Lenovo just released its new iconic laptop, the Lenovo ThinkPad 25. It looks like the ThinkPad T470 in many ways, and still has signature traits, like a 7-row keyboard and a blue enter key. Besides the keyboard design that’s carried over from the older model, the RGB ThinkPad logo also makes an appearance. The package takes us down the memory lane. If you remember how the IBM’S ThinkPad was packaged, you will feel familiar with this, too. The frame may look old-fashioned, but the hardware has been modernized. Here’s a complete review of the Lenovo ThinkPad 25.
It turns out that the ThinkPad T470 has become a huge inspiration for this laptop. Just look at the chassis, you will spot so many similarities. Being thin has never been the goal, so you should consider another if you’re looking for an ultra slim design. But at least with its decent size comes a dedicated GPU. The exterior is mostly black and made of carbon fiber material. It isn’t any different from other ThinkPad series. The power port is located on the left side. There are also several parts along the edge, including a USB 3.0 type-a port and Thunderbolt 3. Other ports can be found on the right side, such as HDMI 1.4b and USB 3.0 Type-A ports. In the meantime, the hinge is flexible. We can even make it lie flat on the table due to its 180-degree hinge.
The Lenovo ThinkPad 25 has a decent 14-inch LCD display with a 1080p resolution. The resolution is respectable although it could’ve been higher for a unit that costs nearly $2,000. Thankfully, there is noticeable pixelation and it will positively affect the battery life. Colors aren’t the best, partly because the display comes with anti-glare. While it doesn’t directly affect color reproduction, the colors do seem ‘distorted’. Anti glare offers many benefits, though. One of the biggest advantages is it doesn’t catch fingerprints easily. Then again, the laptop is designed for work. To those who put performance over anything, it’s still a good consideration. On top of the display is a 720p/30fps webcam. In contrast to the screen that doesn’t pop in terms of colors, the front camera produces quality shots with great sharpness.
If many laptops come in various configurations, the Lenovo ThinkPad 25 only offers one to consumers. The specs are good, nonetheless. For power it relies on an Intel Core i7-7500u dual-core processor combined with 16GB of RAM. It is more than enough for day-to-day office work. The RAM, in particular, is ample, which means it can handle multiple apps at the same time. Multitasking shouldn’t be a problem. Earlier we said that the ThinkPad 25 was like a ThinkPad T470 reborn, but the new notebook trumps the original as far as specs are concerned. Gaming is supported by a Nvidia 940MX 2GB graphics card. It can still run modern games as long as you pay attention to the resolution settings and stuff. How long does the battery last? The internal battery is 24wh, claimed to last up to 13.9 hours. It can be shorter if it’s used for resource-intensive tasks.
Lenovo ThinkPad 25 specs:
- 336.6×232.5×19.95mm (Size)
- Intel Core i7-7500U processor
- 14-inch 1080p LCD display
- 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage
- 720p HD front camera
- Fingerprint, IR camera