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Lenovo L2230x 22 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor £79.99 @ Play

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Specifications Screen Type: TN Colours Monitor: 21.5" viewable screen size Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD Support: Yes Resolution (Native): 1920 x 1080 HD 1080p Brightness: 250 cd/m2 View An… Read More
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Specifications

Screen Type: TN Colours
Monitor: 21.5" viewable screen size
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
HD Support: Yes
Resolution (Native): 1920 x 1080 HD 1080p
Brightness: 250 cd/m2
View Angle (H/V): 170 ° / 160 °
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
Response Time: 5 ms
Tilt: -5 ° to + 20 °
Interfaces/Ports: VGA, 3 x USB 2.0
Operating Systems Supported: Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista Basic, Vista Premium
Certifications: TCO Displays 5.0, Energy Star
Voltage: 100 - 240 V AC
Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Power Consumption: 24 W (max.)
Environmental: 0 - 45 ° C, Humidity 10 to 80 %
Form Factor: LCD Monitor
Display Type: LCD Display
Case Colour: Business Black
Wall Mount: Yes 75 x 75 mm VESA compliant
Dimensions (WxDxH): 370 x 155.2 x 405.7 mm
Weight: 4.21 Kg
Warranty: 3 year Rapid Replacement Service
Description

The Lenovo L2230x Wide USB Port Replicator monitor is your perfect notebook companion. As the industry's first port replicator monitor, you are able to connect to your peripherals (including LAN access) with a single USB connection to the monitor. It makes you more mobile and is convenient, as you don't have to waste time plugging your peripherals in and out of your notebook whenever you need to move.

Also, the 21.5"" Full HD display is easier on your eyes and helps you be more productive. The Lenovo L2230x Wide saves your time and offers you a cleaner desk space, with all the cables and plugs connecting to the monitor, not the notebook.

In addition, it is TCO Certified Edge, EPEAT Gold and Energy Star 5.0 certified, which saves your energy costs and the environment.
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#1
Looks like a good deal, it's selling at an unrealistic £282 direct from Lenovo, and £150.95 from Amazon. Where's the catch? (_;) Heat added.
#2
It might be a stupid question but how does full HD work via VGA? Would you get the same picture as if you had connected via HDMI or DVI for example?
#3
All it means by Full HD is 1920x1080 pixel support.
#4
HDMI is a must for future proofing, however the price is awesome. HOT.
#5
spudmcgraw
It might be a stupid question but how does full HD work via VGA? Would you get the same picture as if you had connected via HDMI or DVI for example?

do you need to do that?
it's port replicator!
connect it with a usb cord from lenovo
#6
21.5 not 22...
#7
gary_rip
21.5 not 22...

no difference
21.5 can be claimed as 22
1 Like #8
mfkiwl
spudmcgraw
It might be a stupid question but how does full HD work via VGA? Would you get the same picture as if you had connected via HDMI or DVI for example?

do you need to do that?
it's port replicator!
connect it with a usb cord from lenovo


This comment makes no sense, so I'll try and explain

VGA will handle high resolutions just fine, however most people prefer to use DVI or HDMI as VGA connectors aren't really used in modern graphics cards. You can however buy a DVI->VGA connector from ebay for next to nothing.

As for the USBs - they will basically just act as a USB hub, and you will have to connect a cable to your computer to use them
#9
I looked at this earlier, and thought it was great, but was putoff at lack of inputs. I've got a DVI and a HDMI on my GFX card, and although I can use a DVI-VGA converter, it seems a shame that this doesnt have a digital input :(

A great price for a monitor of this size though, so I've added heat.
#10
Sold this on Ebay a while back, picture was quite poor, save and get a syncmaster. I would not buy.
#11
Brilliant price for a Full HD monitor, provided you never want to use it for anything but your PC.
I bought a Full HD VGA monitor and then wanted to plug in my PS3 so I had to buy an adapter box for £26 (eBay item 170577446901) but that negated the cost saving on the monitor and I now have an extra bit of tat behind my desk.
Still, very hot!
#12
As it's a monitor, does anyone know if it is easy enough to connect consoles (PS2/Wii) via a lead?
3x female phono plugs(Audio L&R + Video) to VGA perhaps?
#13
BustyB293
Sold this on Ebay a while back, picture was quite poor, save and get a syncmaster. I would not buy.

