Here’s the coolest ThinkPad laptop Lenovo should re-release – Markets Insider

Lenovo is celebrating 25 years of the IBM ThinkPad laptops, which
were first released in 1992, with the special-edition ThinkPad
25.

The 25th anniversary edition of the ThinkPad is essentially a
ThinkPad T470 that comes with the original IBM rubberized palm
rests, the classic ThinkPad keyboard, a blue Enter key, the
original colorful ThinkPad logo, and those status lights that
used to blink at you at a seemingly random pace. It also comes
with the iconic red mouse “nub,” called the TrackPoint, but all
modern ThinkPads still come included with the nub.


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While the $1,900 ThinkPad 25 might be about celebrating the old,
the innards are decidedly modern. It runs on a powerful Intel
Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of fast SSD storage, and a
dedicated graphics chip. It also includes modern ports, including
USB ports, a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port, an HDMI port, an ethernet
port, an SD card port, a fingerprint sensor. The ThinkPad 25 also
runs Windows 10, instead of Windows 3.1x from the original
ThinkPad. 


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The original ThinkPad ran
Windows 3.1x.

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This is a great piece of nostalgia for those who fondly remember
the original ThinkPad, but there’s another model of ThinkPad
laptop that Lenovo should also think about bringing back: The
1995 IBM ThinkPad 701C with a “butterfly keyboard.” Check it out
in action:


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When you opened the 701C’s lid, the “butterfly” keyboard would
slide outwards and expand into a keyboard that was wider than the
laptop itself, making it more comfortable to type on than if it
was as compact as the 701C.

When you closed the lid, the keyboard would slide back into
itself and fit snugly within the 701C’s compact design. 


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As clunky as it looks, it was actually an ingenious design that
allowed for a compact laptop to offer the typing comfort of a
larger laptop back when they had more of a square design rather
than the wider design they have today.

Laptops back in the day were more squarely designed because they
mostly used almost-square screens with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Now
that most laptops come with wider 16:9 screens, they have wider
designs, which allow space for wider and more comfortable
keyboards. 

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