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Black Friday Preview: Lenovo Takes $900 Off ThinkPad X1 Carbon

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Update Nov. 7: This sale has ended, but follow our Black Friday and Cyber Monday coverage for the best 2019 holiday deals.

Lenovo ThinkPads are among the industry's best business laptops. In fact, they are some of the best laptops we've ever tested and reviewed.

If you need a portable PC now and can't wait for Black Friday laptop deals, good news: Lenovo is holding an exclusive site-wide sale that slashes hundreds off its entire ThinkPad line of machines. 

For a limited time, Lenovo is taking up to 35% off its family of ThinkPad X laptops using the coupon code: "THINKPROMO". 

Part of the sale includes the excellent ThinkPad X1 Carbon X1 Gen 6 for $1,663. This laptop normally retails for $2,559, so that's $896 in savings. 

It features a 14-inch 1080p IPS antiglare display, a 1.6GHz Core i5-8250U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.  


ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6: was $2,559 now $1,663
The 6th Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon packs a 14-inch 1080p IPS anti-glare LCD, a 1.6GHz Core i5-8250U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Use coupon code "THINKPROMO" to drop its price to $1,663.

Tom's Guide's sister site, Laptop Mag, reviewed the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen and loved its eye-popping HDR display, 11-hour long battery life and best-in-class keyboard. They also gave the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen a 5-star rating for its portability and performance. 

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is made of carbon fiber and magnesium. This makes it lightweight and extremely durable. It's temperature-proof and shockproof so you can rest easy knowing that it withstand heavy everyday handling. 

In real-world testing, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon handled everything that was thrown at it. From crunching large spreadsheets to compressing videos and navigating the web, the X1 Carbon was fast and responsive. It scored 13,173 on Geekbench 4, which crushes the premium-laptop category average (9,460). 

When it comes to connectivity, as thin as the ThinkPad Carbon X1 is, it has a wide selection of ports, including three USB Type-A ports, a full-size HDMI connector, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card slot.

Simply put, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the ultimate business ultrabook. 

It earned Laptop Mag's coveted Editor's Choice award for best business laptop. 


ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7: was $2,089 now $1,357
The 7th Gen X1 Carbon sheds a bit of weight, but keeps the same ThinkPad performance you've come to expect from Lenovo. It packs in a 14-inch 1080p IPS LCD, 1.6GHz Core i5-8265U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Use coupon code "THINKPROMO"to drop its price to $1,357. 

Hilda Scott is a Deals Writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, bringing you the best bargains on laptops, gaming gear, smart home gadgets, and wearables. After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she's written for iTechPost,, Parle Mag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not bringing readers the best deals, she's streaming her favorite shows or attending a live concert or pro wrestling event.