Lenovo Introduces First EPEAT Gold Monitor

Lenovo introduces the industry's first EPEAT Gold rated monitor the ThinkVision L193p as part of a new portfolio of PC monitors designed for business users. The portfolio of five new monitors also includes the ThinkVision L190x monitor featuring the slimmest bezel in the industry at just 6.6 millimeters.

Lenovo now offers a complete EPEAT Gold rated solution by pairing the ThinkCentre A61e desktop with the ThinkVision L193p monitor. The EPEAT tool evaluates products based on 51 environmental criteria in the areas of reduction/elimination of environmentally sensitive materials, design for end of life, product longevity/lifecycle extension, energy conservation, end of life management, packaging and corporate performance. To earn EPEAT Gold status, the ThinkVision L193p monitor had to meet all 23 required criteria as well as at least 20 of EPEAT's 28 optional criteria. The monitor is the first product in the EPEAT registry to use more than 25% post-consumer recycled content in its plastic parts.

In addition to the EPEAT Gold rating, all of Lenovo's new Performance Series monitors are TCO'03 certified by TCO Development. This certification addresses ergonomics, emissions, energy and ecology. All of Lenovo's LCD monitors also meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star 4.0 requirements for energy efficiency also required by EPEAT. When combined with Lenovo's ThinkCentre A61e desktop, the solution is 57 percent more efficient than previous Lenovo desktops paired with a 19-inch CRT monitor.

The 19-inch monitor's 160/160 degree viewing angle, high contrast ratio, five milliseconds response time and support for high bandwidth digital content protection and analog and DVI-D signals provide users an excellent viewing experience. An ergonomic stand also provides flexibility for positioning the display.

Measuring just 6.6 millimeters, the ThinkVision L190x monitor's bezel is the slimmest in the industry. This thinness makes it ideal for multiple monitor environments, helping eliminate the distraction that can occur from the seam between monitors. Pairing two of these 19-inch monitors provides more than twice the viewing area of a 27-inch monitor at considerably less cost. The monitor also provides a high contrast ratio of 1500:1 and color gamut to create vivid colors and four USB ports for connection to a variety of devices such as battery chargers. Users can also switch from portrait to landscape mode easily with the monitor's automatic rotation function.

For single monitor business use, Lenovo's ThinkVision L194 Wide monitor offers an excellent 16x10 wide viewing experience in a 19-inch widescreen with a high contrast ratio of 1000:1 and support for HDCP as well as analog and DVI-D signals. Lenovo's ThinkVision L171 and L151 monitors provide quality business-class performance for the general purpose and back office applications.

The monitors follow Lenovo's recent introduction of the ThinkVision L220x Wide monitor, the market's first 22-inch widescreen monitor with a WUXGA resolution screen. Small enough to fit on a desk, the monitor provides rich colors and high resolution drawing less power than 24-inch monitors. Combined with the ThinkCentre A61e desktop, the monitor helps users save close to $30 in annual energy costs.

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