Unlucky Alf
As it's a monitor, does anyone know if it is easy enough to connect consoles (PS2/Wii) via a lead?
3x female phono plugs(Audio L&R + Video) to VGA perhaps?



No Audio...............
#14
kevyn
mfkiwl
spudmcgraw
It might be a stupid question but how does full HD work via VGA? Would you get the same picture as if you had connected via HDMI or DVI for example?

do you need to do that?
it's port replicator!
connect it with a usb cord from lenovo


This comment makes no sense, so I'll try and explain

VGA will handle high resolutions just fine, however most people prefer to use DVI or HDMI as VGA connectors aren't really used in modern graphics cards. You can however buy a DVI->VGA connector from ebay for next to nothing.

As for the USBs - they will basically just act as a USB hub, and you will have to connect a cable to your computer to use them


actually it's you that don't understand!
video is transmitted via usb in this case
#15
mfkiwl
...actually it's you that don't understand!
video is transmitted via usb in this case


Too clever for me. What do you need at the computer end to generate video down USB?
#16
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1


LOL
#17
We need a new pc monitor but also need to be able to play the 360 through it. Would this be any good for that? I'm a bit confused, but earlier answers suggest it won't be.
#18
You could use a PS3, wii, or xbox if you connect it to something like ebay item 390295570522
Also note this monitor is WLED
I have ordered one hot from me
#19
So this uses DisplayLink or something similar? If you connect via USB it will use the cpu to compress the video over USB so not suitable for games with a high refresh rate or low powered netbooks.
#20
mfkiwl
gary_rip
21.5 not 22...
no difference21.5 can be claimed as 22
If you say so...

bet you need the extra half inch!
#21
In reply to "Wouldn't use VGA on a full HD screen, yes it can do the resolution, but in my experience the image isn't that sharp and text can be a bit misty."

I'm using VGA with the 21.5" AOC bought off Ebay last week (now available here)
The image is fantastic BUT you need a decent VGA cable to avoid electromagnetic interference (the cable in the box was useless) and you need your computer to be able to generate a good resolution - 1920x1080 for my AOC - same for this monitor. If you're connecting a laptop check it can do this resolution.

Edited By: Musicrab on Mar 08, 2011 11:05
#22
gary_rip
mfkiwl
gary_rip
21.5 not 22...
no difference21.5 can be claimed as 22
If you say so...

bet you need the extra half inch!


my god!
only for the half inch!
haha, you need to take care parameters of all thing your buy
#23
dcx_badass
Wouldn't use VGA on a full HD screen, yes it can do the resolution, but in my experience the image isn't that sharp and text can be a bit misty.

USB will give you a proper "digital" picture but may have a slight lag and probably won't work well with games or HD video.
#24
JoeUK
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 LOL

Ouch, very poor...

I would say the price is about right.

People are just getting sucked in by OMFG 22 INCH FULL HD WTF LOL
#25
FYI - the Port Replicator. Never seen this with a monitor before - this is how it works.

1. Plug all peripherals into the monitor -> mouse, Keyboard, printer, LAN cable etc
2. Install USB Port Replicator driver for L2230x Wide USB Port Replicator
monitor on your computer.
2. Connect provided USB cable between computer and monitor

Clever. Check what brookheather says above about suitability for games (its not). Use a VGA cable for games.

Edited By: Musicrab on Mar 08, 2011 11:24
#26
Anybody think this might work on a Mac Mini using VGA.. I'd be happy the price for the size even if I couldn't use the USB replicator..
#27
I wouldn't go for USB for the display. VGA cables are flawless.
#28
Some information on DisplayLink which is used to send video over USB:

http://www.displaylink.com/technology_overview.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayLink

Another advantage should be that you can connect an additional monitor to a PC with only a single video output.

