What we admire about Lenovo is its ability to try risky experiments, not with prototypes, but with serial, mass-produced goods that might turn out to be a costly blunder.
This time, and in this Lenovo ThinkBook Plus review, you will know that Lenovo is attempting not only to combine a laptop and an E Ink screen but also to market it to the general public. As a result, the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus was born. Is it worth it? Let’s work it out together.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus review, it’s the latest in a long line of companies to experiment with e-ink technology, equipping its latest ThinkBook series for SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) with an additional e-ink monitor.
As a result, the ThinkBook Plus has two displays: a standard 13.3-inch monitor with an FHD LCD IPS panel on the inside and a 10.8-inch monochrome e-ink display on the outside of the display lid.
The remaining requirements for our review device are fairly standard: Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB SSD storage. Our review unit costs $1,529 at the time of writing, with a less expensive i5/8GB/256GB SKU available for $1,299.
As a result, the ThinkBook specifically competes in a price range where conventional business notebooks are typically found. As a result, our comparison community includes the Dynabook Portege X30L-G, Fujitsu LifeBook U939, and Lenovo ThinkPad X13.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus review: Some Advantages
Lenovo’s keyboard is traditional, with pot-bellied keys that provide more of a goal than normal. The keys are wide and well-spaced, and I was able to touch-type at my normal speed with ease.
The Fn keys are reasonably sized, with the right-most pair serving as shortcut keys for Skype for Business calls. The touchpad is a little cramped, but that’s to be expected in a 13.3-inch laptop, and it’s comfortable and responsive to use. It’s simple to disable with the Fn key.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus review: The on/off switch is located on the right edge of the chassis and is equipped with a fingerprint reader. Because of this position, you can power up the laptop while the lid is closed, allowing you to use the E-Ink screen. The 1MP webcam also supports Windows Hello authentication.
Our ThinkBook Plus review unit was powered by an Intel Core i5-10210U processor with integrated Intel UHD Graphics from the 10th generation. Discrete graphics would be cool but would come at a cost. There is 8GB of RAM as well as a 256GB SSD. Windows 10 Pro is installed on the ThinkBook Plus.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus review: The Amazing Screen
The primary display is a 13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS monitor with 300 nits of brightness and complete sRGB color space coverage.
It isn’t touch-sensitive, which is arguably an omission, but it does keep the price and lid thickness low. The screen bezels are slightly wider than those seen on top-tier Lenovo laptops, and the bottom bezel is notably deeper.
It was difficult for me to have two active applications open at the same time. If necessary, the main screen can be rotated 180 degrees and laid flat on a desk.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus review: Also, all the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus review agree that the speakers provide adequate sound quality. The volume is very high, and although the audio is lacking in bass tones, it should be adequate for video viewing, presentations, and video calls.
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Overall, is Lenovo'sthinkbook plus good?
Charging and battery life But keep in mind 300 nits – for work, you must set a higher percentage, which means the unit will not last 4 hours. This is the ThinkBook Plus’s only disadvantage as a laptop, but it is a big one. The laptop sleeps well – neither too well nor too poorly.