Lenovo is announcing a number of new or updated products ahead of CES tomorrow, including a new range of ThinkPad laptops and the novel ThinkPad Stack. But the thing that caught my eye is the ThinkVision X24 monitor due to just how minimal it is.
The X24 is a 24-inch monitor using a 23.8-inch panel. In terms of the image this display produces, it’s pretty standard. Lenovo has used an IPS panel with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, brightness is rated at 250ns, and response time is 7ms. It has a contrast ratio of 1000:1, dynamic contrast of 3 million:1, and viewing angles of 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically. A standard desktop display, right? Then you see what this monitor looks like.
Lenovohas used a New-Blade IPS panel which uses a pre-coated metal surface instead of the more typical plastic casing you see on most monitors. The end result is a display that Lenovo classes as borderless. It still has a border around the screen edge, but it’s very thin. The metal coating also keeps the display very thin. It’s only 7.5mm thick, but gets thicker at the bottom to allow for the tilting stand to be attached and the ports to be made accessible.
The look is of a premium monitor which only requires a tiny stand. You only get DisplayPort and HDMI output, but for the look and the price tag of $249 I doubt many people will complain. And if you like to have more than one display hooked up to your PC the X24 looks like a good choice because of the lack of border allowing multiple displays to sit closer together.
You’ll be able to purchase the ThinkVision X24 from April this year. Tempted?