The combination of power, durability, and modest price make the ThinkPad T460p the best laptop with a removable battery that you can buy right now.

Best overall

Lenovo ThinkPad T460p

Lenovo ThinkPad T460p

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The Lenovo ThinkPad T460p has up to an Intel Core i7-6820HQ processor with a clock speed up to 3.6GHz, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB SATA solid-state drive in its sturdy chassis. For a GPU, throw in an NVIDIA 940MX that will handle medium gaming duties, and enjoy everything on a 14-inch, 1440p IPS display.

Bottom line: If you need a laptop with a removable battery, the ThinkPad T460p is your best bet all things considered.

One more thing: Grab an extra 72Wh battery from Lenovo for about $120.

Why the Lenovo ThinkPad T460p is the best

Lenovo's ThinkPad line has a few contenders for best laptop with a removable battery, but the T460p has the right combination of powerful hardware, great display, and affordable price to make it number one.

Choose either a 1080p or 1440p resolution for the 14-inch screen, and power the graphics behind it with up to an NVIDIA 940MX with 2GB of VRAM. Don't need quite as much graphics power? Save some cash and go with the Intel Graphics 530 option that comes standard with Intel Core i5-6440HQ configurations.

Also available is an Intel Core i7-6820HQ processor with up to a 3.6GHz clock speed, up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM at 2133MHz, and a 512GB SATA solid-state drive. The 72Wh battery is removable, and backups are available straight from Lenovo. Add all this to the ThinkPad T-line durability and comfortable keyboard, and you have one fine machine that starts at about $950.

Best gaming

ASUS ROG GL552

ASUS ROG GL552

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This gaming laptop from ASUS comes with a 6th-generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor with a 2.6GHz clock speed, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 128GB M.2 solid-state drive backed up by a 1TB hard-disk drive. Your games will look great on the 15.6-inch, 1080p display — for a GPU you're getting an NVIDIA GTX 960M with 4GB of VRAM. The durable chassis holds a host of ports, including HDMI, Ethernet, and a bunch of USB, and the keyboard is responsive and comfortable to use with 1.8mm of key travel.

Bottom line: For a great gaming laptop with a removable battery, check out the ASUS ROG GL552.

One more thing: Official ASUS replacement batteries are hard to find, but Amazon has a third-party option.

Best budget

Lenovo ThinkPad E570

Lenovo ThinkPad E570

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Lenovo's budget business laptop was recently refreshed with 7th-generation Intel i3, i5, and i7 processor options, and you can also get up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB solid-state drive paired with a 500GB hard-disk drive. The 15.6-inch display is available in both 768p and 1080p options, and the chassis, keyboard, and touchpad are the quality you expect from the ThinkPad line. Starting at only about $540, this is a steal of a laptop.

Bottom line: For the best budget laptop with a removable battery, check out the ThinkPad E570.

One more thing: Looking for an extra battery? Grab this 41Wh replacement for about $75.

Best business

Lenovo ThinkPad P50s

Lenovo ThinkPad P50s

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A "mobile workstation" doesn't exactly sound portable, but the P50s does a great impression of an ultrabook's mobility. It weighs in at about five pounds, but you're getting up to a 15.5-inch, 3K display (a 1080p touch version is also available), an Intel Core i7-6600U processor with a clock speed up to 3.4GHz, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, an NVIDIA Quadro M500M GPU, and a 512GB solid-state drive. Also included is a second internal battery for hot-swapping on the go. The comfortable ThinkPad keyboard and touchpad make an appearance, and eight ports, including HDMI, Ethernet, and USB, offer plenty of connectivity.

Bottom line: For a great business laptop with a removable battery, check out the ThinkPad P50s.

One more thing: Grab a 72Wh replacement battery for your ThinkPad P50s for about $120.

Best overall

Lenovo ThinkPad T460p

Lenovo ThinkPad T460p

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The Lenovo ThinkPad T460p has up to an Intel Core i7-6820HQ processor with a clock speed up to 3.6GHz, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB SATA solid-state drive in its sturdy chassis. For a GPU, throw in an NVIDIA 940MX that will handle medium gaming duties, and enjoy everything on a 14-inch, 1440p IPS display.

Bottom line: If you need a laptop with a removable battery, the ThinkPad T460p is your best bet all things considered.

One more thing: Grab an extra 72Wh battery from Lenovo for about $120.