Exactly 25 years and a day ago, on October 05, 1992, Lenovo debuted its first ever ThinkPad laptop. Even then, it had its now trademark red TrackPoint nub and also a classic design, which is also still maintained to the present day.
In a fit of nostalgia and to celebrate this special day, Lenovo announced on its ThinkPad’s 25th anniversary that it would be releasing a retro, anniversary edition, to mark the event.
“To commemorate 25 years of ThinkPad, we’re paying homage to some of the original aesthetics of that first model, while maintaining the powerful performance and mobile agility of today’s configurations.”
The New Retro ThinkPad With Modern Features
Although many consider that most ThinkPads looks alike, this new model will be even more retro than most. According to the company, the anniversary edition will have a design based on the ThinkPad T470, a current model, but with a retro twist.
This new version will have the already expected TrackPoint, ThinkPad’s accustomed keyboard with its ThinkVantage blue enter button and also a colorful ThinkPad logo. All of them will be packed within a classic rubberized coating covered shell, that it will also have its fair share of status LEDs.
However, despite its classic look, the 25th-anniversary model will come with all the latest technology. This laptop will have an Intel 7th generation Core i7processor and a Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics chip. It will have a 512GB of SSD storage and 16GB or RAM.
The model will have three USB ports, a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port, a HDMI port, an SD card reader, and also Ethernet connectivity as well as fingerprint reader. This latter is useful for login into Windows Hello and Windows 10.
According to Lenovo, the 25th-anniversary edition ThinkPad will come in a limited quantity. The product will also not be cheap as laptop’s pricing starts at $1,899.
Still, there will be a sufficient quantity for all of this model’s fans, ones that will come to further raise the ThinkPad’s numbers. Lenovo reports that over 100 million such laptops have been sold from 1992 until the last quarter of 2016.
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