In 1992, IBM shipped a ThinkPad, a iconic bento-box laptop that tangible a era of productivity. Twenty-five years later, Lenovo has launched a ThinkPad 25, an anniversary book that even boasts a retro $1,899 cost tag.
The ThinkPad 25 is a perfection of a crowdsourced pattern routine that began some-more than a year ago, with Lenovo seeking a fans—hypothetically, during least—what they would wish in an anniversary edition. The result? Retro styling: a famous 7-row keyboard (now backlit), blue accents on a keys, and a “rainbow” trademark with opposite colors. Naturally, a famous red TrackPoint nubbin is there, too.
Inside a Lenovo 25 sits a 7th-gen Intel Core i7-7500U, 16GB of DDR4 DRAM, and a 512GB SSD—all comparatively absolute components that assistance clear a rather high price. The large boost comes from a standalone Nvidia GeForce 940MX (2GB) GPU, nonetheless that’s a rather aged partial by now. If you’re a ThinkPad fan, you’ll also notice a 14-inch FHD (1920×1080) anti-glare screen. ThinkPads have never been famous for their displays, and a Lenovo ThinkPad 25 apparently continues that trend.
Connectivity is supposing by 3 USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C pier with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and ethernet. Inside, there’s a 2×2 802.11ac connection, and Bluetooth 4.1. A 720p camera sits in front for videoconferencing or Windows Hello login (also accessible around a fingerprint reader). You’ll also find a 4-in-1 label reader on a side.
An generally good perk is a integrated 48Whr battery, that contributes to a rated 13.9 hours of battery life. All told, a ThinkPad 25 weighs 3.48 pounds, and measures 13.25 x 9.15 x 0.79 inches.
“Devoid of remaining ornamentation, ThinkPad is a rivalry of trendiness, pattern clichés, passing fashion, or rival emulation,” pronounced David Hill, vice-president of Lenovo’s Think Design and User Experience, in a statement. “Instead, it is a essence of an strange and authentic idea.”
In general, we’d have to agree.
Why this matters: Sure, a cost tag’s a bit high, though remember, this is an Anniversary Edition designed by and for a fans. We’ve all substantially used Thinkpads during slightest once in the lives (I’m typing on one now!), and they’re righteously famous for their no-nonsense proceed to productivity. Hats off to Lenovo on this one.