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|
|Storage||Up to 1TB PCIe SSD|
|RAM||Up to 32GB LPDDR4x 4266MHz (Soldered)|
The latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 is available from Lenovo, Amazon, and B&H Photo.
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.
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.
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.