Best overall

Lenovo Yoga 720 15"

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With a convertible design, up to an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor (CPU), 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB PCIe solid-state drive (SSD), and an NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics card (GPU) with 2GB of VRAM, the 15-inch Yoga 720 (starting at about $1,000) is a truly versatile device. Choose either an FHD (1920 x 1080) or UHD (3840 x 2160) display based on your preference, and enjoy an overall slim, light laptop that can turn into a tablet in seconds.

Bottom line: The 15-inch Yoga 720 is the best Lenovo laptop available now.

One more thing: Check out our review for plenty more information about why the Yoga 720 is the best.

Why the 15-inch Yoga 720 is the best Lenovo laptop

Performance hardware and an all-day battery in a thin, understated design. Not much more you can ask for.

When it comes to convertible laptops, you often have to sacrifice some performance for design. Here, though, Lenovo has created a versatile laptop that can serve many roles thanks to the hardware inside and the slim build. You can rotate the 15.6-inch display around to tablet, tent, or stand modes, and the slim bezel really makes the screen pop out at you. Grab it in either standard FHD (1920 x 1080) or upgrade to UHD (3840x2160) for a truly vivid display.

Inside, get up to an Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU with a clock speed up to 3.80GHz, a 1TB PCIe SSD, and 16GB of DDR4-2133MHz RAM. Also available — gamers will love this — is an NVIDIA GTX 1050 GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM. This is enough graphics power for light and medium-duty gaming, made even sweeter by the dual JBL speakers.

A fingerprint reader for Windows Hello is set below the comfortable, backlit keyboard, and the Precision touchpad is plenty big and works with all Windows 10 gestures. If you're in the market for an all-around outstanding laptop, whether for everyday productivity or light and medium gaming, this is the one. Configurations start at about $1,000.

Best budget

Lenovo IdeaPad 320

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This budget laptop (starting at about $400) has a few configurations based on your price range. The cheapest has inside an Intel Core i3-7100U CPU, 4GB of DDR4-2133MHz RAM, and a 500GB hard-disk drive (HDD). The 15.6-inch display is set at 768p, but is available in 1080p in other configurations. A comfy keyboard and large touchpad are perfect for productivity, and plenty of ports, including two USB-A 3.0, USB-C, HDMI, and RJ45 Ethernet mean you won't be in need of dongles or adapters.

Bottom line: The best budget Lenovo laptop is the IdeaPad 320.

One more thing: A front-facing 720p webcam is perfect for staying in touch.

Best 2-in-1

Lenovo Miix 720

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Starting at about $1,250, you can get this 2-in-1 laptop with Active Pen and keyboard included. Inside is an Intel Core i7-7500U CPU with a clock speed up to 3.50GHz, a 256GB PCIe SSD, 8GB of DDR4-2133MHz RAM, and a battery that can last through a workday. The 12-inch touch display has a beautiful 2880 x 1920 resolution, and the backlit keyboard and Precision touchpad, when attached, make for an all-around solid PC.

Bottom line: The best 2-in-1 available from Lenovo is the Miix 720.

One more thing: Our review of the Miix 720 shows just how it stacks up to the Surface Pro.

Best business

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

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Now in its fifth generation, the X1 Carbon (starting at about $1,400) is a ThinkPad lover's dream. Get inside up to an Intel Core i7-7600U vPro CPU with a clock speed up to 3.90GHz, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe SSD. The real attraction is the chassis, which weighs just 2.51 pounds (1.14kg) and is just 0.6 inches (15.95mm) thick. Still, it has two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A 3.0, HDMI, an SD card reader, Ethernet, and a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello. The keyboard is as good as it gets, and there's a TrackPoint with physical buttons for anyone who prefers the ThinkPad way over a classic touchpad.

Bottom line: The best overall Lenovo business laptop is the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

One more thing: Read our in-depth review for way more information about the X1 Carbon.

Best T-series

Lenovo ThinkPad T470

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When it comes to ThinkPads, many people first think of the fabled T-series, in which the T470 (starting at about $900) reigns. Available with up to an Intel Core i7-7600U vPro CPU with a clock speed up to 3.90GHz, a 1TB PCIe SSD, and 32GB of DDR4-2133MHz RAM, this laptop's performance is outstanding. The 1080p, 14-inch display is available in touch and non-touch configurations, and plenty of ports make connecting your devices a breeze. If you're working in the field, a hot-swappable battery means you can work without plugging in for up to about 14 hours.

Bottom line: The best T-series laptop available now is the ThinkPad T470.

One more thing: Our review has much more information about what makes the T470 such a legendary laptop.

Best gaming

Lenovo Legion Y920

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Lenovo's Legion Y920 (starting at about $2,700) is a beast of a machine. Get up to an Intel Core i7-7820HK CPU that can be overclocked, 64GB of DDR4 RAM, a 512GB PCIe SSD couple with a 1TB HDD, and an NVIDIA GTX 1070 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The 1080p, 17.3-inch display uses NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology for a seamless experience, and an RGB backlit keyboard and powerful speakers make for a true gaming experience.

Bottom line: The best Lenovo gaming laptop is the Legion Y920.

One more thing: Plenty of ports, including four USB-A 3.0, USB-C Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, Ethernet, and an SD card reader allow you to connect all your peripherals, including VR.

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 1920 x 1200 resolution that is great for drawing — which you'll do plenty of with the up-to-12-hour battery life. This laptop starts at about $450.

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 320. If you want the best 2-in-1 Lenovo has to offer, have a look at the Miix 720. For the business-oriented folks out there, you can't go wrong with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon or the ThinkPad T470. Gamers will want to opt for the Legion Y920, 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 15-inch Yoga 720.

Best overall

Lenovo Yoga 720 15"

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With a convertible design, up to an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor (CPU), 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB PCIe solid-state drive (SSD), and an NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics card (GPU) with 2GB of VRAM, the 15-inch Yoga 720 (starting at about $1,000) is a truly versatile device. Choose either an FHD (1920 x 1080) or UHD (3840 x 2160) display based on your preference, and enjoy an overall slim, light laptop that can turn into a tablet in seconds.

Bottom line: The 15-inch Yoga 720 is the best Lenovo laptop available now.

One more thing: Check out our review for plenty more information about why the Yoga 720 is the best.

Updated August 21, 2017: We've refreshed this list to ensure you're still getting the best Lenovo laptops available now.