and slim, its comfortable design will allow you to use it for hours without needing a break. 



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    Jacqueline Coleman
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I really like asus as a company. I don't have much use for a rotating laptop, however"
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    #5Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series

    Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series

    This lightweight and mobile laptop has everything you are looking for in an all-around 13-inches laptop. In addition, you can use it as a tablet thanks to its touch screen and foldable design. 

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    Dorothy Rivera
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "The 2017 Dell Inspiron 13 5358 Flagship Laptop is a nice computer but I think the screen is way too small. I guess if you like a small screen it would be fine, but it's too small for my use."
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    #6Dell Inspiron i5378-3031GRY-PUS

    Dell Inspiron i5378-3031GRY-PUS
    2-in-1 sleek laptop, the Dell Inspiron i5378-3031GRY-PUS is a great choice for those looking for an all-around laptop + tablet. It has four modes (tent, stand, laptop, tablet) each one of them perfect for every occasion. 



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    Stephen Spencer
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "its a little larger than 13 but only be .3 so I dont think it matters. the price seems pretty decent but it doesnt have the best review"
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    #7Dell XPS 15

    Dell XPS 15
    Dell XPS9560-5000SLV-PUS is a powerful gaming laptop equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core processor and NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics. It features an UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD touch display that lets you interact naturally with the device.
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    Sarah Gardner
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Dell XPS9560-5000SLV-PUS is the best 13 inch laptops"
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    #8Samsung 7 Spin NP740U5L-Y03US

    Samsung 7 Spin NP740U5L-Y03US
    Samsung 7 Spin NP740U5L-Y03US is a 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop and tablet with 16GB DDR4 RAM, Intel Dual-Core i7-7500U processor, 512GB SSD, and Nvidia GeForce 940MX with 2GB dedicated video memory.
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    Lori Hamilton
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is a very versatile laptop that has touch, Intell I7 chip and a large enough memory for most people. It's size is a little small, but the display is crisp and works very well."
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    #9Fujitsu Lifebook T938

    Fujitsu Lifebook T938

    Fujitsu Lifebook T938 is a 13.3-inch swivel convertible tablet laptop PC which features pen, touch and keyboard support, 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor, and 4 GB DDR4 RAM.

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    $1399

    Ashley Hanson
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I was on the verge of buying this, but the price is a hard one to overcome and I decided not to. Well 3 days later I changed my mind and bought it. I have had it for a week already. The way I use a labtop--college, emails, download videos. I can't see much of a difference for over $1300. I love the pen--although it could get lost, and love the swivel feature, but other than that, I can't find a reason to spend this much on a laptop."
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    #10Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS

    Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS
    The Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS is a versatile laptop for daily tasks, gaming, editing and entertainment. It has a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. Thanks to its 4K Ultra HD display, the device offers you stunning visuals.
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    Scott Chavez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Based on reviews onthe negative end for this lap top I had to rate this lower even though it had great creditals. When you get 42% 2 0r 1 star rated it is not too good. I got it a low middling"
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    #11Samsung Notebook 9 Spin

    Samsung Notebook 9 Spin

    Samsung Notebook 9 Spin is a thin and powerful laptop that you easily convert to a portable tablet to use on the go. It features a 13.3-inch touchscreen display that allows you to view and display ultra-detailed graphics and an ergonomically designed backlit keyboard.

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    Sean Fox
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I thought this was a great idea because of the versatility and price. However, I do find the screen a bit too small for my needs and the wifi connection seems to keep failing. I do not have problems with any other devices, just this laptop. If not for these inconveniences, I would rate it much higher as it has a good chip and touch screen with a great display resolution."
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    #12Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-81GD

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-81GD

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-81GD is a fully-equipped laptop by Acer. It features Full HD screen, Intel Core i7-8550U, 8GB of RAM, 256Gb SSD, a powerful battery with up to 15 hours and Windows 10 Home. 

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    Tyler Mills
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "I got this result while searching for 13 inch laptops; obviously the screen is almost 3 inches larger than I expected, and is therefore too big. I need something more compact. That said, this is still a decent find, good for personal use, and Acers usually last at least two years."
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    #13Samsung NP900X3T-K02US

    Samsung NP900X3T-K02US

    Samsung NP900X3T-K02US is a 13.3-inch laptop powered by 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 processor and Windows 10 operating system. It has 8GB RAM and a flash memory solid-state capacity. 

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    Kathleen Hunter
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "The Samsung NP900X3T-K02US is a 13 inch laptop that is great for those who want a small laptop to take with them on the go. "
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    #14Lenovo ThinkPad X1 129127U

    The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 129127U is a 13.3-inch LED notebook computer equipped with a 160GB solid-state drive. It has a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor, a 4GB DDR3 RAM, and runs on Windows 7.

