Lenovo ThinkPad 25 : Unboxing and tour of this retro anniversary laptop

We recently reviewed the ThinkPad 25 – a throwback celebratory creation from Lenovo to honor the legendary laptop line.

While the laptop is mostly a re-branded Lenovo T470 (see review), there are a few nods to the original ThinkPad including recreating its popular seven-row keyboard and adding a few retro design elements.

Sure, the near $1,900 price tag is a bit high, but this laptop is MIL-SPEC built laptop is a workhorse with excellent battery life, a great typing experience, and all the ports you can use (including a built-in RJ-45). The NVIDIA GeForce 940 MX also gives a little extra push to the 7th gen Intel Core i7 processor and the 16GB of RAM and 512GB PCIe SSD are solid performers too.

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ProcessorDual-coreIntel Core i7-7500U (up to 3.5GHz)
Storage512GB PCIe SSD
RAM16GB DDR4-2133MHz
Display14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080)IPS, matte, touch
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 620NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
PortsThree USB-A 3.0USB-C Thunderbolt 3HDMI 1.4RJ45 Ethernet3.5mm jack4-in-1 card readerMechanical ThinkPad dock port
SpeakersDual stereo speakersDolby Audio Premium
WirelessIntel dual-band wireless AC 8265802.11ac (2 x 2)Bluetooth 4.1
CameraFront-facing 720pIR camera
BiometricsFingerprint readerIR camera
BatteryThree-cell 24WHr (inner)Three-cell 24WHr (hot-swappable)
Weight3.48 pounds (1.6kg)
Dimensions13.25 inches x 9.15 inches x 0.79 inches336.6mm x 232.5mm x 19.95mm
ColorThinkPad black
PriceStarting at about $1,900

Luckily, this laptop is only for the diehards who need a field computer. While a Surface Laptop is more beautiful looking the ThinkPad25 is built for the road.

Make sure you read our full review for benchmarks and more details, but for now you can watch my unboxing and quick-thoughts on this limited-edition creation.

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.