Ultraportables are extremely light and compact laptop computers. Generally weighing less than 5 lbs (2.2 kg,) they are ideal for those who carry their computer with them at all times. Since the invention of technology able to pack computer elements into extremely small spaces, ultraportables have become an extremely popular area of the laptop market.
People who need ultraportables are usually those who are constantly on the go for their work or personal pursuits. Some ultraportables are so small, they can fit into a standard size manila envelope. Their low weight and small size add to the mobility of users, especially those who must cram a variety of papers and objects into small storage spaces like briefcases or backpacks.