≤14", dedicated GPU with Raytracing, ≤1.4kg, ≤23M IDR

Acer Swift X

Asus ROG Flow 13


≤14", integrated GPU, ≤1kg weight, 15M IDR

HP Pavilion Aero 13

Lenovo Ideapad Slim 7 Carbon

Current GEAR

Asus Expertbook B3 Detachable (B3000)

I'm interested in small laptop, hence I try this one since it comes at full package compared to Surface.

It's a bulky tablet, and significantly heavier than most tablet at its size.

Overall, it works for me. From WSL and Android Subsystem. Native works nice, but x86 emulation sometimes doesn't work. I even installed Linux ARM version of QGIS since they doesn't seem to provide native Windows ARM version.

The center part of the detachable keyboard somehow seems different than the rest of the keys, not sure whether its a defect.

Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition

Xiaomi Mipad 2 64GB (Windows Version)

Imported the Mipad 2 from Gearbest. Took almost 2 months until I got informed to pickup the package from Central Post Office in Jakarta and pay for the import tax, which turns out quite costly.

Over time the battery life become poor.
The internal eMMC also very slow, noticeable when you updated the Windows/Apps. I'm not sure if its due aging although when I compare with past benchmark, the performance doesn't differ much than mine.


Dell Inspiron 5310

While it's heavier than Aero, I find it sturdier. Battery life roughly the same, although Aero has more raw power. Dell on the other hand has thunderbolt to support external GPU.

HP Pavilion Aero 13

One of the tiny and affordable laptops. Slightly picky on the charger, in my case it can only be charged using one of my 65W charger when it's powered off, but using 87W Apple charger works just fine.

Asus Zephyrus G14

I bought G14 late 2020, as I'm looking for portable yet powerful laptop, at that time, G14 is the one.

Coming from MBP, G14 is quite heavy and thick.

Upgrading RAM with better compatibility than Intel. With generic RAM the speed still the same, while Intel seems need to use the same manufacturer (and getting hand to ASUS stock memory, Micron, is quite difficult and costly).

Speakers is good considering it also has Dolby Atmos certification, of course not as good as MBP.

Battery life is good if you can tweak it. Initially it only come 3-4 hours. After some tweaking now it's around 6 hours. The major battery drain come when you enable discrete graphics, even when you are actually only doing office work/browsing.

Charging is very fast. Mine come with 180W brick and with above setup can charge within an hour. USB-C Charging takes 1.5 hour from 10% to 80%.

Watching movie using secondary monitor and default player sometimes crashAsus TUF 15 (Intel 10870H, GTX1650, 15.6")

Using Asus 15 turns out it's still difficult for me to watch movie without my glasses. Battery life is poor only 2 hours, likely due the power hungry Intel CPU.

Similar to GF75, I had issue with additional memory stick which yields reduced clock.

MSI GF75 Ultrathin (Intel 9750H, GTX1650, 17")

I like MSI ,thin and light (although plasticky) and can still watch movie without my glasses.
Major downside is it doesn't have USB-C charging and DP support to date (even the recent one).
Battery life around 2-3 hours. 

HP Stream 7

Lenovo Thinkpad E145

Toshiba Qosmio F15