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The Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G2 is interesting because of its SD card reader

The Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G2 is interesting because of its SD card reader
The Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G2 is interesting because of its SD card reader
Laptop manufacturers have often been accused by some of being "obsessed with slimness". A casualty of the trend towards increasingly thinner laptops are full-size SD card slots. This makes the few models that still have SD card slots - such as the Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 - all the more interesting.
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Just a few years ago, VGA ports, RJ45 Ethernet connections, and SD card readers were part of the core equipment of many laptops. Meanwhile, the VGA standard is now history with the exception of old projectors, RJ45 Ethernet has lost importance in times of Wi-Fi 6, and SD card readers are also rare these days.

At first glance, it's as clear as day what's behind this: Manufacturer's obsession with slimness. Since the advent of ultrabooks, laptops have had to become lighter, more compact, and thinner with each generation. However, that is probably only half the story - another explanation specifically related to SD card readers could be that digital cameras with SD cards are much less widespread today. If you take photos primarily with your smartphone, they're automatically backed up to the cloud.

Nevertheless, SD card readers remain useful, not only for photographers but also for data transfer and memory expansion. If you're looking for a full-size card reader, you often have to reach for large and expensive multimedia laptops; they are a rarity in compact models. This is also true for business laptops. For example, none of Lenovo's ThinkPad laptops with a 14-inch display have a full-size SD card reader; both the ThinkPad T14 (microSD) and the ThinkPad E14 (no card reader) lack one.

As a result, even a rather uninspiring office laptop like the Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G2 ITL can certainly become exciting. Our review showed that it is very similar to the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 in many respects - the biggest advantage of the Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2: The SD card reader.

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Benjamin Herzig
Editor of the original article: Benjamin Herzig - Managing Editor - 924 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I was an ardent reader of Notebookcheck’s laptop reviews even back in school. After writing reviews as a hobby, I then joined Notebookcheck in 2016 and have worked on device reviews and news articles ever since then. My personal interest lies more with laptops than smartphones, with business laptops being the most interesting category for me. Technology should make our lives and work easier and good laptops are an essential tool for that to happen. This is why laptop reviews are not just my work but are also my passion.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 435 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Benjamin Herzig, 2021-04-11 (Update: 2021-04- 9)