The way we compute. The way we do business. The way we live our lives. Every time business has gone somewhere new, discovered something different, or done something revolutionary, chances are, ThinkPad was there. See how ThinkPad and its users have been changing the world.
We test Think systems against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure they function in extreme conditions. From the arctic wilderness to desert dust storms, from zero-gravity to spills and drops, you can trust ThinkPad and ThinkCentre to handle whatever life throws your way.
We strive to better serve our customers. We focus on process improvement, so you can focus on achieving results. That legendary little red dot, for example, saves your hand from reaching for a mouse and moving nearly the distance of an Olympic swimming pool over the course of a day.
Loyal customers have pushed the number of ThinkPad laptops sold to more than 100‑million, while ThinkCentre desktops support professionals across all industries.
1992 ThinkPad 700C
The beginning of everything
The 700C features the world’s first TrackPoint, the now renowned little red dot that makes it possible to navigate and use a keyboard without a mouse.
1993 ThinkPad 750C
Zero gravity, zero problem
In December 1993, the 750C becomes the first ThinkPad to blast-off into outer space on a ground-breaking, zero-gravity mission.
1995 ThinkPad 701C
MOMA design masterpiece
The 701C’s Butterfly Keyboard is widely considered a design masterpiece and has become part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
1997 ThinkPad 770
Portable cinema, popcorn not included
In 1997, the ThinkPad 770 becomes the first portable PC to feature an integrated DVD-ROM drive, resulting in improved access to more data and high-quality video right in your lap.
2004 ThinkPad T42
Swipe. Login. Simple.
The ThinkPad T42 is the industry’s first ThinkPad laptop to feature biometric security with an integrated fingerprint reader and embedded security chip.
2005 ThinkPad X41 Tablet
Tablet with a twist
With its full-sized keyboard and twistable screen, the ThinkPad X41 demonstrates an ability to adapt to new ways of working and becomes the world’s first 2-in-1.
2005 ThinkCentre E50
ThinkCentre desktops debut
SMB ThinkCentre E Series announces, with the E50 available in both tower and SFF. ThinkCentre M52 and A52 also launch—incorporating dual processors and 64-bit technology for the first time.
2006 ThinkPad X60
Detach & go
The ThinkPad X60 becomes the first modular laptop. Detach from built-in dock, and carry a lighter-weight system into the field. Leave the ports behind at your desk.
2008 ThinkCentre M57 / M57p
Green PCs = greener planet
The ultra-small Eco M57/ M57p become the first desktops to achieve GREENGUARD® certification, along with EPEAT® Gold and Energy Star ratings.
2009 ThinkPad W700ds
One computer, two screens
The ThinkPad W700ds features a dual screen—along with the 17” display, a 10.6” screen slides out from the side, expanding the desktop.
2012 ThinkPad X1
Ultra-thin. Ultra-light. Ultra-tough.
The first generation of the X1 Carbon Ultrabook™ debuts at CES. With carbon fiber chassis, the X1 offers professionals a powerful yet lightweight alternative to the laptop.
2014 ThinkCentre M53 Tiny
Tiny desktop, big performance
The enterprise-level ThinkCentre M53 Tiny launches, becoming the industry’s first 1-liter desktop. Includes built-in wireless, advanced thermal design, and robust security features.
2016 Award-winning Think X1 family debuts
Powerful performance, premium experience
Along with the 4th generation of the X1 Carbon, the ground-breaking X1 Yoga, X1 Tablet, and ThinkCentre X1 PC debut at CES, sweeping up Best of CES Awards, Reddot Awards, IF Gold Award, and IF Product Design Awards.
ThinkPad goes retro
Commemorating 25 years of ThinkPad, we launch ThinkPad 25 special anniversary edition that pays homage to the original aesthetics of that first 1992 model.
With a 8% smaller footprint than previous generations, the new X1 Carbon sacrifices nothing for screen size or performance. We’ve packed in even more processing power, more memory, and more storage to drive your business, especially when you’re on-the-go.
With the 360-degree hinge, 14” X1 Yoga lets you work the way you want. Use the built-in, rechargeable pen to write notes, sign docs, or sketch your ideas—and benefit from full Inking support in all Office 2016 apps. Plus enjoy the stunning OLED display option.
Available in a range of shapes and sizes, ThinkCentre PCs are powerful workhorses with unique designs. From the 1-litre tiny desktops to traditional towers and small form factor (SFF) desktops, to our elegant all-in-ones (AIO), they’re perfect for work in any environment.
The new X1 Tablet is fueled by the power of a laptop and features a full-sized, detachable keyboard. Optional modules extend battery life, increase ports, and even turn your device into a projector. Plus, with Intel® vPro™ technology, IT can upgrade remotely.