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Lenovo Thinkvision M14 Review

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The Lenovo ThinkVision M14 is an excellent budget portable monitor, thanks to its wide viewing angles, high pixel density, and excellent reflection diffusion. However, the low peak brightness and contrast ratio slightly hold it back.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Lenovo ThinkVision M14 is an entry-level portable monitor released in March 2020. Compared to the competing ASUS MB168B 768p portable monitor, it boasts a much higher resolution Full HD (1080p) IPS display that promises to deliver excellent viewing angles and response time. In addition, it features advanced connectivity with its two USB type C ports, as everything can be done using one single adapter with excellent energy efficiency. It comes with an extremely lightweight body and a durable sleeve which is ideal for carrying it around everywhere. Thus, it is positioned well for buyers looking for a secondary display for their main laptop for work, within a strict budget. To discover what experts had to say about it, keep reading our Lenovo ThinkVision M14 review until the end. And don’t forget to take a look at the top-ranked computer monitors available in the market.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Lenovo ThinkVision M14 is a great portable monitor for business and productivity. It has wide viewing angles, high pixel density, and excellent reflection diffusion. Plus, it has two advanced USB C ports that support power pass-through and display input. The only downside is its low peak brightness, contrast, and black levels.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Wide viewing angle
  • High pixel density
  • Good reflection diffusion
  • Lightweight body
  • Supports Android smartphones for display output
  • Up to 90 degrees tilt angle
  • Two advanced USB C ports
  • Included carrying case and USB C to USB C cable
  • Low input lag

Reason to Avoid

  • Low peak brightness
  • Extremely low native contrast ratio
  • Poor black levels
  • Lackluster response time
  • No support for HDR
  • Lacks local dimming
  • Disappointing display uniformity
  • 8-bit IPS panel

Lenovo Thinkvision M14 Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputsn/a
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time6 ms
Screen size14"
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)281.64
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)982
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)69.4
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)96.76
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)72.6667
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.3
Response Time (ms)7.1
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)24
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)26
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)29
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)28
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.9

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    62
    The ThinkVIsion M14t is an excellent colorful and sleek choice for on-the-go multitaskers in need… Read More

    By:

    James Archer
  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Lenovo ThinkVision M14 stands out with a reliable kickstand that easily allows for different… Read More

    By:

    Mark Anthony Ramirez
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Lenovo ThinkVision M14 is a good portable display. Its color range and good contrast… Read More

    By:

    Tony Hoffman
  • IT Pro
    55.8

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    Lenovo just made the lightest and best-designed portable display ever. With an excellent color gamut,… Read More

    By:

    Joe Hindy
  • Android Authority
    34.55

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    “No bottom line found for this product” Read More

    By:

    Scharon Harding
  • Windows Central
    79.33

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Lenovo ThinkVision M14 is decent for office use. It’s designed to be a secondary… Read More

    By:

    Samuel Breton

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