Cyber Monday Deal Update: Our favorite Lenovo laptop, the ThinkPad T450s is now on sale for a starting price of $794 (reg $950) while the ThinkPad X250 is only $696 (reg $850). The ThinkPad Yoga 15 has been lowered to $785 (reg $959).
If you want the best combination of usability and portability in a business notebook, look no further than the Thinkpad T450s. Even amongst ThinkPads, the T450s has a superior keyboard with deep travel and snappy feedback. In addition to its best-in-class typing experience, the 14-inch notebook has an extremely-durable chassis, a sharp 1080p display and more than 15 hours of endurance with its extended battery.
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.
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.
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.
Starting at under 3 pounds, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 packs plenty of pop, an optional 1080p display and over 15 hours of endurance. Better still, this lightweight laptop sports a snappy keyboard, a durable chassis and a full compliment of ports, including Ethernet and an SD card reader.
When it's time for business, it's essential to have a system that can hold its own, and with Lenovo's ThinkPad Yoga 15, that's exactly what you get. A reasonable $999 buys you a 15-inch 2-in-1 with powerful specs (Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 180GB SSD), discrete graphics (Nvidia 840M GPU), military-tough 810G durability and a screen that rotates a full 360 degrees. This means whether you're walking around the foundry or giving a presentation to the board, the ThinkPad will have your back, and with 8 hours of battery life, it won't tire out before the day is over either.
Whether you're editing large video files, designing a new building using CAD software or trying to predict where to drill for oil next, the ThinkPad W550s is the powerful, workstation-class laptop you've been waiting for. This 15.5-inch behemoth features a powerful Core i7 CPU, high-end Nvidia Quadro K620M graphics and a 2880 x 1620 display, along with Lenovo's best-in-class keyboard. With its extended battery, the W550s gets over 16 hours of battery life, more than enough to perform demanding work on location, without plugging in.
There's a lot to like about Lenovo's affordable 15-inch gaming rig. Thanks to its Quad-Core Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GTX 860M graphics, the Y50 packs a lot of graphics prowess into its 5.4-pound, 0.9-inch thick frame. With a starting price of just $949 and a simple, but attractive, design, this is one rig that won't drag down your wallet or your living room aesthetic.