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Deal | Lenovo is clearing stock of its Core i5 ThinkPad X1 Carbon with 8 GB of RAM for $800 USD

Lenovo is clearing stock of its Core i5 ThinkPad X1 Carbon with 8 GB of RAM for $800 USD (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo is clearing stock of its Core i5 ThinkPad X1 Carbon with 8 GB of RAM for $800 USD (Source: Lenovo)
ThinkPad X1 Carbon models would typically launch for well over $1000 USD or even $1500 USD, but this 2018 version is well under a grand while still sporting the same chassis design and features as the newer 2020 version.
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Aside from the budget-oriented ThinkPad E series, ThinkPad laptops are some of the best that Lenovo has to offer in terms of serviceability and longevity. They are also usually more expensive than the typical IdeaPad or Yoga laptop even though they may come with the same processor options for a similar level of performance between them.

The latest Holiday "doorbuster" deal is for the 2018 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 for just under $800 USD when applying the coupon code 'THINKBFSAT4'. The X1 Carbon series is essentially a thinner and more portable version of the tried-and-true ThinkPad T series. Keep in mind that the model on sale uses the same chassis as the latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon even though it is technically a couple of years old.

Major drawbacks to the deal include the 256 GB NVMe SSD and 8 GB of soldered RAM because it is the lowest-end configuration for the model. SKUs with double the RAM and storage had been available for just $100 more, but these appear to be sold out at the moment. The older 8th gen Core i5-8265U CPU isn't an issue since it performs very closely to the 10th gen Comet Lake-U options on the newer 2020 ThinkPad X1 Carbon options.

See our review on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon to learn more about its chassis and features.

  • Intel Core i5-8265U
  • 14-inch 1080p IPS display
  • 8 GB LPDDR3-2133 RAM
  • 256 GB NVMe SSD
  • 14.9 x 323.5 x 217.1
  • Intel 9560 Wi-Fi 5
  • 1.12 kg
  • 51 Wh
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Allen Ngo, 2020-12- 4 (Update: 2020-12- 4)