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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Time to contemplate
by ThomasFuhringer on Fri 6th Oct 2017 08:04 UTC
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Another moment that makes me think: Considering what I could do with a ThinkPad 25 years ago and how little more we do with a machine that packs probably a fifty times or more the hardware resources today, something went seriously wrong with the software part of it. While I admire the early creators of Windows for what they managed to eke out of the hardware of those days, the people working on Windows and the applications on it in the last two decades did a miserable job, to me.
A Raspberry Pi Zero already has a number of times the hardware specs of an early ThinkPad and should be enough to run a modern desktop.

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