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Many retailers have scaled back their doorbuster-style offers for this Black Friday and are happy to extend sale prices by up to weeks at a time. Lenovo is sticking with the doorbuster approach, however, with many of its best deals taking place at a specific date and time leading up to Cyber Monday. In some cases the savings are minimal and the rebates are already baked into the online price, but in other systems the price reductions are significant enough to alert you if you’re interested. Here are six of Lenovo’s best Black Friday deals for your shopping pleasure.
Lenovo Chromebook Duet 2-in-1 for $229.99
While the original price is $319, this Duet is currently discounted to $229.99 on the Lenovo online store. It’s a perfect gift for a student who needs a 2-in-1 system with a detachable keyboard and touchscreen display. The Duet squeezes a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution into that 10.1-inch screen, which is easy to see thanks to its 400 nits of brightness. Other specs are typical of an entry-level Chromebook device: MediaTek Helio P60T processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 Gen 2 for $599.99
A ThinkPad under $800 is already a good deal, but Lenovo is offering an even better deal this Black Friday, pushing the price down to $600. You get a system with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a 14.1” display with Full HD resolution. You also get the benefits of the legendary ThinkPad line – great keyboard, built-in ThinkShield security suite, military-approved durability – at an entry-level price.
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 5i Desktop for $1,199.99
Here’s another case where most of Lenovo’s price cuts have already taken place, as this all-in-one is currently priced at $1,264.99 instead of $1,499.99 as suggested in the ad. However, you can lower that price even further if you wait until 11am on Cyber Monday to buy this IdeaCenter. The desktop is built around a 24-inch Full HD display and features a 10th Gen Core processor and significant amounts of RAM (16GB) and storage (a terabyte), as well as accessories like a wireless keyboard and mouse and a physical shutter webcam and Harman JBL speakers.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 for $399.99
If you’re looking for a mainstream laptop at a better than mainstream price point and don’t need an 11th Gen Intel Core processor, this IdeaPad 3 configuration will only cost you $400. You still get a very capable 10th Gen Core i3 chip, along with 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage and a 15.6-inch Full HD screen, along with such niceties as a webcam with a physical shutter for protection Your privacy and a numeric keypad and integrated Amazon Alexa support.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 for $999
Black Friday is your chance to snag this highly regarded ThinkPad for less than $1,000. It only weighs 2.5 pounds, but the X1 Carbon still squeezes in a Core i5-1135G7 processor, 8GB of memory, and a 256GB solid-state drive. Other advantages include a 14-inch Full HD display with 400 cd/m², a battery life of more than 16 hours and an integrated fingerprint reader. Our review of the Gen 8 Edition concludes that it “remains an excellent ultraportable laptop for business users” – and the latest version has only gotten better.
Lenovo Legion Tower 5i gaming desktop for $1,179.99
Lenovo has made a name for itself in gaming PCs with its Legion desktop and laptop family, and here’s a great gaming desktop deal that you won’t want to miss. The Legion Tower 5i sale ($1,179.99, $420 off) gives you a rig with an 11th gen Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB discrete graphics card. Lenovo Vantage for Gaming software lets you overclock and fine-tune system performance for your gaming sessions, while the multicolored fans inside the Tower 5i provide both cooling and a pop of color in the black chassis.
As always, we’ll be monitoring any additional offers that pop up on the Lenovo website over the weekend. Follow this page for the latest promotions available.