What you need to know
- Lenovo unveiled the new ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 today.
- The laptop will be available with 11th Gen Intel or AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors.
- The ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 will be available in October starting at $949.
Lenovo announced a slew of ThinkBooks today, and the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 is the biggest laptop from the bunch. The laptop will come in three variants, the ThinkBook 15p i, which is a high performance variant with an NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti and an X-Rite Pantone certified display, the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 i, which has an 11th Gen Intel processor, and the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 AMD, which is powered by an AMD Ryzen 4000 Series mobile processor. The laptop will be available in October starting at $949.
The ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 has a nice set of internals for a laptop in its category, including Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, and the latest processors. It also has a unique feature built into its body, Versa Bay that allows you to sore its earbuds directly within the body of the laptop. Storing the earbuds within the laptop charges them and instantly pairs them to the PC. The integrated wireless earbuds are optional if you prefer to use another setup for your audio.
The display of the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 is FHD and has 100 percent sRGB. It also supports touch, which is especially handy when the laptop is folded flat.
|Category||Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
|Display||15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) TN Anti-glare display|
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-glare display
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS 100% sRBG color gamut Anti-glare display
15.6" Touch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-glare display
|Processor||Up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7|
AMD processors also available
|Graphics||Integrated Intel Iris Xe|
Integrated Intel UHD
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
|Memory||Up to 40GB dual-channel DDR4|
|Storage||Up to 2TBD 5400rpm HDD|
Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 SSD
|Security||Smart Power Button with Fingerprint Reader|
ThinkShutter Camera Cover
TPM 2.0 (firmware)
Kensington NanoSaver lock slot
|Ports||1 x Thunderbolt 4|
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (USB+DP+PD)
2 x USB 3.2 Type-A (with one Always On)
4-in-1 Card Reader
|Wireless||Up to Wi-Fi 6|
|Audio||Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio|
|Battery||Up to 6 hours with 45Wh battery|
Up to 8 hours with 60Wh
|Weight||Starts at 1.7kg/3.75lbs.|
|Dimensions||357 x 235 x 18.9mm|
14.05 x 9.25 x 0.74 inches
The ThinkBook 15 15 Gen 2 packs the specs to handle a demanding professional workload. With Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, and Thunderbolt 4, it supports modern connectivity across the board. It also has several graphics options to meet your specific workflow.
The ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 should go on sale in October with a starting price of $949, though it's worth noting that the $949 starting price is for the high-performance model. At this time, Lenovo has only shared detailed specifications and pricing for select models. The company is expected to share pricing and details of all variants of the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 in the future.
A unique way to listen.
The Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 has new processors, several graphics options, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5 built right in. It also has another unique item built in, a pair of earbuds that can charge directly inside the laptop.
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