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Best Lenovo Laptops for Business 2017

Best Lenovo Laptops for Business 2017

Lenovo's business laptops are world-class, with strong build quality, solid security and extensive manageability options. But with so many models to choose from, picking the right laptop from Lenovo's ThinkPad line isn't easy.

To help you wade through your options, we've rounded up our top picks for different needs and budgets. Read on to see our recommendations. Below that, you'll find advice of a more general variety about shopping for a Lenovo laptop.

Best All-Around Laptop
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  • Price
    (starts at $919)
  • CPU
    2.3GHz i5-6200U
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Display Size & Resolution
    14 inches, 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Battery Life Tested
    17:25
  • Size
    13.25 x 9.15 x 0.79 inches
  • Weight
    3.48 pounds
Best for World Travelers
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  • Price
    (starts at $1,329)
  • CPU
    3.1GHz i5-7200U
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Display Size & Resolution
    14 inches, 1920 x 1080
  • Battery Life Tested
    12:21
  • Size
    12.7 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight
    2.49 pounds
Best Value
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  • Price
    (starts at $699.99)
  • CPU
    Intel Celeron 3865U
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Display Size & Resolution
    13.3 inches, 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Battery Life Tested
    9:08
  • Size
    12.69 x 8.77 x 0.78 inches
  • Weight
    3.17 pounds
Best for Work & Play
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  • Price
    Starts at $1,299
  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-8550U
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Display Size & Resolution
    13.9 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Battery Life Tested
    12:22
  • Size
    12.72 x 8.84 x 0.55 inches
  • Weight
    3.05 pounds

To make shopping for a new Lenovo a little simpler, we've highlighted our four favorite models from 2017 and made recommendations with different needs in mind. At Business News Daily, we understand that different industries and work styles require different tools; that's why we've made the laptop purchasing process a little more personal. Define your work style and find the best match machine for you.

Lenovo ThinkPad T470 

You travel sometimes, but you also have a home base like an office, storefront or even industrial factory space. Long workdays in diverse settings call for an extended battery life, and your constant multitasking means your machine can't be light in the processing department either. Meet the Lenovo ThinkPad T470, our top choice for best all-around work laptop. An updated version of the T460, the T470 boasts an incredible battery life of more than 17 hours (when you include the optional six-cell unit). Business-class features such as the biometric fingerprint unlock and ultra-responsive comfort keyboard round out the T470 and make it a pleasure to work on. 

Read an in-depth review of the Lenovo ThinkPad T470 on our sister site, Laptop Mag.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

If you feel at home on the road, chances are laptop portability, internet connectivity and battery life are all important to you. You need a high-powered machine with a low profile, security is a concern due to international travel, and you hate getting caught without internet access. Enter the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a slim and stylish Ultrabook that's ideal for business owners who are constantly on the go.  Designed to take a beating, the X1 Carbon can stand up to even the most enthusiastic baggage handler, and the worldwide warranty (valid in 160 countries) takes some worry out of traveling with it. The X1 Carbon can even be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE, a fantastic add-on that makes it possible to jump online even if you're nowhere near a Wi-Fi hotspot. The only downside to the X1 Carbon is the price tag, but sometimes first class is worth it. 

Read an in-depth review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon on our sister site, Laptop Mag.

Lenovo Yoga 920

When you're running a small operation, sometimes it's not pragmatic to have a separate home and work computer. If you want to use the same machine for filing invoices as you do for binge-streaming your favorite shows, the Lenovo Yoga 920 is a great choice. Some 2-in-1 laptops are a good fit for small business owners who want the flexibility to seamlessly switch between a tent-style setup, a classic workstation setup and a touch-controlled tablet. The Yoga 920 is our favorite 2-in-1 from Lenovo, and if you appreciate a gorgeous display and a powerful processor (Intel Core i7), it might just be the machine you've been looking for. The Yoga 920 starts at a reasonable $1,299, and you can easily customize it to meet your exact specifications. 

 

 

 

Read an in-depth review of the Lenovo Yoga 920 on our sister site, Laptop Mag.

Lenovo ThinkPad 13

This might be the perfect productivity companion for budget-minded business users. The ThinkPad 13 is a steal, giving you a best-in-class keyboard, a crisp 13-inch display and long battery life. Plus, it has better durability and security credentials (thanks to built-in hardware encryption) than any other laptop in its price range.

For the price, Lenovo's ThinkPad 13 is a nearly perfect productivity companion for small business owners. It offers a best-in-class-keyboard, long battery life, and better security and durability credentials than you'll find on most other systems in its price range. A sharp 13-inch display and a lightweight design don't hurt, either.

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Mona Bushnell

Mona Bushnell is a New York City-based Staff Writer for Tom’s IT Pro, Business.com and Business News Daily. She has a B.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College and has previously worked as an IT Technician, a Copywriter, a Software Administrator, a Scheduling Manager and an Editorial Writer. Mona began freelance writing full-time in 2014 and joined the Purch team in 2017.