Lenovo LS Monitor Series Complements ThinkCentre Edge DesktopsBy Nathan Eddy | Print
Lenovo also introduced the ThinkCentre Edge 71 desktop, with no legacy ports and a compact form factor.Computer maker Lenovo announced a series of monitors - the LS Series - to give small to medium-size businesses a line of monitors crafted to their needs with large screens, enhanced image presentation and touch-enabled navigational control. The 21.5-inch LS2221 wide and 23.6-inch LS2421p wide monitors are designed to be deskside companions for Lenovo’s series of ThinkCentre Edge desktops. Lenovo also introduced the ThinkCentre Edge 71 desktop, with no legacy ports and a compact form factor.
The company said when it comes to a visually rich multimedia LED display, the Lenovo LS monitors offer a visible difference with their 10 million to one dynamic contrast ratio. Despite large screen real estate, the monitors are energy efficient, exceeding the requirements for Energy Star and meeting TCO 5.0. The LS2221 wide comes with VGA and DVI connections for displaying digital video, while the LS2421p wide offers greater functionality with VGA and HDMI outputs, a four-USB port hub and up to 300 brightness level. Additionally, the monitors are equipped with capacitive touch buttons, tilt stand, modern, slim bezel design and the same three-year warranty available on the premium ThinkVision monitors.
"The new ThinkCentre Edge 71 and Lenovo LS Series monitors are designed from the ground up for small-to-medium businesses, giving them the style, features and functionality they need," said Tom Shell, vice president and general manager of Lenovo’s worldwide ThinkCentre business unit. "Our LS Series monitors include everything customers need: a large screen that displays eye-popping graphics, reliable technology that just works and convenient extras like touch-enabled buttons to easily adjust hardware settings."
Equipped with up to Intel Core i7 Quad Core processors (65 watts), the Edge 71 desktop offers up to 1TB HD or optional SSD storage and up to 8GB DDR3 memory, integrated Intel graphics or choices of optional AMD discrete graphics up to Radeon Caicos with 1GB of dedicated memory and a DVD player/burner, Gigabit Ethernet, six USB ports, security via USB port disablement and HD password protection in BIOS.
The desktop comes equipped with Lenovo’s suite of ThinkVantage Technologies, including Rescue and Recovery, Power Manager and System Update to restore, manage and update the PCs. For times when SMBs need IT support, they can turn to Lenovo’s ThinkPlus Priority Support program that offers a variety of services from damage and accident protection to technical assistance to online data backup. Pricing for the Lenovo LS2221 wide and LS2421p wide monitors is $229.99 and $299.99, respectively. They will be available starting in August through business partners and the company’s Website. Pricing for models of the ThinkCentre Edge 71 desktop starts at approximately $369. The desktop will be available starting in October through business partners.