The Best Lenovo Laptops: Expert Roundup

best lenovo laptops roundup

With some extensive research, testing, and speculation, we have made a list recommending only the best products. Choosing the right laptop is really important and can be a daunting task. There are tons of manufacturers with hundreds of products at many different prices. We recommend taking a look at Lenovo’s products because it is among the largest PC manufacturers in the world and sells computing devices just about everywhere, including everything from convertibles to gaming laptops. The most popular of them being the ThinkPad series, which are the most preferred laptop for business in the world. The Yoga hybrid series can be perfect for lots of computing needs. Whatever needs or wants you might have for a laptop, Lenovo will surely have one.

Best All-Rounder: Lenovo IdeaPad 320 ($490)

lenovo ideapad 320

The IdeaPad 320 offers the perfect mix of features and performance at a low cost. It’s quad-core AMD A12-9720P processor is clocked at 2.7GHz and comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, but can support up to twice that. Start-up time is great thanks to the 256GB SSD. This laptop has a 15.6-inch HD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 and an aspect ratio screen of 16:9, making it perfect for multimedia and gaming. It’s rocking a Radeon R7 GPU and stereo speakers for gaming and watching movies enjoyable. For connectivity, the IdeaPad 320 has a USB Type-C, two USB 3.1, an HDMI port, a 3.5mm combo for audio input/output, and an Ethernet port. You also get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, webcam, DVD-RW and a card reader. Running Windows 10, Lenovo IdeaPad 320 is powered by a 2-cell lithium ion battery.

Budget: Lenovo IdeaPad

Lenovo Ideapad 100

If your computer needs are basic, there’s no need to spend a lot on a laptop. A budget notebook can take care of everything from web browsing to document editing and the Lenovo IdeaPad series is ideal for these kinds of users. This entry-level series is sporting a 15.6-inch anti-glare HD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It is powered by AMD’s dual-core A9-9420 CPU, with 4GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB HDD for all installation or storage needs. For graphics, this laptop has AMD Radeon R5 for your basic gaming needs. It’s packed with all connectivity options you’d ever need with 2 USB 3.0’s, a USB 3.0 Type-C, combo input/output audio, Ethernet and HDMI, along with a 4-in-1 card reader, and of course Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It also has an HD webcam and runs Windows 10 with a two-cell lithium-ion battery. The laptop is available in a bunch of colors, such as black, gray, red and purple.

Best Convertible (2-in-1): Lenovo Yoga 720 ($958)

With the versatility of a tablet and the power of a laptop, the Yoga 720 is a convertible that can do it all. The upside to this 2-in-1 device is its 13.3-inch Full-HD display that can rotate 360-degrees and has 10-point multitouch support and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, making it ideal for enjoying games, binge-watching Netflix and more. It can transform into a table with the touchscreen display. Yoga 720 is powered by Intel’s 7th-gen Core i5-7200U processor, clocked at 2.5GHz (boost up to 3.1GHz). There is 4GB of DDR4 RAM, as well as a 128GB SSD for swifter startup times. Featuring an ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1, it didn’t slack on connectivity features and includes 2 USB 3.1s, a 3.5mm combo for audio input/output and a Thunderbolt port. This convertible comes with JBL stereo speakers for immersive sound, an HD webcam, and dual microphones. Lenovo Yoga 720 rocks a backlit keyboard for night jobs and even a fingerprint reader for enhanced security. Running 64-bit Windows 10, it has a great battery life up to about 8 hours.

Best for Business: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon ($1,769)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Originally established by IBM, the ThinkPad line-up has always been the gold standard of business laptops, thanks to their durability and reliability. If you want an enterprise-ready laptop that won’t fall short in performance, look no further than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Equipped with Intel’s 8th-gen Core i7-8650U processor and 16GB of RAM, the X1 Carbon is a powerhouse complimented by a 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD. This ThinkPad has a 14-inch Full-HD touchscreen display with increased brightness, improved contrast, and more accurate colors. This laptop is compact and ready to be carried around for your business needs. Being a business-grade laptop, the X1 Carbon comes with industry-leading security features. These include ThinkShutter, which allows you to cover the front-facing HD webcam in sensitive conditions. Then there’s the match-on-chip fingerprint reader, which comes with anti-spoofing technology that helps safeguard company data. For connectivity, the laptop has everything from Thunderbolt 3 to USB Type-C.

Although the Lenovo Flex 5 is not mentioned in this roundup, but it is definitely worth checking out! Check out our Lenovo Flex 5 review!

About the Author Arpad Balogh

I'm a tech geek from Hungary. Latest laptops? I got em. I love testing and breaking things, although most of the time I fail putting them together, but that's another story...