Lenovo is celebrating 25 years since the launch of the ThinkPad by releasing a model with retro styling.
(CCM) — Lenovo has gone back to 1992 for the inspiration for its new 25th anniversary ThinkPad. The ThinkPad 25 has distinctly retro styling, including a classic seven-row keyboard (now with backlighting), blue accents on the subkeys, and a blue Enter key. The boxy design was originally created by industrial designer Richard Sapper in 1990, based on the idea of Japanese "bento" lunchboxes. The blue coloring harks back to the days when ThinkPads were made by IBM, before the company sold its computer hardware division and the ThinkPad brand to Lenovo in 2005.
However, beneath the retro exterior lies a powerful modern laptop computer. 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. It features Dolby Audio for high quality sound reproduction and a 14-inch touchscreen display. The laptop has a battery life up to 13.9 hours, the company claims.
It also includes Intel Thunderbolt 3 — a technology which offers data throughput at up to 40 Gbps via the laptop's USB-C port when connected to a Thunderbolt 3-enabled device. It also allows the laptop to output to two 4K displays through a Thunderbolt dock.
The 25th anniversary ThinkPad 25 is available today, priced at $1,899.
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