Hands on with Lenovo’s Touch-based USB Mobile Monitor
Lenovo has announced a new addition to its line of ThinkVision monitors—a USB travel monitor that’s designed for touch. The new 13.3 inch, Gorilla Glass display weighs well under 2 pounds and boasts a crisp (but rather odd) resolution of 1600 x 900. Video and power are supplied by USB, so only one cable is necessary to connect this to your laptop or PC. Optimized for Windows 8, the display supports 10-point touch for a full touch experience.
Our hands-on testing showed the device to be “fast and fluid,” as Microsoft would prescribe, though it didn’t always recognize right-edge swipes to display the charms. A Windows 8 laptop recognized the display as a standard second monitor, offering options to mirror or extend the screen.
Lenovo’s ThinkVision LT1423p Mobile Monitor Touch is expected to ship in 2013 Q2 at a price of $449. Lenovo also plans to deliver a wireless version later in the year.