Laptop screens with a 3:2 aspect ratio provide all the benefits of a large working area alongside true portability.
These days, many laptops come with an ultrawide and short 16:9 aspect ratio, which is great for entertainment but less suited to work tech. On a taller and squarer 3:2 ratio screen there’s room to multitask, space out your applications and work without constantly resizing windows or hiding taskbars. These Ultrabook laptops are excellent for productivity and give a satisfyingly realistic feel to displaying books, magazines and documents with minimal scrolling.
We’ve rounded up some of our top leased laptop picks, each with a vertically spacious 3:2 aspect screen.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
As part of the first laptop line to feature the 3:2 aspect ratio throughout, the Microsoft Surface 3 boasts a stunning 13.5 inch display in a slim and lightweight design. It comes with Intel’s rapid 10th-Gen Ice Lake processor and an integrated graphics engine ideal for media-editing work.
The keyboard and large, responsive trackpad are comfortable to use even over extended periods, and its 11.5 hour battery life means it’ll keep going as long as you need it to, before charging to 80 percent of its capacity in less than an hour. This is an excellent all-rounder that represents real value in the 3:2 laptop market.
HP Spectre x360 hybrid laptop
This super-thin and light versatile laptop also features a 13.5 inch display, in HD Gorilla Glass with an optional OLED version available. It has premium Bang & Olufsen quad-speakers for truly immersive audio experience, and a separate Thunderbolt 4 port tucked away in a corner, so as to avoid an infuriating tangle of cables when connecting monitors and other peripherals.
As a convertible PC, the HP Spectre is made from a single piece of aluminium with a fully flexible hinge. It has a backlit keyboard, AI background noise removal, and automatic storage detection that senses when it has been placed on a bag to prevent overheating, thanks to Intel Dynamic Tuning. Packed full of clever functionality, this is up there with the best 3:2 laptops.