Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme ultrabook knocks $1,350 off its price

Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Image used with permission by copyright holder

The ThinkPad has come a long way since the brand fell into Lenovo’s hands about 14 years ago. Following this transition, Lenovo has taken this iconic Windows laptop line in some interesting (although not always popular) directions, and while those of us who loved the old-school T-series ThinkPads will always miss details like mechanical keyboards and hot-swappable UltraBays, there’s no denying that today’s models like the ThinkPad X1 Extreme — now on sale with a limited-time Lenovo coupon code — rank among the best modern ultrabooks that money can buy.

The X series is the cream of Lenovo’s ThinkPad crop, featuring some exceptional models like the X1 Carbon (which is another of our favorites). The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the cream of the cream, however, and it’s a dream machine for laptop lovers. It packs an eighth-generation Intel Core i7-8750H six-core processor and 16GB of DDR4 RAM which delivers superb performance, and its keyboard is a joy to use — even if it doesn’t have the beloved clicky mechanical keys of yesteryear’s ThinkPads. Its excellent 15.6-inch, 1080p display is also very easy on the eyes.

Most of these slim Windows laptops are designed primarily as ultra-portable work machines, but the ThinkPad X1 Extreme brings its gaming chops to the table with an Nvidia GTX 1050Ti dedicated graphics card. That GPU, combined with the 16GB of RAM and Intel i7 CPU, offers plenty of power for running games at good settings, and the X1 Extreme also has a dual-fan cooling system (a feature that even some dedicated gaming laptops curiously lack).

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a premium Windows machine that represents some of the best hardware and technology that Lenovo has to offer. That means, naturally, this laptop can get pricey, especially once you start upgrading things. The good news for back-to-school shoppers is that Lenovo has it on sale right now at a very juicy discount: The checkout code THINKQUICK lets you score the ThinkPad X1 Extreme for $1,629 for a limited time, knocking a whopping $1,350 off the steep $2,979 sticker price.

Looking for more great stuff? Find tech deals, end-of-summer sales, back-to-school savings, and much more on our curated deals page.

Editors' Recommendations

Lucas Coll
Deals and News Writer
Lucas Coll has been a freelance writer for almost a decade and has penned articles on tech, video games, travel, cars, and…
This Lenovo laptop with 128GB of RAM is $4180 off (you read that right)
The Lenovo ThinkPad P16 Gen 2 Intel Mobile Workstation at a side angle.

If you can look past Lenovo's overly optimistic "estimated value prices," it's always a good place to look for laptop deals. Today, for instance, you can buy the Lenovo ThinkPad P16 Gen 2 mobile workstation for $5,759 which is expensive but worth it for the amount of power you're getting here. According to Lenovo, you save a huge $4,180, which seems a little high due to the aforementioned estimated value system. But whatever the true discount is, this is a laptop worth checking out. Here's what you need to know.

Why you should buy the Lenovo ThinkPad P16 Gen 2 mobile workstation
The Lenovo ThinkPad P16 Gen 2 mobile workstation has a 13th-generation Intel Core i9-13950HX vPro processor. Unbelievably, it teams it up with 128GB of memory. Yes, memory. We're not talking SSD storage here but RAM, and that makes a massive difference to all your complex processing needs. There's also 4TB of SSD storage in case you were worried that you'd be low on space.

Read more
Lenovo’s latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop is 50% off right now
Intel Online Connect

Lenovo’s ThinkPad lineup offers a laptop model for almost everyone, and with this deal on the 11th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon it offers some impressive savings for professionals and small businesses. Currently you can grab the base model ThinkPad X1 Carbon for just $1,160, which is a 50% discount from its regular price of $2,319. However, there are many configurations of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 that qualify for this 50% discount, so you can customize your build several different ways and still count on saving big.

Why you should buy the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 11)
There are a lot of options when trying to track down the best laptops for your daily workflow, and the ThinkPad lineup alone offers several of them. Our Lenovo ThinkPad buying guide can help you sort through some of the broader similarities and differences between models, but when it comes to meeting the needs of users who want something secure, powerful, and portable, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a difficult computer to top. Its base offering includes an Intel i5 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB solid state drive. It also comes with Windows 11 pre-installed.

Read more
This Lenovo ThinkPad is usually over $4,000 — today it’s $1,019
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 on a white background.

The sixth-generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, a reliable 2-in-1 laptop, is currently available from Lenovo at $3,230 off, so it's down to $1,019 from $4,249. Lenovo uses an estimated value system for the original prices of its laptop deals though, so we don't think it's accurate to market value, but getting this versatile device for this cheap is still a steal, even if you're not actually getting that full discount. You'll need to hurry with your purchase though, as there's a chance that the offer expires within the day.

Why you should buy the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
The X1 series is the ultra-premium lineup of the ThinkPad family, according to our explainer on the Lenovo brands, so even if the sixth-generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga isn't the latest model, it's still got what it takes to keep up with all of your daily activities. Inside the device are the 11th-generation Intel Core i5 processor and integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics, which are still sufficient for handling your tasks for work or school, and it packs 16GB of RAM, which our guide on how much RAM do you need says is on the level of top-tier machines. The sixth-generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga also comes with a 512GB SSD for ample storage space, and with Windows 11 Pro pre-installed, it's ready for use as soon as you power it on.

Read more