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Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Hands-On




Lenovo has recently added another model under its ThinkBook business-class laptops. Just like its name suggests, the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus offers more than your usual laptop, thanks to, not one, but two screens— a 13.3-inch FHD main and a 10.8-inch E-ink secondary to boost the productivity and multitasking of users. Check out our hands-on below.

The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus sports an anodized aluminum shell in Mineral Gray. On top is the 10.8-inch, E-ink display in black and white. It is made with a Corning Gorilla Glass NBT that claims to be highly scratch-resistant and promises reduced scratch visibility. It comes with a 65W USB-C charger and a power cable rated at 7A/125W.

The secondary display can be used as a whiteboard for taking down quick notes. it may show the date, time, weather, along with its customizable background which can be changed through its settings.

The business laptop also comes with a magnetic Precision Pen that allows users to quickly launch the Note app, write, copy, and
paste written texts, as well as erase it. It is powered with a single AAA battery. Since ThinkBook Plus does not have a dedicated slot for its stylus, both sides of its top panel are also magnetic.

You can find the ThinkBook branding on the lower right side of the top panel.

Meanwhile, the Lenovo branding is located on the upper left corner.

Flipping it upside down shows the laptop’s vents for cooling its hardware on the upper left side. Underneath it is the single grille and rubber feet. The double Harman Kardon-branded speakers certified with Dolby Audio are placed on the lower opposite sides of the ThinkBook Plus.

Its lid houses its integrated, four-array microphone that supports Amazon Alexa.

Opening the lid reveals the reasonably spaced, quiet, and backlit chiclet keyboard with Function keys. And since it is a business laptop, it comes with dedicated Skype for Business hotkeys. Underneath it is the smooth touchpad in a matte finish with minimal smudges, as well as right and left-click buttons.

For its main display, the ThinkBook Plus has a 13.3-inch FHD IPS display with a peak brightness up to 300 nits and an sRGB coverage up to 100%. It has thinner side bezels and a thicker chin.

Above the display is its 1M slim camera.

In terms of ports, the left side of the ThinkBook Plus has two USB 3.0 Type-A ports where one of which has an always-on function. Next to the ports are the power button and responsive fingerprint scanner combo, as well as an LED indicator. It has a discrete TPM 2.0 that ensures Windows 10 security features and data encryption.

Meanwhile, the HDMI, USB-C with PowerDelivery and Display Port, and a mic and headphone jack combo can be found on its left side.

Powering the ThinkBook Plus is a 10th-gen Intel Core i7-10710U,  16GB DDR4 RAM, integrated Intel UHD graphics, up to 512GB M.2 PCle SSD, and Windows 10 Pro. The 45Whr battery, on the other hand, is claimed to last for 10 hours.

The ThinkBook plus is available on a by-order basis through this link, with its local version having an Intel Core i7-10510U, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD priced at PHP 104,950. The units are expected to arrive by the third quarter of 2020.

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus specs:
Main: 13.3-inch FHD (1920×1080) IPS display, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision, 300 nits
Secondary: 10.8-inch E-ink, monochromatic display
Windows 10 Pro
Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU
Intel UHD Graphics GPU
Up to 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM
Up to 32GB Intel Optane Memory H10
Up to 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
2 x USB Type-A – 3.0 Gen 1
1 x USB Type-C – 3.2 Gen 2, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x 3.5mm Audio Jack combo
1M slim camera
Lenovo Precision Pen
Amazon Alexa support
Lenovo Vantage
McAfee LiveSafe (trial version)
Microsoft Office (trial version)
Harman Kardon dual speakers w/ Dolby Audio certification
Power button and fingerprint reader combo
Chiclet style, backlit keyboard
45Whr battery with 65W RapidCharge
308 x 217 x 17.4mm
1.40kg
Mineral Gray

 



Jewel is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. She's a caffeinator by day and a cinephile by night.

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