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The ThinkPad history reflects our commitment to the people who use our products. Behind every historical milestone is a timeless desire to make life more simple, powerful and possible for our users.


Back to the Beginning
ThinkPad 700c

Explore the design philosophy behind some of ThinkPad’s original and most iconic designs, including the unique, expandable butterfly keyboard.

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First ThinkPad in Space
ThinkPad 750c

In December 1993, the 750c became the first ThinkPad to travel into space on a ground-breaking, zero-gravity mission.

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Designed to surprise
ThinkPad 701c

The ThinkPad 701c changed everything, redefining what was possible in a laptop by separating the keyboard into two diagonal pieces and reuniting them when the laptop was opened.

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Thinking Thin
ThinkPad 560

The brief for the design team was clear: create the world’s thinnest laptop without any compromise in quality, packing more features into less space.

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The first DVD-ROM
ThinkPad 770

In 1997, the ThinkPad 770 became the first portable PC to feature a DVD-ROM drive, giving users improved access to more data and high-quality video.

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The new standard for mobility
ThinkPad 240

Personal computers became truly portable with the ThinkPad 240, which combined lightweight design, mobility features and long battery life.

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Generation X is born
ThinkPad X20

The trailblazing ThinkPad X family began with the X20, which pushed the boundaries of possibility with its small form factor.

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First fingerprint reader
ThinkPad T42

The ThinkPad T42 was the first ThinkPad laptop to feature biometric security with an integrated fingerprint reader and embedded security chip.

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An evolving philosophy
ThinkPad X41 Tablet

With the launch of the X41 Tablet, ThinkPad demonstrated an ability to adapt to new ways of working and new environments.

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Fuelling a fresh approach
ThinkPad X60

The Ultra Base marked the start of a new chapter as advanced materials and fresh thinking transformed ThinkPad design.

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The Grandfather of X1 CarbonSpace
ThinkPad X300

The release of the ThinkPad X300 set a new standard in Ultrabook engineering and introduced the now familiar carbon fibre design.

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Discover the Latest X Factor
ThinkPad Carbon, Yoga and Tablet

Discover the design inspiration for the latest X models and see why ThinkPad remains the ultimate business tool for executives.

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Imagining the future
ThinkPad Tomorrow

Passion for the user experience and a commitment to customer success are fuelling a whole new generation of innovative ThinkPad devices.

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