Lenovo: 2018 Brand Report Card

Lenovo won first place for the second year in a row due to its excellent highly rated laptops. With its amazing HDR screen (one of the first in the industry) and a long battery life, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the business notebook to beat, while the Yoga 920 has been our favorite 2-in-1 in the year past. Lenovo received 10 Editors & # 39; Choice awards, more than any other brand, and 53 percent of its laptops got 4 stars (out of 5) or more.


Unfortunately, Lenovo technical support really decreased compared to last year, with the company the phone representatives messed up the answers to several of our questions. But the company continues to be an innovator and a leader in value and selection.

Key Lenovo strengths

  • ThinkPads: Even if you're not working for a company, Lenovo business laptops are the gold standard for productivity, thanks to their industry-leading, high-quality keyboards of construction and long-lasting battery. .
  • Great value and selection: Lenovo offers great laptops in all major categories, from Ideapad 120 low cost, to Yoga 920 2-in-1 premium, to Lenovo Legion Y920 focused on games. [19659006] Always innovating: Lenovo is usually the first or the first to offer a new technology, as it did with the HDR display on the X1 Carbon and the Qualcomm processor on the Miix 630.

Lenovo's main weaknesses [19659005] Poor telephone support: The company's web support resources are solid, but telephone agents had difficulty correctly answering even simple questions.

Best laptops

The best for business: ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Best 2-in-1: Yoga 920
Best to play: Legi on Y920

Comments (38/40)

Thanks to the combination of high build quality, a long-life battery and solid performance, Lenovo scored an impressive 3.8 average revision rating (out of 5), based on the 34 systems we tested during the last year more or less. The company's laptops took home 10 leading Editors & # 39; Choice awards in the industry, three more than the next biggest competitors (HP and Acer).


In the strength of its industry-leading keyboard, epic battery and striking HDR display, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Generation) was the only notebook of any brand to receive a perfect 5-star rating. Also, not a single Lenovo laptop got less than 3 stars (passing grade). Other featured products include the Yoga 920, which impressed us with its attractive design and endurance throughout the day, and the ThinkPad T470, which lasted as many laptops as we tested.

Design (13/15)

Budget the price does not have to mean cheap appearance and poor quality construction, at least not for Lenovo laptops. The company released the Ideapad 120s and the Ideapad 120s (11.1 inches), whose polycarbonate frames could fool you into thinking they were made of metal like their more expensive cousin, the Ideapad 720.

Lenovo also has a wide variety of ThinkPads; Most of them have a black carbon fiber chassis, tested by MIL-SPEC (dust, vibration, shock and temperature). But there are some exceptions, such as the ThinkPad 13, which is available in silver, and the X1 Carbon, which has a soft touch finish.


The company's Yoga lines set the bar of how a convertible system should look and function. The Yoga 920 has a beautiful bronze tone and a clock band hinge, but the Yoga 720 is less visually exciting. Other 2-in-1, like the Miix 320, have small design problems, such as requiring too much force to separate the tablet from the keyboard.

On the front of the game, the Legion Y520 and Y720 look like your stereotypes of portable games with their aggressive angles and red and black schemes.

Support and Warranty (14/20)

Lenovo makes it easy for you to get a technical support agent on the phone, but representatives rarely gave us a correct answer during our technical support confrontation. Online support was more accurate, but poor organization made information more difficult to find.

Lenovo covers shipping in both directions for most of its laptops, excluding certain cheaper models. We want you to pay attention to all your systems.

Innovation (7/10)

In 2018, Lenovo has been the first manufacturer of laptops to incorporate HDR displays and will be one of the first to launch a laptop. by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU. On the front of the game, it finally adopted the Legion brand, adding G-Sync display options and overclockable components. And do not forget that Lenovo also launched a ThinkPad 25th anniversary edition, which combines old aesthetics with modern functionality.

Value and selection (14/15)

We have reviewed many Lenovo laptops this year, and the company showed range. Sure, you know Lenovo for its ThinkPads, including the X1 Carbon superpremium, which exceeds $ 1,500, and last year's flagship, the ThinkPad T470. But we also saw more economical business laptops, like the $ 600 ThinkPad 13.

MORE: The best Lenovo laptops

The company is also in the consumer market, offering clamshells and 2 in 1 of all the prices, like the removable Miix 320, the convertible Yoga 920 and the medium range Flex 5. The line also includes Chromebooks, like the Flex 11 Chromebook.

And for the games, there is the Legion line, which includes the basic Y520 with a GTX 1050 Ti GPU, and the Y920 power station with a GTX 1070 GPU.

  • Results and winners card
  • Acer
  • ] Apple
  • Asus
  • Dell
  • HP
  • Lenovo
  • Microsoft
  • MSI
  • Razer
  • Samsung