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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.

CategoryXX
ProcessorDual-core
Intel 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 620
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
PortsThree USB-A 3.0
USB-C Thunderbolt 3
HDMI 1.4
RJ45 Ethernet
3.5mm jack
4-in-1 card reader
Mechanical ThinkPad dock port
SpeakersDual stereo speakers
Dolby Audio Premium
WirelessIntel dual-band wireless AC 8265
802.11ac (2 x 2)
Bluetooth 4.1
CameraFront-facing 720p
IR camera
TouchpadPrecision
BiometricsFingerprint reader
IR 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 inches
336.6mm 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.

See at Lenovo

A former cubicle jockey's awkward ode to the ThinkPad

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

6 Comments
  • Why would anyone want a laptop with 90s design
  • Cause it's kinda awesome.
  • Since I cought you here, on an unrelated (but somehow related :D ) note, do you know when we are going to see what's next for Windows 10 (Redstone 4) in terms of features and plans? We don't even know the name of the next update. Future Decoded maybe, I doubt it?
  • Sales won't reflect that
  • $1900?!?! Really expensive. For that price, the GPU should be at least 6GB.
  • I want it