What Do You Know About The History Of The Thinkpad; by kalyanboraindia


									History of the ThinkPad laptop starts in the year of 1992, beginning with
various pc's that were sold and produced by IBM. The origins of the brand
comes from the 1920s slogan from IBM. The slogan 'THINK!' was from Thomas
Watson and was included on numerous brown leatherette pocket-sized laptop
computers that were presented to customers and employees.The title
ThinkPad was encouraged by Denny Wainwright, an IBM worker earning a
living at the organization during the time. Whilst the name faced
problems with the naming committee it stuck as a brand name when the
press showed appreciation for it. The naming procedure for IBM computers
was mathematical.ThinkPads were produced during October of 1992 with
three models being shown, starting with the 700, 700C and 700T. The 700C
made use of Windows 3.1 as its operating system and included a 120MB hard
disk drive, 25MHz CPU and a small and revolutionary 10.4 " TFT full color
screen. Weighing 2.9kg or 6.5lb in weight, it measured merely 56mm by
300mm by 210mm and the cost was $4,350.The prototype ThinkPad different
drastically with the commercial model with it's tablet form without a
keyboard. The commercial ThinkPad had a directing stick or TrackPoint
gadget in shiny red, allowing the Thinkpad to be utilized without the
need of a mouse.A restore mission on the Hubble Telescope during Dec 1993
included NASA check run on a ThinkPad 750. Building its way aboard the
Endeavour space shuttle it established whether radiation confined in
space might lead to defects in the ThinkPad or other unanticipated
problems. The Space Station as of this year still holds many computers by
ThinkPad for use.Throughout the history of the ThinkPad laptop the look
has been praised for one of a kind and quirky styles. A butterfly pattern
keyboard that folded out could certainly be seen shown on the ThinkPad
701 at the Modern Art Museum in New York.

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