Getting a laptop for work is hard especially if you have a limited budget. What makes it harder is finding the right balance between price and specs that would cater to your home office needs. The good news is that you’ll be getting more performance than ever thanks to the newly released Intel 10th-generation processors that boost productivity as well as battery efficiency.
While other brands are still launching their Intel 10th-gen devices, Lenovo has already completed its 10th-gen lineup with different series that fit a certain set of audience. Building on its innovations from its wide range of PCs, tablets, accessories, smartphones, software, and services, Lenovo continues to invest in future technologies that will shape tomorrow. And with a portfolio of strong, diversified businesses spanning 180+ markets, Lenovo is well-positioned to lead in and enable services-led transformation through Smarter Technology for All.
We took a closer look at Lenovo’s offerings and chose the best devices that match certain work-from-home criteria.
All Rounder – Ideapad Slim 5i
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i is pretty much a jack-of-all-trades and is our go-to recommendation for Work-Frome-Home laptops. Sporting the latest i7-1065G7 CPU paired with 8GB 3200Mhz RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, and an NVIDIA MX350 graphics card, the IdeaPad Slim 5i is more than enough for daily tasks. Connectivity is also impressive for its price, especially the built-in SD Card reader and USB Type-C port. Viewing images and spreadsheets for work is also easier thanks to the IdeaPad Slim 5i’s four-side narrow bezels and 1080p IPS display which gives off a wider angle and emits better color quality. If you want to learn more about the Slim 5i, read our feature here.
Budget Contender – Ideapad Slim 3i
If you plan on getting a laptop that just “works” then the Slim 3i brings you that but offers you much more. At Php 29,995 the Slim 3i packs a 10th gen Core i3-10110 CPU, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD as well as an MX130 GPU. Yes, it’s not top-notch specs, but at Php 30k, there’s no other laptop that rivals the Slim 3i’s specs. We suggest upgrading to at least 8GB RAM for an almost no-compromise experience.
Business Executive – Duet 7i
The Yoga Duet 7i is regarded as the alternative to previously released detachable devices. It’s Lenovo’s take on what a proper laptop-tablet should be. The Yoga Duet 7i is a work from home essential especially for the business executives out there, thanks to its perfect duo of portability and performance with an aesthetic to match.
Work Anytime, Anywhere – Ideapad Flex 5i
If the IdeaPad and the Yoga were to have a child, then the Flex 5i gets the best of both worlds. The Flex 5i inherits the Yoga series’ 360-degree flexibility and the IdeaPad’s competitive pricing. The Php 5,000 difference over our all-rounder IdeaPad Slim 5i gives you a dedicated NVIDIA MX330 GPU and the convertible ability alongside the Yoga Smart Pen. All that plus more color options and two screen sizes to choose from: 14” or 15.6”.
Portable Powerhouse – Yoga Slim 7i
An ultraportable solution without compromise in the performance department, the Yoga Slim 7i can pack in an i7-10750H processor with boosts clocks of up to 5GHz, paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card. It simply has the specs of a gaming laptop but without the drawback of a heavy form factor, thus making it a portable powerhouse.
Lenovo Perks – 3yr Premium Care Warranty + MS Office Lifetime License
If you haven’t noticed the pictures we used, all of the laptops have a 3-Year Lenovo Premium Care Warranty badge except for our Budget Contender, the IdeaPad Slim 3i which only has 2 Years of Lenovo’s Premium Care Warranty. Lenovo’s Premium Care service lets you avail the warranty at the comfort of your home, as Lenovo’s technical support staff will go to your place to service your unit – a bonus especially considering the ongoing pandemic. Moreover, four out of five laptops listed come with a Pre-Installed Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 Lifetime License worth Php 6,995. Meaning, you have a genuine MS Office copy that’s yours to keep as long as you have your Lenovo laptop.
Where to buy Work From Home Laptops
All of the Lenovo laptops mentioned are available through these retailers: