How much does a laptop weigh? – Latest Guide

How much does a laptop weigh on average?

How much does a laptop weigh on average?

How much does a laptop weigh on average? An average laptop weighs around 1.5-2 kg or 3.3-4.4 pounds approximately.

Laptops come in a variety of sizes and weights, but an average laptop weighs between 2 to 4 pounds (1 to 1.8 kilos) depending on its screen size and the amount of components it contains inside.

The weight and size can vary greatly depending on what you want it for. The best way to find out the average is to look at different types and then decide which suits you best.

If you’re looking for portability, you can get your hands on laptops such as the Apple MacBook Air that are as thin as 0.16 inches and weigh only 2 pounds.

Which hardware components increase laptop weight?

When you use a laptop computer, do you wish to carry it around with you? Of course, everyone does. But if the components of your device are heavy, then your answer will be no. If that is so, then what are the heaviest hardware components in laptop computers? What are their weights? And are they worth the price that you have to pay?

There are three main hardware components that increase laptop weight. First is the display; second is the motherboard; and third is the material that makes up most of your device, which is known as aluminum alloy.

An average laptop display weighs between 15g and 40g. The motherboard has an average weight of around 80g-180g and lastly, aluminum alloy is used in just about every laptop computer today. It varies in weight. The average weight of an aluminum alloy can range from 200g to 3kg.

Although the display is the lightest of all three, it may also be the most important. A full HD display gives you an incredible viewing experience and not only that, but because of its retina resolution, it looks stunningly beautiful. It is highly recommended for you to buy a laptop with a full HD screen, otherwise it will affect your experience.

After the display, your motherboard is most likely to increase your device’s weight. The 15g-40g per display is fine for most people, but an 80g-180g motherboard can be considered heavy. Do not worry about this though because if you are looking for the best laptop, this will not affect your decision to buy it.

Weight is directly related to the material that makes up most of your device. An aluminum alloy between 200g and 3kg is quite heavy for a device that you carry around with you everywhere. Due to this, you might think that it is not worth the price.

However, it is actually worth the price and there is a reason why most laptops are made of aluminum alloy. First, the metal is very tough and resilient; second, it does not rust (which can damage your laptop); and third, aluminum alloy is lightweight and has a firm feel in your hands when you hold it.

How much weight is considered heavy?

Laptop weight determines how much it is comfortable for you. When considering how heavy the laptop is, one of your arms or hand may get tired of holding it after some time. Also, if you are planning to carry the laptop around with you, then the weight will be critical in deciding which laptop you should buy.

It must be noted that the laptop weight is subjective i.e. it varies between different people for different reasons. It is possible that one person can carry a relatively lighter laptop than the other due to the difference in body weight or height of an individual, so this article cannot be used to compare weights of two laptops.

For some who are in their 20s and 30s, they may not face much problems in carrying the laptop around. Then for people who are over 40 years of age, they will find it difficult to carry the laptop due to joint pain and other health issues.

So how much weight is considered heavy? It differs depending on certain factors like your daily activities include commuting or traveling with the laptop via the bus or metro. If your laptop is just for entertainment purposes then it becomes easier to choose one with smaller screen size i.e. under 13 inches.

But if you are looking for a laptop which is capable of rendering full HD graphics, then the weight becomes an important factor to consider as well as the battery life. When the weight is greater than 5 pounds, you need to consider if it is worth carrying such a laptop with your bus or metro travel.

What is the ideal weight of laptops?

In our opinion lighter laptops are ideal. A thinner laptop is easier to carry around, and there are laptops easily available that have an average weight of less than 3 pounds or 1.3 kg.

These thin and light laptops are ideal for portability while maintaining the power needed for work (email, typing documents etc.). Also they do not require an additional battery like some heavy laptops do.

However, there may be compromises when it comes to ports, to maintain the reduced weight of a laptop and the thin design.

A lightweight laptop is also more delicate so they may not be as durable. Although some can have Gorilla glass screens, which makes them sturdier against damage from scratches and impacts, this is not true for all lightweight laptops.

In our opinion it isn’t how heavy the laptop is, but rather the ability to perform everyday tasks with ease that matters. Weighing less than 3 pounds or 1.3 kg on average is ideal in our opinion.


What is a good weight for a 15-inch laptop?

A good weight for a laptop that is 15 inches or smaller is about four pounds or less. The weight of a laptop will vary with each manufacturer and can range from three pounds up to about six pounds.

How much do 17-inch laptops weigh?

17-inch laptops weigh between 5 to 8 pounds, with the average being around 6.3 pounds. Students who need to carry their laptops around campus cannot carry this weight. Furthermore, a laptop with such a big screen size is not travel-friendly. However, a 17-inch laptop is excellent for tasks that require more focus on the small details such as graphic designing or UX/UI designing.

Is 2kg heavy for a laptop?

It depends on the laptop. But for an average 15-inch laptop, it is considered on the heavy side. Some known 15-inch laptops that weigh more than 2kg are Razer Blade 15, Dell’s XPS 13 and so on. Usually gaming laptops have an average laptop weight of over 2kg.

Some good 15-inch thin and light laptops under 2kg are the HP Pavilion 15, the LG Gram 15 etc.

Eliminating heavy laptops from consideration is a great way to reduce the weight of your laptop bag/backpack. Especially if you have to carry it around for hours at a time. If you must have a 2kg-or-heavier 15-inch laptop, one option would be to get a laptop backpack with a built-in suspension system or padded hip belt.

Final Words

In conclusion, the ideal weight of laptops is lighter than 3 pounds or 1.3 kg for people who will carry it around. Laptops that have such a weight are considered to be lightweight laptops. The average laptop weight for 15-inch laptops is 4 pounds or less in our opinion. Furthermore, gaming laptops have powerful components, hence the average weight is higher than that of non-gaming laptops.

That is all that we have to say about the ideal weight of laptops. If you like this article, please feel free to share it.

Muhammad Rafay
Muhammad Rafay is the co-founder of Tech Chatter, a website that publishes buying guides related to laptops and technology. He's passionate about helping people make informed decisions about the products they buy.