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.

Check out all Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen 2 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


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.


2. Battery

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.

Check out all Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen 2 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

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[...]

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Quite expensive
  • 52% of sRGB coverage (AUO B156HAN02.1)
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