Lenovo LOQ 15

Lenovo LOQ 15

Lenovo LOQ 15

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.6/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.9/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.5/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.6/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.6/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.4/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Lenovo LOQ 15 offers a solid balance for those who need a machine for both general use and more demanding tasks like 3D rendering, machine learning, or light engineering work. With an AMD Ryzen processor and Nvidia RTX graphics card, it can handle intensive tasks while costing less than some higher-end models. It's portable enough for regular movement, though it won't be the lightest or thinnest option available. The battery life is suitable for short stints away from power outlets. Its display is decent and should provide good color and clarity for most users, even if it's not the top tier for color-sensitive work. It comes with Windows 11, a backlit keyboard, hardware ray tracing support, and improved AI capabilities via DLSS. Its build quality and thermal management are also durable enough for long sessions. If you're a gamer, this laptop supports intensive gaming too. But if an all-day battery life or a very lightweight design is critical for you, you might want to consider other options. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-refresh-rate screen
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Hardware ray tracing supported
  • Good port selection including Ethernet
  • Portable with decent build quality
Cons
  • Limited battery life
  • Moderate brightness display
  • Lower color space coverage
  • Potential fan noise during heavy use

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.4
The Lenovo LOQ 15, equipped with a high-performing AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Nvidia RTX 4050 GPU, provides substantial power for engineering software and design applications. Its quality IPS display offers good color coverage and brightness, enhancing the experience for detailed design work.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use:
4.3
The Lenovo LOQ 15 is equipped with a capable CPU and sufficient RAM for handling everyday tasks smoothly, while its screen size and quality provide a clear and colorful viewing experience. It's designed with good portability in mind, thanks to its reasonable weight and thickness, and it offers decent battery life, making it well-suited for on-the-go use.
Content Creation:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Gaming & AI:
4.2
The Lenovo LOQ 15 is suitable for gaming and 3D tasks because it is equipped with an Nvidia RTX 4050 graphics card, which is powerful enough to handle demanding graphics processing. Additionally, its screen supports a high refresh rate of 144 Hz, which ensures smoother motion and better responsiveness, enhancing the gaming experience.
Software Development:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.1
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Battery Life:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Portability:
3.7
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,109
Release Date
April 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.4'' x 0.99''
Weight
5.28 lbs
Width
14.16"
Depth
10.42"

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
Graphics
RTX 4050 (95 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours
Battery Capacity
60 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Display Brightness
329 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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6.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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7/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6.8/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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PCMag

Mark Knapp | August 2023
"Even after a short time with the LOQ 15, you'll find it has a lot going for it, but ultimately it's just "good"—not quite a star. The performance is respectable for the hardware it’s running, but Lenovo had to make some design sacrifices to trim the price. One of the better aspects is the keyboard, making it one of the better low-cost gaming laptops to actually put your hands on."

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