Lenovo Releases Retro Style ThinkPad
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad, Lenovo announced that it will be releasing a retro style version of its popular laptop. It is crazy to think how much technology has changed in the last 25 years. Before cell phones were a necessity, and Amazon didn’t deliver all the things, Lenovo, the Chinese company, took a design cue from Japanese Bento Boxes to lay out its new laptop called the ThinkPad.
ThinkPad has enjoyed a lot of success since its debut. Fans of the device are rabid in their loyalty, and the iconic TrackPoint button has been a favorite feature for years. ThinkPad is even part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Lenovo has sold more than 100 million ThinkPads and is the world’s #1 business laptop of all time.
The new ThinkPad 25 retains several key design elements from the original model, such as the 7-row classic keyboard (now with backlighting) and the blue Enter key with blue accents on the sub-keys. A special edition ThinkPad 25 logo completes the retro look, along with special packaging.
Don’t be fooled by this retro look though, inside the device reveals top of the line specs. The ThinkPad 25 uses a 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, Windows 10 Pro, and NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics. Dolby® Audio™ for premium sound and a 14” FHD touchscreen display. The laptop also claims 13.9 hours of battery life. That is quite a step up from the 4-16 MB Memory capacity of the original ThinkPad 700C, with an 80 MB hard drive.
This laptop is a limited edition, so if you are really interested in grabbing one, you probably better act fast. You can purchase them now starting at $1899.
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