Best Laptop 2018 – But how big is it?

Laptop Backpack

Laptops of 2018 & Their Sizes

Someone had to do it! We’ve compiled the sizes, dimensions and weight of over 40 of the top rated laptops available in 2018 so you can choose the best laptop backpack size you need.

Laptops come in all shapes and sizes…

It’s 2018 and you’re looking to buy a new laptop, with so much choice it can be a daunting task to decide what you need, let alone what you want. The majority of today’s laptops are following the trend of thinner and lighter is better – with each manufacturer offering a beautiful to look at, beautiful to hold and probably pretty good to use laptop. But what laptop backpack size do you need?

When researching this article we discovered that a laptops portability was hugely important, followed closely by price and looks (combined) – we think this is termed the ‘Apple model’, where form and function coexist, but form always wins. Bucking this trend is the rise of the gaming laptop, heavy, desktop level power, this new breed of laptop puts function as the primary objective.

The Growth of Backpacks.

As more people purchase laptops and use them on the go, they start to realize how important it is to have a sturdy backpack that can hold all of their accessories and also keep their backpack safe. If people need to carry their laptop everywhere for work, then it makes sense to find a backpack that meets their every need. It’s a small investment compared to what could happen if you don’t give your laptop sufficient protection!

Here are our top picks for what to look for in a laptop backpack.

  • Security – One of the most important things to look out for when picking a backpack is security. The last thing you want is to have your laptop stolen, so look for zippers and locks that are kept out of sight so there’s less chance of having your laptop stolen.
  • Waterproof – Water damage can still ruin electronics, so make sure you pick a waterproof tech bag that can keep all of your electronics safe if you need to make a journey in the rain. Waxed canvas is a great option, as it looks good, and even gets better with age. 
  • Durability – You need your tech bag to be durable enough so that it protects your laptop – a bag designed and made to be robust, not fall apart, using good quality materials is a must. 
  • Style – We also can’t forget about the style of a backpack. In the past, the majority of bags used for laptops have fallen into one of two categories, the free one that came with the laptop, the expensive one that got sold to you with the laptop – or for good measure, the backpack you used once 15 years ago at university that even you’re surprised is still holding it together. Your outfit says a lot about you, even if your laptop is as budget and old as it comes – you shouldn’t/wouldn’t (we hope) want the bag you carry to let your style down. 

With so many people carrying laptops around with them, it makes total sense that there’s a huge wave of backpack styles and designs coming out with unique features and different target audiences.

Take a look at all the different styles and pick out something that works for you!

Top reviewed laptops of 2018.

We went out and collected the sizes of all the top reviewed laptops of 2018 to check and see their dimensions and weights – so that you can quickly see which suits you best, but also to give you an idea of what laptop backpack or bag you will need.

All of the laptops below can be comfortably carried by one or more of our backpacks or messenger bags – even the huge gaming laptops!

