Lenovo ThinkBook Plus G2 ITG pricing and configurations
The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus G2 I reviewed costs $1,575.40 and comes with an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1160G7 CPU with Integrated Iris Xe Graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD for storage. It also comes with a built-in Lenovo pen.
The other version of the ThinkBook Plus G2 features an 11th Gen Core i5-1130G7 CPU with Integrated Iris Xe Graphics, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, the integrated pen and costs $1,578.85.
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus G2 ITG design
The unique design of the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus G2 sets it apart from rivals on the market thanks to its innovative E-ink display on the back of the lid. The rest of the laptop’s chassis is made from a textured flecked gunmetal grey aluminum that exudes an elegant business vibe.
This is the second iteration of the ThinkBook Plus and Lenovo revamped the E-ink design making the screen 12 inches instead of the original 10.8, and improving the screen’s resolution so that it matches the main screens 2560 x 1600-pixels, which improves the overall experience. When the laptop’s powered off, the E-ink screen nibbles microscopic amounts of battery power so that the rear screen shows an image of your choosing and adds a nice amount of joie de vivre.
In many ways, the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus G2 design reminds me of the X1 Nano. When you open the lid to view the main screen you’re met with the scalloped keyboard that our X1 Nano reviewer mentions, a perfectly sized touchpad, and the lovely, colorful 2560 x 1600-pixel nearly bezel-free display. The webcam is located at the top center of the display and has a security shutter to keep prying eyes out.
The G2’s textured surfaces with a hint of flair with blingy accents like the chromed-out Lenovo logo on the right edge of the deck. It’s just a very aesthetically pleasing design that’s business-suit handsome.
There’s a fingerprint scanner in the power button that is compatible with
allowing you to lock and unlock the laptop with your fingertip. Windows Hello
Measuring 11.7 x 8.2 x 0.5 inches and weighing 2.6 pounds, the ThinkBook Plus G2 is matched in weight by the
with the latter being slightly larger (12.7 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches). The Acer Swift 3 (2021) (11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6) and Dell XPS 13 (12.1 x 7.6 x 0.6 inches) both weigh 2.8 pounds, so our group is pretty evenly matched in weight and overall dimensions. HP Spectre x360 13 (2021) Lenovo ThinkBook Plus G2 ITG ports
The ThinkBook Plus G2 comes with one 3.5mm combo audio jack, two
Thunderbolt 4 ports on the left-hand side.
On the right side, we find the fingerprint reader power button, as well as a garage for the included stylus.
Our review unit came with a small port hub that features a
, an HDMI port, and oddly enough, a VGA port just in case you ever travel back in time to 1994. USB-Type A port Lenovo ThinkBook Plus G2 ITG display
The Swift 3’s
, 2560 x 1600-pixel IPS 13.3-inch is crisp and bright with vivid color saturation. I watched a couple of episodes of Cowboy Bebop on display and the ThinkBook rendered the wide color palette of the show very nicely as it reproduced the kaleidoscope of imagery that is the live-action version of the anime classic. Skin tones were accurately reproduced and Mustafa Shakir’s beautiful grey-blue eyes were captivating during close-ups as he portrayed Jet Black. Speaking of eye color, during the first episode’s initial scene where Asimov uses the red-eye, the shot of his eyes was very nicely reproduced by the ThinkBook Plus G2’s display. Netflix
Due to its weight and size, the G2 is a great little laptop to binge-watch your favorite shows on while traveling or at your local coffee spot.
I know it’s not a
p but, I did play some Borderlands 2 on it, and its rainbow of animated graphics were saturated nicely, as were the explosive blood splatters caused by my sniper’s rifle. gaming lapto
Our team of highly skilled lab ninjas measured the panel’s color reproduction, the ThinkBook Plus scored 79.6% of the DCI-P3
, which is below the ultraportable average of 84.4%. The XPS 13 led our group with a DCI-P3 score of 81.3% followed by the Swift 3 with 72.9% and the Spectre x360 (67%). color gamut
The ThinkBook Plus G2 display averages 387 nits of
, which is a smidge brighter than the 383 nit average. The Dell XPS registered 417 nits, with the Spectre x360 coming in with 391 nits while the Swift 3’s 300 nits place it way below the average. brightness Lenovo ThinkBook Plus G2 ITG E-Ink display and pen
The 12-inch, 2560 x 1600-pixel E-ink display on the outside of the lid, is an improvement over the original 10.8-inch version. Leveling up the resolution creates more functionality, allowing users to read documents, presentations, or books as well as use the browser and other apps you would normally view on the main screen.
The E-Ink display will feel familiar to anyone that has used an E-ink e-reader like a
or Nook. Kindle