CES 2021 | Lenovo refreshes the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i dual-touchscreen laptops with larger e-Ink and IPS displays plus Intel Tiger Lake CPUs
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The second generation hybrid display ThinkBook Plus laptops from Lenovo bring substantial design improvements for the e-Ink and main screen component combined with updated configurations powered by Intel’s 11th gen Tiger Lake processors.
Key design improvements include:
- Increased e-Ink display size from 48% screen-to-body ratio to 68% offering a larger 12-inch usable area. Main display has thinner bezels and increased screen-to-body ratio from 78% to 90%. The resolution of both the e-Ink and the 13.3-inch IPS touch screens has also been increased to 2560 x 1600 (16:10 aspect ratio).
- Performance has been improved with a better refresh rate for the e-Ink display, which also gets a redesigned User Interface that now provides a more intuitive access to most used information, with flexible options to run productivity apps without having to access the main display.
- Chassis are now thinner (13.9 mm / 0.54 inches) and total weight has been reduced to 1.3 Kg / 2.86 lbs, technically making these models compatible with the Intel EVO standards for ultrabooks.
- Touch interaction has been improved with a new garaged pen that will automatically launch select applications for greater usability.
As far as refreshed specs go, the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i laptops can be equipped with up to an i7 Tiger Lake processor featuring the Iris Xe iGPU coupled with 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 1 TB NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage. The 13.3-inch main display has 400 nits peak luminance and thus HDR compatible with Dolby Vision specs. Port selection includes 2x Thunderbolt 4 connectors and a combo audio jack, and the battery capacity was upped to 53 Wh. Other features include 2x 2 W Harman Kardon speakers compatible with the Dolby Atmos standard, Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0 and a new ThinkBook Charging Mat featuring Energysquare’s Power by Contact technology, which can wirelessly recharge the larger battery that provides up to 15 hours of charge, or up to 24 hours when using the e-Ink display only.
Lenovo will start shipping the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i models this quarter starting at $1,549.
Lenovo Press Release