Laptop Sizes 2018

 Laptop ModelWebsite
Height cmWidth cmDepth cmWeight cmMetric Laptop Dimensions (H x W x D)
Acer Chromebook 14acer.com1.7 cm34.1 cm23.66 cm1.68 kg1.7 cm x 34.1 cm x 23.66 cm
Acer Chromebook R11acer.com1.92 cm29.4 cm20.4 cm1.25 kg1.92 cm x 29.4 cm x 20.4 cm
Acer Predator Helios 300acer.com2.9 cm43.23 cm28.99 cm3 kg2.9 cm x 43.23 cm x 28.99 cm
Acer Spin 1 (SP111-32N-C2X3)acer.com1.42 cm28.95 cm20.06 cm1.2 kg1.42 cm x 28.95 cm x 20.06 cm
Acer Swift 3acer.com1.69 cm35.9 cm24.3 cm1.8 kg1.69 cm x 35.9 cm x 24.3 cm
Acer Swift 5acer.com1.49 cm32.9 cm22.8 cm0.97 kg1.49 cm x 32.9 cm x 22.8 cm
Apple MacBook 12-inch (2017)apple.com0.35 - 1.31 cm28.05 cm19.65 cm0.92 kg0.35 - 1.31 cm x 28.05 cm x 19.65 cm
Apple MacBook Air 13-inchapple.com0.3 - 1.7 cm32.5 cm22.7 cm1.35 kg0.3 - 1.7 cm x 32.5 cm x 22.7 cm
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inchapple.com1.8 cm31.4 cm21.9 cm1.58 kg1.8 cm x 31.4 cm x 21.9 cm
Apple Macbook Pro with Touch Bar 13-inch 2018apple.com1.49 cm30.41 cm21.24 cm1.37 kg1.49 cm x 30.41 cm x 21.24 cm
Apple Macbook Pro with Touch Bar 15-inchapple.com1.55 cm34.93 cm24.07 cm1.83 kg1.55 cm x 34.93 cm x 24.07 cm
Asus Chromebook Flipasus.com1.56 cm26.28 cm18.24 cm0.89 kg1.56 cm x 26.28 cm x 18.24 cm
Asus ROG GL703GE 15 inch (8th Gen CPU)asus.com2.4 cm38.4 cm26.2 cm2.6 kg2.4 cm x 38.4 cm x 26.2 cm
Asus ROG GL703GE 17 inch (8th Gen CPU)asus.com2.4 cm41.5 cm28 cm3.05 kg2.4 cm x 41.5 cm x 28 cm
Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370asus.com1.09 cm31.3 cm21.8 cm1.1 kg1.09 cm x 31.3 cm x 21.8 cm
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 14 inch 2 in 1dell.com1.995 cm32.8 cm23.28 cm1.75 kg1.995 cm x 32.8 cm x 23.28 cm
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6 inchdell.com1.99 cm38 cm25.8 cm2.02 kg1.99 cm x 38 cm x 25.8 cm
Dell XPS 13dell.com0.78 - 1.16 cm30.2 cm19.9 cm1.21 kg0.78 - 1.16 cm x 30.2 cm x 19.9 cm
Dell XPS 13 2 in 1dell.com0.8 -1.37 cm30.4 cm19.9 cm1.24 kg0.8 -1.37 cm x 30.4 cm x 19.9 cm
Dell XPS 15dell.com1.1 -1.7 cm35.7 cm23.5 cm1.8 kg1.1 -1.7 cm x 35.7 cm x 23.5 cm
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1dell.com1.1-1.7 cm35.7 cm23.5 cm1.8 kg1.1-1.7 cm x 35.7 cm x 23.5 cm
