When shopping for the best business laptop available today, chances are you’re going to come across Lenovo’s ThinkPad line. It dominates most best-of lists, and indeed the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9) has been our top pick for a couple of years running. These laptops are durable, powerful, secure, and absolutely filled with extra features that make them worth the relatively high price tag.
That’s the rub here; these laptops are not cheap, with even the baseline configurations usually costing thousands of dollars. Lenovo does host frequent sales events, but thanks to Black Friday we’re seeing one of the deepest discounts yet. A ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9) with Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB M.2 SSD, and 14-inch FHD+ display is 50% off for a total savings of $1,230.
Lenovo also has the X1 Carbon (Gen 8) model on sale for Black Friday. It’s still using a display with 16:9 aspect ratio and has slightly older 10th Gen Intel Core hardware, but it’s still a formidable PC. A powerful model with Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD, and 14-inch FHD display is also 50% off, bringing the final price down to $1,610. If you’ve been looking for a reliable business partner but don’t want to pay full price, this is a great opportunity.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9) | $1,230 off
This most recent model includes a 16:10 aspect ratio display with FHD+ resolution. Performance hardware includes an 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 CPU, 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD. An IR camera, fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.2 are all included. Use code “THINKBLACKFRIDAY1” to get the full discount at checkout.
$1,230 at Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 8) | $1,610 off
The previous generation of the X1 Carbon is still sporting a display with 16:9 aspect ratio, but that won’t matter to many people. It has inside a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U CPU, 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD, and FHD display. Use code “THINKBLACKFRIDAY1” to get the full discount at checkout.
$1,610 at Lenovo
Aside from the excellent performance and durable build, the X1 Carbon lineup is home to one of the best keyboards available. The touchpad on the Gen 9 model is larger than ever, and there’s still a TrackPoint system for those who like the red pointer and physical mouse buttons. It’s loaded with ports, including Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 (depending on the model), and you’ll feel secure with IR an camera and fingerprint reader for Windows Hello.
These are undoubtedly high-end laptops, but thanks to Black Friday you can save 50%. Just be sure to use code “THINKBLACKFRIDAY1” to get the full discount. Be sure to have a look at our larger roundup of the best Black Friday laptop deals for far more options.