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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At 2.6 pounds and just 0.5-inches thick, the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is one of the thinnest, lightest notebooks on the market, making it even easier to carry than the 13-inch MacBook Air. A new "watchband" hinge allows the 2-in-1 hybrid to lie completely flat or bend into tablet, tent or stand modes, while Lenovo Harmony Settings software tweaks your programs to work better as you switch from clamshell to slate. An eye-popping 3200 x 1800 touch screen and vibrant JBL speakers make this a lightweight entertainment powerhouse.
Lenovo's ThinkPad Yoga is a well-designed business hybrid with a rotating 12.5-inch display that works with the included 4.5-inch stylus. We love the excellent keyboard. While this model doesn't offer a removeable or extended battery option, users will still appreciate the more than 8 hours of battery life.