This month, ThinkPad gives everyone at Lenovo 60 million reasons to celebrate.
That huge number is the total of ThinkPads that have been sold since this legendary product line was first released 18 years ago.
Lenovo is marking this sales milestone worldwide and designating a new ThinkPad T410s produced in October as the 60 millionth ThinkPad. This particular ThinkPad will spend time at Lenovo’s worldwide customer centers, a lasting tribute to this milestone and Lenovo’s technical excellence.
The first ThinkPad – the 700C – debuted in October, 1992, and had many of the features that still make ThinkPads so easy to recognize: a red Track Point on the keyboard and the overall look of a sleek, black box.
That debut came before the term “notebook computer” was well-known. And while the ThinkPad wasn’t the first portable PC, it was new, drew a lot of attention and has been on the leading edge of technology ever since.
ThinkPad has gone on to become one of the most-honored PC products of all time. In addition to thousands of awards for both engineering and design excellence, the ThinkPad earned a spot in Museum of Modern Art’s design collection.