Gosh can’t believe the IBM ThinkPad has been around for 25 years, I remember first using the laptop in my early days in the office- a workhorse that never lets you down. An assessment I made after 5 years of using the machine.
Of course today is a different story, Lenovo bought over the division from Lenovo and continued the legacy instilled deep into the ThinkPad laptops. Sturdy, weighted, long lasting, amazing keypads and the iconic red-nipple. In recognising this momentous milestone, Lenovo has released a limited edition model of ThinkPad Annivesary Edition 25 at an exclusive event at Yamato Labs Japan, its birthplace.
The model is a modern incarnation of the classic design and includes iconic “retro” features such as a backlit 7-row ThinkPad Classic keyboard, dedicated volume buttons, multiple status LEDs and a multicolor logo. Powered by an Intel Core i7-7500U processor with discrete NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics and a 14-inch full HD display with touch, the ThinkPad “Retro” performance is a far cry from the original 700C.
Designed by Richard Sapper and engineered in the Yamato Labs in Japan, the original ThinkPad 700C announced on October 5th 1992. Inspired by the traditional Japanese bento box, the 700C was the start for IBM in its ventures into the portable PC’s journey. In the space of a couple of months, it won more than three hundred awards and became a status symbol for top level management in organisation across the modern world. The ThinkPad denoted the arrival of Mobile PC Era.
130 million unit sales later, ThinkPad is an icon in the IT industry. It has helped explorers reach Earth’s remotest places, supported dozens of missions into space and facilitated countless businesses to grow.
Pricing and Availability:
ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25 will be available in limited quantities in select countries.