Proudly showing off the Lenovo ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25 are key executives behind the ThinkPad. Second from right is Arimasa Naitoh, widely regarded to be the father of the ThinkPad. Second from left is David Hill, the former Chief Design Officer, who led the design team for ThinkPad since its inception. Although he retired recently, it was his idea to release a limited edition ThinkPad based on the design of the very first ThinkPad.
This is the Lenovo ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25, a limited edition ThinkPad specially created to commemmorate the 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad. It contains many design cues from the very first ThinkPad (The ThinkPad 700C) from 1992.
Unique to the Lenovo ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25 is a rubberized cover that is soft to the touch. Note also the multicolored ThinkPad logo at the top corner of the notebook.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25 features a 14-inch Full-HD IPS display and is powered by a seventh generation Core i7 processor with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
To the top right of the keyboard are dedicated volume control buttons. Note also the oversized "Esc" key and the "Anniversary Edition 25" print.
On the left side, there's USB 3.0 port and a USB Type-C port that supports Thunderbolt 3 technology.
On the right, there's an additional two USB 3.0 ports, a full-size HDMI port, an Ethernet jack, an SD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio combo jack.
One of the things that make the ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25 special is its 7-row keyboard. From our short time with it, the keyboard feels excellent to type on with an outstanding amount of weightage and feel. Note also the red TrackPoint, which is iconic to ThinkPad notebooks.
Above the function keys are additional keys not commonly found on most notebooks today. Not also the blue accents used for the sub-keys, which contributes to the notebook's retro looks.
The ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25's hinge allows the display to be folded to a 180-degree angle.
It also has a removable 48Wh battery. The removable battery could be invaluable for users who are always running about and may not necessarily have access to a power source. Rated battery life is a respectable 13.9 hours.