Lenovo: Six new low-power, enviro-friendly monitors


Lenovo’s got six new LCD monitors to add to its ThinkVision line. Each uses 30-60 percent less energy than ThinkVision LCDs from the past and some of the packaging uses 65 percent recycled materials.

The monitors range in size from 17 to 24 inches. The L2440x is the top product in the new ThinkVision line — a 24-inch monitor that draws just 29 watts and doesn’t contain any mercury or arsenic. Other models include the L1700p, the L1940 Wide, L1940p Wide, L2240p Wide, L2440p Wide, and the previously-mentioned L2440x Wide.

This press release makes things muddled at best. It says the new monitors will feature contrast ratios of “up to” 1,000:1, 5ms response time, and 1920×1200 resolution. Also, “select models include four high-speed USB ports and DisplayPort for added flexibility.” Which models? Select models. Also, I highly doubt that the resolution on the 17-inch model, the L1700p, does 1920×1200.

The L2440x will top out the new models at $749, with the rest falling in between $239 and $749 depending on size and features. They’ll all be available in October except for the 17-inch L1700p, which will be available this Friday for $239. We’ll hopefully get more details on the individual models for the rest of the lineup in the near future.