One of the best business laptops on the market, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 is now 50 percent off. The Gen 10 version of Lenovo’s laptop retains the slim and ultraportable laptop design of previous generations, but comes with Intel’s 12th Gen Mobile Core processors. A drawback is the battery. While the Gen 10 model offers meaningful performance improvements thanks to Intel’s silicon, it’s hampered by a significant reduction in battery life compared to the previous Gen 9 model, as we noted in our review.
The ThinkPad also offers durability boosts like a spill-resistant keyboard, MIL-SPEC 810H certification, and upgradeable and adjustable internal components. Some configurations of the notebook are currently on sale for half their original retail price:
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 with Core i5-1240P processor for $1,200 with coupon code BYOTHINKP2023 ($1,399) Lenovo: The configuration includes an Intel 12th Gen Core i5 processor with integrated Iris Xe graphics, 8GB of LPDDR5 memory, 256GB of solid-state storage, and a 14-inch WUXGA display with 400 nits of brightness.
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 with Core i7-1260P processor for $1,565 with coupon code X1CARBONG10DEAL ($3,129) Lenovo: This upgraded configuration of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with a more powerful 12th Gen Intel Core i7 chip, but retains the same integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics. It doubles the RAM and storage from the previous configuration to 16GB LPDDR5 and 512GB respectively, and comes with the same WUXGA display.
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 with Core i7-1270P vPro processor for $1,732 with coupon code X1CARBONG10DEAL ($3,609) Lenovo: This premium model comes with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with vPro support, 32GB LPDDR5 memory, 512GB storage and a 14-inch WUXGA display that supports touch input.
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 with Core i5-1235U processor for $1,287 ($2,859) with coupon code THINKANNUALW2 Lenovo: The ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s most affordable Gen 10 configuration on our list gets the biggest savings at 55 percent percentage-wise. This model makes do with a lower-powered U-series Intel Core i5 processor, but it still comes with 16GB of LPDDR5 memory and 512GB of solid-state storage, along with a 14-inch WUXGA display.
All of the ThinkPad X1 Carbons on our list have a 14-inch display. If you need a larger panel, consider the company’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 laptop, which is currently 47 percent off with coupon code BYOTHINKP2023. That laptop has a 16-inch WUXGA display that has the same 60Hz refresh rate as the X1 Carbon. The screen can reach 300 nits of brightness. The Big Extreme configuration comes with Intel’s 12th Gen Core i7-12700H processor, discrete Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics, 8GB of DDR5 memory and 256GB of storage. Priced at $1,590 direct now LenovoYou’ll save $1,410 off the original $2,999 list price.
In our review of the Extreme configuration, we found a lot to like about this laptop. Performance benefits from the combination of high-end processor silicon and unique RTX graphics, the biggest drawbacks are heat, noise and mediocre battery life. Despite the large dimensions of the Extreme model with a 16-inch display, it is noteworthy that there is no number pad.
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