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A staple in many enterprises, the ThinkPad notebook line just turned 20
In October 1992, IBM premiered the first three ThinkPad notebooks: The 700, 700C and 700T. Since its debut, the ThinkPad line has become a staple in many enterprises. In 2005, Chinese company Lenovo purchased the ThinkPad business from IBM.
The ThinkPad 700 with its black-and-white display.
The IBM ThinkPad 700C was equipped with an amazing colour display.
The ThinkPad 700C
The ThinkPad 700T with its electromagnetic pen. It's like the iPad, except not at all really. The monochrome display had a VGA resolution (640x480 pixels).
A 1994 ad for the ThinkPad 360 using author John Grisham to plug the notebook.
The ThinkPad 755CD: The first laptop with an integrated CD-ROM drive. Remember those? Probably not.
The ThinkPad 701c: A 10.4-inch notebook with a foldout 'butterfly; keyboard. It debuted in 1995.
The IBM ThinkPad TransNote: This innovate notebook incorporated pen computing: Anything scrawled on the notebook on the right side is captured by a digitiser. It was launched in February 2001.
The IBM ThinkPad 570: A laptop which would be perfect visiting [[xref:http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Ravenholm|Ravenholm]], but we don't go there.
The sleek Lenovo ThinkPad X1: An excellent 14-inch ultraportable notebook with a carbon fibre lid.
If you want to know more about the ThinkPad line, [[xref:http://www.thinkwiki.org|Thinkwiki.org]] is a great resource.