Lenovo’s 25th anniversary ThinkPad melds modern hardware and design with a retro keyboard

There’s just something about ThinkPads that, to me, was very appealing. I’ve been using ThinkPads since their IBM days and I’ve known ThinkPads that have lasted years and had to be replaced only because the hardware was obsolete. They were incredibly built, very user-friendly and stood up to abuse that I wouldn’t dare subject a laptop to today.

As far as I’m concerned, the classic “bento box” ThinkPad was the best. The simple, boxy design, that little light (ThinkLight) above the screen — keys weren’t backlit at the time — and that lovely keyboard, I loved it. On a rather discordant note, I’d like to point out that I’ve never understood the point of the ThinkPad nipple (TrackPoint), however. I’ve used it for years but never actually fell in love with it.

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