ThinkPad History

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Here is an (yet incomplete) overview of the history of IBM ThinkPad (and similar) mobile computers.

IBM has a webpage on the history of the ThinkPad here: http://www.pc.ibm.com/ww/thinkpad/anniversary/history.html

ThinkPads sorted by time of appearance
ThinkPad model release year special characteristics
ThinkPad 300 1992
ThinkPad 700 1992 MCA
ThinkPad 700C 1992 MCA
ThinkPad 700T 1992 TabletPC
ThinkPad 350 1993
ThinkPad 350C 1993
ThinkPad 500 1993
ThinkPad 710T 1993 TabletPC
ThinkPad 720 1993 MCA
ThinkPad 720C 1993 MCA
ThinkPad 750 1993
ThinkPad 750P 1993 TabletPC/Notebook-Morphable
ThinkPad 360CS 1994
ThinkPad 360P 1994 TabletPC/Notebook-Morphable
ThinkPad 510CS 1994
ThinkPad 730T 1994 TabletPC
ThinkPad 755 1994
ThinkPad 701 1995 SubNotebook w/ Bytterfly keyboard
ThinkPad 701C 1995 SubNotebook w/ Butterfly keyboard
ThinkPad 701CS 1995 SubNotebook w/ Butterfly keyboard
ThinkPad 730TE 1995 TabletPC, enhanced version of 730T
ThinkPad 755CX 1995
ThinkPad 755CD 1995 first notebook with integrated CD-ROM drive
ThinkPad 755CV 1995 display can be used with overhead projectors
ThinkPad 755CDV 1995 display can be used with overhead projectors
ThinkPad 820 1995 PowerPC driven
ThinkPad 850 1995 PowerPC driven
PC110 1995 PalmTop - the smallest and cutest "ThinkPad" ever, was sold in Japan only
RS/6000 Notebook 860 1996 PowerPC driven
ThinkPad 760 1996/1997
ThinkPad 365 1997
ThinkPad 380 1997/1998
ThinkPad 380D 1997
ThinkPad 380ED 1997
ThinkPad 385D 1997
ThinkPad 765 1997
ThinkPad 560 1997 UltraPortable
ThinkPad 600 1998 UltraSlimBay probably the most popular ThinkPad so far
ThinkPad 390 1998
ThinkPad 600E 1998 UltraSlimBay enhanced version of 600
ThinkPad 770 1998 UltraBay first Notebook with integrated DVD-ROM drive
ThinkPad iSeries 1998 first Notebook with integrated keyboard light (ThinkLight)
ThinkPad 570 1999 UltraBase UltraPortable
ThinkPad 240 1999 SubNotebook
ThinkPad 600X 2000 UltraSlimBay enhanced version of 600E
ThinkPad A20m 2000 UltraBay 2000 UltraPort
ThinkPad A20p 2000 UltraBay 2000 UltraPort
ThinkPad T20 2000 UltraBay 2000 UltraPort
ThinkPad X20 2000 UltraBase UltraPort UltraPortable
ThinkPad A21e 2000 UltraBay 2000 UltraPort
ThinkPad A21m 2000 UltraBay 2000 UltraPort
ThinkPad A21p 2000 UltraBay 2000 UltraPort
ThinkPad T21 2000 UltraBay 2000 UltraPort
ThinkPad A22e 2001 UltraBay 2000 UltraPort
ThinkPad A22m 2001 UltraBay 2000 UltraPort
ThinkPad A22p 2001 UltraBay 2000 UltraPort
ThinkPad T22 2001 UltraBay 2000 UltraPort
ThinkPad X21 2001 UltraBase UltraPort UltraPortable
TransNote 2001 IBMs innovative approach on Human Interaction
ThinkPad A30 2001 UltraBay Plus UltraBay 2000 UltraPort
ThinkPad A30p 2001 UltraBay Plus UltraBay 2000 UltraPort Integrated Bluetooth Adapter
ThinkPad R30 2001 UltraBay Plus
ThinkPad T23 2001 UltraBay Plus UltraPort Integrated Wireless Adapter
ThinkPad X22 2001 UltraBase UltraPort UltraPortable
ThinkPad R31 2002 UltraBay Plus
ThinkPad X23 2002 UltraBase UltraPort UltraPortable
ThinkPad A31 2002 UltraBay Plus UltraBay 2000 UltraPort
ThinkPad A31p 2002 UltraBay Plus UltraBay 2000 UltraPort Integrated Bluetooth Adapter
ThinkPad R32 2002 UltraBay Plus
ThinkPad T30 2002 UltraBay Plus UltraNav Integrated Wireless Adapter Integrated Bluetooth Adapter
ThinkPad X24 2002 UltraBase UltraPort UltraPortable
ThinkPad X30 2002 UltraBase UltraPortable
ThinkPad R40 2003 UltraBay Plus UltraNav
ThinkPad R40e 2003 UltraBay Plus UltraNav
ThinkPad T40 2003 UltraBay Slim UltraNav Integrated Wireless Adapter Integrated Bluetooth Adapter
ThinkPad T40p 2003 UltraBay Slim UltraNav Integrated Wireless Adapter Integrated Bluetooth Adapter
ThinkPad X31 2003 UltraBase Integrated Wireless Adapter Integrated Bluetooth Adapter UltraPortable
ThinkPad G40 2003 Integrated Wireless Adapter
ThinkPad R50 2003 UltraBay Slim UltraNav Integrated Wireless Adapter
ThinkPad R50p 2003 UltraBay Slim UltraNav Integrated Wireless Adapter Integrated Bluetooth Adapter
ThinkPad T41 2003 UltraBay Slim UltraNav Integrated Wireless Adapter Integrated Bluetooth Adapter first notebook with HDD protection system
ThinkPad T41p 2003 UltraBay Slim UltraNav Integrated Wireless Adapter Integrated Bluetooth Adapter
ThinkPad R50e 2004 UltraBay Slim UltraNav Integrated Wireless Adapter
ThinkPad R51 2004 UltraBay Slim UltraNav Integrated Wireless Adapter Integrated Bluetooth Adapter
ThinkPad T42 2004 UltraBay Slim UltraNav Integrated Wireless Adapter Integrated Bluetooth Adapter
ThinkPad T42p 2004 UltraBay Slim UltraNav Integrated Wireless Adapter Integrated Bluetooth Adapter
ThinkPad X40 2004 UltraBase Integrated Wireless Adapter Integrated Bluetooth Adapter UltraPortable
ThinkPad T43 2005 UltraBay Slim UltraNav Integrated Wireless Adapter Integrated Bluetooth Adapter
ThinkPad X41 2005 UltraBase Integrated Wireless Adapter Integrated Bluetooth Adapter UltraPortable