The ThinkPad X1 Yoga, with its rugged, versatile design and beautiful display, is the best Lenovo laptop you can buy.

Best overall

ThinkPad X1 Yoga

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

Advertised as the world's lightest 14-inch business convertible, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga is really so much more.

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 NVMe 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 512GB of storage.

With up to an Intel Core i7 vPro processor, Intel HD Graphics 520, 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 X1 Yoga weighs only 2.8 pounds (1.27kg) and is only 0.66 inches (16.8mm) thick.

Adding to the laptop's versatility is its host of ports, including a OneLink+, a Mini DisplayPort, one HDMI, three USB 3.0, and a microSD card reader. Stay secure with a fingerprint reader, and stay connected at all times with an LTE-A option. Configurations start at about $1400 and go up to about $2100.

Best budget laptop

Ideapad 310

Ideapad 310

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The Ideapad 310 seems to be the perfect balance of performance and price. You get a 6th generation Intel Core i3-6100U processor with a 2.3GHz clock speed, 4GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB HDD. 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 $400. 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 large display for about $400? Can't go wrong with the Ideapad 310.

One more thing: Customization options allow for up to a Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM — the price rises accordingly.

Best convertible

Yoga 900

Yoga 900

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This convertible laptop isn't just all about style — it's also about performance. Available in multiple colors, including platinum silver, clementine orange, and champagne gold, the 0.59-inch (14.9mm) thick chassis hides an impressive collection of hardware. Configurations are available with up to a 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. The 13.3-inch touch display with a 3200x1800 resolution is absolutely gorgeous and is bright enough to use outside on sunny days. Configurations start at about $1050 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 900.

One more thing: The Yoga 910 is coming very soon with the latest Intel Core processor and a 4K display.

Best business laptop

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

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The 2.6-pound (1.17kg) 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 under a standard workload despite the powerful hardware within — get up to a 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB PCIe SSD. Configurations start at about $1150 and run up to about $1850.

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

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

Best gaming laptop

Ideapad Y900

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 PCIe SSD. Throw in a backlit mechanical keyboard, and you have one fine machine. This laptop starts at about $2500.

Bottom line: The Y900 is Lenovo's answer to a portable desktop PC, and is one of the best gaming laptops available now.

One more thing: The Lenovo Ideapad Y700 is also a great choice if you don't need quite as much power and want to save about $1500.

Best new model

Yoga Book

Yoga Book

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The virtual keyboard on this 2-in-1 tablet 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 will end up with a physical copy written in real ink and a digital copy saved on your Yoga Book. This convertible is only 9.6mm thick and weighs a mere 1.5 pounds (690g), so you won't mind taking it with you wherever you go. The 10.1-inch display has a great 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 2-in-1 tablet ahead of its time, check out the new 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 900. 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, and anyone looking for the latest device to hit the market should check out the Yoga Book. For the best Lenovo laptop overall, you have to go with the ThinkPad X1 Yoga.

Best overall laptop

ThinkPad X1 Yoga

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.