Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 SeriesProcessor: Intel Tiger Lake i5-1130G7, Intel Tiger Lake i7-1160G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 13.30 inch
Weight: 1.16kg, 1.171kg
Price: 1400, 1600 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i7
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i7
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-1160G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
The Thinkbook Plus G2 has a built in e-ink display on the back that can be used when the computer lid is closed. The e-ink display is touch enabled and also works with the built in pen. It has a few custom apps and can run any of the Windows apps installed on the computer (within reason).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/28/2022
Source: Mobile Tech Review
The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 would seem like a completely mainstream 13.3” QHD+ aluminum clad slim and light premium Ultrabook, but Lenovo added a little something special: a second 12” QHD+ e-ink display on the laptop’s lid. Both displays have a 16:10 aspect ratio with 2560 x 1600 resolution and support pen and touch (you can only 1 display at a time). You can use the power-sipping e-ink display in a tablet-like fashion, or open up the laptop and use it as a normal notebook PC. Inside we have Intel quad core CPUs, 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. Pricing starts around $1,255.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2021
Source: XDA Developers
Despite some flaws, I really do love the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 2. I’m sure plenty of people will write off the E Ink display on the lid as a gimmick, but I’ve been excited about this feature since Lenovo first demoed it for me ahead of the first-gen announcement. It’s actually pretty practical. If only the battery life was better. That’s the real problem. I tend to sit and write reviews in coffee shops, just to get that last feel for the laptop I’m reviewing, but with this one, I feel like I’m watching the battery drain. I can’t confidently say you can go anywhere without a charger when it comes to this machine. That goes for the E Ink display too. If you’ve got a six-hour flight and you’re planning to read a book on this, you might not make it on battery alone. It’s still cool though. You can draw, take notes, read, or do whatever else you want on the E Ink display. And on top of that, none of it takes away from this just being an excellent laptop. It has a solid keyboard like you’d expect from Lenovo, and there’s a QHD display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2021
Source: PC Mag
Adding an E Ink display on the back of a business laptop is a cool and potentially useful idea, but not an obvious one. Some use cases make little sense for most business customers, like employing the E Ink portion as a canvas for digital artwork. Others, such as Lenovo’s widget system, could end up being significant time and sanity savers for people who are managing lots of notifications while they’re in meetings. Overall, however, unless you're truly tickled by the concept, most business customers should stick with a more traditional ultraportable laptop like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon or the Dell Latitude 7420.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus G2 ($1,575.40) is stylish, innovative, and unique laptop designed to appeal to mobile professionals, students, and folks looking for a solid digital sketchpad or e-reader. And while the lid-mounted E-Ink display is a definite conversation starter, it’s a bonafide workhorse thanks to its Core i7 processor with integrated graphics and zippy SSD. It brings a useful new wrinkle to productivity and doesn’t make you pay extra for the pen. The ThinkBook Plus G2 does stumble in a few areas such as battery life and the main display that could stand to be more vivid and brighter. If you’re looking for a laptop with comparable performance with longer battery life and a better display, the Dell XPS 13 is available for only $1,146. However, you miss out on the E-Ink display and the pen. But if you’re looking to take your multitasking and productivity to the next level, you can’t do better than the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus G2 ITG.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Trends
If you’re an avid reader, as am I, e-ink is magic. You likely appreciate how e-ink makes reading more pleasant while producing far less eye fatigue and taking a minuscule toll on battery life. But is there an application beyond basic e-readers? Lenovo has been on the forefront of experimenting with e-ink, and it’s latest creation embeds a 12-inch e-ink display right on the lid of a laptop known as the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2. The laptop is an enhanced version of the thin and light ThinkBook 13x, a device aimed toward small businesses. I reviewed a high-end configuration of the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 with a Core i7-1160G7 and a 13.3-inch 16:10 WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) display that sells for a premium price of $1,696. Like the ThinkBook 13x, it’s a bit overpriced for a basic business laptop. The e-ink screen, though, might be worth the premium for anyone who wants to read e-books, write notes on a more comfortable display, or take lots of notes without the battery running down.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Matthew Moniz
The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 is a laptop that uses two screens. One beautiful 16:10 QHD Display and the other one is an e-ink display that offers great battery life but makes it great to read stuff on! Watch for the full review.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2021
For AMD fans looking for a high-performance work laptop, Lenovo will also have the ThinkBook 14p and 16p out in the first quarter. Both models feature taller 16:10 displays, which means you have more vertical space to work. The 14p can be configured with a 14-inch 2.8K OLED while the 16p has a 16-inch 2560x1600-pixel IPS panel. They'll be precalibrated for color accuracy out of the box. They'll be using the latest AMD Ryzen processors and the 16p can be configured with next-gen Nvidia GeForce RTX mobile discrete graphics.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i5-1130G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
In the second edition of the laptop with an E-ink display, Lenovo expands the feature set of the secondary screen and relies on up-to-date hardware. We will show how this combination performs in everyday use in our review.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Intel Tiger Lake:
i7-1160G7: Tiger Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock between 0.9 - 4.4 GHz. The integrated GPU offers 96 EUs and clocks between 400 - 1100 MHz. Produced in 10nm+ at Intel.
i5-1130G7: Tiger Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock around 0.8 - 4 GHz. Produced in 10nm+ at Intel.
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This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
76.53%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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