REVIEW: Lenovo L2440p
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Lenovo is extending its monitor series further in the old tradition, having taken over IBM’s PC branch as well as its own products. The design elements typical of IBM and the strict orientation towards office use in professional environments are unmistakeable.
The new 24-inch youngster, which answers to the name L2440p Wide, is simple and inconspicuous and is best equipped for office use and CAD/CAM exercises. In the scope of "Green-IT", toxic substances used for manufacture and the power consumption of the model have been reduced to a minimum.
Although this is obviously not a trendy multimedia fun model, this monitor will have to go through our strict test and it will therefore become clearer whether and how well the monitor is suited to everyday use beyond the sad office world. Equipped with a 5 ms fast TN panel and a contrast of 1.000:1 specified contrast, there could certainly be one or several surprises.
In PC mode, the monitor was tested on a Sparkle GeForce 8800GTS 512 (G92); video playback is realised using a PC via DVI as well as a PS3 and a HDMI-to-DVI cable. In addition, an IBM T42P notebook with FireGL/T2 graphics card was used for the analogue D-Sub graphics card. Furthermore, a Gretag Macbeth EyeOne Display2 colorimeter was used together with the iColor Display 3.0.5 software for the measurements.
Just after the very handy box is opened, Lenovo’s efforts to protect nature become apparent. Instead of voluminous Styrofoam, the monitor is secured in the box with a fully formed piece of plastic. Here, it should be emphasised that the manufacturer has thought of spaces for the handles so that transporting the packaged device is not a problem.
Opened box from above: the deeply packed plastic shell covers the monitor. The bulges of the handles can be seen on the right and left at the top and at the top, the space for the base and the top right, the monitor cable, inserted in the factory, can be seen
Although the plastic shells used are firmly formed, they are also flexible enough not to break. The distance between the monitor and the box is large enough to ensure that the monitor is not damaged, as classic Styrofoam packages.
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