Lightweight Laptops

Lighten your load with portability

Laptops have been steadily getting smaller for years. Today’s laptops are some of the slimmest models ever created. Lightweight laptops are ultra-stylish, with power and ample features for many tasks at home or work.

As an innovator in laptop technology, Dell offers a wide range of laptop models that include lightweight and thin laptops that are both powerful and stylish.

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The benefits of lightweight laptops

There are lots of reasons to choose lightweight notebooks over bulkier alternatives.

Lighter laptops can go anywhere. Compared to much heavier standard devices, you’ll hardly notice the weight of these small laptop models in your briefcase or backpack. That’s why lightweight models make great laptops for students, mobile professionals, freelance creatives, and anyone who needs a computer outside an office setting.

With an ultra-lightweight laptop, you can take a powerful computer with you virtually everywhere you go. That way, you’ll always have the option of switching to a laptop when you want more computing power than your smartphone offers. A thin laptop is perfect for commuters and travelers who want to get work done on trains, planes, airports, coffee shops, and business meetings.

Lightweight laptops simply look and feel great. With slender designs and elegant lines, lightweight devices have the head-turning appearance that professionals, creatives, and digital nomads are attracted to. And something is liberating about working with a device that’s so slim and light.

Fast startup and resume
Many of the best ultraportable laptops are equipped with solid state drives (SSDs), which are much thinner and faster than traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). The result: lightweight devices boot up fast and quickly resume operation after sleep.

Longer battery life
Slim laptops are usually built with components that require less power. That means the battery in a lightweight device will typically last a lot longer than batteries in larger, bulkier laptops.

Lightweight laptops from Dell

Lightweight Laptop Travel

Dell offers lots of options for standard light and portable laptops and2-in-1 touchscreens. With a wide range of pre-configured models, it’s easy to find a lightweight device with the features and components that let you accomplish everything you want to do.


Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1s deliver all the essential features that let consumers make the most of every day. Inspiron devices make it simple to connect to your world, whether video calling family online, posting on social media, staying on top of work, or streaming movies and music. Easy to use and easy to own, Inspiron laptops combine brilliant displays, purposeful innovation, and the latest technology to make it easy to interact with the things that matter most to you.

Features of Inspiron lightweight devices include:

  • The latest processors and graphics cards
  • Up to 16 GB RAM
  • SSD drives in a variety of sizes
  • A range of screen resolutions, from HD laptops up to 4K laptops
  • Thoughtful design with durable, lightweight materials, immersive audio and visuals, and features and options that fit your life

XPS laptops and 2-in-1s are engineered for ultimate user experiences. Vivid visuals with infinite color and InfinityEdge displays deliver images in astonishing detail. Thin and beautifully crafted, XPS laptops pack all the components for high performance into thinner, smaller, and more innovative designs. From a superior touchpad and keyboard experience to best-in-class displays, every interaction with XPS laptops is designed for excellence.

Features of XPS laptops include:
  •  Resolution up to 4K UHD+ (3840 x 2400) with over 9 million pixels
  • True-to-life color with high contrast ratios that enable the brightest brights and darkest darks
  • Dolby Vision™ that delivers on the potential of HDR for ultra-vivid picture quality
  • Premium materials that are meticulously chosen to balance weight, size, performance, and durability
  • Long battery life

Why choose Dell?

Why choose Dell?

In addition to lightweight, Dell laptops offer a superior customer experience. Learn more about the Dell Experience here.

Expert technical assistance

Every Dell system includes technical support offered over the phone and online, along with a 1-year limited hardware warranty. A variety of upgrades lets you choose the level of support and the warranty that are right for you.

Price match guarantee
Dell will match the price of any equivalent product advertised at a lower price on the Internet. Learn more here.

Free shipping and easy returns
All products bought from ship free with standard delivery and no minimum purchase. And returning products within 30 days is quick and easy. Learn more here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are lightweight laptops?
Lightweight laptops are portable personal computers that are designed to be ultra-thin and light.

Why choose a lightweight laptop?
Lightweight laptops are considered more elegant and attractive than their heavier counterparts. They’re exceptionally portable and convenient, making it easy to take a computer with you as you travel, commute or work outside the home or office.