From ThinkPads with industry-leading keyboards to slick Yoga 2-in-1s and extremely-affordable Ideapads, Lenovo's notebooks offer a great combination of quality and value. Check out our list of the best Lenovo laptops to find the consumer or business system that meets your needs.
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Lenovo's 15-inch productivity powerhouse lasts over 21 hours on a charge with its 6-cell battery. During your day-long unplugged time, you'll appreciate the sharp, color-accurate screen, comfy keyboard and durable chassis.The 14-inch ThinkPad T460 is the productivity powerhouse you need to get work done. A world-class keyboard offers deep travel for comfortable typing while its hot-swappable battery can get over 13 hours of endurance. The T460 is also durable enough to survive extreme shocks, temperatures and vibrations.
The 2.6-pound, 0.65-inch thick X1 Carbon doesn't make you compromise functionality or performance to get light weight. Lenovo's flagship laptop sports a brilliant 14-inch display, snappy full-size keyboard and over 9 hours of battery life. An optional PCIe-NVME SSD makes the X1 Carbon really shine with three times the transfer rates of a regular solid state drive.
For a little more than $600, you get a lightweight, 13-inch ThinkPad with a 1080p display, SSD storage and an especially responsive keyboards. Better still, the ThinkPad 13 lasts more than 9 hours on a charge and has a USB Type-C port for charging and data.
Though it costs under $200, Lenovo still equipped the 11.6-inch, Ideapad 100S with a bright screen, springy keyboard and colorful chassis. The 2.2-pound Windows 10 laptop lasted a full 9 hours and 48 minutes on our battery test. That's plenty of unplugged time you can use to edit documents or crunch numbers in Office 365 Personal, which comes free for a year when you buy the 100S.
The best ThinkPad is also the most flexible. The 14-inch X1 Yoga can bend back a full 360 degrees to go into tablet, tent or stand modes. However, with a vibrant display, snappy keyboard and battery life topping 8 hours, it's more than just another hybrid. An extremely-accurate stylus combines with Lenovo's WRITEit software to help you scribble in any application's text field.
As the convertible-computer market leader, Lenovo knows a thing or two about making a great 2-in-1. The Yoga 900 is the flagship device in Lenovo's line of sleek, stylish hybrids. The 2-in-1 features an improved version of its eye-catching watchband hinge, a speedy 6th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU and a gorgeous 13.3-inch 3200 x 1800 rotating display. This year's edition of the flagship hybrid increases the device's battery life by 25 percent, to 8 hours, so you won't feel anxious when you're away from a plug. Plus, the watchband hinge is even stiffer, so the screen doesn't bounce or flop around even when in unusual positions.
The Yoga 710 isn't just a solid 2-in-1; it's also a fantastic value. For less than $1,000, you get a convertible with a vivid 15.6-inch, 1080p display, a great keyboard, an Intel Core i7-6500U CPU and an Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU with 2GB of RAM. It has fewer ports than its more expensive brother, the Yoga 900, but at this price, it's hard to complain too much.
For just $179, this 11.6-inch Chromebook provides over 11 hours of battery life with solid performance and a lightweight, 2.52-pound chassis. Though a little stiff, the 100S Chromebook's keyboard offers plenty of vertical travel and a solid, flex-free base.
Students who want a great 2-in-1 don't need to drop a grand for a great computer. The Lenovo Yoga 710 includes a 1080p, 14-inch display, discrete Nvidia 940MX GPU and almost 9 hours of battery life all for $799. At 12.7 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches and 3.4 pounds, it will fit into a backpack just as well as any 13-inch notebook.