CES 2022

Lenovo’s ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 has a second screen next to the keyboard

Everything about the ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 is nuts from the second screen's location to the 21:10 main display.

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The ThinkBook Plus Gen 3’s screen is 17.3-inches. That’s already a pretty big screen for a laptop, with an equally wide aspect ratio of 21:10. But Lenovo is taking it a step further by including a whole other 8-inch LCD touchscreen next to the keyboard.

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The company imagines the screen being used as a notepad during a meeting using the included stylus, or maybe a calculator when you’re working in Excel, or even a mirror of your smartphone so you don’t have to pull it out of your pocket.

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Other ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 specs:

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Lenovo isn’t the first to the dual-screen setup. Asus has tried multiple different versions of the concept with its Duo line (pictured here). Lenovo’s placement might just make more sense.

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You’ll notice there’s some untapped real estate. I’m not talking about the palm rests. I’m not a monster, you’ve got to put your wrists somewhere when you’re typing.

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That’s right, I’m talking about the laptop cover. Put a screen there.

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A previous version of the ThinkBook Plus actually featured an E Ink display on the cover. My humble suggestion for the ThinkBook Plus Gen 4 is to keep the new 8-inch inner keyboard display and bring the rear one back. That’s a free idea, Lenovo.

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$1,399

Starting price for the ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 when it releases in May 2022.

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