Lenovo’s ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 is an Ultrawide Laptop With Two Screens

Lenovo is looking at the future of work, and it’s pulling out some unexpected solutions.

Lenovo is looking at the future of work, and it’s pulling out some unexpected solutions. At CES 2022, its new ThinkBook laptops for small businesses are a little weird, but in interesting ways.

The standout notebook is the ThinkBook Plus Gen 3, with a 17.3-inch, 21:10 ultrawide primary touch display with a 3072 x 1330 resolution at 120 Hz (because your spreadsheets need faster refresh?). That aspect ratio makes room for a secondary, 8-inch touchscreen next to the keyboard, with a resolution of 800 x 1280. The ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 will launch in May starting at $1,399. 

You can write or draw on that secondary screen with a stylus that’s housed in one of the laptop’s hinges. Some people prefer full-size pens, though I typically prefer the convenience of a stylus that you can store in the laptop because I’m less likely to lose it, so I’m all for that decision.

We got a chance to see the ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 at a Lenovo press event this week and were impressed with all the use cases for the secondary screen. First, company reps showed a demo of Adobe Lightroom where image thumbnails appeared on the second screen and you could open them on the main display by tapping. Then they demoed a feature which lets you zoom in on just a particular part of the screen so, while the main display was showing all of Adobe Lightroom’s menus and content, the second screen was zoomed in on a particular segment of the image.

ThinkBook Plus Gen 3

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