The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Has An E-Ink Display On The Back

Lenovo has invented a new laptop category with the ThinkBook Plus. The device has a 13.3 inch FHD display as well as a 10.8 inch e-ink display on the cover.

This new e-ink display can be used to take notes, create illustrations and perform other basic tasks with either your hand or the Lenovo Precision Pen, without draining too much battery power.

This new device is set to help you work better as well. For instance, in meetings, you can just focus on your emails and calendar on the e-ink display (whilst taking notes) without being distracted by things that are happening on the main screen.

Alongside the device, Lenovo is releasing a Silent Mouse which has distraction free silent buttons.

The ThinkBook Plus will release in March 2020 starting at $1199 USD (roughly $1,700 AUD).

Here’s some other ways how Lenovo thinks this kind of device is useful:

  • Collaborate better by staying focused during meetings by receiving only essential notifications on the cover display such as calendar appointments, instant messages or important emails. Take notes instantly with the integrated Precision Pen, which can be synced with Microsoft OneNote. Control VoIP calls quickly with Skype hotkeys and experience better audio clarity with Harman speakers and Skype-certified microphones. With Amazon® Alexa® for PC integrated, you can quickly execute a number of common tasks, without the need to open your laptop. ?
  • Create and convert real time ideation into diagrams and notes by sketching on the cover screen with the Precision Pen. You can also personalize your laptop with a unique screensaver on the laptop cover. Enjoy the laptop experience with a narrow bezel FHD IPS display that supports Dolby Vision. Feel secure with a fingerprint reader conveniently integrated into the power button, a camera shutter ensures you are seen only when you want to be seen and dTPM 2.0 for enhanced hardware security.
  • Review documents quickly without distractions on the cover display that supports annotations. Open the laptop for more complex revisions leveraging the power of 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Windows 10, standard solid-state storage (SSD) and available Intel® Optane™ memory.
  • Respond quickly thanks to Modern Standby which ensures emails and updates are received, even when the lid is closed. Smart Power On simplifies Windows Hello authentication with the fingerprint integrated into the power button.