These are the best places to buy the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

These are the best places to buy the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo refreshed its ThinkPad range in January at CES 2021, including an update for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which is definitely one of the best laptops for business and enterprise users. The latest Gen 9 model features Intel’s 11th-gen Tiger Lake processors along with some important upgrades compared to last year’s model including a larger trackpad and a taller 16:10 display available with up to 4K resolution. It can be configured with up to 32GB of RAM, 2TB of SSD storage, and optional add-ons like 4G/5G and a Carbon-Fiber Weave top cover. As with all ThinkPads, you get a military-certified rugged design and the best security features. Know more about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 in our full review.


If you are planning to buy the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon, we’ve listed some of the best places you can grab one. But before that, here’s a look at the full specifications of the laptop.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon: Specifications

ThinkPad X1 Carbon
CPU Up to 11th-Gen Intel Core i7-1185G7 Processor
with vPro (3.00 GHz, up to 4.80 GHz with Turbo Boost,
4 Cores, 8 Threads, 12 MB Cache)
Graphics Intel Iris Xe
  • 314.5×221.6×14.9mm (12.38×8.72×0.59 inches)
  • Starts at 1.13kg (2.49 pounds)
  • 14″ FHD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, low-power, 400 nits
  • 14.0″ FHD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, anti-glare, low-power, 400 nits
  • 14″ FHD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, PrivacyGuard, 500 nits
  • 14.0″ UHD+ (3840 x 2400) IPS, glossy, 500 nits
  • 2 x USB 4 Type-C with Thunderbolt 4 (DisplayPort / Data Transfer / Power Delivery)
  • 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
  • Headphone / mic combo
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Optional: Nano-SIM slot
Storage Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
RAM Up to 32GB LPDDR4x 4266MHz (Soldered)
  • Up to 16.7 hours 57Whr (MM18)
  • Rapid Charge (requires 65W PSU or higher)
  • Dolby Atmos Speaker System
  • 4 x 360-degree far-field microphones
  • Dolby Voice professional conferencing solution
  • Discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) 2.0
  • Optional: Human-presence detection sensor with IR camera
  • Smart Power On fingerprint reader integrated with the power button (match-on-chip)
  • Webcam privacy shutter
  • Kensington lock slot
  • 720p HD with webcam privacy shutter
  • Optional: Hybrid infrared (IR) / 720p HD with webcam privacy shutter
  • Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 5.2
  • Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 5.2 with vPro
  • Optional: WWAN 4×4 MIMO 5G (LTE CAT20) / 4G (LTE CAT12)
  • Black
  • Optional: Carbon-Fiber Weave on top cover

The latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 is available from Lenovo, Amazon, and B&H Photo.

Top down view of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon


Apart from the fact that almost all configurations are directly available from Lenovo’s own store, there’s also the option of building your own configuration. Prices start at $2,321 for the base variant and it goes up to $3,519. There’s a promotional offer where Lenovo is selling the Core i5-1145G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB storage version at $1,494.50 down from its original price of $2,989.

    The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is available on the official Lenovo store with the Core i5-1145G7 model selling at a discount price for a limited period.


Amazon is one of the best places to look for new laptops, including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. There are various configurations available with the most basic one starting at $1,800. This gets you the 11th-gen Intel Core i5-1135G7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and a full-HD+ resolution (1920 x 1200) for the display. The most expensive version is priced at $2,489 for which you get the Intel Core i7-1185G7, full-HD+ (1920 x 1200) touchscreen display with PrivacyGuard and 500 nits brightness, 16 GB RAM, and 512 GB PCIe SSD.

    You can buy the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon from Amazon that offers quite a few configurations, including one with the Core i7-1185G7 processor and a 500-nits full-HD+ touch display.


Another reliable place to purchase the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is B&H. You can get the most affordable model at $1,721.40 for the Core i5 model with a full-HD+ non-touch display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB M.2 SSD. While the portal doesn’t mention the CPU model, judging by the configuration, it should be the Core i5-1135G7. The most expensive configuration is priced at $2,508 which includes the Core i7-1185G7, 16GB of RAM, 512GB M.2 SSD, and a 4K (3840 x 2400) display. Notably, this model is not in stock on Lenovo’s own store or Amazon.

    The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 is listed to offer a 4K panel option which is currently only available on B&H.

Check out our roundup of the best laptops to buy in 2021 as well as the best laptops with 4G LTE mobile connectivity.

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