Just got my hands on a working 701c and it really is a piece of art! The folding keyboard and assymetric lid design give off an elegant and timeless flair. It's in good shape for its age with no missing port covers. However, I needed to remove the leaky battery which had caused a bit of damage to the rubber finish on the right side of the chassis. When I get the proper T1 and T6 torx screwdrivers, I will take out the standby battery as well. It features a 75Mhz DX4 cpu with a generous 8Mb of RAM and runs Windows 3.1.
Looks like any regular Thinkpad when closed...
Until the keyboard pops out!
A view from the back:
Closer view of the keyboard:
IBM's old 3D Thinkpad logo:
In terms of build quality, it is superb. All surfaces have a nice matte black rubberized finish. Hinges are tight, no creaks or rattles anywhere, and panel fitment is spot on. As for the keyboard, it actually feels on par with my 600X. However, the keys do require a bit more force to depress, and they shouldn't be pressed at an angle. Else, they have trouble going down.
EDIT: just realized I posted in the wrong section. Mods please move to "Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup".
Current Thinkpads: W530 (functional classic keyboard mod
), X301, T61, T60, T43, T23, 600X, 770
Other: mk5 Toughbook cf-19, mk1 Toughbook cf-53