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 17 hours of endurance. The T460 is also durable enough to survive extreme shocks, temperatures and vibrations.
|Best Lenovo Laptops 2017|
|Lenovo ThinkPad T460||Best Overall||4 out of 5|
|Lenovo ThinkPad T560||Best Battery Life||4 out of 5|
|Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon||Best Ultrabook||4 out of 5|
|Lenovo Yoga 910||Best 2-in-1||4.5 out of 5|
|ThinkPad 13||Best Small Business Laptop||4.5 out of 5|
|Lenovo Ideapad 100S||Best Value||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|
|Lenovo 100S Chromebook||Best Chromebook||4 out of 5|
|ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017)||New and Notable||N/A|
|Lenovo ThinkPad T470||New and Notable||N/A|
|ThinkPad 13 (2017 Refresh)||New and Notable||N/A|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Due out in February for a starting price of $1,349, this new version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon one-ups its predecessor by adding a 7th Gen Core Series processor and slimming down by 0.1 pounds. The new laptop also comes with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports you can use for charging and exchanging data with peripherals and monitors.
Due in February 2017, the successor to the ThinkPad T460 adds in a 7th Gen Intel CPU, a Thunderbolt 3 port for charging and data and a speedy PCIe storage option. Though the ThinkPad T470 retains the hot-swappable battery system of its predecessor, it's actually 3 percent lighter and 5 percent thinner.
One of the best bargains in tech is about to get even better. This upcoming refresh to the ThinkPad 13 upgrades to a 7th Gen Intel processor while adding three options which were missing from the original: a touch screen, a backlit keyboard and a speedy PCIe SSD. The new model should ship in January.