Best Lenovo laptops for students

Best Lenovo laptops for students

“Find a laptop that’s perfect for you” is Lenovo’s website motto. That’s how customer oriented Lenovo really  is. So much so, that they came up with different laptop lines to try and fit to different customer preferences and needs.
Here are just but a few:

ThinkPad

With great keypads and a lot of IT friendly features, this line of Lenovo laptops mainly targets the schools and business community. First named THINK, ThinkPad’s history dates back in 1992 when it was developed and produced by IBM and later in 2005 sold to Lenovo as we know it today. For many years ThinkPad laptops were the only certified laptops to be used on outer space. Though ThinkPad laptops have been in the market for quite a while, there external design hasn’t changed much. The black, boxy right angle case still remains the key ThinkPad signature look.

Ideapad

These are more customer oriented Lenovo laptops compared to ThinkPad. Ideapad offers a wider range of laptops, mostly targeting the day to day users like kids, online jobs and other day to day uses of a computer. That said, there are a couple of unique series in the line like the Ideapad Gaming 3 that targets the gaming niche, though most of the Ideapads are just common laptops. In short Ideapads are day to day home and office laptops.

Yoga

These are the 2-in-1 Lenovo laptops. That is, hybrid laptops that offer convertible functionality, where you can switch from a laptop to a tablet. These small, portable and flexible laptops are conducive for students to do their assignments anytime and anywhere.

Legion

With the growing popularity and demand in gaming laptops, Lenovo seems to want a piece of the share by introducing there first line of gaming laptops by the name legion. Compared to other gaming laptop brands, legion products are relatively cheaper . with quite strong performance and long lasting battery life, legion gaming laptops can be a good choice for those considering price. The downhill however is that some users might find the quality(both user and graphics) a little below average compared to other gaming laptops.

 

1.IdeaPad 5

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Laptop,14″ FHD IPS, Ryzen 7 4700U(Beats i7-10710U) Up to 4.1 GHz, Wi-Fi 6, Backlit , Webcam Privacy Shutter, Fingerprint , USB-C , HDMI, Windows 10 (16GB RAM | 512GB PCIe SS

The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 is an amazing lightweight laptop that weighs 1.38kg with dimensions of 15.99mm–17.99mm x 312.2mm x 221mm. The beautiful exterior comes in two options of either cloud-grey or storm-grey.
Performance
This beauty is powered up by a Ryzen 7 4700U(Beats i7-10710U) Upto 4.1 GHz processor, a Memory of Up to 16GB DDR4 and Storage up to 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD. It also comes with a great battery that can last up to 10 hour and has a 15minutes fast charge of up to two hours.
Graphics and display
It comes with a Graphics card of up to NVIDIA ® GeForce ® MX450 and a display screen of 14″ 2.8K (2880 x 1800) IPS, 16:10, 400 nits, 100% sRGB, 90Hz, TÜV low blue light certification.
Ports and Connectivity
the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 comes with a bunch of ports that include: NOVO hole, SD card reader, 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, USB-C (PD + USB 3.0), HDMI 1.4b, USB-C, Headphone / mic combo. it can also be connected to a WiFi 6 2 x 2 ax/ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth ® 5.1 and a 1M IR camera.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Budget friendly
  • Impressive security features
  • Very portable
  • Good life battery
Cons
  • Overheats quite fast

2. ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen – 20QD000BUS: 14-Inch FHD (1920×1080) IPS Screen, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme SSD, Win 10 Pro, I5-8265U

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7 comes in a black-ThinkPad signature look that we all love. It’s however much more lighter, weighing an amazing 1.08kg and measuring 323mm x 217mm x 14.95mm, making it one of the lightest and thinnest ThinkPad ever created.
Performance
Powered by a 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor means that however hard your task or load is, you will never go wrong with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7 when it comes to performance.
Graphics and display
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7 comes delivers high quality graphics powered by an Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 and a clean display screen of 14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Privacy-Guard, 400 nits
Ports and connectivity
when it comes to ports and connectivity The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7 has got you covered with a great range of selections that includes: 2 x USB-C Thunderbolt™ 3, 2 x USB-A 3.1 (Gen 1), HDMI 1.4, Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking, Headphone / mic combo. Connectivity also includes a WLAN( Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking), a Bluetooth® 5.0 and and optional WWAN( Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 4G LTE-A) and NFC.
Keyboard
The QWERTY keyboard layout has a white LED lightning backlight option and is also spill resistant.
US MIL-STD 810G military grade
the X1 Carbon Gen 7 is tested against 12 military-grade requirements and many quality checks to ensure it runs in extreme conditions like spills, drops/falls, harsh temperatures and attitude etc.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Light weight and portable
  • Long battery life
  • Good keyboard
Cons
  • Small screen size
  • A little pricy

3. Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5

Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 13″ Laptop, FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Display, Intel Core i3-10110U Processor, 4GB DDR4 Onboard RAM, 64GB eMMC, Intel Integrated Graphics, Chrome OS, 82B80006UX

The Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 is a light 360˚ convertible that comes in a Graphite-Grey color. It weighs 1.35kg with dimensions of 310mm x 214mm x 17mm (HWD) making it an ideal portable student laptop.
Performance
Powered by a Chrome-OS operating sysem and a 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-10110U Processor (2.10 GHz, up to 4.10 GHz with Turbo Boost, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 4 MB Cache), 4GB DDR4 Onboard RAM, 64GB eMMC, the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 will not disappoint you whether you are watching moviesor streaming on-line classes.
Graphics and display
With narrow bezels the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 has a fantastic display of 13.3” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, glossy, touchscreen, 250 nits and Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics.
Ports and connectivity
The Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 has a variety of ports that include: 2 x USB-C 3.2** (Gen 1), USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1) (Power Delivery), Headphone / mic combo, MicroSD card reader. It’s connectivity includes a WiFi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2) and a Bluetooth® 5.0. It also comes with a 720p camera with microphone array.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good value for money
  • Nice screen
  • Good performance
Cons
  • Plain design

4. ThinkPad C13 Yoga

Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook Laptop with 13.3″ FHD Anti-Glare Touchscreen, AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3500C Processor, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Wi-Fi 6, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, USI Pen

This lightweight beauty comes in aa abyss-blue sleek chassis and weighs 1.50kg with dimensions of 15.5mm x 307.56mm x 212.1mm.
Performance
If you are looking for nice portable lightweight that won’t slowyou  down when performing your day to day tasks like doing your assignments or streaming through you-tube then look no further. Powered by an AMD® Athlon™ Gold 3150C Processor (2.40 GHz, up to 3.30 GHz Max Boost, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 4 MB Cache), the Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook assures you performance like no other. It also comes with a Memory of up to 16GB DDR4 2400MHz and a Battery life of up to 12.5 hours with a 51Wh Rapid Charge.
Graphics and display
When it comes to Chromebook and graphics nothing comes close to the Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook, powered with an Integrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics and a display screen of 13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits, 72% color gamut, the ThinkPad C13 Yoga promises quality picture and video views like no other.
Portability and connectivity
The Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook contains the following ports: 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (DP 1.4), HDMI 2.0, MicroSD card reader, Headphone / mic combo. It also comes with the following connectivity options: Realtek 8822CE 802.11AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0.
Keyboard
This great laptop comes with a great keyboard that is spill resistant of up to 330ml/11.16oz and a fantastic backlit with white LED lighting.
it also comes with a Garaged USI pen and a supported dock on USB-C.
Security and durability
with a lot cyber-crimes going around, the Lenovo team have have put a couple of measures and tools that include: Match-on-host touch fingerprint reader, Webcam privacy cover, a Kensington lock slot and a military grade durability test that assures your laptop can withstand extreme conditions like spills, drops/falls, harsh temperatures, attitude and etc.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Fast performance
  • High quality
  • Great keyboard
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • A little pricey

5. Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Laptop 15.6”

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15″ Laptop, 15.6″ HD (1366 x 768) Display, AMD Ryzen 3 3250U Processor, 4GB DDR4 Onboard RAM, 128GB SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics, Windows 10, 81W10094US

