In transient: In between all of the daring type components offered at CES by laptop producers, there’s the far more down-to-earth Lenovo ThinkBook Plus, a laptop that can double as a Kindle for a comparatively palatable $1,199 price ticket.
Lenovo unveiled a number of new laptops at CES with up to date internals and new type components, such as the ThinkPad X1 Fold, a 13-inch laptop with a foldable OLED display screen and a hefty price ticket.
Among the newly revealed units is the ThinkBook Plus, one other compact, 13-inch laptop that can just about double as a Kindle — despite the fact that you will not have the ability to maintain it comfortably with one hand — due to the addition of a 10.8-inch E Ink show on the surface of the laptop lid.
Lenovo appears to suppose that many people who find themselves continually bombarded with notifications on their smartphones and smartwatches can be a lot much less distracted by them in the event that they present up on a monochrome show that carefully resembles paper and does not flash its pixels into your eyes.
For some folks that’s a dumb concept, however for the reason that E-Ink display screen has an built-in digitizer, you can additionally jot down notes and sketch with the Lenovo Precision Pen that shall be included with each ThinkBook Plus buy.
And in case you’re anxious about privateness, the 10.Eight inch show will flip off if you open the lid to work on the primary show, which is a customary 1080p, matte IPS panel that Lenovo makes use of in a lot of its laptops.
The internals embrace up to a 10th era Intel Core i7 ULV processor paired with up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of PCIe SSD storage. There’s no choice for devoted graphics, and the one USB-C port does not assist connecting an eGPU. Still, you do get two USB-A ports and an HDMI port as nicely as Bluetooth 5 assist in your connectivity wants.
Lenovo’s new ThinkBook Plus will begin transport in March, and can begin at $1,199.