The Complete History of the ThinkPad: Launch, Models, Pricing, and More

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In today’s article, we’ll take a walk through the illustrious history of the ThinkPad, from the first models introduced in the early 1990s to the latest machines today.

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IBM announced the first ThinkPad in 1992. The ThinkPad 700 was the first of its kind, with production and design headed by Richard Sapper and Tom Hardy.

Overview

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The ThinkPad is unique because it is certified by NASA for use in space. Besides this, the ThinkPad does not compromise on the quality of its most iconic features, like rugged construction, TrackPoint, and a comfortable keyboard.

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How is a ThinkPad different from a laptop?

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The ThinkPad is used in everything from colleges and schools to businesses and construction sites. The ThinkPad has even been used in space, thanks to its high build quality and durability.

What is a ThinkPad used for?

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ThinkPads are ideal for business purposes. In fact, they make for some of the best laptops you can get. If you want a powerful portable laptop, the ThinkPad is in a league of its own.

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Are ThinkPads good laptops?

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The word “THINK” was found on early IBM mainframes and desktops. The term stuck when IBM started producing laptops.

Why is it called ThinkPad?

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The first ThinkPads were made in 1992, and they have gone through hundreds of different models and variations since then.

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How old is ThinkPad?

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