The 7 best laptop deals at Lenovo’s summer sale

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Lenovo has been offering deep discounts throughout the summer on some of our favorite laptops. This week, the flagship Think X1 Carbon laptop and ThinkPad X1 Yoga two-in-one each have models discounted by more than $1,000. The Yoga C940 and C740 models — both of which made our best laptops of 2020 list — are also marked down. A few other discounted ThinkPads caught our eye, as did a high-powered Legion gaming laptop.

Read more: Yoga C940 vs. C740: Which 2-in-1 is right for you? 

Note that all but one of these deals require discount codes that we’ve listed below. And three expire tomorrow — Saturday, July 11. With those small caveats noted, let’s dive into the deals.   

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You can save more than $800 on Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad with code WEBSPECIAL. It features a 10th-gen Core i7 CPU, an ample 16GB of RAM and a roomy 1TB solid-state drive. The 14-inch display offers 4K resolution and 500 nits of brightness.

Read our Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 review.

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For half the price of the above ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 model, you can nab this configuration if you’re willing to go with an older CPU, half the memory allotment and a fraction of the storage capacity. You’ll also need to give up your 4K dreams, which isn’t all that big a deal on a 14-inch display. This model features an eighth-gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Those specs won’t knock anyone’s socks off, but you still get the incredibly sleek and durable X1 Carbon chassis at a great price with code THINKBF. You’ll need to hurry; the code is good only through Saturday.

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Lenovo’s ThinkPad T series is second only to the company’s flagship X1 Carbon line in the ThinkPad pecking order. It’s not quite as thin and light as the X1 Carbon but still very portable at less than 3.5 pounds. This discounted model features a 14-inch display powered by a 10th-gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The display has a resolution of 1,920×1,080 pixels and brightness of 250 nits. You can get it for a cool grand with code WEBSPECIAL.

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Our favorite two-in-one laptop for the business set, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga boasts an abundance of hardware options and security features all wrapped up in a thin, light aluminum frame. And with code THINKDB, it’s more than half off. This model features a 10th-gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It also includes the ThinkPad Pen Pro. The 14-inch display has a 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution and an antiglare finish.

Read our Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 review.

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Lenovo’s latest premium two-in-one, the Yoga C940 delivers 10th-gen Intel processors and is designed to instantly wake from sleep, one of the phone-like features it received courtesy of Intel’s Project Athena. You can get the C940 with a 14- or 15-inch display. A ready-to-ship 14-inch model (81Q900B7US) is on sale; you can save $280 with code BFCMDB14 through Saturday. It features the 10th-gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and Intel Iris graphics. The 14-inch touch display can be rotated 360 degrees into tablet mode and features a 1,920×1,080 resolution.

Read our Lenovo Yoga C940 review.

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It’s not quite as thin and lightweight as its high-end sibling, the Yoga C940, but the Yoga C740 still has an all-metal chassis and a premium look and feel. And while it doesn’t have all the extras of the C940, you still get features like pen support and a privacy shutter for the webcam. You can save $190 on this 14-inch model with code BFCMDB13. It features the 10th-gen Core i7-10510U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Act fast — this deal expires on Saturday.

Read our Lenovo Yoga C740 review.

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Lenovo isn’t likely the first name you think of when it comes to gaming laptops, but its Legion line of mobile gaming rigs offers stellar performance for less than competing systems from brands that are better known among gamers. Lenovo has a Legion Y740 laptop (model 81UH0000US) currently marked down to a reasonable $1,660 — no code needed. It supplies a 15.6-inch display with a 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution and a speedy 144Hz refresh rate. Inside you get a ninth-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and the GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. The RTX 2060 is the entry-level card in Nvidia’s current RTX lineup and offers excellent value along with support for ray tracing, which reproduces how light behaves in the real world to give games a more photorealistic look. It also features a roomy 1TB SSD that will house the largest of game libraries, along with highly programmable RGB keyboard lighting.

Read our Lenovo Legion Y740 review.



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