Display options: 13.3-inch, 14-inch, 15.6-inch; 1,920 x 1,080 resolution; non-touch or touch screen
Starting price: $1,099.99
What's cool about it: LG's 2018 update to its Gram notebook series is impressive on a number of fronts, including portability and battery life. The 13.3-model is incredibly lightweight at 2.1 pounds, yet still manages to pack in a large 72WHr battery that promises up to 22.5 hours of usage on a charge. The LG Gram is easily one of the lightest notebooks on the market that still features full-powered Intel Core processors from the eighth-generation U series. It's not flimsy, either: the Gram is made from metal alloy (nano carbon combined with magnesium) and meets military-standard durability ratings for protection against drops. The 14-inch model, meanwhile, is not much heavier at 2.2 pounds and still promises up to 21.5 hours of battery life--while the 15.6-inch version weighs just 2.4 pounds and offers 16.5 hours of usage per charge. Other key features are a fingerprint reader and a great selection of ports including USB-C, USB-A (three on the 15.6-inch model, two on the other models), HDMI and microSD.