Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10, arguably one of the best business laptops on the market, is now 50 percent off. The Gen 10 version of Lenovo’s laptop retains the slim and ultra-portable laptop design of previous generations, but comes with Intel’s 12th Gen Mobile Core processors. One drawback is the battery. While the Gen 10 model delivers significant performance gains with Intel’s silicon, it’s hampered by a significant reduction in battery life compared to the earlier Gen 9 model, as we noted in our review.
The ThinkPad also offers durability enhancements such as a spill-resistant keyboard, MIL-SPEC 810H certification, and upgradeable and repairable 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 (was $1,399) at Lenovo: Configuration includes Intel 12th Gen Core i5 processor with integrated Iris Xe graphics, 8 GB LPDDR5 memory, 256 GB solid-state storage, and a 14-inch WUXGA non-touch display with 400 nits 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 comes with a more powerful 12th Gen Intel Core i7 chip, but keeps the same integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics. It doubles the RAM and storage of the previous configuration to 16GB LPDDR5 and 512GB respectively, and comes with 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 comes with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with vPro support, 32 GB LPDDR5 memory , 512 GB of 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 (was $2,859) at Lenovo: The most affordable Gen 10 configuration of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon on our list offers the biggest savings percentage-wise, at 55 percent . This model makes do with a less powerful U-series Intel Core i5 processor, but still comes with 16GB of LPDDR5 memory and 512GB of solid-state storage alongside a 14-inch WUXGA non-touch display.
All of the 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 refresh rate of 60 Hz. The screen can reach a brightness of 300 nits. The larger Extreme configuration comes with Intel’s 12th Gen Core i7-12700H processor, discrete Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics, 8 GB of DDR5 memory, and 256 GB of storage. Now priced at $1,590 direct from Lenovo, you save $1,410 off the original list price of $2,999.
In our review of the Extreme configuration, we found plenty to love about this laptop. Performance benefits from a combination of high-end processor silicon and discrete RTX graphics, with the main drawbacks being heat, noise and mediocre battery life. Also noteworthy: despite the Extreme model’s larger size with its 16-inch screen, there’s no numeric keypad.
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