Best Lenovo Laptops 2018

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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 2018
Product: Use Case: Rating:
Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Best Overall 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen) Best Ultrabook 4 out of 5
Lenovo IdeaPad 120S (14-inch) Best Value 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Best Business 2-in-1 4.5 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Best Small Business Laptop 4 out of 5
Lenovo Yoga 920 Best 2-in-1 4.5 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 Best 12-inch Laptop 4 out of 5
Lenovo Legion Y920 Best Gaming Laptop 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad P71 Best Workstation 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad X280 New and Notable N/A
ThinkPad L380 Yoga New and Notable N/A
  • Best Ultrabook

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen)

    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.

    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. The 5th Gen model is more affordable, but the just-released 6th Gen model also has an HDR-capable screen.

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review

  • Best Value

    Lenovo IdeaPad 120S (14-inch)

    Editor's Choice

    For well under $300, this 14-inch laptop gives you a sleek design, a wide array of ports and solid performance. The IdeaPad 120S also offers good audio output and nearly 8 hours of battery life.

    Lenovo IdeaPad 120S (14-inch) 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

    Lenovo 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 920

    Editor's Choice

    This 13.9-inch convertible is both beauty and the beast. A speedy, quad-core 8th Gen Core i7 CPU gives this 3-pound laptop really strong performance while its bronze-colored chassis and slim screen bezel are a joy to behold. Best of all, the Yoga 920 offers over 12 hours of battery life and a pressure-sensitive stylus for drawing.

    Lenovo Yoga 920 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

  • Best Gaming Laptop

    Lenovo Legion Y920

    This 17-inch gaming behemoth packs plenty of power under its attractive hood, including an overclockable CPU, Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics and a blazing-fast PCIe SSD. The Legion Y920's mechanical keyboard offers good travel and fantastic feedback. The 1080p G-Sync screen offers extremely vibrant images with no ghosting or tearing.

    Lenovo Legion Y920 Review

  • Best Workstation

    Lenovo ThinkPad P71

    Graphics professionals, engineers and 3D modelers will get the kind of performance they need from Lenovo's ThinkPad P71 workstation. This 17.3-inch desktop replacement is available with powerful components such as an Intel Xeon processor and Nvidia Quadro P5000 CPU. The 4K display is extremely vibrant and a built-in color calibrator keeps it accurate. Since this is a ThinkPad, you also get a best-in-class keyboard and strong build quality.

    Lenovo ThinkPad P71 Review

  • New and Notable

    Lenovo ThinkPad X280

    Weighing 2.5 pounds, the ThinkPad X280 offers the same low weight as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, but for $500 less. The 12.5-inch laptop sports Intel's 8th Gen Core Series CPUs, up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage. It also offers dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, a pair of USB Type-A ports and HDMI out.

  • New and Notable

    ThinkPad L380 Yoga

    Lenovo's latest ThinkPad Yoga is its least-pricey business convertible, and it's packing a tool you won't see in its more-expensive siblings. That's the "world-facing camera," built into the top of the keyboard deck, meant to be used when you rotate the 2-in-1 into tablet mode, and use its 13-inch display as a viewfinder. Coming later this month, the L380 is spec'd to last 12 hours on a single charge, and feature 8th Gen Core i5 and i7 CPUs.

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.

News and Updates

Lenovo recently issued a recall for ThinkPad X1 Carbons that were manufactured between January and November 2017. The company also just began selling its 8th Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, X380 Yoga and X280 laptop.