IBM Unveils 20-Inch LCD
IBM has launched the first model in its new ThinkVision line of monitors, the high-end, 20-inch, flat-panel ThinkVision L200p.
The LCD monitor provides 1600-by-1200 optimum resolution and a 1.9-megapixel screen, plus some new ThinkVantage Design features. For example, it provides one-button access to frequently used functions, and the stand is designed so the display can be easily adjusted. The monitor is scheduled for release on February 28, priced at $1349.
IBM also announced two new USB-connected keyboards that offer the feel of a ThinkPad notebook in a stand-alone keyboard for a desktop system. Both keyboards sell for $99 and are scheduled to ship in March.
The ThinkVision L200p is designed primarily for graphic and financial applications, such as CAD/CAM, scientific imaging, desktop publishing, and complex spreadsheets.
It supports 170-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles. Through dual input, the ThinkVision L200p can be attached to two systems simultaneously. The monitor supports both analog or digital system attachment, and both types of cables are bundled.
The cantilever stand, an IBM design, is designed for ergonomic support and can swivel 135 degrees in either direction. Controls include direct access buttons for brightness, automatic image setup, and input selection.
The two new keyboards are the IBM USB Keyboard with UltraNav and the IBM USB Travel Keyboard with UltraNav.
Both are designed to provide the characteristics of a ThinkPad keyboard whether used on the road or with a desktop PC. UltraNav incorporates TrackPoint and touchpad pointing devices. Both keyboards have tiered key rows, matte key finish, and a wider space bar characteristic of ThinkPad keyboards.
The IBM USB Keyboard can also control ThinkPad features such as speaker volume, external monitor control, brightness, and system sleep and suspend on supported ThinkPad systems. The IBM USB Travel Keyboard with UltraNav is smaller, lacking a numeric keypad, and lightweight, weighing just over a pound.