It’s exactly 25years today since Richard Sapper developed the first ever ThinkPad – the ThinkPad 700c, and Lenovo the new brand owner is today commemorating the 25th years anniversary with the release of a limited edition ThinkPad 25 (ThinkPad T470 laptop for business). It sports the same internal makeup as the ThinkPad T470 but clothed with the look and feel of the Richard Sapper’s ThinkPad 700C designed several years ago in Japan.
The center of focus of the ThinkPad 25 includes a decidedly old-school look with ThinkPad seven-row keyboard with with backlight, special volume buttons, and status LEDs, the classic blue Enter key, a multi-colored ThinkPad logo, and special Anniversary Edition branding and packaging.
The old rugged look of the ThinkPad 25 aside, the Laptop internal configuration screams modern and are all premium.It flaunts a 14-inch FHD display and powered by an Intel Core i7-7500U processor with Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics card.It features 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD storage and runs Windows 10 Pro.
The PC weighs exactly 1.6kg and comes with a 48 Whr battery capacity that claims to offer up to 13.9 hours on a single charge.Other things you should see on the ThinkPad 25 are Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, a Thunderbolt 3 port, stereo speakers and dual mics.
Also in the mix is an HD web camera, facial recognition, and a fingerprint reader.
The ThinkPad 25 is a limited edition PC and will sell in select markets. It is now available on official site Lenovo.com and through business partners at $1,899.
For those not in the know, the IBM ThinkPad 700C is the first ever ThinkPad under the then IBM which was announced on October 5, 1992, with specs which were at that time very respectable.