I’ve seen IBM (now Lenovo) ThinkPads around for a long time. And, the thing is, some of those old laptops I still see very much in use.They built them to last and people/corporations know it. And they’re clearly still going strong as Lenovo just reached the mark of 60 million laptops sold. That’s pretty impressive, but it makes sense. My friends who still use the older IBM ThinkPads have put them through hell but they’re still ticking.
I’m honestly not crazy about their lack of design flair but they’re tanks so, it’s hard to argue with their abilities. The ThinkPads have had a lot of firsts for modern laptops. Some of those are: the first modern laptop to fly in space, the first with a spill-resistant keyboard, the first with built-in CD-ROM, the first with built-in DVD-ROM, the first with built-in wireless, the first with embedded security subsystem, the first with built-in fingerprint reader, and the first dual screen mobile workstation. Again, hard to argue with that.
And, in response to this milestone being reached, Lenovo is having a Customer Appreciation Event, granting up to a 15% discount on select ThinkPad models purchased in the US. This event will continue through October 8th if you happen to be in the market for a good, tough, proven laptop. Check out the event page for more info!