Lenovo's Black Friday deals are still happening, with some of the best deals of the year on robust Thinkpad laptops, including:
ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Gen 9 for $959 with code HOLIDAYSURPRISE .
Specs are excellent for productivity, with an Intel 11th Gen i5-1135G7 CPU, 14-inch IPS 1920x1200 display with 400 nits brightness, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro, Wifi 6, and Thunderbolt 4.
ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 14" Touchscreen for $1,049.
Intel 10th Gen i5-10210U CPU, 14-inch IPS anti-reflective touchscreen with 400 nits brightness, Pen, 16GB memory, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro, Wifi 6, and Thunderbolt 3.
ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 14" Touchscreen for $1,212 with code HOLIDAYSURPRISE .
Starting specs are excellent for productivity, and can be upgraded at time of purchase, including a 32GB memory upgrade option.
Starts with an Intel 11th Gen i5-1135G7, Windows 11 Home, 8GB memory (soldered, not upgradeable after purchase), 256GB NVMe SSD (is upgradeable to a NVMe Gen4 after purchase), 14-inch IPS 1920x1200 anti-reflective 400 nits brightness touchscreen display, Pen for drawing on the screen, Wifi 6, and Thunderbolt 4.
If considering this laptop, we recommend upgrading the display to the "anti-glare" with 400 nits brightness, which does a far better job of reducing glare and eyestrain over the "anti-reflective" especially in a well-lit room and outside during a sunny day.
The privacy guard option is not recommended, since it darkens the screen making it hard to see.
- Black Friday Deals
Lenovo began their Black Friday deals, with most deals online and some new deals expected over the next 2 weeks.
Today's deals include:
Thinkpad E15 Gen 2 15" Laptop for $585:
Configurable, starting with an Intel 1th Gen i3-1115G4 CPU, Windows 11, 4GB Memory, 256GB SSD, WiFi 6, USB-C power, and Thunderbolt 4.
Configure with 8GB memory for $44 more.
Thinkpad L14 Gen 2 14" Laptop for $1185:
Intel 11th Gen i7-1165G7 CPU, Windows 10 Pro, 16GB Memory, 1TB SSD, IPS Touchscreen, WiFi 6, USB-C power, and Thunderbolt 4.
ThinkPad P15 Gen 2 15" Laptop for $1609:
Intel 11th Gen i7-11800H CPU, Windows 10 Pro, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, IPS display, Nvidia T1200 4GB graphics card, WiFi 6, and Thunderbolt 4.
Thinkpad X1 Yoga Gen 6 14" Laptop for $1400:
Configurable, starting with an Intel 11th Gen i5-1135G7, Windows 11, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD, IPS Touchscreen with Pen, WiFi 6, USB-C power, and Thunderbolt 4.
This is about $200 to $400 less than normal, depending on the configuration.
Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 4 16" Laptop for $1771:
Configurable, starting with an Intel 11th Gen i7-11800H CPU, Windows 10, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD, IPS screen, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with Max-Q 4GB, WiFi 6, and Thunderbolt 4.
When choosing a Lenovo laptop, we recommend Anti-Glare over Anti-Reflective screens, for less annoying screen glare that can increase eyestrain.
- Gaming PC with 11th Gen i7, GeForce RTX 3060 for $1290
Alienware Aurora R12 Gaming Desktop PC with 11th Generation Core i7 CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 12GB graphics card, 16GB DDR4 memory, 256GB NVMe SSD, and Windows 11 Pro for $1300.
This is a limited offer, and may expire within a day.
Before pressing the "Get This Deal" button, be sure to change the Basic Hardware Support to:
Alienware Recommended, 1 Year Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service
This option drops the price from $1300 to $1290.
If you forget to select this option, Dell will automatically enroll you in Premium Support which costs $10 per month until cancelled.
$1290 is reasonable for a latest-generation gaming PC, and is priced about the same as buying parts and building your own gaming PC.
The graphics card alone has a value of over $600.
The memory and storage can be upgraded later, compatible with up to 128GB of DDR4-3200 memory and up to 2TB NVMe x4 Gen 3 SSD.
Also, the manual shows 2.5" and 3.5" hard drive slots for additional storage.
The PC ships with just a power cord.
Keyboard, mouse, and monitor are not included.
- Lenovo Flex 5 Touchscreen 15" Laptop for $700
Lenovo Flex 5 with AMD Ryzen 7 5700U CPU, 15-inch touchscreen, 16GB memory, and 512GB SSD for $700.
This and other similar touchscreen 15" laptops with 16GB memory sell for at least $750.