Lenovo just keeps the new displays rolling – and it seems like every generation uses that much less power. At this rate, by 2020 you’ll be able to power your house by plugging a Lenovo display into it! The new LS2421p and LS2221 displays offer businesses (or any consumer willing to pay for it) a totally modern new look and power use below that mandated by the ENERGY STAR certification.
The two new displays fall just under 22 and 24 inches, respectively, and boast a claimed 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Each monitor has a totally new look, which is an interesting departure for Lenovo, whose displays for the last several years have all carried an attractively chunky industrial chic.
Both displays are 1920×1080 and digital as well as analog inputs. The larger LS2421p also throws in a brighter LED backlight and 4-port USB hub, like the rest of the company’s top-tier monitors. For that glory, you’ll have to pay a bit more; the LS2421p will retail for $299 while its smaller sibling the LS2221 will come out at $229.
If your business doesn’t need any new monitors, the ThinkCentre Edge 71 might still be up your alley. The new desktop keeps an eye on fashion with a polished front plate that hides a pretty powerful piece of kit. Available in both tower and small form factors, the Edge 71 is aimed at small business users who might want a capable work machine for use during the day, and a multimedia powerhouse the rest of the time.
Each box can be equipped with Intel’s Core i7 CPUs as well as 1TB of HDD or SSD storage space and 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM. Happily, while the default option ships with Intel’s integrated graphics, you will still be able to order discrete Radeon GPUs from AMD with up to 1GB of graphics memory. Even if you choose to keep with Intel, you’ll be able to plug in two displays right off the bat – making this an attractive option for businesses looking to save a little cash.
Speaking of cash, the new ThinkCentre Edge 71 will hit this October with a starting price of $369; that’ll get you the basic specs in addition to six USB 2.0 ports, a suite of IT security software and Gigabit Ethernet.