The 7 best laptop deals at Lenovo’s summer sale – CNET

Lenovo has been offering deep discounts throughout the summer on some of our favorite laptops. This week, a pair of models in the flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 line are deeply discounted, and the price of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga two-in-one is slashed by more than $1,000. The Yoga C940 and C740 models — both of which made our best laptops of 2020 list — are also on sale, along with a 13-inch ThinkPad X390 and a wallet-friendly Legion gaming laptop.

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

Some of these deals require discount codes, which we’ve listed below, but they should appear on the Lenovo page too. With that small caveat noted, let’s dive into the deals.   

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You can save more than $800 on Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad, no code needed. 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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A more moderately priced ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 configuration is also on sale for $1,050, and you can knock off another $53 from its price with code EXTRAFIVE to bring the bring just under $1,000. You miss out on the 4K display of the above model, but the 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution still looks crisp on a 14-inch display (and it won’t drain the battery as quickly as it would powering the extra pixels on a 4K screen). It features a fairly standard but current midrange component lineup: 10th-gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It’s rare to find a current ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 model priced this low.

Read our Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 review.

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It’s not quite as thin and light as the flagship X1 Carbon, and its display is a smidge smaller, but the 13-inch ThinkPad X390 is a rugged laptop built for business. This configuration features the standard component lineup in a midrange laptop of a 10th-gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The 13.3-inch display features a 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution and an anti-glare finish. With code EXTRAFIVE, you can get this model for nearly half its list price. 

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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 THINKDEAL, 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 anti-glare 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. This 14-inch model is on sale; you can save $280 with code SneakPeak7. It features the 10th-gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and Intel Iris graphics. The 14-inch touchscreen can be rotated 360 degrees into tablet mode and has a 1,920×1,080-pixel 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 $130 on this 14-inch model with code SneakPeak5. It features the 10th-gen Core i5-10210U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.

Read our Lenovo Yoga C740 review.


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. You can save $230 with code SneakPeek6 on a Legion 5i gaming laptop that features a 15.6-inch display with a 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution and a speedy 120Hz refresh rate. Inside you get a AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor, 8GB of RAM and GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics. It also features a 1TB hard drive for storage and a 512GB SSD for additional storage space and fast data access.