MWC 2021 | Lenovo adds a new mobile variant to its latest ThinkVision business-class monitor line-up
Lenovo has just unveiled new ThinkPads, including the second-gen AMD L13 Yoga and fourth-gen X1 Extreme, at MWC 2021 thus far. Despite their new specs, some customers might still prefer additional screen real estate to go with these compact new PCs. Fortunately, the OEM has thought of that with new ThinkVision-series offerings.
The M15 Mobile Monitor is particularly pitched at new ThinkPad buyers, as it is a 15.6-inch portable secondary display that connects via USB type-C (3.2 Gen1 with the DisplayPort 1.2 alt mode). It is also capable of "Power Pass Through" via this input, which means both it and a laptop hooked up to it can charge through the same cable simultaneously at up to 65W.
Lenovo asserts that this, combined with the M15's FHD 250 cd/m² IPS panel, makes it worth being an extra thing to carry around. Plus, at just 0.86 kilograms, including its integrated stand and fabric-look cover, it will not require much to do so.
For those in need of a larger and more in-place new monitor, Lenovo also now offers the ThinkVision T24m-20. It is also FHD, although in a 23.8-inch form-factor this time. Its stand easily conforms to its business-focused line's style, and allows the monitor to tilt, pivot and swivel through -5° to 35°, 90° and 45° respectively.
It also offers USB type-C connectivity, along with an array of other options that include 10/100/1000M Ethernet, HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 for daisy-chaining. What it does not have is an inbuilt webcam, although the ThinkVision MC50 might take care of that.
This new "Monitor Webcam" is designed for compatibility with new ThinkVision T- and P-line displays, as well as -45-225° panning and -30-30° tilting. It also integrates its brand's Privacy Shutter and "Smart Traffic Light" meeting indicator. Then again, it is still stuck at an 1080p resolution.
This new MC50 webcam will be released in the third quarter of 2021, as will the ThinkVision T24m-20 and M15 monitors. Lenovo has revealed that they will be priced at €99 (~US$118), €299 (~$358) and €229 (~$274) respectively.
Lenovo Press Release