The Bottom Line
- Uses Less Energy Than Typical LCD Monitor
- Stand Has Full Adjustment With Cable Management
- Panel Responded Quickly Handing Fast Video Without Issue
- Color Shifts When Viewing LCD Panel Slightly Off Angle
- Not As Energy Efficient as LED Backlit Panels
- 24-inch WideScreen TN LCD Panel With 1920x1200 Resolution
- 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
- 300 cd/m^2 Brightness
- 5ms Response Time
- 170 Degree Horizontal and 160 Degree Vertical Viewing Angles
- DVI-D and VGA Inputs
- Built-In 4-port USB Hub
- Stand Provides Height, Tilt, Swivel and Pivot Adjustments and Cable Management
- Includes DVI, VGA and USB Uplink Cables
- Three Year Warranty
Guide Review - Lenovo ThinkVision L2440p 24-inch LCD Monitor
May 4 2009 - The primary design behind the Lenovo ThinkVision L2440p is to produce an energy efficient and environmentally friendly 24-inch display. They were able to do this by using more efficient backlighting that significantly reduces the power consumption. They also were able to reduce the amount of hazardous material used in the production of the panel. These various steps allowed it to earn an EPEAT Gold rating.
So, how does the panel look? For a TN based panel, quite good for its color and brightness. When first hooking up the panel at was a bit bright with a slight reddish tint but this is not uncommon in many monitors. After calibration the color was very good and the brightness was toned down to prevent washout of brighter colors. The only problem is that the screen while having a wide viewing angle, the angle for accurate color representation is quite narrow. You really need to look dead on at the screen or else the colors will drop off quickly.
Power consumption is rated at a typical 35W and a maximum of 50W. During testing, the screen averaged around 40W of power consumption with a maximum recorded of around 45W. Standby mode drew so little power as to not register on my power meter. These numbers a very good for an average 24-inch display. Typical power consumption on a 24-inch display is between 50 and 75W with maximums of around 80 to 100W. There are however a few lower power monitors in this class now that use LED backlights. Lenovo should probably look into this for their next version.
The stand is one of the better parts of the L2440p. It offers a full range of adjustments which you will need with the color shifting when off center. Built into the stand is also a cable management system that allows the cables to be tucked away from site to help keep desktop clutter down.