Lenovo is rapidly adapting to the Tiger Lake platform and as such the company is improving its products for the new year with the new technology. Its second-generation hybrid display ThinkBook Plus laptops have been updated with the configurations to meet the requirements of Intel’s 11th gen Tiger Lake processors.
Key design improvements include:
- the e-Ink display size has been increased from 48% screen-to-body ratio to 68%. Which offers a larger 12-inch usable area. The main display has thinner bezels and an increased screen-to-body ratio from 78% to 90%. The resolution of both the e-Ink and the 13.3-inch IPS touch screens has also been increased to 2560 x 1600 (16:10 aspect ratio).
- The better refresh rate for the e-Ink display brings along with it better and improved performance. A new and redesigned User Interface provides more intuitive access to most used information, with flexible options to run productivity apps without having to access the main display.
- Chassis are now thinner (13.9 mm / 0.54 inches) and total weight has been reduced to 1.3 Kg / 2.86 lbs, technically making these models compatible with the Intel EVO standards for ultrabooks.
In terms of specifications the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i laptops has the following features:
- up to i7 Tiger Lake processor
- Iris Xe iGPU
- 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM
- 1 TB NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage
- 13.3-inch main display
- 400 nits peak luminance
- HDR compatible with Dolby Vision
The device comes with useful port selections which include 2x Thunderbolt 4 connectors and a combo audio jack, and the battery capacity was upped to 53 Wh.
- 2x 2 W Harman Kardon speakers compatible with the Dolby Atmos
- Wi-Fi 6
- Bluetooth 5.0
- ThinkBook Charging Mat featuring Energysquare’s Power by Contact technology
Lenovo will start shipping the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i models this quarter starting at $1,549.