Best laptop brands Lenovo laptops
About Lenovo laptops
Lenovo is perhaps better known for its broad selection of business laptops, called ThinkPads. However, it also offers a wide range of models aimed at consumers with its Essential and IdeaPad ranges.
Lenovo isn't one of the most-owned laptop brands among which members, and of those that do own a Lenovo, one in 10 got it through a work or education scheme. The average amount spent on a Lenovo is £592 - equal to the average spend overall.
Find out how Lenovo laptops rate in our Lenovo laptop reviews.
Lenovo laptops - the Which? verdict
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Testing Lenovo laptops
We've focused on testing the consumer ranges, so have looked at the B and G Series from the Essential range including lighter, slimmer ultrabook models.
Lenovo models tested tend to rate average or above in terms of performance, but aren't always so consistent on screen and sound quality.
Lenovo's laptop ranges
Lenovo splits its laptops into two main ranges aimed at consumers - Essential laptops (for affordable consumer models) and IdeaPad laptops (its higher-end option). It also has its ThinkPad laptops aimed at business users. Like most laptop ranges, they have a number of models within each series, these can be configured further to your own requirements if you buy direct from the Lenovo website.
- Essential (prices starting at around £350) This range is made of the the G Series - which aims to offer everyday computing at a great price - and the B Series, which aims to offer a budget option for working at home or at the office. Style-wise, they're not anything to write home about, but they compete well with similar models from HP and Dell.
- IdeaPad (prices starting at around £400 for Z Series) This range includes a number of series including the U Series - Lenovo's ultrabook range - and Z Series, which is aimed at multimedia users. They both come in 13-inch options with the Z Series also offering a larger 15.6-inch display option.