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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8, i5-10210U, 16G RAM, 512G SSD, FHD 400 nits, $1170

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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8, i5-10210U, 16G RAM, 512G SSD, FHD 400 nits, $1170

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... 20U9001PUS

Processor: 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (1.60 GHz, up to 4.20 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)
Display: 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 400 nits
Memory: 16 GB LPDDR3 2133MHz (Soldered), no sockets
Hard Drive: 512 GB PCIe SSD
Dimensions: 323mm x 217mm x 14.9mm
Weight: 2.4 lb / 1.09 kg

$1170 after 12% Rekuten Cashback.

30-Oct: Changed link from EPP to regular as EPP price is only $5 less. Updated price to account for 8% Cashback for LenovoPRO, which is confirmed by TRAJ007 in Post#52.

02-Nov: Rekuten cashback increases to 9% for both Lenovo and LenovoPRO.

03-Nov: Deal is dead for now.

27-Nov: Deal is alive again. Slightly better than before since cashback increases to 12%.

Looking at the history of this post, it is interesting to see the Black Friday deal is only $40 better than before.
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I’m most likely out-of-the-loop on this one, but how is this a good deal ? Specs are decent, but nowhere near what I’d expect to get for 1300. Is it the build quality on these machine that make it worthwhile ?

Not downvoting, genuinely curious ..
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Plus 3% with Rakuten
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SimonL556 wrote: I’m most likely out-of-the-loop on this one, but how is this a good deal ? Specs are decent, but nowhere near what I’d expect to get for 1300. Is it the build quality on these machine that make it worthwhile ?

Not downvoting, genuinely curious ..
Material, build quality, durability, and light weight. See below for a review:
https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/lenovo-th ... gen-8-2020
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If you only compare this deal with previous ThinkPad X1 deal it would be a pretty decent deal.

The only problems is that AMD provide MUCH MORE performance at this price range with the new Ryzen 4000 processors, which makes this deal not so hot any more.
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qfli78 wrote: https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/perkopolis ... 20U9001PUS

Processor: 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (1.60 GHz, up to 4.20 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)
Display: 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 400 nits
Memory: 16 GB LPDDR3 2133MHz (Soldered), no sockets
Hard Drive: 512 GB PCIe SSD
Dimensions: 323mm x 217mm x 14.9mm
Weight: 2.4 lb / 1.09 kg

$1325 via EPP

Reasonably good price for a premium lightweight laptop with 16GB RAM.
Too bad no touchscreen or pen input option.
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Ha0cheers wrote: If you only compare this deal with previous ThinkPad X1 deal it would be a pretty decent deal.

The only problems is that AMD provide MUCH MORE performance at this price range with the new Ryzen 4000 processors, which makes this deal not so hot any more.
Can't get an AMD X1 Carbon. So if an X1 Carbon is what you want, you'll have to settle for Intel. And if you want an X1 Carbon, performance ain't what you're after.
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Just checked my email, exactly 5 years+1 day ago I bought an x1 carbon. One month later, there was a much better deal for Black Friday and Lenovo doesn’t price match. The agent even told me that Black Friday deals are usually the best.
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Do you think the X1 Carbons will ever have AMD ryzens in them?
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GoKartRacer wrote: Do you think the X1 Carbons will ever have AMD ryzens in them?
Not anytime soon, Intel worked with Lenovo to R&D the X1C and with Dell on XPS. The T14s 4750 32gb is probably the best bet.
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davext wrote: Just checked my email, exactly 5 years+1 day ago I bought an x1 carbon. One month later, there was a much better deal for Black Friday and Lenovo doesn’t price match. The agent even told me that Black Friday deals are usually the best.
Good to know. Do u like your X1 carbon?
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qfli78 wrote: Good to know. Do u like your X1 carbon?
I have X1 carbon as work computer. To me it's a very good laptop. $1325 is a very good price, although not sure it can be better by Black Friday.
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Elec2016 wrote: I have X1 carbon as work computer. To me it's a very good laptop. $1325 is a very good price, although not sure it can be better by Black Friday.
Agree. I have been following up with X1C for quite some time. X1C with 16 GB RAM usually costs at least $1500. This one also has relatively new CPU.
With RAM being soldered, 16 GB RAM is almost a must.
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yamaha0714 wrote: Not anytime soon, Intel worked with Lenovo to R&D the X1C and with Dell on XPS. The T14s 4750 32gb is probably the best bet.
Appreciate the insight and suggestion. Thank you. That’s too bad on the no AMD but I guess makes sense, intel prob has some period of exclusivity. Thanks again

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