The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus was announced during CES 2020 and this device features a 13.3 inch LCD display and a secondary 10.8 inch E Ink display on the lid. You can interact with the E INK screen with your fingers and also an active stylus to draw or edit PDF files. This device is already available in China for around $1200 USD and it looks like it will be coming to North America sometime in the next month.
The notebook’s primary display is a 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel LCD screen with support for up to 300-nits of brightness. But what really makes this laptop stand out is the E Ink display on the lid.
It’s a 10.8 inch, high-contrast, low-power black and white screen that can display images or information when the laptop is closed — you can decorate the lid with a static image, view your calendar or weather forecast, or read eBooks or PDF files.
You can also take notes or draw pictures on the E Ink display using an active pen with support for 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. Notes or other documents created using the E Ink screen can be synchronized with OneNote for viewing on the color display (or other devices).
Underneath the hood is a Intel Core i5-10210U quad-core processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. It has a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader, HDMI port, USB-C port, two USB-A ports, and a headphone jack. The dimensions are 12.1″ x 8.5″ x 0.7″ and weighs about 3.1 pounds.
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