4 superb Lenovo laptops with tantalising deals to help kick off the holidays for gamers and creators alike
1. ThinkBook 13x Gen 2 Intel at 59% off
Featuring the efficient Intel Core i7-1255U, with two P-cores clocked at 4.70 GHz, eight E-cores clocked at up to 3.50 GHz, and a 96 EU Intel Iris Xe GPU, the ThinkBook 13x has more than enough performance and efficiency for just about anyone — even casual gamers on the go. Lenovo rounds out the ultra-thin device with 16 GB of 4800 MHz LPDDR5 RAM, 1 TB of PCIe Gen4 storage, and an excellent, 13-inch, 400-nit, 16:10, IPS display with 100% sRGB coverage. The ThinkBook 13x makes for an excellent mobile companion for anything from basic web browsing and productivity to light photo editing.
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 2 is on sale during Lenovo's End of Year Clearance Sale for US$879.
2. Lenovo Legion 5i Pro Gen 7 Intel (16") with RTX 3060 at 30% off
The Lenovo Legion gaming lineup has been a great option for gamers on a budget for a few years already, and the well-equipped Legion 5i Pro Gen 7 is no exception. Although its appeal is somewhat diminished thanks to an increased price, the device's 500-nit, 16-inch, 1440p, 165 Hz display is connected to a MUX switch that allows running the display directly via the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU for maximum performance. The Intel Core i7-12700H is no slouch either, and while 16 GB of 4800 MHz DDR5 dual-channel RAM might not be the pinnacle of performance, it's certainly more than enough for a smooth gaming experience.
The Legion 5i Pro isn't just for gamers, though, thanks to its 2 TB PCIe Gen4 SSD, 100% sRGB coverage, and ample port selection, which make it an excellent value workstation for video editors, designers, and artists of all shapes and sizes. Lenovo's current 30% discount puts the Legion 5i Pro Gen 7 at $1,499.99, which is a great price considering the performance, display, and storage on offer.
3. Legion 5 Gen 7 AMD (15”) with RTX 3070 Ti at 28% off
Another gaming laptop from the Legion 5 Gen 7 series, this time switching it up with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H CPU, a bump up to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, and some changes to the display and memory configurations. Instead of a 16-inch, 1440p, 16:10 display, the non-Pro AMD variant of the Legion 5 Gen 7 comes equipped with a 15.6-inch, 1080p, 16:9 display. The 165 Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB coverage are maintained, although the brightness is also cut to just 300 nits. The Legion 5 Gen 7 AMD is also equipped with 32 GB of 4800 MHz DDR5 RAM and two 1 TB PCIe Gen4 SSDs.
The four-zone RGB-backlit keyboard and excellent port selection are also carried over from the Legion 5i Pro, and combined with the leap in graphics performance, they make the Legion 5 Gen 7 an excellent high-refresh-rate gaming machine or all-rounder. With the current 28% discount, the Legion 5 Gen 7 AMD comes in at US$1,799.99.
4. ThinkBook 13s Gen 4 AMD (13") at 38% off
The sibling of the aforementioned ThinkBook 13x, the 13-inch Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 4 AMD packs an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, 16 GB of dual-channel 6400 MHz LPDDR5 RAM, and a 512 GB PCIe Gen4 SSD into an aluminium chassis weighing just 2.75 lbs and measuring just over half an inch thick. The integrated Radeon 680M GPU is the same one found in the Steam Deck, meaning gaming isn't off the table, as long as you adjust your expectations.
Portable productivity, the ThinkBook's true intent, is reflected in the rest of the hardware, which includes a 1080p webcam with privacy shutter, a built-in fingerprint scanner, Wi-Fi 6E, USB Type-C charging, and USB 4 support. The 13-inch, 300 nit, 1920 x 1200 display is also just about perfect for the diminutive ThinkBook 13s AMD, which can be had for US$1,022.38 thanks to a 38% discount on Lenovo.com.