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Lenovo ThinkBook Plus G2 features an e-Ink display and wireless charging

Lenovo Thinkbook Plus G2Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i at CES 2021.
  • The laptop features an improved e-Ink display on its back.
  • The ThinkBook Plus G2 i will be available in Q1 2021 with a starting price of $1,299.

Lenovo announced the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i at CES 2021. We’ve seen plenty of new laptops at CES, including several from Lenovo, but we haven’t seen anything like the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i this year. The laptop features an e-Ink display on its back in addition to its traditional display. The ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i will be available in Q1 2021 with a starting price of $1,549.

Lenovo announced the first generation ThinkBook Plus last year at CES 2020. This year’s ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i has a bigger and faster e-Ink display. The display bumped up from a 48 percent screen-to-body ratio up to a 68 percent ratio, which results in a 12-inch usable area. The e-Ink display also got a resolution bump up to 2560 x 1600, which matches the laptop’s main display. The e-Ink display also has a better refresh rate and user interface than last year’s model.

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Category Lenovo ThinkBook Plus (Gen 2)
OS Windows 10 Pro
Processor Up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7
Graphics Intel UHD (UMA)
Storage Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 SSD
Display 13.3 inches (Main)
IPS, Touch, 400 nits, Dolby Vision
12 inches (E-Ink)
Monochromatic, Touch
Pen Lenovo Integrated Pen
Ports Two Thunderbolt 4
3.5mm audio
Audio Dual 2W speakers
Dolby Atmos
Four microphones
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5
Camera Front-facing 720p
Security Fingerprint reader
Battery 53Wh
Dimensions 11.73 x 8.22 x 0.54 inches
(298mm x 209mm x 13.9mm)
Weight 2.86 pounds (1.30kg)
Color Storm Gray

In addition to an improved e-Ink display, the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i has a taller 16:10 aspect ratio, Dolby Vision HDR, and Dolby Atmos support on select models. It runs on up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors. The laptop also has a new garaged pen that can automatically launch select applications.

Like its e-Ink counterpart, the main display of the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i has a better screen-to-body ratio than its predecessor. It now has a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio compared to last year’s 78 percent. The laptop has two Thunderbolt 4 ports and supports Wi-Fi 6.

As if an e-Ink display on a laptop wasn’t already unique, the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i also has an optional ThinkBook Charging Mat. The mat allows you to wirelessly charge the laptop, which gets up to 15 hours on a charge, according to Lenovo. That battery life bumps up to 24 hours, according to Lenovo, if you only use the e-Ink display.

ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i

This unique laptop has an e-Ink display on its back and supports an optional wireless charging mat.

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This post was written by Sean Endicott and was first posted to WindowsCentral

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