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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Anyone remember the Butterfly keyboards?
by Sabon on Fri 6th Oct 2017 15:01 UTC
Sabon
Member since:
2005-07-06

Anyone remember the Butterfly keyboards on the smaller ThinkPad laptops? The hardware was too small for a full size keyboard, so someone created a keyboard that split in half and as you closed it, one side would move in and drop down into the body and then the other side would go down on top of it and then the display would close. Open it up and the keyboard opened up like a butterfly. The keyboard was actually pretty good. And of course you had the eraserhead instead of the touchpad. Good old days. Give me that and a very good processor (with great drivers) and a super HD monitor and I would be in heaven. Okay, a big hard drive and large amount of RAM would be needed.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

My dad had that laptop.

The nipple mouse gets old very quick in a modern GUI, and I think the screen was only 10 inches.


The keyboard action was pretty cool, though. There was sci-fi futuristic feeling about it.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Good old days. Give me that and a very good processor (with great drivers) and a super HD monitor and I would be in heaven. Okay, a big hard drive and large amount of RAM would be needed.

Just get X62... https://www.notebookcheck.net/Enthusiasts-bring-classic-ThinkPad-des...

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