Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2017 22:37 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

A couple years ago, Lenovo announced its plans to build a "retro" ThinkPad that would resurrect design elements of ThinkPads past as an homage to the brand's long history.

That ThinkPad is now real. Check out the ThinkPad 25, sold to commemorate 25 years of ThinkPads.

I'm just going to leave this here for you lovely ThinkPad people. This isn't for me, but I'm not here to ruin your party.

Do clean up after yourselves.

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by joekiser on Fri 6th Oct 2017 05:43 UTC
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Meh. It's not what anybody wanted, but it's not _that_ bad. People are knocking the display but they forget the dark ages of low-resolution TN panels just a few years ago. It will be sold out by this time next week because it's manufactured in the same quantity as a 1993 Cobra. Resale value will be low because there will be no spare keyboards or palmrests available.

Fortunately, there are plenty of options for people who want a true retro machine. Final generation 4:3 ThinkPads are still usable for casual browsing. Later *20's can be retrofitted with a FHD IPS display. For more horsepower a drop-in replacement Broadwell++ motherboard (for the T60/X61) can be purchased from 51nb.

Typed on my P70, a great machine in its own right. Lenovo is a follower, but I'm over it.

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