Google Pixelbook - 12.3 inchstore.google.com1.03 cm29 cm22.08 cm1.1 kg1.03 cm x 29 cm x 22.08 cm
HP 15-da0047nastore.hp.com2.25 cm37.6 cm24.6 cm1.77 kg2.25 cm x 37.6 cm x 24.6 cm
HP Stream 14www8.hp.com1.778 cm34.39 cm24 cm1.75 kg1.778 cm x 34.39 cm x 24 cm
Huawei MateBook X Prowww8.hp.com1.46 cm30.4 cm21.7 cm1.33 kg1.46 cm x 30.4 cm x 21.7 cm
Lenovo Ideapad 320 - 17 inchlenovo.com2.49 cm41.8 cm29.26 cm2.8 kg2.49 cm x 41.8 cm x 29.26 cm
Lenovo IdeaPad 720s - 13 inchlenovo.com1.36 cm30.59 cm21.38 cm1.1 kg1.36 cm x 30.59 cm x 21.38 cm
Lenovo IdeaPad 720s - 14 inchlenovo.com1.59 cm32.07 cm22.28 cm1.55 kg1.59 cm x 32.07 cm x 22.28 cm
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018)lenovo.com1.595 cm32.35 cm21.71 cm1.13 kg1.595 cm x 32.35 cm x 21.71 cm
Lenovo Yoga 920 - 13.9 inchlenovo.com1.39 cm32.3 cm22.35 cm1.37 kg1.39 cm x 32.3 cm x 22.35 cm
LG gram 13 inch 13Z980lg.com1.55 cm30.59 cm21.18 cm0.965 kg1.55 cm x 30.59 cm x 21.18 cm
LG gram 14 inch 14Z980lg.com1.65 cm32.34 cm21.18 cm0.995 kg1.65 cm x 32.34 cm x 21.18 cm
LG gram 15 ich 15Z980lg.com1.68 cm35.76 cm22.84 cm1.105 kg1.68 cm x 35.76 cm x 22.84 cm
Microsoft Surface Book 2 i5 (13.5 inch)microsoft.com1.3 - 2.3 cm31.2 cm23.2 cm1.53 kg1.3 - 2.3 cm x 31.2 cm x 23.2 cm
Microsoft Surface Book 2 i7 (13.5 inch)microsoft.com1.5 - 2.3 cm31.2 cm23.2 cm1.53 kg1.5 - 2.3 cm x 31.2 cm x 23.2 cm
Microsoft Surface Book 2 i7 (15 inch)microsoft.com1.5 - 2.3 cm34.3 cm25.1 cm1.9 kg1.5 - 2.3 cm x 34.3 cm x 25.1 cm
Microsoft Surface Pro m3microsoft.com0.85 cm29.21 cm20.14 cm0.74 kg0.85 cm x 29.21 cm x 20.14 cm
MSI GL62MVR 15 inchmsi.com2.2 - 2.9 cm38.3 cm26 cm2.2 kg2.2 - 2.9 cm x 38.3 cm x 26 cm
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 15.6"msi.com1.77 cm35.77 cm24.77 cm1.8 kg1.77 cm x 35.77 cm x 24.77 cm
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060 (2018)razer.com1.68 cm35.5 cm23.5 cm2.07 kg1.68 cm x 35.5 cm x 23.5 cm
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1070 (2018)razer.com1.73 cm35.5 cm23.5 cm2.15 kg1.73 cm x 35.5 cm x 23.5 cm
Samsung Notebook 9samsung.com1.45 cm34.6 cm23.7 cm1.32 kg1.45 cm x 34.6 cm x 23.7 cm

