Teardown

Lenovo ThinkPad 25 Teardown and SSD, RAM Upgrade Options

Last year is ThinkPad brand’s 25th anniversary since its first laptop – the ThinkPad 700C was launched in 1992. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, ThinkPad has specially released a new laptop. The ThinkPad 25 has featured many classic elements like colorful ThinkPad colorful and classic keyboard with seven lines, and it is made based on the ThinkPad T470 mold. This laptop adopts new port design and good specification. Now we get the ThinkPad Anniversary 25 which only has 1000 unit limited editions in the world to see its design.

The laptop features classic, colorful ThinkPad logo and adopts concise style on the top cover.
logo on the surface
The laptop’s surface with keyboard also features the same colorful ThinkPad logo with its top covers’. The only difference is the red circle on the top cover is luminous while the one on the surface with the keyboard is not luminous.
logo
axis design
The laptop’s screen supports touch operation, with 180 degree viewing angles.
axis design
Axis design
camera
The infrared camera over the screen combines with the front camera which supports Windows Hello log-in method.
logo for 25th anniversary
The label for ThinkPad 25 is placed at the top left corner of the keyboard.
keyboard
The laptop adopts the keyboard with seven lines. The keyboard comes with long key travel and supports backlit function.
processor
It is Intel’s 7th low voltage processor which connects to NFC area.
appearance design
In general, the laptop features classic modern design.
fingerprint reader
It adopts new fingerprint reader, which is below the indicator.
touchpad
The laptop has a smooth touchpad.
right ports
The ThinkPad 25 has the comprehensive port design. The laptop on the right provides the SD, an RJ45 port, a USB 3.0 port which supports charging, an HDMI port a USB 3.0 port and an earphone/microphone two-in-one port.
left port
The laptop on the left provides the power, a USB 3.0, a Thunderbolt port and a vent.
lightening 3.0 port
It provides the latest lightening3.0 port.
expansion port at the bottom
The ThinkPad 25 keeps expansion port at the bottom.
remove external battery
Take out the external battery, and we find the SIM card slot. This laptop supports 4G network surfing.
battery design
The laptop adopts the two battery (external+ built-in combination) design. The external battery can be replaced.
external battery
It has a thin external battery.
external battery
The external battery has the capacity of 24Wh.
remove surface with keyboard
Remove all the screws and buckles at the bottom the whole back cover can be removed. The back cover uses aluminum magnesium alloy which can guarantee hardness while remains light weight.
internal design
After opening the back cover, we can see that the laptop has a compact internal layout.
remove built-in battery
Now, remove the built-in battery.
built-in battery
The built-in battery also has the capacity of 24Wh.
remove built-in battery
Remove the built-in battery, and the NFC module can be seen.
SSD
The SSD is placed beside the built-in battery.
SSD
The SSD has small volume, which is good for heat dissipation. But if the M.2 SSD were directly connected to the motherboard, the laptop would have more reasonable space utilization.
SSD
The 256GB SSD’s model number is PM961 from Samsung, which supports NVMe.
memory card slots

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