While every other big-name tech outfit is coming up with new ways to slap on a flexible display on their products, Lenovo is switching to a different approach. At CES 2020 almost every other manufacturer is showcasing a laptop with a foldable screen. Understanding the challenge when it comes to the limitations of a bendable screen, the Chinese tech giant is exploring the idea of dual screens. As such it is presenting the ThinkBook Plus – a laptop with an E-paper display on its lid.

The technology is a popular option for e-book readers such as Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite and others. Therefore, Lenovo is taking advantage of the unused space on the external surface of its laptops. The ThinkBook Plus sports a 13.3-inch Full-HD IPS panel for its primary display. When the lid closes, that’s when the 10.8-inch E-Ink monochromatic display springs into action.

According to the manufacturer, users can use the E-paper touchscreen to take notes, read documents, draw, and get notification alerts. Moreover, the ThinkBook Plus ships with a Lenovo Precision Pen as a bonus. Owners can apparently fire up the secondary display even when the primary system is shut down. Likewise, it is possible to use both at the same time.

The ThinkBook Plus is relying on a 10th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU with Intel UHD graphics. The memory is available in either 8 GB or 16 GB DDR4 configurations. Internal SSD storage, on the other hand, is up to 512 GB. For extra security, the laptop’s power button houses a fingerprint scanner. Meanwhile, audio quality should be top-notch with the twin 2-Watt HARMAN-tuned, Dolby-certified speakers. Finally, the 45-Wh battery lasts up to 10 hours and supports RapidCharge technology.

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