This beauty comes in an abyss-blue finish and weighs 1.7kg with dimensions of 362.2mm x 253.4mm x 19.99mm. It’s a perfect laptop for any student who wants something light that he/she can move around with and not compromising on performance.
Performance graphics and display
Packed with a 10ᵗʰ Generation Intel® Core™ i3-10110U Processor (2.10 GHz, up to 4.10 GHz with Turbo Boost, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 4 MB Cache), a Memory of 8 GB DDR4 2667MHz (4 GB Soldered + 4 GB DIMM), a Storage of 256 GB PCle SSD and a 15.6” HD (1366 x 768) anti-glare, touchscreen, 220 nits, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 guarantees you great performance in all dimensions.
Ports and connectivity
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Laptop 15.6” comes with a variety of ports that includes: 2 x USB 3.2** (Gen 1), USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4b, SD card reader, Headphone / mic combo jack. It also has a 720p HD camera, a Bluetooth and a Wi-Fi.
Amazon Alexa and Amazon Music
With these two features from Amazon you can enjoy a lot of features that include: listen to music, organize your shopping lists, to-do lists, reminders, control your smart home from the comfort of your couch, video call with friends and family, and more.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good keyboard
  • Good value for money
  • Nice performance
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Average quality screen

6. Lenovo Chromebook C330 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop

Lenovo Chromebook C330 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop, 11.6-Inch HD (1366 x 768) IPS Display, MediaTek MT8173C Processor, 4GB LPDDR3, 64 GB eMMC, Chrome OS, 81HY0000US

The Lenovo Chromebook C330 is both affordable and capable. If you are running on tight budget, then Lenovo Chromebook is your sure pick. With great performance, excellent internet connectivity and a long lasting battery, the Lenovo Chromebook C330 won’t disappoint you. And it’s lightweight , this ensures you navigate effortlessly around the school or campus and can do your assignments anywhere and anytime.
It weighs approximately 1.2kg with dimensions of 292 x 215.39 x 19.6 (mm) and comes in a Blizzard-White finish.
Performance, Graphics and display
The Lenovo Chromebook C330 is powered by a MediaTek™ MTK 8173C Processor (1.70 GHz, 4 Cores, 4 Threads), a Chrome OS Operating System, Integrated Power-VR GX6250 Graphics and 11.6” HD (1366 x 768) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits display , making it both a reliable and performing machine.
Ports and connectivity
Considering it is a Chromebook, the Lenovo Chromebook C330 comes with a range of ports and connectivity options that include: USB-C (Power-Delivery, DisplayPort, HDMI pass-through), USB 3.1** (Gen 1), HDMI, SD Card Reader, Audio combo jack. It also comes with a 720HD camera and a Bluetooth.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Long battery life
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Good value for money
Cons
  • Average performance

7. Lenovo Legion 5

Lenovo Legion 5 Gaming Laptop, 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS Screen, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1660Ti, Windows 10, 82B1000AUS

The Lenovo group did really out-do themselves with the Legion 5. Weighing an out-standing 2.5kg with dimensions of 363mm x 260mm x 23.57 – 26.13mm and a phantom-black color coating, this gaming beast is a true masterpiece to reckon with.
Performance
with the up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800H mobile processor The Legion 5 was really build to perform. No matter how heavy your load is, the legion 5 assures you smooth run that will give you a great experience.
Graphics and display
A good gaming laptop means high quality graphics and display, and the legion 5 is no different, packed up with an Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 2060 and a Display of up to 15.6″ FHD IPS (1920 x 1080), 300 nits, 144 Hz, <3ms response time, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision™ enabled, the Legion 5 guarantees an experience like no other.
Ports and connectivity
Like many other gaming laptops ,the Legion 5 comes with many port options that include: USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, Headphone / mic combo, RJ45 ethernet, USB-C 3.1 (DisplayPort™), 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, HDMI, Power input, Kensington lock slot, Novo button, USB-A 3.1 Gen 1. Other Connectivity features include a 802.11 ax and Bluetooth® 5.0.
Keyboard
This white backlit keyboard comes with many features that include: 100% anti-ghosting, 1.5mm key travel with dedicated media keys, number pad, larger arrow keys, one-piece trackpad and an 4-Zone RGB backlight.
The Legion Coldfront
The Legion Coldfront is a cooling system that cools and dissipates heat through a dual-channel thermal mechanism of 67 liquid crystal polymer-coated fan blades and dedicated copper heat pipes. Tihs process makes the Legion 5 both quiet and effective.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Relatively cheaper compared to other gaming laptops
  • Nice design
  • Good specs
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Heats up fairly hot

