All-time great keyboard; Long battery life; USB Type-C port; Durable chassis; Great value
Jumpy touchpad; Sluggish SSD; Keyboard not backlit
With long battery life, a sharp screen and an awesome keyboard, the ThinkPad 13 is a productivity powerhouse with an affordable price. A near-perfect choice for small businesses, students or anyone who needs to be productive without breaking the bank, the Lenovo ThinkPad 13 offers high-end features and long endurance for a budget price. For a starting price of $611 ($641 as tested), the lightweight laptop comes with a full-HD screen, a solid-state drive, a durable MIL-SPEC-tested chassis and one of the best keyboards we've ever tested. Add in a USB Type-C port -- the first on a ThinkPad laptop -- and a pair of color options, and you have a laptop that's among our favorites.