In the age of near-constant video calls (so many!), being on the move and forgetting your headphones can be a pretty big nuisance.
Lenovo has a pretty elegant solution (via TechRadar), which we haven’t seen on a laptop before. The company’s new ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 i has integrated Bluetooth wireless earbuds.
When I say integrated I mean it: The earbuds are literally stored within the laptop. Even better, they charge when they’re stored, and Lenovo says they will automatically connect to the laptop audio when taken out. Other features include dual mics and environmental noise cancellation, as well as muting/unmuting with a double tap on the earbuds.
Of course, you still have to remember to put them back into their little drawer after using them. But as long as you do that, it’s comforting to know that the earbuds are going wherever your laptop goes.
Other than the earbuds, the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 i (that’s an awful name, Lenovo) can be had with either an 11th gen Intel Core i7 processor or an AMD Ryzen 4000 series processor, up to 40GB of RAM and up to 1TB SSD or up to 2TB HDD.
Depending on the variant you choose, you can either have integrated Intel Iris X or UHD graphics, an Nvidia GeForce MX450 graphics card or an integrated AMD Radeon graphics card. The laptop has a 15.6-inch display (a touchscreen version is also available), and either a 45Wh battery that offers 6 hours of work time, or a 60Wh battery that’s good for eight hours of work.
To make things so much more confusing, Lenovo only ships the integrated earbuds with the Intel variant, and even then only with select models.
Finally, the laptop (both variants) comes with a decent number of ports, including one Thunderbolt 4 port, one USB-C port, two USB-A ports, a HDMI port, a 4-in-1 card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It weighs 3.75lbs or more, depending on the configuration.