Leak: Lenovo website lists 30th Anniversary Edition of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10
Celebrating milestones is nothing new for the long running ThinkPad brand. 15 years ago, the ThinkPad Reserve Edition, a special leather clad version of the small ThinkPad X61s, hit the market for a limited release to celebrate 15 years of ThinkPads. For the 20th anniversary, the then freshly released X1 Carbon Gen 1 received a special release, though this time, limited to China and Japan. And five years later, the ThinkPad 25 hit the shelves - based on the ThinkPad T470, the ThinkPad 25 was the first ThinkPad since 2011 to feature the classic IBM style 7 row keyboard.
Naturally, Lenovo would celebrate the 30th Anniversary as well. And seeing how the first ThinkPad came out on October 5th 1992, it is time. There has not been any announcement yet, but Lenovo leaked their own product: The Lenovo US website lists the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 30th Anniversary Edition.
As the name suggests, the ThinkPad 30 is based on the newest generation of the X1 Carbon G10 (available from Amazon, affiliate link). Unlike the ThinkPad 25, it does not bring back the classic keyboard yet again. Instead, Lenovo simply opts to take the most high end version of the X1 Carbon - including a 4K OLED screen not available on any other X1 Carbon model at the moment - and outfit it with the colorful version of the ThinkPad logo. The ThinkPad 30th Anniversary Edition also includes A set of colorful RGB TrackPoint caps.
To own this limited edition laptop, buyers have to pay a hefty price: The Lenovo webstore lists it for $4,170. It is estimated to ship in early November.