Lenovo’s next ThinkBook Plus might be more practical, at least if you’re a budding artist. The well-known leak supplier Evan Blass has divided what he said is a picture of a 17-inch ThinkBook Plus model. Unlike the current 13.3-inch system, however, you do not have to turn your machine around to use an e-paper screen on the back. Instead, you will have a color display that can pen, next to the keyboard that you can use to draw or take handwritten notes.
Blass did not share any other details, but the 17-inch ThinkBook Plus would apparently have an extra-wide main screen and fit in a full keyboard along with a large touchpad. We expect reasonably fast internal components to help power the second monitor, as does the vaguely comparable ASUS ZenBook Duo.
It is not certain when this extra large ThinkBook Plus will be delivered. Lenovo has historically reserved some of its biggest notebook launches for CES in January, but that does not rule out the company from a last-minute launch to the holidays. Either way, the picture suggests that Lenovo has not given up on the Plus concept – if anything, it is exploring new concepts that may prove attractive to creatives and others who have done without in the past.
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