Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 (e-ink and normal touch screen)

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  1. daddyfish

    daddyfish Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Just came across this laptop and I thought it was interesting. It is a clamshell laptop however it has a pen dock and 2 digitizer screens. One of the screens is a 13.3" 16:10 QHD touchscreen and the second screen (placed on backside of the screen frame) is a 12" QHD e-ink touchscreen screen.

    I think the background idea is here that you can use e-ink screen for reading and to quickly jot down some notes if needed without having to open your laptop.
    There are also some rather notable cons however:

    • You cannot use the 2 screens next to each other (perhaps hard to implement but this would make the 2nd screen more flexible to use).
    • Performance is mediocre.
    • Its expensive.
    What do you guys/gals think? Would you buy one or a future iteration?

    Here is Lenovo's page: https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/p/laptops/thinkbook/thinkbook-series/thinkbook-plus-g2-itg/xxtbxpli300?orgRef=https%3A%2F%2Fduckduckgo.com%2F
    Here is a review:

     
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    yodamiked Do or do not. There is no try.

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    Looks like a cousin of the yoga book c930. If nothing else, promising to know Lenovo is still working on this kind of dual screen / e-ink design.
     
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    darkmagistric Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Its more like the bastard child of the Yoga c930 and the old ASUS Taichi 21 (from the Windows 8 era)

    Always thought it was a shame that style of 2-in-1 never really took off, felt it was much better then the Yoga style.
     
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    , I think the idea of the c930 is better, it just needs a Surface Neo keyboard/TouchPad solution and the specs/screen this laptop has to make it more useful.

    , that Asus taichin sounds like an expensive and heavy solution (iirc a good screen + digitizer is one of the more expensive parts in a laptop, not sure how expensive this e-ink screen is though).
     
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    I think that Asus was like $1k new, so no that expensive.
     
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    , that is actually really expensive for a 11.6" device (and it was the entry price yikes). Do the same trick for eg a Spectre x360 14" screen and see what it does with the price & weight.
     
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    I thought it was 12.1in & then a 13.3 both with the LV Intel i7.
     
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    Lisa's review:

     
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    And just in case anyone suffered from the delusion that Lenovo would stick to the concept and refine it, there are leaks of the Gen3 ThinkBook Plus:

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/New-L...lay-laptop-with-embedded-tablet.589026.0.html

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    I'm not sure what to think of this one. I hate keyboards that don't have the home position centered to the screen, for one thing. A Mac with an iPad mini 6 sidecar seems much more useful.

    No doubt this would be great for certain niche uses. Lefties need not apply, as usual.*

    *Which includes me. I was born Lefty, raised Righty, and currently relearning to draw properly (from the shoulder, etc.) with my left hand.
     
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