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Top 5 Ultra Portable Laptops Over $1000


In this price range, mobile workers find more choices and newer technology. The laptops still come in under 5lbs., but offer more networking options, longer battery life and faster processors. Mobile users will find these ultra portables provide them with the ability to use conferencing software, connect more easily and do more complex tasks.

1. HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook PC

The design of the HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook PC is very durable and is a very good solution for mobile professionals who demand a ruggedized notebook PC but don't want the extra bulk or lack of features that larger sized rugged laptops have. It is the little features that HP included with this notebook PC which set it apart from others.

2. Fujitsu LifeBook S6120

Weighing 3.85lbs., mobile users will find this laptop provides them not only with 1.6GHz Intel Pentium processor, and Intel Centrino mobile technology. With an optional second battery you can work for up to 9 hours. The case of magnesium alloy is very durable. This laptop offers three different methods of networking which is invaluable to remote workers. It also has a security panel with embedded Smart Card Reader.
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3. IBM ThinkPad X40

This laptop just might be a mobile professional's dream machine. With a long life battery and multiple connections methods, it is truly hard to find things not to like with this laptop.

4. Sharp Actius MM20

This affordable laptop is an ideal weight and size for mobile workers. It is small enough to fit on airplane trays and easy to carry around. The Actius comes with multiple methods of connection but the biggest downfall to this laptop is the short battery life - just over 2 hours.
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5. Toshiba Tecra M2 Notebook

The Tecra utilizes Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology, which provides mobile workers with better battery life, wi-fi connectivity and better power management. Battery life on this laptop is quite good for the price range - 4 hours. It offers mobile professionals a variety of connection options, so you don't have to worry about that aspect and it also has USB, IrDA, RJ11 and RJ45 interfaces.
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