No matter how advanced a laptop you may get, you are always going to need to accessorize your computer according to your needs. Whether you need a source to charge your device while you are away from an electrical socket just so that you can complete your work on your project even if you are on a flight to meet a client, for that you can use a power bank or a docking station, or you can have the need to send files to another device using a USB connector or HDMI cable, the point is that you need to choose accessories.
Accessories should be chosen wisely while keeping your needs in mind; you need to be very vigilant and keep a few perimeters in mind when you buy accessories. They are required to simplify your lives so the chosen accessories should not be very complicated, and they should be user-friendly. Needless to say, business laptops need some accessories too considering businessmen and women need accessories to improve the capability of their devices and make their work easier and less complicated, they will need them to give a better presentation or to increase the productivity of their work.
It is significant to view all the features and specifications of the accessories you are thinking of buying because, as mentioned before, the accessories should meet one’s requirements. So, here is a list if a few ThinkPad accessories that may help you choose better:
It is one of the biggest nightmares that you are working on an important business project or has to give a presentation, and suddenly your laptop gives you the low battery warning sign and a cherry on top; you do not access to any power sockets. Well, it will be no issue now with the ThinkPad 90W Pro Dock. It is made uniquely and designed according to the needs of the new generation of ThinkPad laptops. ThinkPad 90W Pro Dock has 6 USB connections and comes with an included ThinkPad AC Adapter and which can be connected to a power source, to LAN, and as well as to workplace accessories such as a keyboard, printer, mouse, scanner, projectors or more than one screen displays. The ThinkPad 90W Pro Dock has another advantage; one of the USB ports can be used for mobile charging as well, even if your laptop is not with you.
It is very light-weight and weighs only 2.01 lbs. r 0.91 kg, which makes it super easy to carry along with you besides the minimum operating temperature is 5 degrees Celsius, and minimum operating humidity is 8%, which makes the efficiency of Dock Station higher.
It contains three 2.0 USB ports one of which supports always-on USB charging, the rest three are 3.0 USB ports. It supports 10/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, which is suitable for managing your business. There is one DisplayPort 1.2, one, DVI-D and one VGA, it gives perfect video quality. ThinkPad 90W Pro Dock Station also contains a Stereo/Mic Combo Audio Port as well as a security lock hole which increases the privacy, there is an eject button available for one-step system removal which makes it highly user-friendly and it is not hectic to detach your device. And it charges your ThinkPad at a good pace.
What’s in the Box:
- The ThinkPad Pro Dock
- Two Security Keys
- ThinkPad 90W AC adapter
- Power cord
Although a little costly, there is no match for the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Station which is powered by Intel Thunderbolt 3 technology. You will be provided a space-saving workstation because you can easily connect your laptop or tablet or smartphone to the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock, it will make your work more productive. This dock station provides a perfect 4K video performance with amazingly quick data transfer. It is a continuous source of power for your laptop and mobile devices due to the Thunderbolt port and always-on USB charging 3.0 port, it is a dock station that you can trust to fulfill your needs. The output power is of 60W and it is the perfect pairing for the ThinkPad X1 rapid charging.
ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock provides a UHD video experience with dual video output and gives up to three FHD displays so that you can do multiple tasks at once, you can also connect it with other devices right away using a single cable
The Thunderbolt port present at the front gives the most remarkable result; it offers a speed of up to 40Gbps data transfer which is about 4 times faster than an average dock station. For the business folks out there, your IT team can now easily manage selected ThinkPad systems with simple solutions like PXE boot, and Wake-On LAN. It asks the IT to identify the system which makes your dock station more secure and boosts your privacy.
What’s in the Box:
- The ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock
- 135W slim tip AC Power adapter
- Power cord
- Thunderbolt 3 Cable
- Setup Poster
The ThinkPad USB keyboard is a compact and a full-size slim keyboard which comes with a TrackPoint; it is truly a legendary invention. This keyboard has the same design, and functions of the keyboard of ThinkPad laptops. In addition the ThinkPad Compact keyboard contains the scissor lift key mechanism which adjusts the keyboard to your comfort. It possesses larger keys also more space between keys which helps in typing accurately and quickly.
It is incorporated with a TrackPoint which ensures that there is no need of an external mouse; it contains the function keys of ThinkPad and Windows 8. There are keys present for volume control & brightness control. And is extremely portable and weighs only 440 g or 0.97 lbs.
What’s in the Box:
- Three-year Warranty Poster
- USB cable for charging
The ThinkPad X1 Wireless Touch Mouse is extremely slim and of lightweight but that does not decrease its reliability. It is a dual-mode travel mouse and can be easily kept in the pocket of your clothes and pants and you can take it with you wherever you desire. The X1 Mouse is precisely made for travelling purpose so that it increases your productivity even if you are on a flight to a foreign land. You can flip the mouse and can use its integrated touchpad presenter to change slides easily.
