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.
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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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