Lenovo unveils retro ThinkPad for 25th anniversary


Today marks 25 years since IBM first announced the iconic ThinkPad laptop, so to celebrate the brand's modern day custodian Lenovo has outed a sumptuous anniversary edition. Well, that device has been released. In terms of connectivity, the ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25 offers options including Bluetooth 4.1, three USB 3.0 ports, one USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, one HDMI port, a RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port and Wi-Fi connectivity. The ThinkPad 25 is equipped with a 7th generation Core i7 processor, Windows 10 Pro, a 512 GB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce GT 940MX 2GB graphics card.

Twenty-five years have passed since the first ThinkPad was released.

Lenovo says the limited edition laptop will be available in select countries (without revealing which). Lenovo reports that over 100 million such laptops have been sold from 1992 until the last quarter of 2016. The ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25 largely resembles a retro-inspired concept put forth by former Lenovo Chief Design Officer David Hill in 2015.

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I definitely wouldn't be here if it wasn't for that, so generally I have good memories around here and it was also here that I made my professional debut two years ago".

The Thinkpad Anniversary Edition 25 borrows elements from the original notebook such as a seven-row keyboard and a multi-colour logo. "Our team of engineers imagines a future world where ThinkPad creates new segments and further enrichens user experiences as technology becomes more embedded in our lives". We've reviewed a few ThinkPad's and we think they make splendid machines for just about everyone. "From the 1992 ThinkPad 700C to today's ultralight, connect-anywhere X1 series 2in1s, we continue to push boundaries together for commercial-class performance, security and manageability that empowers the modern workforce".

Aside from that though, the body is modeled after the ThinkPad T470.