Lenovo has a knack for thinking out of the box and giving us innovation, one after another, that completely changes the way we think about laptop. Their latest addition, the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus, is such a joy to work on my projects with. Combining the note-taking capability of the Yoga Book with the portability of the ThinkBook, the ThinkBook Plus has the best user experience by far.
The most groundbreaking innovation is undoubtedly the matte 10.8” E-ink display on the laptop cover. My first impression was that this was only for show – to change the wallpaper so as to customise the laptop to look cool (I chose my DJ name as the display!) Little did I know that the E-ink display can be used to check email notifications, calendar events, date and more, all without even flipping open the laptop cover. Keep this to yourself, but this function is perfect when I am still groggily sleepy in the morning and have to check my calendar events before deciding whether I can afford to snooze or not.
To top it all of is the compatible pen, which gives the whole package more functionality than the usual tablet and smartpen combination. With the ThinkBook Plus’ pen, I can highlight articles (so many Harvard Business Reviews to read!), annotate on PDF, take notes, and sketch diagrams. No matter how fast I can type, I find that handwritten notes are still more efficient. I like how the pen is also magnetic so it can be securely fastened at the side of the laptop. Attending meetings and coffee chats are more interactive now that I do not have to be facing my screen furiously typing what the other party is saying. Instead, I can scribble really quickly and even involve the other person in sketching ideas.
Having two screens in one device is handy, and it makes the affordable cost even more worth it. But Lenovo did not just stop at note-taking functionality. The E-ink display has Alexa for PC function which makes retrieving information easy, and also compatibility with Amazon Kindle, all while the laptop is still snoozing away in sleep mode.
Safe and Sound
Call me careless, but yes, I leave my laptop lying around and unlocked all the time, so it gets concerning when I have access to Whatsapp, Telegram, emails and my socials all within my laptop. The superior security solutions in the ThinkBook Plus is made not just for people like me, but also for business professionals with plenty of private and confidential information stored in their laptops. The Touch Fingerprint Sensor in the power button keeps outsiders away, and the dTPM 2.0 software for an extra layer of security.
Web Conference Star
In a real life meeting or presentation, the things that make me more confident is a power suit and heels. For an online meeting, I am more confident with great WiFi, lighting, webcam, and audio. This is now more important that ever, since I am working from home all the time. My meetings and webinars with the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus has never let me down. Equipped with enhanced WiFi connection, integrated digital microphone and Harman-branded speakers, every Zoom call is seamless. No more choppy sounds, frozen screens, and unclear voice!
In general, the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus is such a great product innovation and it has served me well. I strongly recommend it to anyone looking to boost their productivity up a notch.