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Lenovo is the latest company to kick off a some-time-in-November sale and call it an Early Black Friday Sale. But while Lenovo may be a few weeks early, the sale is pretty nice, with deals that offer as much as 30 percent off some ThinkPad laptops.
Note that the discount applies to the list price, and not the already-discounted prices you’ll see on the website. And note that the deals I’ve highlighted below mention the starting prices… but you’ll almost certainly want to upgrade the RAM, storage, display, or other options which will drive up the price.
Still, now’s a pretty good time to buy a thin-and-light ThinkPad… as long as you’re cool with picking up a model with a 7th-gen Intel Core processor rather than a newer 8th-gen chip. I couldn’t find any deals on models with 8th-gen chips or AMD Ryzen Mobile processors.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- Lenovo ThinkPad X270 12.5″ notebook for $685 and up – Lenovo (coupon: THINKPADSALE)
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th gen) 14″ notebook for $1091 and up – Lenovo (coupon: THINKPADSALE)
- Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Windows notebook for $412 and up – Lenovo (coupon: THINKPADSALE)
- Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook for $330 and up – Lenovo (coupon THINKPADSALE)
- Lenovo IdeaPad 720s 14″ FHD laptop w/Core i5-7200U/8GB/256GB for $800 – Lenovo
- PNY 240GB SATA III 2.5″ SSD for $81 – Newegg (coupon: EMCBBRD25)
- Samsung Fit 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $21 – Newegg (coupon: EMCBBRD26)
- Seagate Backup Plus 8TB USB 3.0 desktop hard drive for $170 – NeweggFlash (coupon: NEFPRTY30)
- Asus USB 2.0 Blu-Ray writer for $37 after rebate – Newegg (coupon: EMCBBRD35)
- Refurb UE Boom Bluetooth speaker for $50 – OutletMP3 (via eBay)
- Refurb UE Roll 360 degree waterproof Bluetooth speaker for $38 – OutletMP3 (via eBay)
- The Collected Stories of Arthur C Clarke Kindle eBook for $2 – Amazon
- 25 random Marvel and DC comic books for $20 – meh
You can find more bargains in our daily deals section.