Lenovo LOQ 16

Lenovo LOQ 16

Lenovo LOQ 16

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BEST RATING
Gaming & AI:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.6/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.1/10
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 Good8.5/10
SIZE: 16"

The Lenovo LOQ 16 is a midrange laptop with a solid balance of features suitable for various uses. It has an Intel i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics, making it capable of handling demanding applications, such as 3D rendering, machine learning, and engineering software. Its battery life is limited, offering around 6 hours on a typical use, so for longer working sessions without a power source, this could be a consideration. The laptop is moderately portable, given its weight and size, and it includes a quality IPS display with a high refresh rate, good for both work and entertainment. It has multiple ports, including USB-C charging and an HDMI port, enhancing connectivity options. Also, it's fitted with a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader for added convenience and security. If you need a versatile laptop for a range of tasks, including light gaming, and can work with the battery life and portability offered, the Lenovo LOQ 16 is a considerable option. 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
  • High performance Intel i7 and Nvidia RTX 4060
  • Large 15-inch screen with high refresh rate
  • Good port selection including USB-C and HDMI
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Fingerprint reader for added security
Cons
  • Moderate battery life with 6 hours typical usage
  • Portability impacted by 5.73 pounds weight
  • Screen resolution not the highest at 1920 x 1200
  • Limited color coverage for professional graphics work

Ratings by Category

Gaming & AI:
4.4
The Lenovo LOQ 16 is considered good for gaming and 3D tasks primarily because it has a strong GPU which is crucial for rendering graphics smoothly and a high screen refresh rate that enhances the visual fluidity of games and dynamic content. Additionally, its capable CPU efficiently handles complex calculations and its high-quality screen delivers clear and vivid images, factors that further improve the overall gaming and 3D experience.
Engineering & Design:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D 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.
General Use:
4.3
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
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.
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
$1,045
Release Date
April 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.9'' x 1.02''
Weight
5.73 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700H
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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