Best Lenovo Laptops 2017

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Best Overall

Lenovo ThinkPad T470

Editor's Choice

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.

Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Review

Best Lenovo Laptops 2017
Product: Use Case: Rating:
Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Best Overall 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Best Ultrabook 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Best Business 2-in-1 4.5 out of 5
ThinkPad 13 Best Small Business Laptop 4 out of 5
Lenovo Yoga 720 (15-inch) Best 2-in-1 4.5 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 Best 12-inch Laptop 4 out of 5
  • Best Ultrabook

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    Editor's Choice

    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.

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review

  • Best Business 2-in-1

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

    Editor's Choice

    This bendback 2-in-1 features a luxurious soft-touch finish, strong performance and over 12 hours of battery life. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga's 14-inch display is vivid every configuration, but especially with the optional OLED panel. An innovative Wave Keyboard has keys which retract when you go into tablet mode in order to prevent you from accidentally typing. The X1 Yoga's wide port selection includes dual Thunderbolt 3 connectors, Ethernet, HDMI and USB 3.0.

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review

  • Best Small Business Laptop

    ThinkPad 13

    Editor's Choice

    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.

    Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Review

  • Best 2-in-1

    Lenovo Yoga 720 (15-inch)

    Editor's Choice

    The Yoga 720 is the most powerful 2-in-1 we've seen to date, with Nvidia's GTX 1050 graphics and Intel Core i7 CPU, it can even handle some mid-level gaming. It also has a sharp display and almost 9 hours of battery life to keep you working and playing all day long. It's a little heftier than some competing 2-in-1s, but the performance benefit is totally worth it.

    Lenovo Yoga 720 Review

  • Best 12-inch Laptop

    Lenovo ThinkPad X270

    Editor's Choice

    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).

    Lenovo ThinkPad X270 Review

How to Pick a Lenovo Laptop

Lenovo's our top-rated laptop brand for good reason. The company offers an extensive product lineup with some of the best notebooks you can get from any manufacturer. Lenovo makes laptops for just about every type of user, from children in school to gamers and business executives.

We've listed our favorite current Lenovo laptops above, but if you're doing research, it helps to know the difference between the company's major product lines.

  • ThinkPad: Lenovo's business laptops have some of the best keyboards in the world and many have extremely long battery life. They're a great choice, even if you're not planning to use them for work.
  • Yoga: These premium 2-in-1s have great designs, colorful screens and strong battery life.
  • Legion: The gaming line offers solid performance at reasonable prices.
  • Flex: A line of 2-in-1s that is less expensive than Yoga, but still full-featured.
  • IdeaPad: These mainstream consumer laptops range in price from low-end budget systems to more premium Ultrabooks.

For more help picking the right model, check out our Which ThinkPad is Right for You article.