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.
Intel Core i7-7500U (up to 3.5GHz)
|Storage||512GB PCIe SSD|
|Display||14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080)|
IPS, matte, touch
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 620|
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
|Ports||Three USB-A 3.0|
USB-C Thunderbolt 3
4-in-1 card reader
Mechanical ThinkPad dock port
|Speakers||Dual stereo speakers|
Dolby Audio Premium
|Wireless||Intel dual-band wireless AC 8265|
802.11ac (2 x 2)
|Battery||Three-cell 24WHr (inner)|
Three-cell 24WHr (hot-swappable)
|Weight||3.48 pounds (1.6kg)|
|Dimensions||13.25 inches x 9.15 inches x 0.79 inches|
336.6mm x 232.5mm x 19.95mm
|Price||Starting 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 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.