Updated on 3 December 2015 by

The best midsize laptops are those which have bigger screen size than those of the netbooks, and our list of such laptops is narrowed down to those which have screen sizes between 13 inch and 15 inch. Most midsize laptops arrive with flexible options for choosing configurations, and offer better performance than the netbooks at very affordable range of prices.

The thin, light and ultra portable midsize laptops are smaller than the desktop replacement notebooks and offer some notable features. Most of these laptops run on Intel processors except for the few which implement processors from AMD: with speed up to 3 GHz. Also RAM of over 4GB and internal storage of 500GB on these notebooks, makes them choosing worthwhile.

The best midsize laptops are affordable under $800 price range from the brands like Sony, HP and Dell under respective product lines: Vaio, Pavilion and Inspiron. Check out our list of best midsize laptops top rated by some of the best laptop reviewers around the web.


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Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2015)
Microsoft Surface Book
Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
Asus ZenBook UX305F
Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2015)
Microsoft Surface Book
Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
Asus ZenBook UX305F
$899 - $2,049
$1,299 - $2,449
$1,499 - $5,000
$430
$699
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Feb 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Apr 2015
Display Size
13.3 in.
13.3 in.
13.5 in.
13.3 in.
13.3 in.
Display
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1440 x 900
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 2560 x 1600
13.5 inches, Widescreen, 3000 x 2000
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
Hard Drive
128 GB, Flash storage
128 GB, Flash storage
256 GB, SSD
16GB SSD
256 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
4 GB
8 GB
8 GB, 8 GB
8 GB
Operating System
Apple OS X El Capitan
Apple OS X El Capitan
Windows 10
Google Chrome
Microsoft Windows 8
Processor
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-5250U
2.7 GHz, Intel Core i5-5257U
2.4 GHz, Intel Core i5-6300U
1.70 GHz Intel Celeron 3215U
0.8 MHz, Intel Core M 5Y10
Laptop Type
Ultraportable, Flash storage
Ultraportable
Ultraportable, Tablet
General Purpose, Ultraportable
Average Rating
 4.1 stars
 4.5 stars
 3.8 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.1 stars
Battery
100% Positive
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Display
22% Positive
78% Negative
84% Positive
16% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
87% Positive
13% Negative
Keypad
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
54% Positive
46% Negative
Look and Feel
50% Positive
50% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
88% Positive
12% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
Performance
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
77% Positive
23% Negative
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative

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