25 facts about the range of Lenovo ThinkPad laptops

In 2017, the line of ThinkPad laptops from Chinese company Lenovo was 25 years old. In honor of this date, we offer you the top 25 facts about these devices. There are interesting facts about the history of the line, and on the technical characteristics of individual laptops. And you’ve had a ThinkPad?

  • Creating the design for the first model ThinkPad, Richard’s Supper was inspired by the shape of the Japanese box lunch, Bento.
  • The name ThinkPad creators gave pocket notepads with the words Think (I think) on the cover, which was distributed to all IBM employees.
  • Officially a red Trackpoint pointing stick is called “purple” to avoid any conflict with the security standards of IBM in case of emergency power outage
  • Each ThinkPad is the code name for internal use. 700C was called Nectarine (nectarine), and 701C – Butterfly (butterfly).
  • The official name of the keyboard-butterfly in the model 701C – TrackWrite.
  • ThinkPad 701C can be seen in the Museum of modern art.
  • In fact, the first in the line, the company created the ThinkPad 700T. This happened in April 1992, but he was presented in October, along with the models 700 and 700C.
  • The laptop ThinkPad 700C was installed processor with a frequency of 25 MHz. The ThinkPad models 2017, the frequency of the CPUs reaches 2.8 GHz. This is 112 times higher than in the first model, the number of transistors has grown 7,000 times.
  • In 1993, IBM released the ThinkPad 555BJ with a built-in Bubble Jet printer.
  • In addition, IBM released the model 755CDV, you have to remove the back wall of the screen to use it with the overhead projector (if someone still remembers what it is all about!)
  • For caps on the original TrackPoint joysticks used rubber of the same type and class as for the wheels in the “roller coaster”.
  • Non-slip rubber feet on the bottom of ThinkPad was invented thanks to the pads on cat paws.
  • ThinkPad X1 Carbon was not the first laptop with the use of carbon fiber. It was used in the ThinkPad line back as far as 1992.
  • In the late 90s, IBM has released a PowerPC running IBM AIX. This line was called the ThinkPad 800.
  • Fans of the “owl wing” actually appeared in the course of research Japanese trains and technology reduce the level of noise, but the shape of the blades of these fans are really inspired by the feathers of owl wings.
  • ThinkPad is one of the oldest brands of laptops for traditional consumers.
  • It is the laptops allowed the astronauts to completely change the approach to work in orbit. ThinkPad since 1993, working in the Shuttle missions and the ISS.
  • If put in a chain all laptops ThinkPads in the world, it will go round the Earth and close the circle.
  • In 2017, Lenovo introduced a new process of low temperature soldering. The use of annual carbon emissions in the production of ThinkPad laptops is expected to decline by 35%.
  • New ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 3.5 times thinner and 1.8 kg lighter than the conventional 700C
  • The ThinkPad logo is set asymmetrically. Complete symmetry is boring!
  • By 2014, it sold 100 million ThinkPad laptops. One hundred millionth named “eve”.
  • Most models of ThinkPad laptops pass military tests Mil-Spec to provide maximum reliability and a long service life.
  • Musician Atli Jarl Martin (Atli Jarl Martin) – as a hardcore fan of the ThinkPad that his forearm has a tattoo with the logo line.
  • Sunday 5 October 2042 ThinkPad will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
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