Lenovo released a press statment "This month we'll sell our 60 millionth ThinkPad. What better day to mark this milestone, than the day (Oct'5th) we officially celebrate the birth of ThinkPad. 18 years ago today, the ThinkPad 700c was introduced to the world." Some factoids from press release:
" » More than 14 ThinkPad laptops are now sold every 60 seconds. » Lenovo is now the fastest-growing major PC company. » ThinkPad has recorded many ground-breaking innovation firsts - like the first spill resistant keyboard and protective roll cage. Other famous firsts include: » First modern laptop to fly in space » First with a spill-resistant keyboard » First with built-in CD-ROM » First with built-in DVD-ROM » First with built-in wireless » First with embedded security subsystem » First with built-in fingerprint reader » First dual screen mobile workstation."
In celebration of this milestone, Lenovo is rewarding customers with a Customer Appreciation Event featuring up to 15% discounted pricing on select ThinkPad models purchased in the U.S. The promotion begins today and runs through Oct. 8.