Student or not, back-to-school season is one of the best times to buy a new laptop.
That's due to the fact that retailers, PC manufacturers, and everyone in between uses the summer months to lure you into their shops — and websites — with their solid laptop deals.
We've analyzed the entire sale and for power users, we recommend the mid-tier ThinkPad X1 Carbon for $1,251.75. Use coupon code "THINKPADSALE" to drop it further to $1,168.30. Unlike the entry-level model, this configuration packs a spacier 256GB SSD instead of a measly 128GB. The Editors' Choice ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the best superthin business notebook on the market right now. This configuration houses a 4-inch 1080p IPS LCD, 2.6GHz Core i5-7300U processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB PCIe-NVMe SSD.
Another Editors' Choice machine, the ThinkPad T470, is selling for $1,159.20. Upgrade to a 1080 IPS LCD for $1,215.20 and then use coupon "THINKPADSALE" to drop the price back to $1,139.25. The ThinkPad T470 is a productivity worker's dream machine with a fantastic keyboard and every possible port you could need. It features a 14-inch 1080p IPS LCD, 2.6GHz Core i5-7300U processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB PCIe-NVMe SSD.
The sale includes a few sub-$1,000 machines like the entry-level ThinkPad T570 for $749.20 after coupon, but you'll want to tweak the entry-level machines with at least a 1080p LCD and 8GB of RAM.
Lenovo's Back-to-School sale ends August 9, so be sure to take advantage of these deals while you can.
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