The Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 I (note i) looks relatively insignificant from the outside, but this new laptop has paved the way for a new way of consuming media on the go.
In what is one of the more unique features we’ve seen for a while, the device offers branded integrated wireless earbuds that can be stored inside the laptop, delivering what Lenovo calls a whole new audio experience.
These ThinkBook earbuds charge automatically when placed in a dedicated drawer (where they charge) and instantly connect to the laptop’s audio system (via Bluetooth) when taken out. To mute and unmute the sound during calls, just double-tap the earphones.
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These acoustic peripheral devices are also equipped with dual microphones and ambient noise cancellation to “make online meetings more effective than ever,”
If that wasn’t clear enough, this the business laptop is intended for WFHomers, small and medium enterprises and ROBO (remote office / branch) environments.
There is also a dedicated button to reach Lenovo support faster; pressing it will automatically send the device details such as the laptop serial number. Unfortunately, there is no Zero Touch login, a security feature that locks and unlocks your device depending on your face and physical presence.
Confusingly, there are the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 i, the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 AMD, the ThinkBook 15p i; only the former, which features an 11th generation Intel processor, will ship with the earphones. Expect it to go on sale from October 2020 starting at $ 569. Note that the ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 will also have these great earbuds.