Lenovo’s rumored 17-inch ThinkBook Plus has a second screen for drawing

Lenovo’s next ThinkBook Plus might be more practical, at least if you’e a budding artist. Well-known leak purveyor Evan Blass has shared what he said is an image of a 17-inch ThinkBook Plus model. Unlike the current 13.3-inch system, though, you wouldn’t have to flip your machine around to use an e-paper display on the back. Instead, you’d have a pen-capable color display next to the keyboard you could use to draw or take handwritten notes.

Blass didn’t share other details, but the 17-inch ThinkBook Plus would seemingly have an extra-wide main display and fit in a full keyboard along with a large trackpad. We’d expect reasonably speedy internals to help drive the second display, much like the vaguely comparable ASUS ZenBook Duo.

It’s not certain when this extra-large ThinkBook Plus would ship. Lenovo has historically reserved some of its largest laptop introductions for CES in January, but that doesn’t preclude the company from a last-minute launch for the holidays. Either way, the image suggests Lenovo hasn’t given up on the Plus concept — if anything, it’s exploring new concepts that might prove appealing for creatives and others who shied away in the past.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.