Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid: Blending Windows, Android in one device

ThinkBook Plus Hybrid in laptop mode functions like a normal Windows laptop
The image shows a Lenovo ThinkBook 2-in-1 tablet. — Lenovo
The image shows a Lenovo ThinkBook 2-in-1 tablet. — Lenovo

With Lenovo’s latest 2-in-1 laptop, the quest to come across the ideal 2-in-1 laptop has come to an end, finally.

Lenovo, a major player in the realm of computing-centric manufacturing, pulled the cloak off the futuristic tablet at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show 2024 (CES).

ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid is the device that has made crystal clear the blurry line to differentiate between the prowess dug inside Android and Windows.

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Merging to get the best of both, the laptop showcases that Android has a better touch interface than Windows, and Windows has a better laptop interface than Android.

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid laptop mode

When you’re in laptop mode, the ThinkBook Plus Hybrid functions like a normal Windows laptop. But when you pull the display off the laptop, it fully goes like an Android tablet.

ThinkBook Plus Hybrid specs and key configuration

The lower portion of the gadget, designated as the Windows section, features an Intel Core Ultra 7 Processor, 32GB RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a 75WHr battery.

In contrast, the upper portion is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, 12GB RAM, 256GB flash storage, and a 38WHr battery. Both sections utilise a common 14-inch 2.8K OLED display.

The laptop-tablet conversion

The conversion process it offers is incredibly simple. Without any complicated switches or special procedures, you just have to simply pull on the tablet until it disconnects. It is also anticipated that issues, if any, will be resolved before the laptop officially launches in Q2 of this year.

When the two computers merge into one, there is limited communication between them. For instance, if you are working on an important presentation in Windows mode, you cannot simply detach the tablet and continue working on the presentation. Instead, you will have to manually share or transfer files between the two operating systems.

Price and availability

Priced at $1,999 for the base model, the ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid is expected to ship in Q2 of this year.