Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 drops to $949 in epic Black Friday deal

ThinkPad X1 Carbon dips to $949
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 (Image credit: Future)

Lenovo Black Friday doorbusters are bubbling over with massive discounts on laptops. This early Black Friday deal nets you the excellent ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 for an incredible price. 

Currently, you can get the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 for $949.99 via coupon, "X1BLACKFRIDAY" direct from Lenovo. That's a whopping $1,329 its $2,279 normal price and the lowest price we've seen for this machine. In fact, it's one of the best Black Friday laptop deals up for grabs right now. 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8: was $2,279 now $949 Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8: <a href="https://lenovo.7eer.net/c/221109/218864/3808?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lenovo.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Flaptops%2Fthinkpad%2Fthinkpad-x1%2Fx1-carbon-gen-8-%2Fp%2F22TP2X1X1C8" data-link-merchant="lenovo.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $2,279 now $949 Lenovo
This Lenovo Black Friday deal takes $1,329 off the base model <a href="https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-8th-gen-review" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="lenovo.com"">Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 via coupon "X1BLACKFRIDAY". It packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, a 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-10201U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. 

If you want the best laptop you can get for the boardroom or the classroom, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 is a solid pickup. 

Specs-wise, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon in this deal packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, a 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-10201U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. 

In our Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 review, we found its slim, lightweight design and bright, vibrant 1080p display impressive. We also praised its fast performance and class-leading keyboard. We gave the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 a 4.5 out 5 star rating and the Editor's Choice stamp of approval. 

The carbon fiber reinforced ThinkPad X1 Carbon is built to military-grade specs. That means it can withstand high altitudes, subzero temperatures, drops and spills. Like the ThinkPad X1 Gen 7, the ThinkPad Carbon X1 Gen 8 sports a sleek shape and stealthy finish. Just about the only physical feature that separates the two is an "X1" stamp under the signature ThinkPad logo. 

For security, the ThinkPad X1 affords you secure data encryption, a webcam cover, and an integrated fingerprint sensor. There's also an IR camera for seamless Windows Hello login. As for ports, you get two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.1 ports, and an HDMI 1.4 input. There's also a lock slot and headphone/mic jack combo on board.

Measuring 12.7 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches and 2.4-pounds, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 is about the same size as the ExpertBook B9450 0.6 inches, 2.2 pounds) and the Elite Dragonfly (11.9 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches, 2.5 pounds). It's lighter than the 13-inch MacBook Pro (12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches, 3.1 pounds). 

At $949, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an exceptional value. 

Black Friday falls on November 27 and we expect to see a plethora of deals on today's best Lenovo products. Be sure to check out our Lenovo Black Friday deals for the season's best Lenovo discounts. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.