If you grew up on Windows, there’s a fair chance that once upon a time, you knew that the go-to brand of laptops for business and occasional pleasure was the ThinkPad. Originally built by IBM, it was bought by Lenovo and is still very much alive to this day.
The thing about the ThinkPad, though, is that it’s no longer what it used to be. There have been several drastic changes to the long-running line of Windows laptops from Lenovo now, including a change in the keyboards, the trackpads, and batteries. All made for the sake of keeping up with the times, of course.
But there’s a vocal minority of people who want to see the ThinkPads of old. Which is why today Lenovo announced a brand new model: the Lenovo ThinkPad 25. A throwback to the original ThinkPads a couple of decades back, the new retro model offers original ThinkPad aesthetics combined with updated, modern internals.
As a retro model, the ThinkPad 25 comes with a few “commemorative features,” namely:
- 7-row classic keyboard (now with backlighting)
- Blue Enter key with blue accents on sub-keys
- Special edition ThinkPad 25 logo
- Special ThinkPad 25 packaging
And as far as the specs go, it has the following key features:
- 14-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen display
- Intel Core i7-7500U @ 2.7GHz
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
- 512GB SSD storage
- NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB GPU
- Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
- HD webcam with dual-array noise-cancelling mic
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Wi-Fi ac
- 3 x USB 3.0
- 1 x USB-C with Thunderbolt 3
- 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
- 1 x HDMI-out
- 1 x LAN port
- 4-in-1 card reader
- 48 Whr battery (13.9 hours battery life)
- Windows 10 Pro
All in all, the ThinkPad 25 looks like a solid high-end mobile workhorse. And its price reflects that, for sure. It will be released in the U.S. for a limited run starting at $1,899, or around Php 97,000. That’s one pricey piece of nostalgia, don’t you think? We loved the original ThinkPads, but we sure won’t be ordering this new one any time soon.