Latest in Expandsf2013

Image credit:

Lenovo's war-torn ThinkPad Terminator edition hands-on: it's not for sale... yet

Darren Murph
03.17.13
11 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

During my discussions with Lenovo's team about the research involved in reshaping the ThinkPad line, they clued me in on the beast you see above. That, friends, is cutely referred to as the ThinkPad Terminator edition within Lenovo's walls, and it's essentially a prototype T431s that's stripped of its retail garb. The lid's paint is torn back in order to expose the edges that enable wireless radio transmissions to be sent and received, while the bottom has been left in its rawest form. Think of this as the space shuttle before its paint job, or Mr. Schwarzenegger before his green room appearance.

The goal here was to showcase the underlying rigidity of the machine, without the retail coat of paint covering up the magic within. Obviously, Lenovo has no immediate plans to actually ship this thing, but I can assure you I'm begging the team to reconsider. Looking to join the cause? Go ahead and give 'em an idea of the premium you'd pay in comments if these were released in limited quantities. Or, just enjoy the gallery below.

Follow all of Engadget's Expand coverage live from San Francisco right here!

Gallery: Lenovo ThinkPad Terminator Edition (T431s prototype) | 19 Photos

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
11 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Oppo's next phone can be fully charged in just 30 minutes

Oppo's next phone can be fully charged in just 30 minutes

View
Fossil's latest hybrid watch is likely powered by Wear OS

Fossil's latest hybrid watch is likely powered by Wear OS

View
Sonos Move review: Versatility doesn't come cheap

Sonos Move review: Versatility doesn't come cheap

View
ZenBook Pro Duo review: ASUS makes a case for dual-screen laptops

ZenBook Pro Duo review: ASUS makes a case for dual-screen laptops

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr