Lenovo is launching a follow-up to its dual-screen e-Ink laptop, the ThinkBook Plus. Say hello to the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i, an advanced business laptop with an HDR display on the inside and a full-size e-Ink panel on the outside lid. The innovative laptop will be launched in the coming months and starts at $ 1
While the original ThinkBook Plus had a relatively small 10.8-inch e-Ink panel, its successor has a much larger 12-inch 16:10 e-Ink display. Lenovo has redesigned its e-Ink user interface for the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i, giving you easy access to the most useful e-Ink applications and the ability to run productivity apps without opening the laptop lid. In addition, the internal display of the new ThinkBook Plus uses Dolby Vision HDR technology for beautiful cinematic images. Both the inner and outer displays have an impressive 2560 x 1600 resolution, touch support and support for an included stylus.
Unsurprisingly, the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i has an incredible 24 hours of battery life when using the e-Ink display (15 hours with the inner panel). It has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a fingerprint sensor, Dolby Atmos audio support and Wi-Fi 6. Lenovo has not revealed any configurations for the laptop, but confirms that it uses 11th Gen Intel Core processors.
Don’t want the outer e-Ink display? Lenovo also sells a ThinkBook 13x i, which has a conventional form factor, but is otherwise identical to the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i. The company also plans to release ThinkBook 14p and 16p laptops, which use AMD Ryzen processors and include advanced camera and microphone technology to keep your Zoom calls professional without the need for external hardware.
Lenovo’s new laptops will be launched in the first quarter of 2021. The ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i starts at $ 1,549, while the ThinkBook 13x i starts at just $ 1,199 due to the lack of an e-Ink display. The Ryzen-powered ThinkBook 14p starts at $ 849, while the larger ThinkBook 16p starts at $ 1,299