If you’ve been waiting for some holiday deals to pick up a new laptop, you’ll be happy to know that Lenovo has just launched an excellent sale on its website. They offer everything from Chromebooks to gaming laptops, and we’ve done most of the hard work to bring all of these options together for you. While you’re here, be sure to check out other brands’ laptop offerings for a few alternatives.
- Chromebook Duet 5 – $385, was $470
- Yoga 6 – $680, was $1,100
- ThinkPad T14s Gen 2 – $942, was $3,039
- Legion 5 Gen 7 with RTX 3050 – $1,050, was $1,400
- Legion 5 Gen 7 with RTX 3070 Ti – $1,500, was $2,200
Chromebook Duet 5 – $385, was $470
The Chromebook Duet 5 is a great little device if you’re looking for something that can function as both a laptop and a tablet. One of its key selling points is that the 13.3-inch screen is OLED, giving you a much richer color and contrast experience than a traditional screen. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon SC7180 processor, a mid-range CPU that you’d typically find in phones and tablets but also works well for the Duet 5, especially since ChromeOS is relatively lighter than Windows. The Duet 5 also has 4GB of RAM, a little on the low end, and 64GB, which likely means you’ll opt for a cloud storage service if you don’t want to carry around an external hard drive. Battery life is an impressive 15 hours so you don’t need to be plugged in all the time, making this one of the best Chromebook deals if you want a long-lasting device.
Yoga 6 – $680, was $1,100
If you’re unfamiliar with the various Lenovo brands, the Yoga 6 is their high-end 2-in-1 offering, which is pretty obvious as it runs an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor, which is a mid- to high-end processor is CPU. That means you can get a lot of high-performance productivity and editing work. While it’s not the best, the internal AMD Radeon Graphics lets you get away with the occasional game, though Lenovo throws in three months of Xbox Game Pass anyway. It has a whopping 16GB of RAM, which is more than enough for most people and gives plenty of freedom to open apps and tabs. There’s also a 1TB SSD if you need to store a lot of large files. As for the screen, it’s a beautiful 13.3-inch FHD touch panel with a great 300 nits of peak brightness. It has a fingerprint reader, a key business feature, a 720p camera and Wi-Fi 6 so you can easily connect to Zoom meetings. Overall, it’s one of the best 2-in-1 laptops if you’re not into gaming or a GPU.
ThinkPad T14s Gen 2 – $942, was $3,039
If you’re looking for something more business-oriented with a larger screen, the ThinkPad T14s Gen 2 is a great option, and since it’s a bit older it comes at an impressive discount. It features a 14-inch FHD display with 300nits of brightness, making it a great option for most situations, as well as a high-quality 720p webcam and microphone for meetings. Under the hood is a mid-range 11th Gen Intel i5-1145G7 vPro and 16GB of RAM, giving you a smooth experience whether it’s work tasks or everyday use like streaming. Much like the Yoga 6, it doesn’t have a GPU, but internal Iris XE graphics will let you get away with casual gaming if you want to. The 512GB of storage should also be more than enough for most people, and the whole thing runs on Windows 11, although it’s a bit older, which we appreciate. It also comes with a fingerprint reader and a backlit keyboard, the latter of which is something you don’t often see in business laptops.
Legion 5 Gen 7 with RTX 3050 – $1,050, was $1,400
Of course, if you’re looking for great deals on gaming laptops, Lenovo has those too with this Legion 5 Gen 7. It’s got an RTX 3050, which is an entry-level laptop GPU, but it’s still relatively robust, especially since the 15.6-inch -FHD and 165Hz refresh rate display won’t weigh it down too much. So while you have to make compromises here and there, you can tweak the settings to prioritize what you need most depending on the game, allowing you to get higher FPS if you play competitively, or better graphics if you do do not do. In terms of CPU, you get an AMD Ryzen 5 6600H, a mid-range CPU that can easily handle most games, and the included 16GB of DDR5 RAM is the fastest out there. As for storage, it’s a reasonable 512GB SSD, although you might want to take advantage of one of these external hard drive offerings to complement it. Otherwise the overall build is excellent, with a nice mechanical keyboard, good battery life when you’re not gaming, and there’s even three months of Xbox Game Pass to play around with!
Legion 5 Gen 7 with RTX 3070 Ti – $1,500, was $2,200
You might be surprised to see the same laptop listed here again, but this version comes with an upgraded RTX 3070 Ti, meaning you can boost both the graphics and refresh rate as much as possible. Oddly enough, Lenovo opted for an FHD resolution instead of 2k, which would have worked well with the RTX 3070 Ti, but we can’t judge on that, especially as it means you can get better graphics and frame rates with the lower resolution. In addition to the GPU, the CPU is upgraded to an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, a mid-to-high-end CPU that can easily handle more processor-heavy tasks like editing. You also get a larger 1TB SSD, so you don’t have to lug around an external hard drive. Otherwise everything else is the same, including the 16GB of RAM and the overall excellent build quality. So if you’re looking for a high-end gaming laptop, this is the deal.