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Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Review Rundown

Lenovo | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Lenovo ThinkBook Plus
  • E-ink display is a nice addition to the ThinkBook range
  • Good battery life
  • Lacks TrackPoint pointing device

Summary

Lenovo's ThinkBook Plus comes with a 10.8-inch E Ink display on the lid of the laptop. The ThinkBook range remains a fine choice for smaller businesses, with some neat security touches. Lenovo has a few optional accessories to enhance the laptop's functionality and keep it in tip-top condition.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

expertreviews[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus has a 10.8in E Ink display. The idea is that it acts as a secondary screen for - well, we'll get into that. The main display is a 13.3in affair using IPS technology. Bright enough, at 300cd/m2, with good colour accuracy and a matte finish.
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Pros[**]
  • E Ink screen works as a secondary screen
  • Good value for money
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The ThinkBook Plus combines the featherweight portability of the ThinkBook line with the note-taking functionality of the YogaBook. The base configuration will start at $1,199 and feature a yet-to-be-named Intel 10th Gen Core i7 processor. The laptop weighs 3.1 pounds and measures 12.1 x 8.5 x 0.7-inches.
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Pros[**]
  • Elegant design
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Long battery life
  • Built-in pen
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 58%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The ThinkBook Plus comes with two displays, a traditional 13.3-inch display with FHD LCD IPS panel on the inside and another 10.8-inch monochrome e-ink display on the outside of the display lid. It emulates and looks strikingly similar to real paper, much more so than traditional LCD or OLED displays, and its power consumption is significantly lower to boot. Despite its modern and up-to-date Intel Wireless AX201 Wi-Fi card the Thinkbook Plus's Wi- Fi transfer rates were comparatively low.
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Pros[**]
  • Matte FHD e-ink display
  • Good battery life
  • Decent input devices
  • Fast Wi-Fi transfer rates
Cons[**]
  • Dim display with poor contrast ratio
  • Only one USB Type-C port
  • Loud under load

tomsguide[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
Lenovo's ThinkBook Plus has a 10.8-inch e-ink display on the lid. You can use it for summoning Alexa, taking notes with the included pen, reading PDFs. It's not as ambitious as the new dual-screen ThinkPad X1 Fold, but I can see the appeal.
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Pros[**]
  • E-ink display lets you easily glance down at your next appointment
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better

references

  1. 1. ^ Lenovo ThinkBook Plus review: Hands on with the E Ink laptop. Expertreviews. 07 January 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Lenovo ThinkBook Plus hands-on review: The ultimate multitasking laptop . Laptopmag. 06 January 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Laptop Review: Unique E-Ink Display Meets Average Hardware. Notebookcheck. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Lenovo’s ThinkBook Plus laptop sports an e-ink display on its lid — and I like it . Tomsguide. 06 January 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  6. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  7. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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