Updated 7 February 2017: We've refreshed this list to include the new Yoga 910 and new hardware in the X1 Yoga, Ideapad 310, and X1 Carbon.

Best overall

ThinkPad X1 Yoga

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With a 14-inch, 1440p touch display, convertible design, strong battery, and powerful hardware working behind the scenes, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga can do it all. Despite its rugged construction and host of ports, it remains one of the thinnest and lightest 2-in-1 laptops you can buy.

Bottom line: The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is the best Lenovo laptop available now.

One more thing: LTE-A connectivity is an option for anyone who needs to be connected to the internet at all times.

Why the X1 Yoga is the best

Recently refreshed with a 7th-generation processor and infrared camera for Windows Hello compatibility, the X1 Yoga sits at the top of the Lenovo hierarchy.

The OLED display has a 2560x1440 resolution that is suited for many purposes, including photography, gaming, multimedia editing, and watching videos. When paired with the included stylus, drawing and taking notes becomes a snap in tablet mode. There are also 1080p IPS display and 1440p IPS display options available for anyone looking for something a little more traditional (and less expensive).

Storage transfer in your X1 Yoga is incredibly fast thanks to a PCIe solid-state drive, which is about twice as fast as SATA solid-state drives. Windows 10 Pro will boot in seconds, and you'll have plenty of room for your files with up to 1TB of storage.

With up to a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 vPro processor, Intel HD Graphics 620 or Iris Plus Graphics 640, and 16GB of DRR3 RAM, you're sure to have the performance needed to tackle the day's workload and have time left over for some light gaming in the evenings. The battery will last you a full day under standard use — about 11 hours.

The durable build is typical ThinkPad quality — it was given a grueling military-grade test to ensure it holds up under heavy use — and even includes a spill-resistant keyboard. Despite its ruggedness, the OLED X1 Yoga model weighs in at 2.99 pounds (1.36kg) and is only 0.69 inches (14.4mm) thick.

Adding to the laptop's versatility is its host of ports, including two Thunderbolt 3, three USB 3.0, one HDMI, one Ethernet, and a microSD card reader. Use Windows Hello with a fingerprint reader or infrared camera, and stay connected at all times with an LTE-A option. Configurations will start at about $1500 when they become available later this month.

Best budget

Ideapad 310

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The Ideapad 310 seems to be the perfect balance of performance and price. You can get up to a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB HDD or 256GB SSD. The 15.6-inch display has a resolution of 1366x768, which isn't going to cause any jaws to drop, but is acceptable for the price you're paying — about $480 for the base model. The laptop comes with several ports, including one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, one VGA, one HDMI, one Ethernet, and an SD card reader.

Bottom line: Decent specs and a 7th-gen processor starting at about $480? Can't go wrong with the Ideapad 310.

One more thing: Choose smooth black, textured black, or flamenco red color options to best suit your style.

Best convertible

Yoga 910

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This convertible laptop isn't just all about style — it's also about performance. The 0.56-inch (14.3mm) thick chassis weighs only 3.04 pounds (1.38kg) and hides an impressive collection of hardware. Configurations are available with up to a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe solid-state drive. The 13.9-inch touch display with a 4K resolution is absolutely gorgeous and is bright enough to use outside on sunny days. Configurations start at about $1199 and run up to about $1650.

Bottom line: For the Lenovo convertible with a lot of style, a beautiful display, and exceptional performance, check out the Yoga 910.

One more thing: Take advantage of Windows Hello support with an included fingerprint reader.

Best business

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

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The 2.51-pound (1.14kg) ThinkPad X1 Carbon gets its name from the carbon-fiber reinforced chassis it's built on. This thing will put up a fight against pretty much anything you throw at it and keep on running — the keyboard is even spill resistant. The 14-inch, 1440p display is designed to minimize glare and smudging and is bright enough to keep you working no matter where you're seated. The X1 Carbon's battery lasts up to 10 hours, despite the powerful hardware — up to a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 vPro processor, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe solid-state drive. It'll start at about $1350 when it's released in February 2017.

Bottom line: For a light laptop with a great battery, you have to go with the business-oriented ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

One more thing: LTE-A connectivity is an available option, complementing the two Thunderbolt 3, two USB 3.0, HDMI, and Ethernet ports.

Best gaming

Ideapad Y900

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Looking for a laptop that wants to be a desktop gaming rig? The Ideapad Y900 has a 17.3-inch, 1080p display that is powered by an NVIDIA GTX 980M graphics card. This laptop is ready and willing to make your games look beautiful. To top off the performance specs, there is a 6th-generation Intel Core i7-6820HK processor with a 2.7GHz clock speed, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB HDD plus 128GB SSD. Throw in a backlit mechanical keyboard, and you have one fine machine. This laptop starts at about $2000.

Bottom line: The Y900 is Lenovo's answer to a portable desktop PC, and is currently their most powerful laptop.

One more thing: Lenovo has an updated Legion Y720 gaming laptop coming in April, which will have an NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU, 7th-generation Intel Core processor, and a 4K display. It will start at about $1399.

Best for mobility

Yoga Book

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The virtual keyboard on this convertible device provides haptic feedback while you type, so despite a lack of physical keys, you'll still feel like you're using a real keyboard. When not using the keyboard, place a piece of paper on the touch surface and write with the included pen — you'll get both a physical copy and a digital one! This convertible is only 0.38 inches (9.6mm) thick and weighs a mere 1.5 pounds (0.69kg), so you won't mind taking it with you wherever you go. The 10.1-inch display has a clear 1920x1200 resolution that is great for drawing — which you'll do plenty of with the up-to-12-hour battery life.

Bottom line: For a mobile laptop ahead of its time, check out the Yoga Book.

One more thing: With full mobile connectivity options, you're sure to stay connected no matter where you are.

Conclusion

Love Lenovo but don't want to spend a lot? Check out the Ideapad 310. If you want the best convertible Lenovo has to offer, have a look at the Yoga 910. For the business-oriented folks out there, you can't go wrong with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Gamers will want to opt for the Y900, at least until the Y720 is released, and anyone looking for a highly mobile device should check out the Yoga Book. For the best Lenovo laptop overall, you have to go with the ThinkPad X1 Yoga.

Best overall

ThinkPad X1 Yoga

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With a 14-inch, 1440p touch display, convertible design, strong battery, and powerful hardware working behind the scenes, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga can do it all. Despite its rugged construction and host of ports, it remains one of the thinnest and lightest 2-in-1 laptops you can buy.

Bottom line: The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is the best Lenovo laptop available now.

One more thing: LTE-A connectivity is an option for anyone who needs to be connected to the internet at all times.