Arguably one of the best business laptops on the market, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 is now discounted by 50 percent. The Gen 10 version of Lenovo’s laptop retains the slim and ultraportable laptop design of previous generations but with Intel’s 12th Gen mobile Core processors. The one downside is the battery. While the Gen 10 model provides significant performance improvements using Intel’s silicon, it is hindered 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 such as a spill-resistant keyboard, MIL-SPEC 810H certification, and upgradeable and repairable internal components. Some of the notebook configurations are now on sale for half of their original retail price:
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 with Core i5-1240P processor for $1,200 with coupon code BYOTHINKP2023 (was $1,399) at Lenovo: Configuration includes 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 non-touch display with 400 nits of brightness.
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 with Core i7-1260P processor for $1,565 with coupon code X1CARBONG10DEAL (was $3,129) at Lenovo: This upgraded configuration of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has 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 has the same WUXGA non-touch display.
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 with Core i7-1270P vPro processor for $1,732 with coupon code X1CARBONG10DEAL (was $3,609) at Lenovo: This premium model has a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with vPro support, 32GB of 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 with coupon code THINKANNUALW2 (previously $2,859) at Lenovo: The cheapest Gen 10 configuration of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon on our list enjoys the largest percentage to save, a 55 percent. This model performs a low-powered U-series Intel Core i5 processor, but it still comes with 16GB of LPDDR5 memory and 512GB of solid-state storage with a 14-inch WUXGA non- touch display.
All ThinkPad X1 Carbons on our list have 14-inch displays. 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 non-touch display that, like the X1 Carbon, has a 60 Hz refresh rate. The screen can reach 300 nits brightness. The larger Extreme configuration comes with Intel’s 12th Gen Core i7-12700H processor, discrete Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics, 8GB DDR5 memory, and 256GB of storage. Now priced at $1,590 direct from Lenovo, you’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 a high-end silicon processor and discrete RTX graphics, with the biggest downsides being heat, noise, and mediocre battery life. Also of note, despite the larger dimensions of the Extreme model with a 16-inch display, there is no number pad.
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