The Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 I (note the i) looks relatively nondescript from the outside, but this new laptop has developed a new way of using multimedia on the go.
In one of the most unique features we’ve seen in a while, the device has built-in branded wireless earbuds that can be stored in the laptop and offer a whole new audio experience, as Lenovo calls it.
These ThinkBook earbuds automatically charge when placed in a dedicated drawer (where they are charged) and instantly connect (via Bluetooth) to the laptop audio system when removed. To mute and unmute yourself during a call, just double-tap the earbuds.
Chained to your buds
These acoustic peripherals also come with dual microphones and an ambient noise canceler to “make online meetings more effective than ever,”
If that wasn’t clear enough, this business laptop is aimed at WFHomer, small and medium-sized businesses, as well as ROBO (Remote Office / Branch Office) environments.
There’s even a dedicated button to reach Lenovo support faster. Pressing this button will automatically send device details such as the laptop serial number. Unfortunately, there is no zero touch login, a security feature that locks and unlocks your device based on your face and physical presence.
Confusingly, there is the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 i, the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 AMD, the ThinkBook 15p i; Only the first one with an 11th generation Intel processor comes with the earbuds. Expect it to start retailing from $ 569 in October 2020. Note that the ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 i gets these groovy earbuds too.