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The Best notebook for travellers focuses on good configuration in compact and easily portable features. Every traveller prefers to carry the lightest possible luggage, so notebooks for travel must necessarily weighs 2 Kgs or less which inhibits the screen size to 12 inches and smaller.

For the business traveller, there is a further requisite which is access to data security and management features such as vPro and Trusted Platform Module chip which utilize cryptographic keys to protect your information; Lenovo's ThinkPad and Dell's Latitude are classic examples of a business travel laptop.

Another key aspect for a traveler is the systems processing speed and storage capacity and most regular functions necessitate a minimum of 2GB RAM with at least 160 GB HDD, integrated with a dual core processor of 1.66 GHz speed or more. The best laptop for travelling also implements a mobile broadband modem or Wi-Fi to enable easy web access while travelling.

Our pick of the best notebook for travelling is the Apple MacBook Air 11-inch. The Apple MacBook Air 11-inch has been universally acclaimed for its functionality as well as the pleasure it is to take on the road. The Macbook is a highly recommended buy as per the ReviewGist score of 94% - it has excellent ratings from over 5 review sources with an average rating of 4.0 stars. Top review sources include PCMag.com(4.0 stars), T3.com(4.0 stars), LaptopMag.com(4.0 stars) and PCAdvisor.co.uk(4.0 stars).

Even though for 2016 the Macbook Air is not the thinnest of the lightest notebook that you can buy, but it delivers a compelling horsepower in a portable package with a stamina to boot to top out our choice of the best notebook for travellers.

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Apple MacBook Air 11-Inch (2015)
Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch
Apple MacBook 12-inch (2015)
Dell Chromebook 11 Touch
Apple MacBook Air 11-Inch (2015)
Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch
Apple MacBook 12-inch (2015)
Dell Chromebook 11 Touch
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Jul 2015
Jul 2015
Mar 2015
Jun 2015
Display Size
11.6 in.
10.1 in.
11.6 in.
12.0 in.
11.6 in.
Weight
2.38 lb.
1.96 lb.
2.7 lb.
1.98 lb.
2.91 lb.
Display
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
10.1 inches, Widescreen, 1280 x 800
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
12 inches, Widescreen, 2304 x 1440
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
Hard Drive
128 GB, HDD
16 GB, SSD
16 GB, SSD
256 GB, SSD
16 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
4 GB
4 GB, 4 GB
4 GB
8 GB
4 GB
Operating System
Mac OS X Yosemite
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Mac OS X
Google Chrome OS
Processor
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-5250U
1.8 GHz, Rockchip RK3288-C
2.16 GHz, Intel Celeron N2840
1.1 GHz, Intel Core M-5Y31
2.16 GHz, Intel Atom N2840
Laptop Type
Ultraportable, HDD
General Purpose, Value, Widescreen
Value
General Purpose, Ultraportable, Business, Ultrabook
Value, Widescreen

The MacBook Air 11-inch is a wonderful commuter laptop, and it should be on your short list if you're constantly on the move.

Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02), on the other hand, delivers a stunning, lightweight convertible design, excellent performance, and impressive battery life for under $300.

the Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch is ideal for any grade-school classroom or for use as an affordable, everyday laptop.

The new MacBook is brilliant.

The Dell Chromebook 11 Touch is a decent Chrome OS laptop for education, with a rugged design that should survive whatever stresses are inflicted upon it in the classroom.