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.