Lenovo LOQ 16

Lenovo LOQ 16

Lenovo LOQ 16

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Good7.8/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.9/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.3/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.5/10
SIZE: 16"

The Lenovo LOQ 16 is priced in the midrange and features a 1024 GB storage capacity, 16 GB RAM, powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and a robust Nvidia RTX 4060 GPU, suitable for a variety of demanding tasks and gaming with ray tracing and DLSS support. Its 15-inch IPS display has a 1920 x 1200 resolution and a high refresh rate that's good for quick motion rendering, making it also suitable for light engineering work, though a higher resolution might benefit detailed design tasks. At 5.73 pounds and 1.02 inches thick, it's moderately portable, and it offers around 6 hours of battery life. Additional quality features include a backlit keyboard with a number pad, and USB-C charging, enhancing its versatility for general and performance-intensive use. 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-quality keyboard
  • Good webcam and speakers
  • Excellent performance for 3D and engineering
  • Supports hardware ray tracing and DLSS
  • Decent build quality and heat management
Cons
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Heavy and not very portable
  • Low color space coverage
  • Average screen brightness

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.5
The Lenovo LOQ 16 is equipped with a strong AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and Nvidia RTX GPU, providing exceptional performance for complex tasks such as simulations and rendering, which are common in engineering and design. Additionally, the laptop's high-quality IPS display offers crisp resolutions and a high pixel density to display detailed visuals, enhancing the design experience.
General Use:
4.4
The Lenovo LOQ 16 is equipped with a solid processor and ample RAM, which facilitates smooth multitasking and general productivity tasks, while its IPS display provides clear and vivid visuals for everyday use. Additionally, this model offers a balance between portability and battery life, suitable for users who need to move around yet still require their laptop to last through work or school activities.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
The Lenovo LOQ 16 is considered good for gaming and 3D due to its Nvidia RTX 4060 GPU, which delivers high graphics performance for demanding tasks, and the 144Hz screen refresh rate, which ensures smoother visuals and an enhanced gaming experience.
Content Creation:
4.4
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.
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.
Software Development:
4.3
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
$1,015
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 4060 (115 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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