The Best Inventions of 2021
November 10, 2021 6:15 AM EST

Laptops tend to be pretty similar affairs, at least superficially—all of them are equipped with keyboards, track pads and screens. Lenovo’s new ThinkBook Plus stands out by offering two screens in a single machine. In addition to the usual 13-in. display, the laptop ($1,578 and up) sports a second screen on the outside of its lid—a fully functional e-ink display that turns the computer into a tablet when it’s closed, eliminating the need for a separate device for reading or note taking. At just over 2.5 lb., the ThinkBook Plus has the weight of a laptop, but lets you leave your hefty hardcover books at home. —Patrick Lucas Austin

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