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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.