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Our list of best budget Lenovo notebooks is narrowed down to those which cost you lesser than $700. Lenovo offers wide variety of notebook models with various configurations under budget range. Along with the mainstream laptops, Lenovo has an Ultrabook offering aimed at efficient performance. The budget Lenovo products are available under the product lines: IdeaPad Yoga, Ideapad Touch, ThinkPad and ThinkPad Edge.

Configurations:
The cheap Lenovo laptops come with pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 operating systems. And the processors implemented on the laptops are those from Intel and AMD with their speeds crossing 2 GHz, and the most recent Lenovo laptop models run on Intel processors. Majority of the budget laptops from Lenovo run on Intel Core i3 and Intel Core i5 and there are very few options from Lenovo which run on AMD processors.

The best budget Lenovo notebooks have storage capacity of up to 500GB and an internal memory of over 4GB. The diverse screen sizes options from Lenovo are 11.6 inch, 12.5 inch, 13.3 inch, 14 inch, 15.6 inch and 17.3 inch.

Other features:
Apart from the configurations mentioned above, there are budget laptop models from Lenovo which are convertible to tablets with detachable screens. Some of these notebooks also incorporate multi touch user interface.

Check out our list of best budget Lenovo notebooks, top rated by some of the best notebook reviewers around the web.

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Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY
Lenovo S21e-20
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook
Lenovo Yoga 2 13
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY
Lenovo S21e-20
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook
Lenovo Yoga 2 13
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Release Date
Jul 2015
Sep 2015
Jul 2015
Sep 2014
May 2014
Display
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
14 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
11.6 inches, Standard
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
Hard Drive
500 GB, HDD
500 GB, HDD
64 GB, HDD
16 GB, SSD
516 GB, HDD, SSD
Installed Memory
4 GB
4 GB
2 GB
4 GB
4 GB, 4 GB
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Google Chrome OS
Windows 8.1
Processor
1.83 GHz, Intel Celeron N2930
1.83 GHz, Intel Celeron N2940
2.25 GHz, Intel Celeron N2940
1.83 GHz, Intel Celeron N2930
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-4200U
Laptop Type
General Purpose, Ultraportable, Value, Tablet, HDD
Desktop Replacement
Value
Value, Widescreen
Ultrabook

  • The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e is a tough midrange convertible-hybrid laptop built to withstand the rigors of the school day.


  • The education-aimed Yoga 11e Chromebook bends into several useful hybrid shapes, but it's also too thick and rugged for commuters who want lightweight hardware for their lightweight operating system.


  • The Yoga 11e feels like a love letter to touch typists, but it falls too far short in other areas.


  • The Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY is a solid desktop-replacement laptop with good battery life for a reasonable under-$500 price, but it doesn't shine otherwise. Better budget options are available.


  • The Lenovo 21e-20 is a solid budget ultraportable laptop, but its middling performance and battery life in our tests mean that it's best suited to those with very modest computing needs.


  • The $269 Lenovo S21e is a fairly capable budget notebook you can take anywhere, but its short battery life and wonky touchpad hold it back.


  • The education-oriented ThinkPad Yoga 11e blends the typical Chromebook with Lenovo's best design, and beefs it up to survive the trials of school life. It's one of the best models we've seen, but it's also one of the most expensive.


  • The education-aimed Yoga 11e Chromebook bends into several useful hybrid shapes, but it's also too thick and rugged for commuters who want lightweight hardware for their lightweight operating system.


  • The Yoga 11e feels like a love letter to touch typists, but it falls too far short in other areas.


  • The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 is a well-designed convertible hybrid laptop, but the construction feels flimsier than that of previous iterations, and good-but-not-stellar performance doesn't help it stand out from the crowd.


  • If you can't quite afford the Yoga 2 Pro but still want a full-time laptop and a part-time tablet, the 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 2 is an excellent choice.


  • Overall, the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 should be called the Yoga 1.5. While it’s certainly better than its predecessor, the new model feels like an incremental update. That wouldn’t be a problem if the Yoga was frequently updated, but we’ve been waiting well over a year for a new entry-level model, and what a year it has been. Everyone but Apple has a convertible on the market, and some competitors, like the Dell XPS 12 and HP Spectre 13t, are remarkably competent. Comparing the Yoga 2 13 to these alternatives results in a mix of pros and cons.


Top 5 budget lenovo notebook:

  1. Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e
  2. Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY
  3. Lenovo S21e-20
  4. Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook
  5. Lenovo Yoga 2 13