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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RE: Comment by joekiser
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 7th Oct 2017 02:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by joekiser"
StephenBeDoper
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2005-07-06

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.


I'd knock the screen because I remember the "good old days" of ThinkPads with 16:10 screens, rather than 16:9.

Resale value will be low because there will be no spare keyboards or palmrests available.


The keyboard looks identical to the one on my T410s & T420s (IIRC, the same keyboard part was across at least the T400-20 series, as well as the standalone "Ultranav" keyboards they sold at the time) - so hopefully one of those keyboards could be used, assuming the connector hasn't changed. Not sure about the palm rest, though.

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