Lenovo Presidents Day sale: ThinkPad and Yoga laptop savings start now – CNET

Lenovo is set to slash prices on a large swath of its laptops for its Presidents Day sale. Officially, the sale starts on Monday, Feb. 10 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 23, but you can cash in on some deals right now during Sneak Peek Week. You’ll find steep discounts on ThinkPads, IdeaPads, Yogas and more.

To help you find the best bargains, I’ve scoured Lenovo’s offerings and picked five of the best deals available now. Check back next week for an updated list of the best deals once the sale starts in earnest. You can see the full list of the current deals for Sneak Peek Week and all of the current ThinkPad deals.

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Let’s start the bidding with an entry-level two-in-one laptop. Many budget models saddle you with an underpowered Celeron chip, but this configuration features an eighth-gen Core i3. The other specs are the usual budget fare: 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. The 14-inch touch display can be rotated 360 degrees into tablet mode but misses out on full HD, providing a 1,366×768-pixel resolution. It’s only $350 with code IDEASPDEAL9.


The ThinkPad T495s is the AMD version of the Intel-based ThinkPad T490s. These ThinkPad T Series models with the “s” suffix are the thinnest and lightest models in Lenovo’s fleet without venturing into pricey ThinkPad X1 Carbon territory. This model features an AMD Ryzen 5 Pro processor, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. (For the same price, you can get a ThinkPad T495s with a Ryzen 7 Pro CPU but only a 256GB SSD. Given the choice, I’d opt for a slight decrease in speed for double the storage capacity.) The 14-inch display does not offer touch support but has a 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution.

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The Gen 8 models were announced last month, which makes it a great time to find a deal on a Gen 7 version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which CNET loved, calling it “a best-in-class ultraportable that combines premium design appeal with business-grade privacy and security features.” This seventh-gen configuration features a current, 10th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU along with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The 14-inch touch display has a 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution.

Read our Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th gen) review.


This two-in-one boasts a 14-inch, 1080p touch display powered by a 10th-gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Getting a full HD display and 512GB of storage at this price is welcomed; you often find a 720p display and 256GB of storage the further you go from the $1,000 mark and the closer you get to $500. Apply code EARLYVOTING10.

Originally published earlier. Updated to reflect new sale prices and deal availability. 

source: cnet.com