When shopping for the best business laptop available today, chances are you're going to come across Lenovo's ThinkPad line. It dominates most best-of lists, and indeed the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9) has been our top pick for a couple of years running. These laptops are durable, powerful, secure, and absolutely filled with extra features that make them worth the relatively high price tag.
That's the rub here; these laptops are not cheap, with even the baseline configurations usually costing thousands of dollars. Lenovo does host frequent sales events, but thanks to Black Friday we're seeing one of the deepest discounts yet. A ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9) with Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB M.2 SSD, and 14-inch FHD+ display is 59% off for a total savings of $1,460.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9) | $1,460 off (opens in new tab)
This most recent model includes a 16:10 aspect ratio display with FHD+ resolution. Performance hardware includes an 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 CPU, 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD. An IR camera, fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.2 are all included. Use code "THINKBLACKFRIDAY1" to get the full discount at checkout.
Aside from the excellent performance and durable build, the X1 Carbon lineup is home to one of the best keyboards available. The touchpad on the Gen 9 model is larger than ever, and there's still a TrackPoint system for those who like the red pointer and physical mouse buttons. It's loaded with ports, including Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 (depending on the model), and you'll feel secure with IR an camera and fingerprint reader for Windows Hello.
These are undoubtedly high-end laptops, but thanks to Black Friday you can save 59%. Just be sure to use code "THINKBLACKFRIDAY1" to get the full discount. Be sure to have a look at our larger roundup of the best Cyber Monday laptop deals for far more options.
Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.
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