ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid
There are plenty of laptops that can double as tablets, but those two-in-ones rarely run both Windows and Android. That’s exactly what the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid, just announced at CES 2024, promises to deliver. Lenovo’s new hybrid device can switch between the two operating systems depending on how you’re using it. Want to use it as a tablet? Just detach the 14-inch 2.8K OLED screen from its base and it turns into an Android tablet. Reattach it to the keyboard base and it kicks back into Windows mode.
The ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid comes after tech companies including Apple have attempted to find a middle ground between positioning tablets as a larger extension of your smartphone and a laptop replacement.
Specifications of device
The specs for both devices are pretty solid. The laptop is the beefier of the two packing an Intel Core Ultra 7 processor, up to 32GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage, Wi-Fi 6e and sizable 75Whr battery. The tablet on the other hand consists of a 14-inch 2.8K OLED screen with stylus input, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, 12GB of RAM and a 38Whr battery. It also houses two rear cameras (13MP + 5MP) and a full HD IR selfie cam that the laptop can also use when the two are attached.
Lenovo announced that the ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid will likely go on sale in the US in the second quarter of 2024 and will be priced around $1,999, which is approximately Rs 1,65,000. We have yet to hear from Lenovo if the device will come to India, but it will be fascinating to see how it works –– especially the software side of it.