If you are a frequent traveller and if you are searching for a good thin-and-light laptop, you have come to the right place. We have created a list of the best thin and light laptops that are available in India. All of these laptops have good build quality, modern specifications, and most importantly, thin and light designs and long battery life.
We have chosen the laptops that have good build quality, at least 13-inch screen size and Full HD resolution, at least a quad-core processor with modern architecture, at least 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD internal storage, fast wireless connectivity, and enough ports.
Best Thin And Light Laptops In India 
The ASUS VivoBook Ultra is the cheapest thin and light laptop on our list of best laptops for travel. It has a 14-inch antiglare IPS LCD screen with Full HD resolution, an 11th Gen. Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD storage. You can expand the storage using the second M.2 SSD slot. It uses a 42WHr battery, which might be a dealbreaker for some, but it should be able to last around 6 hours.
It has a backlit keyboard, a decently-sized Windows Precision trackpad, a fingerprint reader, a microSD card slot, three USB Type-A ports (two USB 2.0 and one USB 3.2), a USB-C 3.2 port, an HDMI port, and a headphone jack. It features Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connectivity. It weighs just 1.4kg, which is light enough to not be a burden during long travel periods. Plus, it comes in attractive colour options.
The Acer Swift 3 is the best thin-and-light laptops Acer has ever made in this price segment. It has a 13.5-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio. It is equipped with an 11th Gen. Intel Core i5 processor with integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, 8GB RAM, and 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD. It is powered by a 56WHr battery, which is enough to last up to 8 hours on a single charge.
Other features include a 720p webcam, a fingerprint reader, a backlit keyboard, a Windows Precision touchpad, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, one Thunderbolt 4 port, an HDMI port, and a headphone jack. This laptop weighs just 1.19kg, which is quite light and won’t be a problem while you’re travelling. We would advise you to get the variant of Acer Swift 3 (priced at ₹71,999) with an Intel Core i5 1135G7 processor with Intel Iris Xe Max discrete graphics solution with 4GB VRAM so that you can do heavier tasks like video editing on the go.
At just 990g, the LG Gram 14 is probably the lightest laptop on this list. It has a 14-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD resolution and 350 nits brightness, which is among the brightest in its price range. It uses the 10th Gen. Intel Core i5 processor, has 8GB RAM, and comes with 256GB SSD. You can upgrade it by adding another RAM stick (up to 32GB) and an M.2 SSD in the empty slot. Its processing power is enough for most day-to-day tasks and it lasts around 8-10 hours on a single charge. It has Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, an HDMI port, two USB Type-A ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, and USB-C charging.
However, I would advise you to wait a month or two for the upcoming version of the LG Gram 14, because it brings a newer and more appealing design, a 16:10 screen (which some might prefer for better productivity), an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor for faster CPU and GPU performance, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and a larger trackpad.
The 2021 version of the ASUS ZenBook 14 comes with an 11th Gen. Intel Core i5 processor and Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics. It has an excellent build quality and a sophisticated design. It has a 14-inch IPS-level LCD screen with Full HD resolution and slim bezels. It features 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage. It is quite compact and weighs just 1.17kg.
It has a backlit keyboard, a large-sized Windows Precision touchpad that can double-up as a number pad, and a 720p webcam with Windows Hello IR. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, an HDMI port, one USB 3.2 Type-A port, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a microSD card slot, and a headphone jack. It can last 8-10 hours on a single charge via its 67WHr battery.
Want to play games on the go without lugging around a bulky gaming laptop? The ASUS Zephyrus G14 (GA401II-HE022TS) is your best bet right now. It has a 14-inch IPS-level antiglare screen with Full HD resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and Adaptive Sync. It features an AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS Processor with six cores and 12 threads. It also features 8GB RAM (upgradeable up to 24GB), 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD (upgradeable), and an Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti graphics card with 4GB VRAM. It is a killer thin and light gaming laptop.
The Zephyrus G14 has a backlit keyboard, a Windows Precision touchpad, a fingerprint reader, decent stereo speakers with tweeters, and a 76WHr battery for 6-8 hours battery life. The laptop lacks a webcam, though, so you’ll have to buy an additional webcam. It features two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, two USB 3.2 Type-C ports, an HDMI port, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0. Its build quality is excellent and it weighs 1.7kg, which is great for a gaming laptop. It supports USB-C PD charging up to 65W. You can read its complete, in-depth review on our website.
