Lenovo's Retro ThinkPad 25 Laptop Leaks Ahead Of Rumored October Debut

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For fans of Lenovo's venerable ThinkPad business notebooks, the cat is out the bag with regards to its upcoming model to commemorate the brand's 25th anniversary. A German blog managed to capture images of the ThinkPad 25 in all its stealthy, charcoal-colored glory.

The 3.48-pound ThinkPad 25 is reportedly based on Lenovo's existing ThinkPad T470, which means that it comes packing a 14-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920x1080.  The machine is said to include an Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (although we would have liked to have seen the Pascal-based GeForce MX150). On the connectivity front, the ThinkPad 25 incorporates traditional USB 3.1 ports along with Thunderbolt 3, an SD reader, HDMI, GbE, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and even the option for LTE. Lenovo even includes a fingerprint scanner to the right of the keyboard.

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When it comes to design, there are plenty of classic ThinkPad cues to delight your senses including a blue enter button, a colorful ThinkPad logo in the palm rest, Trackpad and TrackPoint mouse options, and a return to the classic key style for the keyboard (instead of the hit-or-miss "island" style that Lenovo has adopted on its current ThinkPads).


Looking at the ThinkPad 25, it sticks very closely to the concept renders that Lenovo Design VP David Hill first brought to us back in 2015 when news of the product first was revealed. "It’s aimed at enthusiasts and superfans that were kind enough to share their thoughts about what the laptop might be," said Hill in June.

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"As with any new product we develop, there are always technical and cost limitations but I think where we landed is quite impressive. The product will embody many of the things people asked for."

The ThinkPad 25 is expected to launch in October, and Hill stated that "I can assure you it will not cost $5000."

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