Lenovo recently unveiled three new LCD monitors, starting at 21.5 inches and going up to 23.6 inches (the 23.6 inch features a multitouch screen as well.)

The L2261, a Widescreen 21.5-inch LCD, features a 1920×1080 resolution and both VGA and DVI inputs. The L2361 Wide is 23 inches, and has a bevy of features; an HDMI port, integrated speakers, microphone, a TV-like stand, 3 USB 2.0 ports, and a 0.3MP Webcam. Finally, the power and display settings come from touch sensitive buttons below the LCD. This thing is designed to look good in either an office, living room, or kitchen.

The most impressive of the three LCDs is the 23.6 inch, the L2461x, which in addition to its large size includes a multi-touch interface, higher maximum brightness (300 nits), and a 120Hz smooth motion refresh rate. It features the same capacitive buttons, this time with Windows shortcuts, speakers and microphone, but adds an additional USB 2.0 port, bringing the total to 4. The webcam gets beefed up to 2.0MP, as well.

Each monitor is Energy Saver 5.0, RoHS, and WEEE certified. Pricing and availability are unknown at this time for the smaller of the two, but expect to drop about $550 or more for the 2461X.


Chris Gullo