Regardless of apparent the reason why it wouldn’t be commercially viable, now we have at all times needed an E Ink laptop. What could possibly be higher than a studying and writing system with the infinite battery life that will be comfy to make use of within the park on a sunny day? Nicely, Lenovo’s new ThinkBook Plus isn’t fairly that; however, it may be the closest factor, but.
The prize is that the 10.8-inch E Ink show is on the surface of the laptop computer and is generally designed for use when the computer is closed. Lenovo envisages folks utilizing it when carrying their laptops between conferences, for instance, the show exhibits issues like calendar occasions and climate info that is likely to be extra handy to test than the telephone in your pocket. When the laptop computer is opened, this doubtlessly delicate information is hidden away so that folks dealing with you can’t see it.
For extra energetic use once you truly get to your assembly, the E Ink show and included stylus can be utilized to take notes that sync to Microsoft OneNote. E Ink is thought for its sluggish refresh charge; however, you will be stunned at how responsive word-taking felt on the ThinkBook Plus. Lenovo factors out that small parts of the display screen are able to refresh a lot quicker than the complete picture without delay.
And sure, you should utilize the E Ink display as an e-reader, due to constructed-in integration with the Home windows Kindle app. The shape issue isn’t precisely excellent; nevertheless, it’s nonetheless going to be a greater choice than studying an e-book on a laptop computer.
As a laptop computer itself, ThinkBook Plus appears fairly strong, although we don’t have a full spec sheet simply, but. It has a 13.4-inch 1080p IPS show with skinny bezels (aside from a sadly massive one on the underside) and Dolby Imaginative and prescient assist. There’s a fingerprint reader constructed into the facility button. The aluminum construction is sturdy, and the keyboard is as usable as you’d anticipate from Lenovo.
The ThinkBook Plus will likely be obtainable in March 2020, and the road will begin at $1,199. That’s greater than you’d pay for earlier computer systems in Lenovo’s new ThinkBook line — however, hey, it’s onerous to place a value on a lid with an enormous E Ink screen.