[Specs, Info, and Prices] Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 – quirkier than ever
About a year and a half ago, we reviewed the Gen 1 ThinkBook Plus, and just by looking at the Gen 3, you can see that a lot has changed. The E-Ink screen was cool and all, but it wasn’t really useful unless you read or look at documents a lot.
What Lenovo has decided to do for the Gen 3 laptop is to stretch out the main display, giving us an ultrawide panel that creators will enjoy, along with a secondary display, which should give a similar experience to the Zephyrus Duo from ASUS, but on a much more professional-looking device.
Today we are giving you a quick overview of the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3.
The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 will be available in May with a starting price of US$1,399.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3: Full Specs
The laptop looks massive, but has great dimensions and weight, stopping the scales at 2.00 kg, while having a profile of only 17.9mm. In terms of design, we see a thin exterior with sharp edges and rounded corners. Lenovo has given any info about the build materials, but as most ThinkBooks have been made out of metal, we would hope that this large device, which needs durability, has a metal chassis as well. The keyboard is off-centered and lacks a NumPad, leaving a large area to the secondary display, which can act as one. You also have a large touchpad which looks really big.
The main panel has a very wide 21:10 aspect ratio, which also gives you a lot of room on both the X and Y-axis. It has a 17.3-inch diagonal and a resolution of 3072x1440p. The panel comes with 100% DCI-P3 coverage, but we also hope for matching color accuracy. The secondary panel has an 8-inch diagonal and a resolution of 800x1200p, which can work as a drawing board with the added Color Pick stylus, which can be found on the back.
Specifications and features
In terms of specs, we have two Alder Lake P-series processors, with either the Core i5-1250P or the Core i7-1270P. Both CPUs have 12 cores and 16 threads, with a mix of performance and efficiency cores. The Iris Xe Graphics G7 is resent on both processors, with the one inside the Core i5 having a slightly lower amount of Execution Units. However, both of them will do fine in daily tasks, some light gaming, and professional work.
Features-wise, you have Harman/Kardon stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and decent I/O coverage, with two USB Type-A ports, two USB Type-C ports, an HDMI port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
- 410 x 228.7 x 17.9 mm (16.14" x 9.00" x 0.70")
- 2.00 kg (4.4 lbs)
- Starting at $0.00