Companies are increasingly pushing wireless headphones, and this trend will inevitably affect computers as well. With the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2, the first laptop with a built-in pair of wireless headphones, Lenovo takes things further.
It is a fact that is now official. Lenovo installed a small tray on the right side of the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 that holds a pair of wireless headphones when pulled out.
Like most wireless headphones with ‘True Wireless’ technology, the headphones that this new Lenovo laptop incorporates connect to the laptop automatically when the user removes them from their tray, and they also integrate touch sensors on the sides to turn the device on and off and activate some functions such as changing songs or stopping sound playback. The tray where the headphones are inserted serves to store them and acts as a charger that recharges their battery.
Unfortunately, the drawback of integrating portable headphones into a laptop is that whether you want to take a simple walk or if you are about to take a flight, the laptop must retain battery power to, in turn, be able to use the headphones and charge them when they are downloaded, which may be impractical. On the other hand, most wireless headphones on the market are very easy to wear and can connect without restrictions to any device.
And while integrating wireless headphones into a laptop has its advantages, the reality is that wireless headphones sold independently are much more convenient to use. Plus, there’s another problem: Replacing the earbuds would be a hassle if one goes missing. So it’s hard to imagine that this gesture from Lenovo will become a trend for other companies that make laptops to imitate, but it’s a good starting point.
Even so, we must recognize Lenovo’s effort with this new product. If the company had not dared to try, none of its competitors would have done so in the short term.
The ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 is a relatively simple laptop. Its screen is a 15-inch monitor with Full HD technology, the CPU it integrates is an 11th generation Intel, it has up to 40 GB of RAM and different HDD or SSD with varying capacities of storage depending on the model, Thunderbolt 4 technology and optionally an Nvidia MX450 graphics card, plus built-in wireless headphones. There is a variant of the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 with Ryzen 4000 for those consumers who prefer AMD CPUs.
The aesthetic design of the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 is characterized by very thin edges, which offer a screen-to-frame ratio of 88%. Its casing is made of metal, and it has a device that can be activated to cover the webcam and protect the user’s privacy. Although the built-in headphones have limitations, consumers who purchase the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 will still enjoy a reasonably complete laptop.
Lastly, Lenovo is expanding its ThinkBook laptop line with refreshed versions of its products. In addition to the ThinkBook 15, the ThinkBook 13s Gen 2, ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 AMD, ThinkBook 14 Gen, ThinkBook 14s Yoga, and ThinkBook 15 p I have been launched, all of which feature new displays, chassis, and components.
Between the months of October and December, the new Lenovo ThinkBooks will be launched progressively. Prices start at $550 for the ThinkBook 15 Gen Arist with an AMD processor (or $570 for the Intel model) and go up to $940 for the ThinkBook 15 p I, the most expensive model in this new range of laptops. ThinkBook.
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