Lenovo laptops play dual-screen ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i with big E-Ink

Lenovo announced a number of computer products in one breath yesterday. Among them, the most attractive one is the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i laptop with a dual-screen design. The dual screen referred to here is not like the touch bar on the MacBook Pro keyboard, nor is it the ASUS ScreenPad touch panel, but a 12-inch e-ink screen with the same resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 as the main screen.

Lenovo laptops play dual-screen ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i with big E-Ink

This ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i equipped with an LCD main screen, according to Lenovo’s introduction, its e-ink panel has become larger than the previous generation, and its update rate has also become faster, providing better performance. Lenovo even added a stylus slot for ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i, allowing users to pull out the stylus from the pen motor at any time and write notes or draw on the e-ink screen. This e-ink screen also supports Windows 10 systems. And use normal Windows programs.

The main screen of ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i is a 13.3-inch IPS touch panel with 400nits brightness and Dolby Vision support. Lenovo uses the 11th Intel Core processor, the highest-end model is Core i7, with 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, Intel UHD graphics card and up to 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 SSD storage. The laptop has a built-in 53Wh battery. Lenovo stated that it can get 15 or 24 hours of use by simply using the LCD or e-ink screen.

Other configurations include support for WiFi6 and Bluetooth 5.0, the body is equipped with 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, 4 microphones and a pair of 2W speakers that support Dolby Atmos, and fingerprint recognition is integrated into the power button. In addition, ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i has exclusive VoIP keys and a full-size backlit keyboard. The body is made of anodized aluminum and magnesium, and the e-ink screen is covered with frosted glass. ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i is positioned as high as the previous generation, starting at US$1,549 (equivalent to HK$12,012) and is expected to be available in the first quarter of this year.


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