IBM first launched its Thinkpad Line-up roughly twenty-five years back. The device – at that time – featured a bright red colored TrackPoint nub. For that time, the line-up had a reputation of including a classic design. In fact, that design is still being carried forward in many of the products even today. A lot has changed since then.

Lenovo took over IBM’s IdeaPad line-up and had given the laptops a new definition. The ThinkPad line-up by IBM celebrated its 25th anniversary yesterday. To mark the occasion, the company introduced a special anniversary edition of ThinkPad. The laptop features a bulky, retro look.

Its other specifications are pretty similar to the current ThinkPad T470 model.


According to a report by The Verge, well-known designer, Richard Sapper was in charge of designing the original ThinkPad line-up. After establishing its design, the product was carried forward in Japan where it underwent the engineering procedure.

Authorities at the company claim that the laptop’s design is inspired by a traditional, Japanese bento box. Lenovo has been pretty careful about replicating these elements into their products. The company has carried these retro-classic elements onto the latest model. Lenovo’s Vice President (Design), David Hill dropped a hint about these plans back in 2015.

At that time, he had said that they were working on bringing the old-age design back.

According to his announcement, the laptop would feature a rubberized coating. The keyboard would consist of the classic Think Vantage blue buttons. ThinkPad logo would appear in different colors on the laptop. This would further be topped with LED lights. As noted by Verge, the internals is modernized.


The laptop is powered by Intel’s seventh-generation Core i7 processor. On the storage front, the device offers 16GB of RAM along with 512GB of SSD storage. The device is further powered by NVIDIA’s GeForce 940MX chip for graphics purpose. Furthermore, the product packs ports for all the modern-day uses.

The list includes three regular USB ports, one Thunderbolt 3 USB port, one SD card reader, support for Ethernet connection, and one HDMI port. The laptop also features a fingerprint reader located on the right-hand side. This gives users direct access to Windows 10 and Windows Hello among other Microsoft services.


The latest ThinkPad line-up with retro-touch comes at a price of $1,899. The product is available for purchase on Lenovo’s official website. These laptops are only available until stocks last.

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