MWC is mostly about phones and other mobile tech, but Lenovo also used the show to introduce a handful of new products outside that narrow-but-vast category. The most interesting of them is a portable monitor that lets you bring the dual-monitor user experience with you and your laptop when you travel.
Labeled the ThinkVision M14, it's a 14-inch monitor with an IPS panel. The resolution is 1920x1080 pixels, which is plenty for 14 inches. It's built with modern laptop trends in mind, so it connects to your computer with USB-C. In fact, it has two USB-C ports, and both can be used for passthrough, provided you connect the monitor to an AC adapter. You can power the monitor from your laptop, but that doesn't seem like enough for passthrough, and Lenovo hasn't specified just how much power it needs from said laptop.
The ThinkVision M14 weighs 1.3 pounds and is 4.6mm thick. The only adjustment available is in the foot, which you can see in action in one of the render images above. The monitor will be available starting in May of this year for $249.
We're always happy to see options like this out available for consumers. Creatives (like video editors in particular) will appreciate the additional screen even when they're on the go. That said, Lenovo hasn't said anything about colorspaces and the like, so tread carefully if those are important to you—at least until more information is available.
Lenovo also used MWC to announce updates to its ThinkPad laptop line with several new models—the T490s, T490, T590, X390, and X390 Yoga—and its mid-range IdeaPad line with the new C340, S340 and S540 models. It also introduced the 14w and 14e laptops for firstline workers in the enterprise; the former of those two runs Windows 10 Pro, the latter is a Chromebook. Most of the models introduced are just spec bumps over last year.
The ThinkPads offer Dolby Vision HDR, low-power display options, and faster, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, along with eighth-generation Intel Core CPUs and an overhauled BIOS experience. The IdeaPads are pretty standard mid-range laptops with a range of configuration options. You can read more about the myriad laptop launches at Lenovo's website .
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