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    Yuan Zheng
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I think Lenovo computers, of all kinds, are a very good value. They are solid machines which is why they have a low income program to sell them to students for $100. These don't go wrong and have issues. The ThinkPad is a good value and will hold up for quite a long time. Also, big plus, it doesn't use windows 10!"
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    #15Samsung NP900X3C-A02US

    Samsung NP900X3C-A02US

    Samsung NP900X3C-A02US is a 13.3-INCH laptop powered by 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and Windows  operating system. It has 4GB RAM and 128GB hard drive capacity.

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    Teresa Anderson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The solution does match well with the provided topic. It meets the description well, but could possess a little more information."
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    #16Fujitsu Stylistic Q738

    Fujitsu Stylistic Q738

    Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 is a 13-3-inch hybrid laptop-tablet PC which features 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8350U Processor,up to 3.6 GHz, 256 GB1, M.2 SATA SSD, Intel® UHD 620 shared graphics.

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    $1349

    Johnny Allen
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 is a hybrid laptop and tablet with powerful i5 cpu. Fast SSD hard drive. A compact 13.3 screen and amazing design. It is mobile and powerful! You cant go wrong with these specifications."
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    #17LG E1LG13Z980AAAS5U1

    LG E1LG13Z980AAAS5U1

    LG E1LG13Z980AAAS5U1 is a 13.3-inch laptop powered by 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and Windows 10 operating system. It has 8GB RAM and 256GB hard drive capacity. 

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    Jack Scott
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I've had no issues with this LG. Does everything you would expect. Maybe not the best for power users, but works well for me."
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    #18HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2

    HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2

    HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 is a laptop powered by Intel Core i5 processor and Windows 10 operating system. It has 8GB RAM and 128GB hard drive capacity. 

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    $2542

    William Murphy
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I have had not so great experiences with HP computers and laptops. They are slow and have lots of software added that I don't need or want. HP used to be a top brand, but not these days."
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    #19Fujitsu Lifebook U938

    Fujitsu Lifebook U938

    Fujitsu Lifebook U938 is a 13.3-inch laptop that uses 8h Generation Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB RAM.  It features embedded palm vein or fingerprint sensor.  

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    $1399- Varies by Condition

    Trisha Khan
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "If you are looking for a small portable laptop this seems like a great option. They have several customization features to fit exactly what you are looking for. The only down side being that the largest hard drive they offer is around 500gb but they are all ssd's so it should run great. "
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    #20Fujitsu Stylistic Q737

    Fujitsu Stylistic Q737

    Fujitsu Stylistic Q737 is a 13.3-inch hybrid tablet laptop PC which features Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Processor, 3MB up to 3.5 GHz, hard drive 128 GB1, M.2 SATA SSD, system memory 8 GB.

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    Frank Griffin
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a good laptop for me. I needed something a little smaller, around 13 inches, and that's exactly what I got. This little baby compares mighty fine to the big boys, i just didn't need something huge. Good hard drive, boots up quick. Runs windows and all that. I like it pretty good."
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    #21ASUS ZenBook UX305 (2015 Model)

    ASUS ZenBook UX305 (2015 Model)

    ASUS ZenBook UX305 is a 13.3" laptop and 256GB of storage. Its lightweight design, with 0.6" thickness and a weight of 2.9lbs, does not compromise on performance with Windows 10 and an Intel Core i5 processor.

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    Scott Rios
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "wow a super laptop for your work that does does not hang or collide and its super in internet connection i must get it right now"
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    #22Samsung NP930QAA-K01US

    Samsung NP930QAA-K01US

    Samsung NP930QAA-K01US is a 13.3-inch laptop powered by 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 processor and Windows 10 operating system. It has 8GB RAM and flash memory solid state drive capacity. 

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    Randy Webb
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This comes equppied with the latest intel I7 processor, today's leader in creating computer innovations. You get a flawless display with a 13 inch display and powerful graphics card."

Summary

Best What are the best 13 inch laptops
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Dell Latitude 3340Electronics 11 Paid
2ASUS Zenbook UX360CA-UBM1TElectronics 8 Paid
3HP Envy 13Electronics 7 Paid
4ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA-DBM2T Electronics 5 Paid
5Dell Inspiron 13 7000 SeriesElectronics 4 Paid
6Dell Inspiron i5378-3031GRY-PUSElectronics 2 Paid
7Dell XPS 15Electronics 2 Paid
8Samsung 7 Spin NP740U5L-Y03USElectronics 2 Paid
9Fujitsu Lifebook T938Electronics 1 Paid
10Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUSElectronics 1 Paid
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