Which Lenovo laptop to choose in 2022: our selection

Lenovo is the largest PC seller in the world. Interested in the brand? Discover our sharp selection of the best Lenovo laptops for different purposes.

The best Lenovo laptops of 2022

Lenovo is a computer man. The Chinese company is thus number 1 in computer sales worldwide with almost 23% of the market share ahead of HP. The brand, previously quite familiar in our regions, became known during the acquisition of IBM’s IT department in 2005, that is, ThinkPad, a series of PCs mainly dedicated to professionals and particularly recognized.

Since then, Lenovo has greatly diversified its range, branching out with affordable and versatile models such as the IdeaPad and Yoga.

To help you see more clearly among the brand’s many models, we have gathered here a small selection of the various interesting PCs according to their use.

Do you want a broader vision for choosing your computer? Head over to our guide to the best laptops. If your budget is more limited, you can find what you’re looking for in our selection of laptops under 1,000 euros. Finally, to find out which are the best gaming PCs at the moment, here it is.

Lenovo Legion series: gaming laptops

Lenovo has a line of laptops dedicated to gaming called Legion. If there are multiple models (Legion 5, Legion 7, Legion Y…), we prefer to recommend only one.

8 /10

  • Excellent performance / price ratio
  • Effective cooling
  • Plug included

Available at €1,429 on Fnac

Lenovo has been successful with the Legion 5 Pro, a laptop designed for gamers. It offers very good value for money. We especially welcome the high-end 16-inch screen (16:10 format) with a definition of 2560 x 1600 pixels and a nice refresh rate of 165 Hz. Perfect for gaming.

In addition, the appearance of the dark gray chassis is exemplary sobriety, which will undoubtedly appeal to those who are not fans of “gamer” design and the ubiquitous RGB.

Source: Chloé Pertuis – Frandroid

But it’s on the performance side that the Legion 5 Pro shows its superiority, especially given its price point. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800H chip, combined with an RTX 3070 whose TGP is increased by the Nvidia Dynamic Boost 2.0 function, works wonders and the 3D performance is impressive. Note especially excellent results with ray tracing. This goes hand in hand with a thermal diversion to the hair, which makes it possible to avoid possible thermal throttling.

As for the connection, it is surprisingly located partially at the back of the computer, especially the Ethernet port and HMDI. On the sides you still find the USB-C ports and a headphone/microphone jack.

However, like any technological product, the Lenovo Legion 5 is not without flaws. Its keyboard and touchpad could have deserved a little more attention… But the biggest weak point is undoubtedly its autonomy. At only 3.5 hours away from a catch, it’s disappointing to say the least. Fortunately, the silent mode dedicated to office automation can significantly improve this score. Attention also for the nomads, the block sector is huge. If you are interested in this computer, you should know that you need to be close to an electrical outlet in order to use it properly.

Still, for less than 1,500 euros, the Legion Pro is convincing and allows you to enjoy the latest games without any problems.

Find the detailed Lenovo Legion 5 Pro review to find out more.

Where to buy The

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (16ACH6H) at the best price?

But if you want the best from Lenovo (and even more generally for laptop gaming), you can turn to the very latest Legion 7i Gen 7. This 16-inch PC has a beautiful screen in 2560 × 1600 pixel definition at 165 Hz. For performance, you can count on a latest generation i7, but can even push up to an i9-12900HX, up to 32 GB of 4800 MHz DDR RAM (!) and up to 2 TB M.2 SSD. As for the graphics card, it is an RTX 3070 Ti.

In fact, Legion 7i is excellent and is a monster of power. But all this has a price, and not least: the basic configuration is sold for 3,129 euros on Lenovo’s website.

Lenovo ultraportables

The Yoga Slim 7 series is generally very successful. There is thus the classic Slim 7, Slim 7 Carbon and Slim 7 Pro. The Slim 7 Pro has an OLED screen, the Slim 7 Carbon is lightweight. For the rest, they are very similar. As with many manufacturers, there are several configurations, especially depending on the processor used, namely Intel or AMD.

8 /10

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon (13IAP7)

  • beautiful design
  • really easy
  • good screen

We tested a 13-inch version of the Yoga Slim 7i Carbon with an Intel Core i7-1240P processor and 8GB of RAM. The PC stands out above all for its lightness: 970 grams. Side look, nothing to say, the device is thin and sober, quality, with its magnesium alloy shell. The touchpad is excellent, and as for the keyboard, it’s comfortable to use with a short travel typical of ultraportables.

Source: Chloé Pertuis – Frandroid

For the screen, it is equipped with a 13.3-inch IPS LCD panel in 2560 × 1600 pixel definition in a 16:10 ratio, which is more tactile. The colorimetry is excellent, the contrasts too. If the CPU performance is good, it will tend to heat up a bit. In terms of autonomy, count on 9 to 10 hours, which is not unusual but remains respectable.

You can read our Yoga Slim Carbon review to go further.

