Inside Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen 2 – disassembly and upgrade options
This is a business device that is not for every budget. However, it has a lot to offer, both in terms of security and longevity.
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen 2
- Intel Core i7-1165G7
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)
- 16GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To take this laptop apart, you have to undo all 8 captive Phillips-head screws. After that, pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool.
It comes with a battery that has a capacity of 57Wh.
3. Мemory and storage
About the memory, the machine has either 8 or 16GB soldered to the motherboard. They can be further expanded thanks to the single SODIMM slot up to 40 or 48GB in total. As for the storage, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot.
4. Cooling system
The cooling setup consists of a heat pipe, a heat sink, and a medium-sized fan. Interestingly, Lenovo has provided a cooling element for the VRMs as well.
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen 2 in-depth review
Lenovo has one of the widest business laptops ranges out there. One of their enterprise notebooks, which are really popular amongst large corporations is the T-series. No, we are not talking about the Indian record label, but for the Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen 2. You know, we are not surprised to see that it comes with Tiger Lake processors. Nor from the optional LTE and Wi-Fi 6 support. In fact, nothing about this device seems groundbreaking. Especially its design. However, it has something that is valued by pretty much everybody in the industry. It is secure, stable, and an all-around finis[...]
- Great spill-resistant backlit keyboard
- Good battery life
- A bunch of privacy and security features
- Dual Thunderbolt 4 support
- Optional LTE card
- Doesn't use PWM to adjust screen brightness (AUO B156HAN02.1)
- There are premium materials in the build
- Decent performance
- Abundance of ports
- Quite expensive
- 52% of sRGB coverage (AUO B156HAN02.1)