Right here, We have the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5. It looks like your standard Windows laptop, but when you take the display off, it becomes an Android tablet. So, if you’re just looking at this.
It looks like your generic 14-inch Windows laptop. It’s a little bit thicker and a little bit heavier than you might expect from a laptop this size. But that’s because it’s essentially two machines inside. In the keyboard or the hybrid dock station, you’ve got a full Windows experience. And then up here, you have your Android tablet. So, they’re two separate machines, which adds a lot.
To the weight. It does give you a lot of versatility by having two separate machines to do whatever you want. Maybe you’re personal on your Android tablet side and then your business on your Windows PC side. Of course, the fact that they’re two separate machines does create a slight problem. The fact that you have a wholly separate operating system up here and then down here does cause some trade-offs. For example, when you take the tablet off, you’re not going to get continuity. What you were doing on your Windows laptop is not going to immediately transfer over to the Android side. But you do get file sharing, so if you save a file on your Windows machine, then you can access that on your Android machine. So that adds some convenience to it when you want to be doing some sort of hybrid work environment.
Another benefit of the hybrid design is that on the bolt port on the side, you could plug in a USB-C Monitor. And then when you take the tablet out, the Windows machine would still be operating just as expected. So that could allow you to be in the middle of a meeting, for example, on the window side, take this off and start writing notes on the Android side. As far as an.
Android tablet, it’s pretty big at 14 inches, but it’s pretty light in the hand. I feel like it would be okay to hold this for an hour or so without getting too much wrist strain. You’ve got your full selection of buttons. You have a power button on the side, and then you have your volume buttons over here. You have no.
The problem going back and forth between portrait and landscape mode. And then you have all the Android features that you would expect, including the Google Play store, all your favorite apps, and all your favorite streaming services. And then on the back, you have a dual-camera.
The system is pretty unique for a laptop. You have a 13-megapixel primary lens paired with a 5-megapixel ultra-wide. So that should allow you to get some versatility with your photography. Of course, we’re not sure why you’d be doing a lot of photography with your laptop, but people do use tablets for photography all the time. And because this is Lenovo and it takes privacy very seriously, at the top, you have a camera shutter button. So you can turn off your webcam with a.
Hardware switch that works for both the Windows side and the Android side. If you’re concerned about performance inside the Windows part of the machine, you have an Intel Core processor, pretty powerful. And then up here, you have a slightly older Qualcomm processor for Android. It’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, which is approaching 2 years old. However, that is a flagship processor that is certainly plenty powerful for most of your Android experiences. Lenovo is going.
To make this available in the second quarter of 2024, it’s going to start at $1,999. So that’s pretty expensive, but remember, you’re getting two machines here. A 14-inch Android tablet and a powerful Windows laptop, all in one. This could be a good solution for people who are looking for two separate devices and want to save some money and some space in their backpacks.