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Lenovo ThinkPad sale: X1 Carbon Gen 8 starting at $1,276, X1 Yoga Gen 5 at $1,377

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Save on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

Update January 11 at 5:57 p.m. ET: Lenovo continues to offer the X1 Yoga Gen 5 starting at $1,377, however the Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 8 now starts at $1,276. ($1,003 off the base model).

Lenovo is celebrating the new year by slashing up to 70% off its excellent ThinkPad machines. Now is a great time to upgrade and net huge savings on your next business laptop

As part of the sale, you can get the Editor's Choice Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 for $1,276 via coupon, "THINKJAN". Normally, this laptop would retails for $2,279, so that's a whopping $1,003 off its regular price.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8: was $2,279 now $1,276 @ Lenovo
This Lenovo new year deal takes $1,003 off the base model Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 via coupon "THINKJAN". It packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-10201U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. View Deal

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5: was $2,459 now $1,377 @ Lenovo
Lenovo coupon, "THINKJAN"
takes $1,082 off the Editor's Choice ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5. We love this 2-in-1 laptop's gorgeous touchscreen, great performance, and world-class keyboard. This Yoga Gen 5 in this deal packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display 1.6-GHz i5-10210U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. View Deal

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 is a solid choice if you want the best productivity notebook PC for work or school. The base model 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 loved its slim, lightweight design and bright, vibrant 1080p display. The laptop won us over with its fast performance and class-leading keyboard. We gave the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 a 4.5 out of 5-star rating and the Editor's Choice award. 

At a weight of 2.4-pounds and measuring 12.7 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 is just as thin as the Asus ExpertBook B9450 (2.2 pounds, 0.6 inches) and HP Elite Dragonfly (11.9 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches, 2.5 pounds) and 13-inch MacBook Pro (12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches, 3.1 pounds). 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.

If you're looking for a 2-in-1 business laptop, Lenovo also has the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 on sale for $1,377 ($1,082 off). Its specs sheet consists of a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display 1.6-GHz i5-10210U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. Another Editor's Choice pick, we gave the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 a 4-star rating for its gorgeous touchscreen, great performance, and world-class keyboard.

In terms of design, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga feature a sleek, stealthy finish. Built to military-grade durability, these ThinkPads can withstand high altitudes, subzero temperatures, drops, and spills. For security, ThinkPad X1 series laptops feature secure data encryption, a webcam cover, and an integrated fingerprint sensor. There's also an IR camera for seamless Windows Hello login.

Lenovo's ThinkPad sale ends Sunday, January 10.

Hilda Scott

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, Examiner.com, 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.