Lenovo's upcoming 17-inch ThinkBook Plus could sport an unusually wide main screen

Humza

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Rumor mill: Lenovo’s creator-focused ThinkBook series isn’t exactly new to trying out interesting form-factors featuring dual displays. Now, famous tech leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) has shared an image of what’s likely the upcoming ThinkBook Plus laptop, featuring an extra-wide main display and a secondary stylus-capable screen on the keyboard to help with fine-tuning illustrations.

CES 2022 is just a couple of months away, but it looks like a key product announcement from Lenovo has already leaked. This time, the OEM appears to be refreshing the ThinkBook Plus model with an unusually wide 17-inch display. Last year, we saw Lenovo adding an E Ink display to the notebook’s 2nd-gen model, and it looks like the 3rd-gen iteration could be dropping that in favor of a secondary display next to the keyboard.

Posted on Twitter by @evleaks, the leaked image reveals a stylus-capable screen where a physical numpad would normally reside. Of course, replacing the numpad with a touchscreen allows for much-added functionality, and it'll be interesting to see how productivity and design apps can take advantage of the smaller display.

Unsurprisingly, there's no further information regarding the 17-incher's specifications or pricing, but we can expect Intel's 12th-gen Alder Lake mobile chips under the hood.

In his Twitter thread, Evan Blass also shared pictures of unreleased hardware from other companies that we'd probably see at the upcoming CES. The more interesting ones include a pair of Asus ROG-branded earphones, the Zephyrus Duo 16 gaming laptop and the Surface Pro-like Flow Z13.

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R00sT3R

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Unless your left handed, that screen is going to be really awkward & uncomfortable to use with a pen for drawing with.
 

psycros

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Unless your left handed, that screen is going to be really awkward & uncomfortable to use with a pen for drawing with.

Don't you mean right-handed? As a lefty I'm used to getting the shaft from hardware makers but this laptop is a new level of stupid, unless that digitizer is removable and has Bluetooth.
 

Dimitriid

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Not liking the ultra wide, but I do like the secondary monitor. Would we be able to take it out on it's own to be used like a tablet you just "put away" inside your laptop and use as secondary monitor?

I can't think of very practical reasons why I would want to do that but it's a kind of neat thing to be able to do, specially if it syncs like ok I'll pause my work but take my tablet to my small break outside while I keep an eye on things kinda deal.
 

R00sT3R

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Don't you mean right-handed? As a lefty I'm used to getting the shaft from hardware makers but this laptop is a new level of stupid, unless that digitizer is removable and has Bluetooth.

Nope.

Left handers can rest their arm and wrist on the Laptop chasis for support whilst they draw on the screen. Right handers will have to place their arm on the desk with their wrist having to go up and over the edge of the laptop case...
 

Uncle Al

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It's an interesting concept but unless that extra screen can be programed for specialty applications I just don't see the need or the benefit .....