The first non-Intel MacBook in years is the MacBook Air (2020) with an Apple M1 processor. The company’s first ARM-based processor for MacBooks is truly an engineering marvel. It puts even high-end processors from AMD and Intel to shame. It performs extremely well in both CPU and GPU-intensive tasks, at least for a thin-and-light laptop. The new MacBook Air has unrivalled design and build quality, and it lasts up to 18 hours on a single charge. It weighs just 1.29kg and charges via the USB-C port.
The MacBook Air with M1 processor has a 13.3-inch IPS LCD screen with QHD resolution, 400 nits peak brightness, wide colour gamut, and True Tone adjustments. It has an 8-core CPU and 7/8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD. However, you can upgrade to up to 16GB RAM and 2TB SSD by spending more. The sweet spot is 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. It has a backlit keyboard, an extra-large glass trackpad with Force Touch, stereo speakers, a 720p webcam, two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The HP ENVY x360 (bd0063TU) is an excellent thin-and-light convertible laptop. It features a breathtaking design, excellent build quality, and it weighs just 1.32kg. Its 13.3-inch IPS LCD touchscreen has Full HD resolution, 400 nits brightness, and it is compatible with a stylus for drawing and taking down notes. It is equipped with an 11th Gen. Intel Core i7 processor (1165G7), integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16GB RAM, and 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD. It also features excellent Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers. It’s a great laptop for watching videos.
It has a backlit keyboard, a large-sized Windows Precision trackpad, 720p HD webcam with Windows Hello IR, and a microSD card slot. Connectivity features of the HP ENVY x360 include two USB Type-A ports, one USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 port, a headphone jack, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0. It is powered by a 51WHr battery for up to 6-8 hours of battery life on a single charge with mixed usage.
The new MSI Prestige (A11SCX-273IN) is one hell of a laptop at its price. It has an understated, yet excellent design, which a traveller in you might prefer. It not only brings Intel’s 11th Gen. Intel Core i7 processor for much faster performance, but also an 82WHr battery for long battery life. It has all the ports you need: two USB 3.2 Type-A, two Thunderbolt 4, an HDMI port, and a microSD card slot. Yet, it weighs just 1.65kg, which is lighter than the Apple MacBook Pro 16.
It has a 15-inch Full HD screen with an IPS-level screen, 16GB RAM, and 512GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. You can expand RAM and storage capacity. More importantly, it comes with an Nvidia GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics card, so you can actually game on the go or edit videos. It has a backlit keyboard, a large glass touchpad, a fingerprint reader, a 720p webcam with IR Windows Hello, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and USB-C PD charging.
The HP ENVY 15 (ep0123TX) is another good 15-inch thin-and-light laptop on our list. However, it comes with the slightly older 10th Gen. Intel Core i7 10750H processor with 6 cores and 12 threads. It also features a 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics card, which means you can play AAA games at Full HD resolution and 60fps frame rate. It has 16GB RAM and 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD. It has a 15.6-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD resolution and 300 nits brightness. It weighs 2.14kg, but to its credit, the laptop comes powered by an 83WHr battery, which means that it can last up to 8-10 hours on a single charge with mixed usage.
The HP ENVY 15 (ep0123TX) features a full-sized backlit keyboard, a large-sized Windows Precision glass trackpad, Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers, a microSD card slot, a 720 HD webcam, a fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and Miracast. Wired connectivity features include two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, an HDMI port, and a headphone jack.
If you want a MacBook but aren’t satisfied with the MacBook Air M1’s GPU performance and port selection, the MacBook Pro 16 is your only choice. It is powered by a 6-core 10th Gen. Intel Core i7 processor, has 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics card with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM. It has a 16-inch IPS LCD screen with 500 nits brightness, Wide Colour Gamut, and True Tone adjustments. It weighs 2kg and has an unrivalled, industry-leading design and build quality.
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 has a backlit keyboard, the biggest glass trackpad (with Force Touch) in the industry, amazingly loud and rich-sounding stereo speakers (6 speakers), Dolby Atmos support, and a 720p webcam. It has four USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 5.0. It is powered by a 100WHr battery and a 96W USB-C charger. It can last up to 11 hours on a single charge.