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Lenovo ThinkBook Gen 3 has a lot of screens but not enough graphics power

Lenovo ThinkBook Gen 3 has a lot of screens but not enough graphics power
Lenovo ThinkBook Gen 3 has a lot of screens but not enough graphics power
The lack of any discrete graphics options limits the unique 21:10 dual-screen laptop to less GPU-intensive tasks at the home or office. Content creators will want to look toward the Asus ZenBook Duo series instead.

The Lenovo ThinkBook Gen 3 is now shipping starting at $1500 USD with Intel 12th gen CPU options and two unique displays: The primary 17.3-inch 21:10 touchscreen and the secondary 8-inch 10:16 touchscreen. When combined, the two displays can offer more screen real-estate than most other 17-inch laptops in the market as detailed in our review here.

If you're thinking about editing all your videos and pictures on the ThinkBook Gen 3, however, then you may want to think twice. Unlike most other 17-inch multimedia or office laptops out there, the ThinkBook Gen 3 has no discrete graphics options meaning owners must rely on integrated Iris Xe only. It's unfortunate that there isn't even a lower-power Intel Arc A370M or GeForce MX solution for the Lenovo despite its relatively large 17.3-inch form factor.

The double displays are still useful nonetheless especially for applications where fast graphics or GPU acceleration are not priorities. Word processing, coding, emailing, web browsers, file explorers, music controls, and much more are perfect applications for the ThinkBook Gen 3. The main display still offers >95 percent P3 colors as well which makes it suitable for the occasional graphics editing if needed. If the double screens are attractive but the integrated graphics are turning you away, then we recommend checking out the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo series instead.

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Allen Ngo, 2022-09-24 (Update: 2022-09-24)