CES 2023 | Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Twist: Innovative convertible showcased with two displays and Intel Raptor Lake processors
Lenovo has presented the ThinkBook Plus Twist, a device that the company claims is 'aimed at on-the-move professionals'. With that being said, the ThinkBook Plus Twist lacks 5G or LTE modems. Instead, the device makes do with Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, plus two Thunderbolt 4 ports. Still, the device could prove more versatile than many other convertible laptops thanks to its secondary display.
Surprisingly, Lenovo has opted for an E-Ink display, which supports numerous colours and refreshes at 10 Hz. While the refresh rate is not as low as those offered by many E-Readers, it should consume less power than the 13.3-inch OLED main display. According to Lenovo, the E-Ink display measures 12-inches across, supports touch input, is front lit and is protected by a matte finish that replicates the feel of writing on paper. Meanwhile, the main display operates at 2.8K, 60 Hz, 400 nits and covers 100% of the sRGB colour space.
At the heart of the ThinkBook Plus Twist is a 56 Wh battery, which supports 65 W fast charging and powers 13th Gen Intel Core i7 U-series processors. Although Lenovo has not confirmed which processors will be available for the ThinkBook Plus Twist, Intel has announced the Core i3-1315U, Core i5-1335U, and Core i7-1365U so far, among others.
Additionally, the ThinkBook Plus Twist will be available with 16 GB of LDDR5 RAM and a 1 TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD, all within 1.35 kg and 297 x 219 x 17.7 mm chassis. So far, Lenovo has outlined that the ThinkBook Plus Twist will be available in June from €1,699. Unfortunately, the company has not confirmed full pricing details yet, nor when the machine will be available in other markets.