Dealmaster: Take $340 off Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, the Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a discount on the current-gen model of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook, which is down to $1,063 at Lenovo with the code “THINKPRESDAY.

” And yes, the coupon has to be in ALL CAPS for it to work.

Lenovo’s on-site prices tend to fluctuate wildly, but the X1 Carbon typically goes for around $1,400, making this good for a roughly $340 discount. As of this writing, Lenovo is telling users to apply the code “THINKPRESIDENT,” but the code above actually cuts the price by another $75 or so. Why? No clue, but the Dealmaster isn’t complaining.

As for the X1 Carbon itself, it’s great. You can check out our review for a full rundown, but in short, we said it ticked all the necessary boxes for a high-end Ultrabook. It’s not a convertible, and there’s no 4K option, but it performs well, gets good battery life, and has the necessary Thunderbolt 3 ports without ditching legacy ports like USB-A or HDMI. It’s sufficiently thin (0.63 inches), light (2.49 pounds), and well-made, and its keyboard, as is typical of a ThinkPad, is excellent. Its big downside is that it’s relatively expensive, but that’s obviously negated here.

This config includes an Intel Core i5-8250U Kaby Lake processor, a 14-inch 1080p display, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It’s worth noting that Lenovo has announced a 7th-gen X1 Carbon, which will arrive in June and bring updated Whiskey Lake chips, a new weaved finish, a 4K config, and updated speakers (one of the weaker parts of the current model). But it’ll start at $1,700, and since Whiskey Lake isn’t a massive leap from Kaby Lake, we think the current model is still a good buy at this price for those hunting for a premium notebook that can still get work done.

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