Where to buy The

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon (13IAP7) at the best price?

There are currently no offers

However, this Yoga Slim 7 Carbon in the 13-inch version suffers from accessibility issues… unlike its 14-inch big brother with an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU. At 14 inches, it weighs only 1.1 kg and is therefore still very light. If you can’t find the 13-inch version, look for the 14-inch version.

In the ultraportable sector from Lenovo, here is the latest iteration tested by us. The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro comes in the form of a high-performance 14-inch laptop. In this case, this version of the Lenovo PC has a sober but effective appearance.

However, the PC complicates the task as there are so many different versions and availability is uncertain. Please note that our test of the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro is available on Frandroid.

Where to buy The

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro (14ACH5 O) at the best price?

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Ideapad: affordable Lenovo laptops

The Ideapad series offers more affordable prices. On our site, we offer you here those of series 3 and series 5, which range from 13 to 17 inches.

IdeaPad 3 14ITL6

In our opinion, one of the most balanced models is the IdeaPad 3 14ITL6. It is a modest 14-inch computer, equipped with an Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. The subgame shows and does what is expected of it.

It has good connectivity options, with an HDMI port, a USB-C, as well as several USB-A and an SD card reader. Weighing in at 1.41kg, its weight remains contained for a 14-incher that doesn’t claim to be an ultraportable. This entry-level model is sold everywhere for 579 euros, an honest price for the quality of the manufacture. It will be particularly suitable for students who need to take notes in class and for all those who want a reliable and cheap PC.

IdeaPad 5 15ALC05

If you want a bigger screen, still at a very attractive price, go for it IdeaPad 5 15ALC05 for the 15 inch model. Ideapad 5 is an excellent model with a recent CPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, which is very versatile and consumes little.

For the rest, we stay with the classic with a Full HD screen and 8 GB DDR4 RAM. The screen, meanwhile, is unfortunately very average in terms of colorimetry… We therefore do not recommend it for creative people who need good color coverage.

Lenovo sometimes has a bad habit of moving the touchpad to the left, like here. This has two negative effects: firstly, to exclude left-handers, and secondly, to cause the left wrist to rub on the pavement. In addition, the coating of the touchpad is plastic and not glass. The keyboard, meanwhile, is very large and very comfortable, true to Lenovo’s know-how on the subject. A numeric keypad is even integrated, as well as a fingerprint reader on the power button. Finally, autonomy is quite comfortable for a 15-inch PC, with around 7 to 8 hours of autonomy in typical use.

8 /10

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook (2020)

  • Its value for money
  • Good quality screen
  • The accompanying accessories

Available at €299 at Baker

In its catalog, Lenovo also offers Chromebooks. The machines, which are primarily intended for students, are illustrated by the manufacturer with an IdeaPad Duet Chromebook. The PC comes as a 2 in 1 running ChromeOS.

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet // Frandroid

The machine has a 10.1 inch touchscreen, but also good ergonomics. For less than 300 euros you are actually entitled to the TouchPad as well as an easy-to-install physical keyboard. If the strike is tight, you’ll at least be able to use it for work. Remember this is a booster machine.

In terms of performance, the IdeaPad Duet Chromebook has a MediaTek Helio P60T processor. The power used in the machine is sufficient to open several tabs at once. The configuration is completed by 4 GB of RAM memory and at least 64 GB of storage space. Please note that you do not have the option to expand the memory.

Ultimately, it’s a simple but effective machine. Don’t make it your primary PC, but don’t underestimate it either. Despite its shortcomings, the IdeaPad Duet is capable of serving you well. This Chromebook is sold for 299 euros. We recommend reading our IdeaPad Duet Chromebook review to learn more.

Where to buy The

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook (2020) at the best price?

Everything you need to know about Lenovo laptops

Who is the Lenovo brand?

Lenovo is a Chinese brand founded in 1984. In its country of origin, the company is not called the same: Lián xiǎng (联想). Its head office is in Beijing. In 2005, the brand bought the PC division of IBM, known for its ThinkPads, which Lenovo therefore still produces.

In 2021, Lenovo manages to overtake HP and occupies the first position in terms of PC sales (laptops and desktops), with 82 million units sold.

How is Lenovo’s laptop lineup organized?

The Yoga series is dedicated to leisure and office use, the IdeaPads are the entry level, and the Legions are there for gaming. ThinkPads remain laptops dedicated to professionals.

Overall, Lenovo is well placed in computers for office and leisure use, much less so in gaming laptops, where Asus has made a name for itself. Likewise, the brand pays very little for Chromebooks.

What are the features of Lenovo laptops?

Lenovo is mainly characterized by the invention of the convertible PC. With its Yoga range, the brand offers a special hinge that allows the screen to rotate 360°. Lenovo is also very fond of touchscreens. Finally, Lenovo produces excellent keyboards, with large and comfortable keys, which will be suitable for those who type a lot.

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