The best accessories for Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 Gen 2

These accessories will make your ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 and ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 even better once it’s in your hands and on your desk.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 Gen 2 are one of the newest ThinkPad models from Lenovo. A candidate for one of the best laptops, the device is making a leap to the latest AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPUs under the hood. In the case of the ThinkPad Z13, there is also a new design option with a new woven flax fiber material. However, neither laptop is on sale yet, and a good way to prepare for the launch is to consider some accessories.

You can prepare your home or office setup for your new device by considering a monitor for better multitasking, a dock to add more ports, and even buy a carrying case, so you can transport your laptop safely once you have it. Below we’ve rounded up 16 of our favorite accessories to help you supercharge your setup.

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    LG UltraFine 32UN650W

    Best external monitor

    $397 $450 Save $53

    One 32-inch 4K-resolution monitor we reviewed, the LG UltraFine 32UN650W goes a long way with a sub-$500 price tag. It has a sleek design that fits your setup, features joystick controls for switching inputs, and has built-in speakers. Color accuracy is also quite good for the price.

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    HP 24MH HD Monitor

    Best budget monitor

    $123 $160 Save $37

    This 24-inch FHD 1920×1080 resolution monitor from HP is pretty good for the low $126 price. It has speakers, comes with HDMI connectivity, and has a 75Hz refresh rate.

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    Asus ProArt PA32UCX-PK

    Premium monitors

    Those looking for a monitor with the best color accuracy will love the Asus ProArt PA32UCX-PK. This 32-inch 4K resolution monitor can reach an insane brightness of 1,200 nits. It also covers 99.5% Adobe RGB, 99% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB color spaces, which is excellent for video and photo editors.

  • Attachable 4K Triple Docking Station

    UD-ULTC4K connectable

    The best charging station

    $279 $300 Save $21

    This docking station lets you connect your ThinkPad to three displays. Since ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 and Z16 Gen 2 do not have Thunderbolt connectivity, they use DisplayLink drivers to do so. The dock also has a few USB-A ports on the back.

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    Baseus 17-in-1 dock

    Tons of USB-A ports

    $119 $134 Save $15

    Baseus 17-in-1 dock is a great dock for USB-A lovers. This dock has up to USB-A ports on the back and includes 16 ports in total. It also has enough power to drive three monitors, and even comes with card readers and a nifty stand.

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    Lenovo 7-in-1 USB-C Hub

    Portable USB-C hub

    $45 $65 Save $20

    This is a simple USB-C dongle from Lenovo that you can use when you’re on the go. It connects your device to a single display and also has some extra ports like USB-A and card readers.

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    Anker 715 Charger (Nano II 65W)

    Best 65W Charger

    The Anker 715 is our favorite USB-C charger for the ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 and Z16 Gen 2. It’s really compact and can deliver 65W of power to your laptop. It has foldable tips and is easy to carry, even though it doesn’t come with a USB-C cable.

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    External battery UGREEN 145W (25000mAh)

    Best power bank

    We recently reviewed the Ugreen 145W Power Bank and we loved how it can charge laptops up to 100W. It will work great with ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 and ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 as it has a large capacity of 25,000mAh which is why the price is so high. However, USB-C cables are included.

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    Logitech MX S key combination

    The best keyboard + mouse combination

    This combo product from Logitech gives you three different accessories. It is also one that we have reviewed. You get the extremely comfortable, backlit Logitech MX Keys S, the MX Master 3S, and a palm rest. The keyboard is backlit, rechargeable and works with 3 different devices. And the mouse too.

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    Lenovo ThinkPad Wireless Mouse

    Cheap mouse

    $18 $20 Save $2

    This is a simple wireless mouse from Lenovo. The mouse comes with a USB-A receiver and has ThinkPad branding. It also uses one AA battery.

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    Fantom drives 1TB Extreme SSD

    Best external SSD

    $190 $300 Save $110

    This is a great SSD for ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 and Z16 Gen 2 as you get 1050MB/s read and write speeds. It’s a great SSD to consider if you want to back up your laptop or store files on it separately from the main SSD on your device.

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    Case for Lenovo ThinkPads

    Official 13 inch case

    $25 $28 Save $3

    If you own the 13-inch ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2, this is the official case to consider purchasing. The case is pretty basic, has a basic carrying handle, and doesn’t come with extra pockets. However, its fabric layer and padded corners will protect your laptop.

  • Dealcase 15.6 inch Laptop Case and Sleeve

    Dealcase laptop case for 15.6 inch

    A great case for the Z16

    This is a large case for the larger ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2. The best part about this case is that it comes with an accessory bag, so you can store your charger, dongle or other peripherals separately from your laptop.

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    Dell Pro Stereo Headset

    For better audio calls

    $47 $60 Save $13

    If you’ll be using your ThinkPad for audio calls, this is a headset you’ll want to consider. The headset has a retractable microphone that will make you hear better during calls. It also features inline call controls, making it easy to mute or lower the volume while at your laptop during a call.

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    Logitech 4K Pro Webcam

    For better video calls

    $119 $200 Save $81

    The ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 and ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 have a 1080p FHS webcam, but if you want to look even better during video calls, an external 4K webcam like this one will increase the sharpness of the image thanks to the higher resolution of the sensor.

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    Screen Mom Screen cleaner

    To keep the screen clean

    $20 $26 Save $6

    This is a simple laptop screen cleaner. When you spray it on the included microfiber cloth, your screen will always be free of dust and fingerprints. It’s a good product to keep around if you want your gadgets to always look like new.

All the right accessories for ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 and Z16 Gen 2

We’ve covered a lot of ground, but each of these accessories should help you supercharge your setup once you get the ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 and Z16 Gen 2 in your hands. The perfect setup might include an affordable 4K monitor like the LG UltraFine, so you can open multiple windows at once, or a docking station like the Plugable UD-ULTC4K that lets you connect multiple USB-A devices to your laptop. We also suggest a power bank, so you can recharge your laptop on the go, and that Logitech MX Keys S Combo, so you can get a great mouse and keyboard for a bundle price. ThinkPad case and Dealcase cases are also good buys as you can protect your laptop.

Again, you can’t buy the ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 or ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 yet, but when they’re available, we’ll have links ready for you. Until then, you might be interested in checking out other top ThinkPads, like last year’s ThinkPad Z13 or ThinkPad Z16, which will work great with all of these accessories as well.

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