ThinkPad X1 Carbon Deals: $1199 Fully Loaded

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The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a favorite among mainstream productivity consumers and business users, thanks to its lightweight design, amazing keyboard, and long battery life. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 The Gen 9 is the most recent and packs your choice of 11th Gen Intel processors, a 16:10 display that fits more of your work on the screen and endurance of 15 hours on our tests.

Since this is one of the best ultrabooks, it's built to meet MIL-SPEC durability standards and it has superior build-quality, you normally would expect to pay more than $1,500 for an X1 Carbon with even decent specs. However, has some really great Cyber Monday deals on the X1 Carbon, including a base model that's just $999.

However, we strongly recommend buying the ThinkPad X1 Carbon with at least 16GB of RAM  and, preferably, a 512GB or higher-capacity of SSD. The laptop's RAM is soldered onto the motherboard so there's no way up to upgrade it and, though you can swap out the M.2 SSD, we found that opening the chassis to do so was very challenging. If you buy from, you can configure your X1 Carbon to order, but note that shipping custom configs could take 1 to 2 months so you're better off with a set config.


Best Cyber Monday ThinkPad X1 Carbon Deals 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9) w/ Core i7, 1GB, 1TB:  was $3429, now $1199 at Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9) w/ Core i7, 1GB, 1TB: was $3429, now $1199 at Lenovo
Deal starts at 3 pm ET -- This is the best configuration to get as it includes a Core i7-1165G7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, along with the standard 1920 x 1200 display. Higher res panels would give you less battery life.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9) w/ Core i5, 8GB:  was $2,459.00, now $999 at Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9) w/ Core i5, 8GB: was $2,459.00, now $999 at Lenovo
Here's your chance to pick up a ThinkPad X1 Carbon for under a thousand dollars, thanks to this huge $1,460 discount. Under the hood, you'll find a Core i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM and a 256GB PCIe SSD.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9) w/ Core i5, 16GB:  was $2,889.00, now $1372 at Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9) w/ Core i5, 16GB: was $2,889.00, now $1372 at Lenovo
Scroll down the page to find this configuration, which has the best balance between price and performance. It comes with a Core i5-1145G7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD along with a 1080p display.

Core i5-1135G7, 256GB SSD - ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9: was $2,459, now $1,229.50 at Lenovo 

Core i5-1135G7, 256GB SSD - ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9: was $2,459, now $1,229.50 at Lenovo 
The Intel Core i5-1135G7 version of the X1 Carbon Gen 9 with Integrated Iris graphics, 8GB of LPDDR4x 4,266 MHz RAM, a 256GB SSD and a 1920 x 1200-pixel IPS display is currently down to under $1000 on Lenovo's website. Use the coupon THINKBLACKFRIDAY1 to get this price.

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Michelle Ehrhardt

Michelle Ehrhardt is an editor at Tom's Hardware. She's been following tech since her family got a Gateway running Windows 95, and is now on her third custom-built system. Her work has been published in publications like Paste, The Atlantic, and Kill Screen, just to name a few. She also holds a master's degree in game design from NYU.