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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.

Hands on with Lenovo's Touch-based USB Mobile MonitorOur 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.


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Richard Gunther

Richard is a product experience consultant with a life-long interest in consumer electronics. He has been immersed in smart home tech for decades now and hosts The DMZ's home automation podcast, Home: On and co-hosts Entertainment 2.0 with Josh Pollard. Richard looks at products through an experience lens, always seeking the right mix of utility and delight.