CES 2020 is all about experimentation for Lenovo. After the first computer with a foldable screen, the Chinese manufacturer presents the ThinkPad Plus, a laptop with two screens, including an e-Ink.
Lenovo seeks to evolve the classic format of the laptop PC with several products. The first is the ThinkPad X1 Fold which consists of a large foldable screen. The second is the ThinkBook Plus. It appears like a classic ultra-portable, but stands out from the competition with its e-Ink panel placed behind the main screen. Not really a dual display, but a way to use the PC like a tablet without necessarily having to rotate the screen around the keyboard. This PC recalls the Yoga Book C930 which already used a panel of this type in addition. However, the use here is meant to be different.
Touch-sensitive, this 10.8-inch e-Ink display allows it to be used with fingers or a stylus when the PC is closed, and it consumes very little battery. No limitation on use since it can display the same as the main screen, but in black and white. On paper, the ThinkBook Plus is much more interesting to use than the C930. It remains to be seen in vivo .
In terms of characteristics, the ThinkBook Plus remains classic with an IPS touch screen with a definition of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a tenth generation Intel Core processor. The release of the ThinkBook Plus in the United States is set for March 2020 and its starting price set at $ 1,200. For the moment, no date or price for Europe, but it would be surprising if it did not come out on the Old Continent.