Weird and bizarre design is what makes the high-end Windows laptop market arrive. Brands like ASUS keep on coming up with new gimmicks to make their products interesting. Now, Lenovo is in it too with the ThinkBook Plus Gen 3.
The new Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 is the first laptop to have an ultrawide display. It’s a 17.3-inch panel with a 21:10 aspect ratio and a 3K resolution at 3072 x 1440 pixels. It also has a fast 120Hz refresh rate, 400-nits peak brightness, >90% STBR, and Dolby Vision.
To take advantage of the extra real-estate, Lenovo attached a secondary 8-inch display on this thing, dominating the left side of the keyboard. Unlike what ASUS did, this is a full-on, tablet-like touchscreen on its own. It doesn’t double as a touchpad as it has a dedicated one in its traditional location.
Made for multitasking, the secondary screen can display “time-saving” apps, widgets, and has an express app launcher. You can also jot down notes while in a video meeting using the Pen stylus tucked behind the device.
Powering this monstrosity is up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, with up to 32GB of RAM and 2TB of storage.
Despite its sheer size, this thing is only 17.9mm thick, pushing Lenovo to put the HDMI, 1x USB Type-A 3.1 Gen 1, and 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports on the back. The headphone/mic combo and USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 are on the right side.
The device then ships with Windows 11 Pro operating system, up to 11-hour battery life, has Integrated Intel Iris X graphics, 2x 2W Harman Kardon stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, FHD webcam with IR, WiFI 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, backlit keyboard with glass touchpad, and a 100W USB Type-C power adapter.
Select markets can get the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 starting May 2022 for USD1,399 (around Php71,800).