After a full two years of anticipation, and collecting customer feedback through social media, Lenovo today took the wraps off the ThinkPad 25 Anniversary Edition at an event at the Yamato Labs in Japan.
The ThinkPad 25 Anniversary Edition celebrates a heritage of design and engineering innovation and includes retro features from ThinkPad past. The design of the unit is based off the modern ThinkPad T470 chassis, but also includes classic features such as three TrackPoint caps, backlit 7-row ThinkPad Classic keyboard, dedicated volume buttons, multiple status LEDs and a multicolor logo.
"ThinkPad design creates a powerful and synergistic relationship between form and function. It balances sophisticated aesthetics, thoughtfully crafted user experiences and renowned engineering in order to deliver superior product... 25 years after the introduction of the original 700C, the latest X1 Carbon is immediately recognizable as a ThinkPad"--- David Hill, former Chief Design Officer, Lenovo
Inside, the Thinkpad 25 Anniversary Edition is powered by the Intel Core i7-7500U processor with discrete NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics. The touchscreen display comes in at 14 inches, and is full HD, definitely coming a far way from the original ThinkPad 700C. Pricing on the unit starts at $1899, limited quantities will be available, and there will be an exclusive discounted Lenovo.com price on October 5th.
[You can check here for our hands-on and unboxing of the unit]