Lenovo is constant to attempt to make the “laptop computer with a Kindle glued to the lid” aesthetic work at CES 2021, asserting the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2. It ups the ante from the unique ThinkBook Plus with a much bigger and higher 12-inch E Ink panel on the lid, with a quicker refresh price, increased decision, and improved software program that makes it simpler to launch purposes with out opening the laptop computer.
The ThinkBook Plus debuted at last year’s CES, standing out as a laptop computer with an E Ink show constructed into the lid that allowed customers to take notes, learn ebooks, and show issues like calendar data.
The brand new mannequin improves on that, although, with a 12-inch, 2560 x 1600 E Ink panel that helps multitouch and works with the pop-out stylus, creating what must be a extra pleasing E Ink expertise. The principle show on the within swaps E Ink for an everyday IPS show, but it surely additionally has a 2560 x 1600 decision whereas providing 400 nits of brightness and Dolby Imaginative and prescient assist.
The remainder of the specs point out a reliable laptop computer, too, with Intel’s eleventh Gen processors, 16GB of LPDDR4x reminiscence, and as much as 1TB of PCIe Gen 4 storage. The design has additionally been improved, with a sleeker look total. These enhancements even have resulted in the next worth: it’ll be out there someday in Q1 2021 beginning at $1,549.
Alongside the brand new E Ink-equipped ThinkBook, Lenovo additionally introduced three different new merchandise within the lineup. There’s the ThinkBook 13x, which begins at $1,199 and claims to be one of many “slimmest 13-inch Intel Evo enterprise laptops.” It’s successfully only a ThinkBook Plus Gen 2, minus the E Ink display screen on high.
Lastly, there’s a pair of AMD-powered choices. First, there’s the ThinkBook 14p Gen 2, which begins at $849, affords AMD’s next-gen Ryzen processors (possible the rumored Ryzen 5000 chips for laptops that it’s anticipated to announce at CES 2021), and affords configurations with as much as 32GB of RAM and as much as 1TB of PCIe Gen 4 storage. There are additionally two intriguing display screen selections: a 2.2K 14-inch IPS panel and a 2.8K 14-inch OLED.
There’s additionally the ThinkBook 16p, the 16-inch model of the 14p, which can even provide AMD’s next-gen chips and a bigger show (though there’s no OLED possibility right here). That mentioned, it’ll provide the choice of including an upcoming next-gen Nvidia GeForce RTX discrete GPU for many who want further energy. The 16p will begin at $1,299, and like the opposite three laptops, it’ll be out there in Q1 2021.