updated 06:09 am EST, Mon January 6, 2014
4K resolution used in professional, consumer monitor launches
Lenovo has launched a pair of high-resolution monitors at CES, with both able to show 4K imagery. The ThinkVision Pro2840m is a 28-inch UltraHD monitor meant for use by professionals, while the more consumer-friendly ThinkVision 28 builds on top by acting as a self-contained, all-in-one media center, thanks to its built-in implementation of Android.
The ThinkVision Pro2840m has a native resolution of 3840x2160, giving it a pixel density of 157PPI. Offering 10-bit color and a 3 million to 1 dynamic contrast ratio, a color gamut of 72 percent, 300 nits of brightness, and a 5ms response time, it sports integrated stereo 3W speakers and connectivity over MHL, HDMI, DisplayPort, two USB 2.0 ports and three USB 3.0 ports.
Lenovo ThinkVision Pro2840m
The Android-powered ThinkVision 28 is similar in size and resolution to the ThinkVision Pro2840m, but introduces a number of extra items. 10-point multitouch is included, along with a stand more suited to touch-based controls, extra HDMI ports for more media sources, and a pair of noise-canceling array microphones. In the background is a Tegra-based Android 4.3 implementation with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, NFC, Miracast, Bluetooth 4.0, and Ethernet connectivity, a micro SD card slot, and a 2-megapixel camera.
Lenovo ThinkVision 28
Lenovo hopes to ship the ThinkVision Pro2840m from April at $799, while the ThinkVision 28 will be coming out in July for $1,199.