- High quality
- Split screen display, PiP
- More affordable options available
- No DVI
Overall, the ThinkVision L2321x is a good choice for anyone (anyone not participating in color sensitive work, anyway) needing a professional monitor with the the support to match.
Although Lenovo isn?t one of the first names that springs to mind when it comes to display technology, that doesn’t stop them from continually refreshing their products. The latest model, Lenovo’s ThinkVision L2321x, offers new features no other company provides – jump through and check out our full review.
- Monitor: Lenovo ThinkVision L2321x Wide
- Model: 4014HB6
- Panel size: 23 inches (diagonal)
- Resolution: 1920×1080 (Full HD)
- Pixel density: 97 pixels per inch
- Panel technology: TN+
- Viewing angles: 170? vertical / 170? horizontal
- Dimensions: 9.49 x 14.8 x 21.5 (DxHxW)
- Weight: 14.8 pounds
- Warranty: Three year limited warranty
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Lenovo L2321x Wide is $279.99, but the monitor can be found on sale at various websites for as low as $250.
What’s in the Box:
- Lenovo L2321x Wide Display
- Wire cover
- DisplayPort digital video cable
- VGA analog video
- Power cable
- Reusable shopping bag
As part of Lenovo’s increasing green efforts, the L2321x Wide doesn’t come wrapped in plastic – rather, the monitor comes inside of a resuable Lenovo shopping bag, similar to the ones you might find selling for three bucks at the grocery store. It’s a nice touch.
Build and design
The ThinkVision L2321x Wide is designed along Lenovo’s traditional chunky, industrial design aesthetic. It’s wrapped in a matte plastic finish, in Lenovo’s “Business Black” color. In other words, it’s immediately recognizable as a Lenovo product, and if you’ve bought just about any Lenovo business product in the last five years, it’ll sit nicely alongside.
While most companies tend to put either form or function first, often to the detriment of the other, Lenovo does a really capable job of putting both together into one harmonious device. The ThinkVision monitors are clearly designed for a primarily business environment – every component is solid and strong, with a large, easy-to-use stand and large, semi-circular base.
Lenovo’s monitor stands are generally built to last, and this monitor is no exception. The display slides up and down easily, and the unit lifts swivels, tilts and pivots. There’s also a handle on the rear of the monitor for easy carrying around. Every monitor ever should have something like this.
The buttons on the lower right hand side of the monitor have been redesigned slightly from the version that Lenovo has put on their recent ThinkVision displays – they keep the curvy appeal but are, for lack of a better word, clickier than ever. That’s a good thing.
Inputs and Expansion
The ThinkVision L2321x Wide is one of the first monitors we’ve gotten in that uses DisplayPort, and only DisplayPort, for its digital connection. That means that there is no DVI or HDMI around, and users without a DisplayPort output on their graphics card may run into trouble – when we connected our passive (as opposed to powered and active) DVI-DisplayPort converter, the monitor still couldn’t recognize the connection.
Fortunately, even though DisplayPort is still a bit ahead of the curve in terms of being omni-present in technology products, Lenovo is good enough to actually include a DisplayPort cable in the box along with everything else.
There’s also a VGA analog out video port and built-in 4-port USB hub. As part of the USB upstream connection, sounds get routed to the monitor – if customers pick up the optional sound bar (a long speaker bar that slots into a couple of spots on the rear of the display).