Lenovo’s upcoming 25th-anniversary edition ThinkPad is expected to feature modern specs and classic design elements, including a 7-row keyboard with raised keys, a blue enter key, and a colorful ThinkPad logo.

Thanks to an image found on the Lenovo website, we have a pretty good idea of what the new laptop will look like. And thanks to another recent leak, we have reason to suspect that it’s part of the current ThinkPad T470 family.

Now redditor happinessmachine has spotted a Lenovo support page with device drivers and information. Among other things, the page seems to confirm that at least some models will come with NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics.

The GPU choice is a bit odd, since NVIDIA’s latest entry-level laptop graphics options include the GeForce GTX 1050 and MX150 options, which are based on newer 10-series architecture. But Lenovo may have opted for GeForce 940MX for a variety of reasons including price, power consumption or timing — this laptop has been in the works for a few years.

Driver details also indicate that the laptop will also feature Intel HD 510/520/610/620 graphics options, suggesting it’ll be available with up to an 7th-gen Intel Core Kaby Lake processor.

We can also expect a fingerprint reader, Windows 10 64-bit software, and it does certainly look like the laptop is part of the T470 lineup, although it has the special model number of T25 (Type 20K7).

If the leaked image is any indication, one retro feature the laptop won’t have? A 4:3 display. But if you want a truly retro ThinkPad, there are other options. They just require buying a heavily modified (by a third party) device, or  ripping apart an old laptop and replacing its guts with new insides.

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4 replies on “Lenovo ThinkPad 25 may feature NVIDIA graphics”

  1. 940MX scores 1229 on videocardbenchmark, it barely exceeds the Intel HD 620’s score of 936.

    Why bother putting such a horrible mobile card in this thing when anyone gaming will want the best i7 available and the most ram anyway? So if they charge even a dollar extra for the Nvidia chip it’s not really worth it. I doubt you can pull 60 frames on high settings consitantly in CS:GO with the MX940, let alone play PUBG with any hope of over 30 frames. I bet that HD 620 will get 60FPS in minecraft no problem hahaha. So really you have to consider heat production, power consumption and battery, and the lifespan of the Nvidia chip or mobo that handles it. Integrated graphics are usually no match for a discrete card even with similar scores just because games are a little different than benchmarks, then again I would love to see them side by side to see temperatures versus performance.

    I still want one with the Nvidia anyway. I just wish I could get my T61 modded like the one in the post at the end of the article.

  2. So long as there is an option to ditch the stupid closed NVidia video, I’m still good.

  3. A couple of good DIY links on the bottom. The second link made me laugh when I read “This is a great machine for users who want a 4:3 ratio screen. You will love it”. It only needed an exclamation point at the end because it’s true!

    1. Yeah, I was actually doing some research to write an article about the X62 and T70 specifically when I stumbled across this news about the ThinkPad T25. I figured I’d go ahead and write this one up first. Expect more details on the DIY retro ThinkPads a bit later today. 🙂

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