Another commendable feature is that it charges insanely quick like one minute of charging can give up to one hour of use, and the mouse itself has a battery life of one month which is very convenient when you are travelling as it is impossible to charge the mouse again and again. You can choose between the traditional wireless and Bluetooth modes. Lenovo’s goal here was to make it extremely user-friendly and that’s why there are multiple LED indicators present to show battery status for a trouble-free experience, you will not have to constantly worry about it running out of battery suddenly as the mouse itself will let you know before such thing occurs.
What’s in the Box:
- ThinkPad X1 Wireless Touch Mouse
- Charging Cable
- Setup warranty poster
- Safety flyer for lithium battery
ThinkPad Workstation Dock, having a width of 15.83in and a lightweight of 2.16 lbs. or 0.97 kg, is a re-designed Dock Station which comes along with a ThinkPad 230W AC Adapter; it improves your work productivity and also gives you multiple options for connections. Workstation dock can support up to 4k2k(3840×2160)@60Hz via either one of two DisplayPorts, or to support dual 4k2k@30Hz via the two DisplayPorts. The actual video output on the dock depends on the video performance of the system because of the video signal which is passing through from system to the Workstation Dock. Some of the video ports do have exclusive use and are also dependent on the configuration of docked ThinkPad. The input power of this Workstation Dock is 230W which is highly beneficial for business laptops.
There are six 3.0 ports, one of which supports always-on USB charging because of which you can connect your mobile or tablet to the Workstation Dock to charge them even if the laptop is not available for the time being. The 10/1000 Gigabit Ethernet is more than enough to manage an enterprise or business. ThinkPad 230W Workstation Dock contains two DisplayPorts 1.2, one DVI-D, one HDMI 1.4 and one VGA. There is also one Stereo/Mic Combo Audio Port and it provides a flawless video quality which is hard to obtain from other dock stations. The Security Lock secures both your ThinkPad laptop and your dock to your desk with a single key; this is a highly convenient feature. It gives a physical rear alignment for a perfect dock each and every time. It occupies a small space on the desk which is favourable to the user.
What’s in the box:
- ThinkPad Workstation dock
- ThinkPad 230W AC adapter
- Power cord
- 1 Year Warranty
The Essential Backpack is budget-friendly but there is no compromise in the quality of this backpack, it is composed of durable, lightweight nylon and weighs only 870 g or 1.92 lbs. This backpack contains protective laptop compartment for your ThinkPad laptop. It has comfortable shoulder straps, a padded carry handle and trolley strap, a hidden security pocket to protect all your belongings, and also has a plenty of storage space so that you can carry other things besides your laptop too. The zipper is of red color so that it compliments your ThinkPad laptops and gives a stylish and modern look.
The Essential Backpack is a polybag made out of 100% polyester and contains a separate and padded notebook compartment so that your laptop remains protected and also has a convenient front storage pocket. There are water bottle holders and accessory pockets on the side so that you can keep your earphones, chargers, and adapters in these pockets, making it easy for you to carry around all your essential items on your back without any care while your hands are entirely free. It can be used for ThinkPad notebook computers that are up to 15.6″ wide (380.6 x 270 x 36.6mm). This Essential Backpack has a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
What’s in the Box:
- ThinkPad Essential Backpack
With an extremely light-weight of only 480g or 1.05 lbs. and a minimum operating temperature of 0 degrees Celsius, the ThinkPad Hybrid USB-C with USB-A dock can be used to expand the efficiency of any computer, whether its old or new. It can be used to manage objects on an enterprise-level using PXE boot and MAC address pass-through. The ThinkPad Hybrid USB-C with USB-A docking station provides three 3.1 USB ports and also comes with a USB-C to USB-A adapter so that laptops that are not from Lenovo or USB-C laptop computers could also be connected by it. This Hybrid Dock improves the performance of Lenovo USB-C Laptops and tablets through USB-C connection, it also enhances the performance of previous-generation and market laptops through the USB-C to USB-A adaptor, because of this feature you only need one dock to manage your laptops.
Provides up to dual UHD 4K display with DisplayPort and HDMI port; DisplayPort gives resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz; whereas the HDMI port gives 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz; the maximum resolution is the resolution which can be supported by the dock, but the actual resolution provided on the display will depend on laptop and will vary accordingly. It also gives a very fast data transfer speed on the three USB 3.1 gen2 ports, the speed can be up to 10Gbps. The current ThinkPad laptops, Rapid Charge technology is also compatible with ThinkPad Hybrid Dock.
What’s in the Box:
- ThinkPad Hybrid USB-C with USB-A Dock
- USB-C to USB-A adapter cable
- 135W AC Adapter
- Setup poster
- Warranty poster
It is essential to make ease of doing things to increase efficiency and productivity. Getting ThinkPad laptop accessories can add up much more efficiency and workflow to your everyday tasks with ease of connectivity and convenience.
- Ease of doing everyday task
- Increases workflow
- Reliability & Productivity
- Added expense
- More hardware or cables around