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Lenovo ThinkVision LT3053p IPS LED-Backlit LCD Monitor Review

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It looks as if there’s a lot in the box, but there’s just the monitor, stand, shade, two USB cables, and video cables for DVI, HDMI, VGA, and DisplayPort. lenovo_LT3053p_packaging

The rear of the monitor is blank except for the standard VESA mount.

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The supplied stand is adjustable for tilt, rotation, and height and simply snaps into place (rather than using the VESA screw holes). Removing the stand is a simple matter of pulling the spring-loaded tab back and lifting it off. Just above the stand is a recessed area in the back of the monitor that serves as a handy carry handle.

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Once you dig it out of the packaging and snap on the stand, you’ll see that the Lenovo ThinkVision LT3053p is certainly a large piece of glass: it even makes a 27″ monitor look tiny:

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Let’s look at some controls and connections in the next section.


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  1. aaron253

    at a 6 ms response rate , looks like a FPS ripoff of bottle-necking your everything else you did to speed up your pc to get the cutting edge on gaming , since tht’s all I really do , disabled and bored out of my mind ,,lol Is this a correct assumption? With all the current hype about ssd drives, OC’d video cards that can only flash as fast as the screen will allow , and not to mention the suffering going on in the cpu oc’ing department , >: )

  2. David Ramsey

    I’m sure there’s a question in there somewhere, but damned if I can figure out what it is. Wanna try again?

  3. Anono

    My favorite 30″ monitor is the LP3065, but it was superceded by the ZR30w which is too bright and takes 10 seconds to boot up. So HP is out and I’m looking for another 30″ monitor now. How are the black levels on the LT3053p, and is there any backlight bleeding around the edges of the screen?

  4. David Ramsey

    Although I didn’t have the equipment to measure them, the black levels looked very good to me. I didn’t notice any backlight bleeding at the edges. Personally, I just bought a Dell Ultrasharp U3014, which appears to use the same panel, comes with a similar color calibration sheet, has the same capabilities as the Lenovo monitor, but can be had several hundred dollars cheaper.

  5. buteaur

    I am thinking of using this monitor to analyze video quality and for image editing and MMO and FPS gaming.
    Do you think it handle all three very well?

    How is the Panel Coating? Is the same as the Dell U3014?

    You mention that you didn’t see any motion blur. Did you notice any over or undershoot? The dell U3014 has terrible overshoot. It’s describe on these two threads: ( http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u3014.htm and http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1754377 )

    I would like to know if this unit has the same problem.
    Have you try measuring the input lag with SMTT tool or something else? is there a game preset link on the U3014?

  6. buteaur

    My last question was about Lenovo ThinkVision LT3053p
    Is there game preset on LT3053p with no or low delay?

  7. David Ramsey

    The only presets on the monitor affect the color gamut, not the responsiveness of the display. I didn’t notice any lag playing games, and I don’t have the equipment required to measure over- and undershoot, sorry.

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