Laptop Sizes 2018 (imperial sizes)

 Laptop ModelWebsite
Height inchesWidth inchesDepth inchesWeight poundsImperial Laptop Dimensions (H x W x D)
Acer Chromebook 14acer.com0.67 in13.43 in9.32 in3.7 lbs0.67 in x 13.43 in x 9.32 in
Acer Chromebook R11acer.com0.76 in11.58 in8.04 in2.76 lbs0.76 in x 11.58 in x 8.04 in
Acer Predator Helios 300acer.com1.15 in17.02 in11.42 in6.61 lbs1.15 in x 17.02 in x 11.42 in
Acer Spin 1 (SP111-32N-C2X3)acer.com0.56 in11.4 in7.9 in2.65 lbs0.56 in x 11.4 in x 7.9 in
Acer Swift 3acer.com0.67 in14.14 in9.57 in3.97 lbs0.67 in x 14.14 in x 9.57 in
Acer Swift 5acer.com0.59 in12.96 in8.98 in2.14 lbs0.59 in x 12.96 in x 8.98 in
Apple MacBook 12-inch (2017)apple.com0. 14 in - 0.52 in11.05 in7.74 in2.03 lbs0. 14 in - 0.52 in x 11.05 in x 7.74 in
Apple MacBook Air 13-inchapple.com0.11 in - 0.66 in12.8 in8.94 in2.98 lbs0.11 in - 0.66 in x 12.8 in x 8.94 in
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inchapple.com0.71 in12.37 in8.63 in3.48 lbs0.71 in x 12.37 in x 8.63 in
Apple Macbook Pro with Touch Bar 13-inch 2018apple.com0.59 in11.98 in8.37 in3.02 lbs0.59 in x 11.98 in x 8.37 in
Apple Macbook Pro with Touch Bar 15-inchapple.com0.62 in13.76 in9.48 in4.03 lbs0.62 in x 13.76 in x 9.48 in
Asus Chromebook Flipasus.com0.62 in10.35 in7.19 in1.96 lbs0.62 in x 10.35 in x 7.19 in
Asus ROG GL703GE 15 inch (8th Gen CPU)asus.com0.95 in15.12 in10.32 in5.73 lbs0.95 in x 15.12 in x 10.32 in
Asus ROG GL703GE 17 inch (8th Gen CPU)asus.com0.95 in16.34 in11.03 in6.72 lbs0.95 in x 16.34 in x 11.03 in
Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370asus.com0.43 in12.33 in8.59 in2.43 lbs0.43 in x 12.33 in x 8.59 in
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 14 inch 2 in 1dell.com0.79 in12.92 in9.17 in3.86 lbs0.79 in x 12.92 in x 9.17 in
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6 inchdell.com0.79 in14.97 in10.16 in4.45 lbs0.79 in x 14.97 in x 10.16 in
Dell XPS 13dell.com0.30 in - 0.45 in11.89 in7.84 in2.67 lbs0.30 in - 0.45 in x 11.89 in x 7.84 in
Dell XPS 13 2 in 1dell.com0.31 in - 0.54 in11.97 in7.84 in2.73 lbs0.31 in - 0.54 in x 11.97 in x 7.84 in
Dell XPS 15dell.com0.43 in - 0.67 in14.06 in9.26 in3.97 lbs0.43 in - 0.67 in x 14.06 in x 9.26 in
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1dell.com0.43 in - 0.67 in14.06 in9.26 in3.97 lbs0.43 in - 0.67 in x 14.06 in x 9.26 in
Google Pixelbook - 12.3 inchstore.google.com0.41 in11.42 in8.7 in2.43 lbs0.41 in x 11.42 in x 8.7 in
HP 15-da0047nastore.hp.com0.89 in14.81 in9.69 in3.9 lbs0.89 in x 14.81 in x 9.69 in
HP Stream 14www8.hp.com0.7 in13.54 in9.45 in3.86 lbs0.7 in x 13.54 in x 9.45 in
Huawei MateBook X Prowww8.hp.com0.58 in11.97 in8.55 in2.93 lbs0.58 in x 11.97 in x 8.55 in
Lenovo Ideapad 320 - 17 inchlenovo.com0.99 in16.46 in11.52 in6.17 lbs0.99 in x 16.46 in x 11.52 in
Lenovo IdeaPad 720s - 13 inchlenovo.com0.54 in12.05 in8.42 in2.43 lbs0.54 in x 12.05 in x 8.42 in
Lenovo IdeaPad 720s - 14 inchlenovo.com0.63 in12.63 in8.78 in3.42 lbs0.63 in x 12.63 in x 8.78 in
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018)lenovo.com0.63 in12.74 in8.55 in2.49 lbs0.63 in x 12.74 in x 8.55 in
Lenovo Yoga 920 - 13.9 inchlenovo.com0.55 in12.72 in8.8 in3.02 lbs0.55 in x 12.72 in x 8.8 in
LG gram 13 inch 13Z980lg.com0.62 in12.05 in8.34 in2.13 lbs0.62 in x 12.05 in x 8.34 in
LG gram 14 inch 14Z980lg.com0.65 in12.74 in8.34 in2.19 lbs0.65 in x 12.74 in x 8.34 in
LG gram 15 ich 15Z980lg.com0.67 in14.08 in9 in2.44 lbs0.67 in x 14.08 in x 9 in
Microsoft Surface Book 2 i5 (13.5 inch)microsoft.com0.51 in - 0.90 in12.29 in9.14 in3.37 lbs0.51 in - 0.90 in x 12.29 in x 9.14 in
Microsoft Surface Book 2 i7 (13.5 inch)microsoft.com0.59 in - 0.90 in12.29 in9.14 in3.37 lbs0.59 in - 0.90 in x 12.29 in x 9.14 in
Microsoft Surface Book 2 i7 (15 inch)microsoft.com0.59 in - 0.90 in13.51 in9.89 in4.19 lbs0.59 in - 0.90 in x 13.51 in x 9.89 in
Microsoft Surface Pro m3microsoft.com0.34 in11.5 in7.93 in1.63 lbs0.34 in x 11.5 in x 7.93 in
MSI GL62MVR 15 inchmsi.com0.87 in - 1.14 in15.08 in10.24 in4.85 lbs0.87 in - 1.14 in x 15.08 in x 10.24 in
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 15.6"msi.com0.7 in14.09 in9.76 in3.97 lbs0.7 in x 14.09 in x 9.76 in
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060 (2018)razer.com0.67 in13.98 in9.26 in4.56 lbs0.67 in x 13.98 in x 9.26 in
Razer Blade 15 GTX 1070 (2018)razer.com0.69 in13.98 in9.26 in4.74 lbs0.69 in x 13.98 in x 9.26 in
Samsung Notebook 9samsung.com0.58 in13.63 in9.34 in2.91 lbs0.58 in x 13.63 in x 9.34 in

Reviews of the laptops in this list can be found here:

https://www.laptopmag.com

https://www.tomsguide.com

https://www.wired.co.uk

https://www.techradar.com

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk

 

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