8. Lenovo Flex 5 14” 2-in 1 Laptop

Lenovo Flex 5 14″ 2-in-1 Laptop, 14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Display, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Processor, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Graphics, Digital Pen Included, Win 10, 81X20005US

The Lenovo flex 5 2-in-1 is a beautiful convertible with a 360° hinge so you can use it as a laptop, a tablet and more. It comes in three shades of either Platinum-grey, Charcoal-grey or Abyss-Blue. And weighs 1.6kg with dimensions of 321.5mm x 217.5mm x 17.9-20.8mm.
Performance
The Lenovo flex 5 2-in-1 is powered by an AMD Ryzen™ 5 5500U Mobile Processor, with Memory of Up to 16GB and a Storage of Up to 512GB SSD PCIe M.2.
Graphics and display
The 14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 250 nits, 45% NTSC display screen and an AMD Radeon™ Graphics assures you get best quality images and video.
Ports and connectivity
Various ports include: 2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1), USB-C (Gen 1 with PD), HDMI 1.4b, 4-in-1 card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC), Headphone / mic combo. It also comes with a 720 HD camera, a WiFi 2×2 AC and a Bluetooth® 4.2.
Keyboard
The QWERTY layout keyboard comes with an optional backlit keyboard and a Lenovo Digital Pen for the touchscreen.
Security
Comes with a number of security features that include a Privacy Shutter, a Fingerprint reader that is optional and a 10-Touch Numpad on Keyboard3.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good value for money
  • Great computing performance
  • 2 type-A USB ports
  • Great screen
Cons
  • A little bulky

9. Lenovo Yoga 6 Laptop13.3”

Lenovo Yoga 6 Laptop 13.3″ FHD IPS Touchscreen 300 nits, 8-core Ryzen 7 4700U(Beat i7-10750H), 16GB RAM 1TB SSD, Fingerprint Reader Webcam Wi-Fi Win 10 w/Ghost Manta Accessories

This sleek Abyss-Blue laptop weighs approximately 1.32kg with dimensions of 206.4mm x 308mm x 17 – 18.2mm.
Performance
The Lenovo Yoga 6 has great performance thanks to the AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U Processor (2.00 GHz, up to 4.10 GHz Max Boost, 8 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache), 8 GB DDR4 3200MHz (Soldered). It also has a great battery life of Up to 18 hours.
Graphics and display
It uses an Integrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics and has a display screen of 13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, touchscreen, 300 nits.
Ports and connectivity
The Lenovo Yoga 6 comes with the following ports and connections: 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (DisplayPort™ & power delivery), 1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (DisplayPort™), Headphone / mic combo, a 720HD camera, Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Good battery life
  • Nice display
Cons
  • Might overheat

10. Lenovo ThinkPad E14

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Laptop, 14″ FHD IPS Display, Intel Core i7-10210U, 16GB RAM, 1TB Hard Disk Drive, Webcam, HDMI, Windows 10 Pro, KKE Mousepad

With the option of either black or silver the Lenovo ThinkPad E14 is an amazing laptop weighing 1.69kg with dimensions of 325mm x 232mm x 17.9mm (WHD).
Performance
equipped with up to 10th Gen Intel® Core i7 processing, plus the option of AMD Radeon™ RX 640 and Memory of up to 16GB DDR4 , the Lenovo ThinkPad E14 guarantees you performance like no other.
Graphics and display
the Lenovo ThinkPad E14 comes with an Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics and a display screen of 14″ FHD (1920 x 1080), TN, antiglare (optional: 14″ FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS, antiglare).
Ports and connectivity
The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 comes in a variety of ports that include: USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4b, RJ45, Headphone / mic combo. Other connectivity options includes a 720p camera, an Intel®️ 2 x 2 AC (Wi-Fi 5) an (0ptional: Intel®️ 2 x 2 AX (Wi-Fi 6)) and a Bluetooth®️ 5.0.
Keyboard
The QWERTY layout keyboard comes full-sized with an option of backlit that is great for typing in dark environments.
MIL-SPEC tested
Tested to withstand the harshest of environments, from freezing cold to desert hot environments, to accidents like drops, spillage and knocks, the ThinkPad E14 won’t let you down.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great performance
  • Great keyboard
Cons
  • Bulky
  • No SD or microSD card slot
  • No 4K screen option

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