Best Lenovo Laptops 2019

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Best Overall

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen)

Editor's Choice

Editor's Note: Lenovo is selling the 6th Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which earned our 5-star rating, for $680 off during Amazon Prime Day

Though it's buillt for business, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) is a great choice for anyone who needs to be productive on the go. In fact, the X1 Carbon isn't just the best Lenovo laptop, it is also one of the best laptops of 2019 and the best overall business laptop. This extremely-light, 2.49-pound laptop lasts over 11 hours on a charge and packs one of the best keyboards you'll find on any device. An optional HDR screen reproduces an eye-popping 199 percent of the sRGB gamut, making every image and photo look more vibrant.

This 14-inch ultrabook packs a powerful, Intel 8th Gen Core series CPU and a speedy PCIe-NVMe SSD. It also finds room for all the key ports, including Thunderbolt 3 and multiple USB 3.0 connections.

Best Lenovo Laptops 2019
Product: Use Case: Rating:
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) Best Overall 5 out of 5
Lenovo IdeaPad 730S Best Under $1,000 4 out of 5
Lenovo Ideapad 530S Best Under $800 4 out of 5
Lenovo Flex 6 11 Best Value 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Best 15-inch 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Best Business 2-in-1 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Best Workstation 4 out of 5
Lenovo Yoga C930 Best 2-in-1 4.5 out of 5
Lenovo Legion Y7000 Best Affordable Gaming 4.5 out of 5
Lenovo Legion Y740 (15-inch) Best Premium Gaming 3.5 out of 5
Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 Best Chromebook 3.5 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Longest Battery Life 4 out of 5
  • Best Under $1,000

    Lenovo IdeaPad 730S

    Editor's Choice

    The IdeaPad 730S is an excellent laptop for students or frequent travelers who want a portable laptop but don't need a touch screen. For under $1,000, you get an incredibly thin and lightweight aluminum laptop with a vivid, detailed 13.3-inch, 1080p display, and very fast performance. With impressive speaker quality and a decent webcam, the IdeaPad 730S even does the small things right. It's just a shame battery life is below average. 

  • Best Under $800

    Lenovo Ideapad 530S

    An excellent option for students or as an alternative to the aging MacBook Air, the Lenovo Ideapad 530S offers good performance and a gorgeous design at a reasonable price. The two-tone silver-and-gray aluminum chassis is slim and lightweight, making it portable enough for frequent travelers. Add a bezel-less screen and decent battery life, and it's easy to recommend the Ideapad 530S above other mid-range devices, despite the laptop's rather dull display. 

  • Best Value

    Lenovo Flex 6 11

    For just $329, Lenovo offers more than 9 hours of battery life, a sleek 2-in-1 design, decent performance with an Intel Celeron processor and a comfortable keyboard. I teven ahs a USB Type-C port, which we don't see on many budget machines. The display isn't great, but you hav eto give something up at this price point. 

    Lenovo Flex 6 11 Review

  • Best 15-inch

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

    Lenovo's high-end consumer business laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme has a jaw-dropping 15.6-inch 4K HDR display and blazingly fast performance thanks to its Core i7 CPU and quick SSD. A luxurious and durable design combined with an excellent keyboard make the ThinkPad X one impressive piece of hardware. 

  • Best Business 2-in-1

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet

    This detachable 2-in-1 has a beautiful soft-touch chassis, a bright and colorful 13-inch display and very strong performance. At 2.8 pounds and featuring an excellent keyboard and stylus support, the X1 Tablet is a great travel companion. That's especially true considering its rated to 12 military-grade durability tests. 

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Review

  • Best Workstation

    Lenovo ThinkPad P1

    Graphics professionals and 3D modelers who need a laptop that can handle demanding programs should opt for the Lenovo ThinkPad P1. This sleek 15.6-inch workstation is a desktop replacement in every sense of the phrase. With a Xeon CPU and Quadro graphics, the beastly P1 offers excellent performance. Not to mention, the vivid 4K display and comfortable keyboard are some of the best we've ever seen. 

    Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Review

  • Best 2-in-1

    Lenovo Yoga C930

    The 13.9-inch Yoga C930 prioritizes utility over beauty. The laptop's soundbar hinge pumps out strong audio, the included pen slots into an integrated stylus slot, and the new Privacy Shutter makes it easy to hide your webcam from prying eyes. These welcome features are paired with 10-hour battery life, fast performance, and a sleek, premium design. 

    Lenovo Yoga C930 Review

  • Best Affordable Gaming

    Lenovo Legion Y7000

    The Legion Y7000 is a nearly perfect laptop for gamers on a budget. For a relatively affordable $1,100, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060-equipped Y7000 offers strong graphics performance in a sleek, stylish chassis. Whether you're outlasting enemies in Fornite or taking notes in a study hall, owners of this machine will appreciate its comfortable keyboard and above-average battery life.

    Lenovo Legion Y7000 Review

  • Best Premium Gaming

    Lenovo Legion Y740 (15-inch)

    If you want the best graphics performance, then go with an GeForce RTX-equipped laptop like the Legion Y740. Available in both 15-inch and 17-inch models, the Y740 is Lenovo's premium gaming machine. As such, it can play even the latest games, like Shadow of the Tomb Raider or Battlefield V, at high graphics settings thanks to its Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. Those games move smoothly on the laptop's 1080p, 144Hz display, and you'll enjoy clicking away on the Y740's comfortable RGB-backlit keyboard. 

    Lenovo Legion Y740 (15-inch) Review

  • Best Chromebook

    Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630

    The first Chromebook with a 4K display, the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 is in a league of its own. This 15.6-inch laptop has an aluminum chassis that can convert from a laptop into a tablet. And with a Core i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM, the Yoga Chromebook C630 is one of the fastest performing Chrome OS devices we've ever tested.

    Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 review

  • Longest Battery Life

    Lenovo ThinkPad T480

    With its extended battery on board, the ThinkPad T480 lasts over 17 hours on a charge, making it the longest lasting current-generation laptop. This 14-inch system also packs a responsive keyboard, durable design and up to a 2K display. You can also configure it with optional Nvidia MX150 graphics.

    The T480 has every port you could possibly want, including an SD card reader, a Thunderbolt 3 port, a full-size Ethernet connection, multiple USB Type-A ports and HDMI out. This laptop is also one of the few that lets you swap its battery out so, if 17 hours isn't enough for you, you can bring a spare.

    Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Review

News and Updates (July 2019)

Update July 17: Prime Day may be over, but Lenovo is still selling the 6th Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which earned our 5-star rating, for $644 off.

Still not sure which ThinkPad to buy? Check out our guide that compares the top models. And to maximize productivity at work, make sure you buy the right ThinkPad accessories. If price is a major determining factor, head over to our Amazon Prime Day page so you can snag a premium machine at a lower price.

Lenovo showed off the first ever laptop with a foldable display, a forecoming ThinkPad X1 device, and we got to try it. Another laptop we're excited about is the Yoga S940, a Project Athena convertible that will be powered by 10th Gen Intel Core CPUs. On the business front, the company introduced a new line of affordable business laptops for small businesses that includes the ThinkBook 13s ($729) and ThinkBook 14s ($749). Lenovo also refreshed the ThinkPad X1 Extreme with a 4K OLED display and new ThinkPad P-series workstations are getting even more power. 

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.