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. So, as you use this special anniversary edition to accomplish your next big thing, consider how far we've traveled together along the road to different.
The tech landscape was a different place, then for sure. The web celebrated its first birthday. AOL dominated as an ISP. There was no Google. No Yahoo. Mobile phones, at least the lightweight smartphones we currently enjoy, had yet to be invented. Bluetooth and wireless were yet to even be dreamed of. Social media didn’t exist. Floppy disks were on every techie’s wish list. PCs cost several thousand dollars, and the functionality to multitask programs, run background processes, and automatically manage memory didn't exist. Different, indeed.
More than 100 million sold
The ThinkPad has come a long way since 1992. It's been to the top of Mount Everest and to the depths of the ocean. Scientists used the ThinkPad to study biodiversity in the canopies of rain forests. It traveled the entire length of the Blue Nile and the Nile River, on the first expedition to such. NASA enthusiastically embraced the ThinkPad, on both the International Space Station and the Mir space station. And thanks to the Butterfly design of an early model, ThinkPad is even part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It's no small wonder, then, that we’ve sold more than 100 million of these amazing devices, and ThinkPad is the world’s #1 business laptop of all time!*
* Represents ThinkPad unit sales. Statement based on product brand level worldwide total unit sales for business laptops from 1992 to Q4 CY2016.
The art of convenience
In the 5th century, Japan's farmers and hunters packed lunches in boxes, which were derived from a farmer's seed box. The term bento was coined from a Southern Song Dynasty slang term for convenient. Bento spread throughout Asia, and the box itself evolved into a work of art. Typically made of lacquered wood or woven baskets, the bento box became symbolic of luxury around 1912. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that the original 1992 ThinkPad was inspired by the beautifully crafted Japanese bento box.
Best of both worlds
The ThinkPad 25 retains several key aesthetics from the original model, such as the 7-row classic keyboard (now with backlighting) and the blue Enter key with blue accents on the sub-keys. A special edition ThinkPad 25 logo completes the retro look, along with special packaging.
These throwbacks to yesteryear are fueled by some of the best contemporary technology specs like a 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, Windows 10 Pro, and NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics. Dolby® Audio™ for premium sound and a 14” FHD touchscreen display. What’s more, you can stay unplugged for up to 13.9 hours.
It’s not a laptop. It’s a ThinkPad.
Devoid of superfluous ornamentation, ThinkPad is the enemy of trendiness, design clichés, fleeting fashion, or competitive emulation. Instead, it is the embodiment of an original and authentic idea.” ~David Hill, VP of Think Design and User Experience
Multitask to your heart’s content
With the responsiveness and efficiency of 7th generation Intel® Core™ processors, the ThinkPad 25 lets you switch effortlessly between your favorite apps—increasing your productivity, creativity, or entertainment levels along the way.
Faster than a speeding…
Unlike a regular mechanical hard drive, a solid-state drive (SSD) has no moving parts and performs faster—including booting up (nearly 3 times quicker), opening files (as much as 30% faster), and transferring files (around 200 MB/s, compared to 50-120 MB/s). As well as being quieter, an SSD is also more reliable, more rugged, and more secure.
Prepare to be thunderstruck
The ThinkPad 25 includes Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3—the technology that brings lightning-fast Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps. Connect a cable from your USB-C port to a Thunderbolt 3-enabled device, and get four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other port type, while also supplying power. Plus, you can even output to two 4K displays with the Thunderbolt Dock.
Look sharp, sound sharper
ThinkPad 25 has an HD web camera and dual array microphones (with background noise reduction) as standard—ideal for whether you're on a call in a busy open plan office or a bustling coffee shop.
Go ahead—forget your password!
With the option of an integrated fingerprint reader, you'll never need to remember your password again! Simply touch the fingerprint scanner to access your system. Or better yet, use Windows Hello facial recognition software to log in automatically. Never worry about remembering passwords again.
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