Lenovo LOQ 16

Lenovo LOQ 16

Lenovo LOQ 16

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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: Fair6.3/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.4/10
SIZE: 16"

The Lenovo LOQ 16 is a lower midrange-priced laptop offering good value, featuring an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and an Nvidia RTX 4050 GPU, which should provide robust performance for general use and more demanding 3D tasks, machine learning, and light engineering work. It has a 16:10 aspect ratio IPS display, which is favorable for productivity and content creation, though it does not have a touchscreen. With 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM, it's equipped to handle most workloads comfortably. The 60Wh battery provides about 6 hours of typical usage, so while it's not leading in battery life, it should be sufficient for moderate use away from a power source. Its weight of 5.73 pounds affects portability but is typical for a laptop geared toward performance. For connectivity, the LOQ 16 includes USB-C with charging support, standard USB-C, and HDMI ports, but lacks Thunderbolt. Additionally, it boasts a backlit keyboard, numeric keypad, and supports hardware ray tracing and DLSS for improved graphic rendering, positioning it as a capable system for gaming as well. 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.








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Pros
  • Strong performance for 3D tasks
  • Quality build with premium materials
  • Good screen color accuracy
  • Very good keyboard
  • Webcam provides clear imaging
Cons
  • Battery life is limited
  • Moderate weight affects portability
  • Low screen resolution for size
  • Brightness level is marginally adequate

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.4
The Lenovo LOQ 16 is equipped with a high-performance AMD Ryzen 7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and an Nvidia RTX 4050 graphics card, providing the robust computational power needed for engineering and design tasks. Its screen delivers good color accuracy and high resolution in a 16:10 aspect ratio, which is beneficial for detailed work, though its weight and size might result in less portability compared to lighter laptops.
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 16's strong CPU and sufficient RAM make it well-suited for a variety of tasks, while its high-quality IPS screen offers good color reproduction and viewing angles for everyday use. Despite its fair portability due to a moderate weight, the average battery life may require more frequent charging, especially during heavy 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
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
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:
3.3
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
$810
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.9'' x 1.02''
Weight
5.73 lbs

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
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
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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6.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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7/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

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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Christian Hintze | September 2023
"Gaming laptops with an RTX 4060 are available starting from about 1,000 Euros (~$1,060), even in 16-inch format. For the supposedly affordable Lenovo LOQ 16 (1,500 Euros, ~$1,591), the manufacturer particularly saves in the equipment and materials compared to the more expensive Legion series. In addition, the LOQ is slightly heavier and more bulky. What remains is anything but a laptop full of difficult compromises. Instead, this is a more than solid gaming laptop that focusses on the 3D performance.Q is slightly heavier and more bulky."

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