Edited By: brookheather on Mar 08, 2011 11:53
#29
Musicrab
mfkiwl
...actually it's you that don't understand!
video is transmitted via usb in this case


Too clever for me. What do you need at the computer end to generate video down USB?


Yes I agree no everyone understands the technology, and people on here should be more lenient regards this, others may have many skills that you do not.

Driving your HD picture down a USB, will depend on quite a few things, some people do not even have USB2 output, the speed of the PC or laptop, and the graphics card can all have an effect in compression technology (its what its called)
#30
Insider777
Anybody think this might work on a Mac Mini using VGA.. I'd be happy the price for the size even if I couldn't use the USB replicator..
Yes it will i have bought it to go on my Mac Mini
#31
Infinite Element
I wouldn't go for USB for the display. VGA cables are flawless.
...when they're got a good electromagnetic interference shield.
#32
brookheather
...Another advantage should be that you can connect an additional monitor to a PC with only a single video output.
From the manual:-
L2230x Wide USB Port Replicator monitor can work in two video modes:
Extend mode and Mirror mode
a. Extend mode
The Extend mode splits your display across multiple monitors. There are two options
when using the Extend mode:
(1) System -Primary: In this mode, your computer display will be the primary display
and L2230x Wide USB Port Replicator monitor will be the secondary display.
(2) Second Display -Primary: In this mode, L2230x Wide USB Port Replicator Monitor
Extend mode and monitor will be the primary display and your computer display
will be the secondary display.
b. The Mirror mode clones your computer screen to the monitor. The port replicator
automatically selects the settings (screen resolution, color quality, and refresh rate)
for the external monitor, which will enable the best resolution based on your computer
settings.
#33
Musicrab
brookheather
...Another advantage should be that you can connect an additional monitor to a PC with only a single video output.
From the manual:-
L2230x Wide USB Port Replicator monitor can work in two video modes:
Extend mode and Mirror mode
a. Extend mode
The Extend mode splits your display across multiple monitors. There are two options
when using the Extend mode:
(1) System -Primary: In this mode, your computer display will be the primary display
and L2230x Wide USB Port Replicator monitor will be the secondary display.
(2) Second Display -Primary: In this mode, L2230x Wide USB Port Replicator Monitor
Extend mode and monitor will be the primary display and your computer display
will be the secondary display.
b. The Mirror mode clones your computer screen to the monitor. The port replicator
automatically selects the settings (screen resolution, color quality, and refresh rate)
for the external monitor, which will enable the best resolution based on your computer
settings.


I never liked the picture it produced, and I did not think it had a displaylink graphics chip build in, it was just a hub/port replicator. tell me where you see this mode and the words displaylink in the description.

displaylink

Thanks


Edited By: BustyB293 on Mar 08, 2011 12:34: replicator
#34
BustyB293
...I never liked the picture it produced, and I did not think it had a displaylink graphics chip build in, it was just a hub/port predicator. tell me where you see this mode and the words displaylink in the description...
Words are from the manual. Doesn't mention displaylink...
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/visuals/l2230x_usereng.pdf
#35
The signal from your PC is digital, gets translated into analog for the VGA signal then gets translated into digital again again for your LCD. It'll support the resolution and will give a good image but will never be as clean as DVI-D or HDMI as they'll be digitial throughout.
#36
very hot
#37
Can anyone confirm this can rotate for portrait mode
#38
I bought one these from Corby store on Sunday (2 in stock) so they are about, not sure how you can find them though. A better buy in my opinion as dvi as well.
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9261682/Trail/searchtext%3EACER+21.5IN.htm
#39
BustyB293
I never liked the picture it produced, and I did not think it had a displaylink graphics chip build in, it was just a hub/port replicator. tell me where you see this mode and the words displaylink in the description.

displaylink

Thanks


Have a look at this YouTube demo of the product where the guy uses a single USB cable to connect the laptop to the monitor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_8diU95-EM

Edited By: brookheather on Mar 08, 2011 13:12
#40
DisplayLink Provides Core Technology for Lenovo Enhanced USB Port Replicator

http://www.displaylink.com/news/news150408.htm

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