It’s been a couple weeks since CES earlier this month – a show somewhat downsized from exhibitors pulling out for health and safety concerns. Lenovo relocated to a suite in New York City, which made it much easier for us driving up to the city instead of flying out to Vegas. We got to check out updated versions of their X1 business and Legion gaming lines of laptops as well as their new ThinkPad Z’s, each upgraded with higher grade components and specs – and while we are very excited to get our hands on extended reviews for a great lineup, there was one notebook they had that was just a little bit different.
The wide format two-screen laptop was the ThinkBook Plus Gen 3, which was hit with a complete generational change over the Gen 2 (which you can check out here). Here are the upgraded specs for this new model:
- 12th Gen Intel Core H-Series processors
- Up to 32GB LPDDR5 and 2TB Solid State storage
- 17.3-inch primary display, 21:10 ultra-wide aspect ratio with 3072×1440 resolution at 120Hz, up to 400nits brightness and 90% screen-to-body (STB) ratio with Dolby Vision support and Low Blue Light with TÜV Rheinland EyeSafe certification
- 8-inch second LCD touch glass display with 800×1280 resolution
- Integrated digital pen with ColorKing Plus and digital Pantone libraries
- Smart Power button with integrated Fingerprint Reader
- FHD Infrared Camera with physical privacy shutter
- Harman/Kardon developed Dolby Atmos Speaker System
- Wi-Fi 6E
- Backlit Keyboard and glass Click Pad
Equipped with TPM 2.0 for security and Intel Iris Xe graphics, the Gen 3 is specced as a crossover / multi-purpose daily machine weighs in at 4.4lbs, and can also be charged wirelessly with the optional charging mat.0
Our short time with the Gen 3 was great and we are looking forward to what we can do with it using our own app suites and daily use with work applications and media consumption – and on some level to see how this will affect games playable on the Iris Xe.
… granted if they made one of these with an RTX 30 series inside it would be an extremely niche machine made, well… just for us.
The ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 will be available in May of this year, starting at $1,399.