The 14-inch ThinkPad T470 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 lasts over 17 hours of endurance (with the 6-cell unit).
The laptop also has several improvements over its predecessors, including an optional PCIe SSD for speedy load times, a fast Intel 7th Gen Core series processor and a chassis that's 0.3 pounds lighter. Best of all, a Thunderbolt 3 port allows you to charge the laptop, power multiple monitors and connect to a huge ecosystem of peripherals over a single cable.
|Best Lenovo Laptops 2017|
|Lenovo ThinkPad T470||Best Overall||4 out of 5|
|Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon||Best Ultrabook||4 out of 5|
|ThinkPad 13||Best Small Business Laptop||4 out of 5|
|Lenovo Yoga 910||Best 2-in-1||4.5 out of 5|
|Lenovo ThinkPad X270||Best 12-inch Laptop||4 out of 5|
|Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga||Best Business 2-in-1||4 out of 5|
|Lenovo Yoga 710 (15-inch)||Best 15-inch 2-in-1||4 out of 5|
The 2.49-pound, 0.6-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 12 hours of battery life. New in the 2017 model, a Thunderbolt 3 port charges the laptop and exchanges data with multiple peripherals and monitors over a single wire. Best of all, the X1 Carbon has a luxurious soft-touch finish.
If you want a durable, long-lasting and lightweight laptop that doesn't break the bank, the ThinkPad 13 is a more affordable alternative to the ThinkPad T470 and X1 Carbon. For a starting price under $700, you get a lightweight, 13-inch ThinkPad with an optional 1080p touch display, SSD storage and an extremely responsive keyboard. Available in silver or black, the ThinkPad 13 weighs just 3.17 pounds, lasts over 9 hours on a charge and has a USB Type-C port for charging and connecting to peripherals and docking stations.
With the Yoga 910, Lenovo has shoehorned a large 13.9-inch display display, more power and way longer battery life into a premium feeling body, but without increasing the system's size or thickness. And because the Yoga 910 still comes with Lenovo's signature watchband hinge, it's also one of the most stable and best looking 2-in-1s on the market. When the biggest complaint about a product is its lack of an SD card slot, you know it's good.
With a 12.5-inch screen and a starting weight of 3 pounds, the ThinkPad X270 is compact enough to fit comfortably on an airline tray, but large enough for comfortable typing and document editing. The lightweight laptop features an world-class ThinkPad keyboard, a full array of ports and over 13 hours of battery life (with extended battery).
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.
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.
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.