Cracking Open: The IBM ThinkPad 701c

Featuring one of the most innovative additions to laptop design, the butterfly keyboard, the IBM ThinkPad 701c was one of the models that set the ThinkPads apart from any other laptop.

Debuting in 1995, this computer featured a 486DX2-50 CPU, 16Mb of RAM and a 540Mb hard drive. It runs Windows 95 along with Office 95.

This photo gallery shows how the butterfly keyboard worked and some of the other innards to the 701c. It resisted complete attempts to take it apart however as you'll see.