Lenovo ThinkVision LT3053p IPS LED-Backlit LCD Monitor Review
By David Ramsey
Full Disclosure: Lenovo provided the product sample used in this article on loan, and was returned after publication.
In the past year or so flat panel monitor prices have entered free-fall, with massive 27″ displays widely available for under $300. Given that, why would anyone even consider spending over $1,500 on a somewhat larger 30″ display? Lenovo has lent Benchmark Reviews one of their ThinkVision LT3053p units to review, so let’s see what all that extra money buys you.
First as a programmer, and now as a reviewer, I spend many hours per day using my computers. Consequently I tend to be picky regarding the “tools” I use: so I have a fancy Herman Miller Leap office chair, and prefer an IBM Model M keyboard. Mice and pointing devices rotate out rather frequently, but I’ve been staring at the same Dell Ultrasharp 27″ monitor for the last five years or so. Its 1920×1200 screen was big enough for my use and the color reproduction was among the best available at the time.
Of course, “at the time”, most serious photographers and videographers were still using studio CRT displays, since LCDs simply couldn’t reproduce the range of colors required for their work. Lenovo says the ThinkVision LT3053p can. If superior color reproduction isn’t enough, Lenovo also baits the hook with a number of additional, interesting features. I’ll see how the monitor works as a replacement for my trusty Dell Ultrasharp.
Features & Specifications
|Max Colors Built in Screen||1.07 billion|
|Connector||MHL,VGA,Dual-Link DVI-D,HDMI 1.4,DP|
|Emissions Standard||TCO 6.0,TCO Certified Edge|
|Ergonomics||TUV Green Mark,EPEAT Gold,UL Environment Gold,Energy Star 6.0|
|Height Adjustment||4.33 inches|
|Power Supply Type||Internal|
|Viewable Image Size||30 inches (diagonal)|
|Viewable Image Height||15.78 inches|
|Viewable Image Width||25.25 inches|
|Stand||Lift Tilt Swivel Pivot|
|Vertical Viewing Angle||178 degrees|
|Video Input||D-sub, Dual-Link DVI-D, HDMI 1.4, DP1.2, MHL|
|Agency Approvals & Certifications||Green Mark (Taiwan),TCO Edge 1.1,C-Tick,VOC test,CECP,EPA,ULE Gold,TUV,TUV-GS,CB Report,CCC (China),TUV-S Argentina,FCC Class B,SASO,Energy Star,EPEAT Gold,CE,CSA,VCCI,KC (Korea),BSMI,KUCAS (Kuwait),KVALITET(Serbia),JEIDA,NEMKO,NOM (Mexico),GOST (Russia),PSB (Singapore),KONCAR(Croatia),CSM(Bulgaria),SONCAP(Nigeria),IC (Canada),INSM (Moldavia),SABS (South Africa),STZ (Uzbekistan),BELLIS(Belarus),RoHS,RoHS (China)|
|Maximum Operating Humidity||80%|
|Minimum Operating Humidity||8%|
|Operating Temperature Range||0 – 40 degrees Celsius|
|Power Consumption||88 watts|
|Warranty Period||Three Year|
|Warranty Type||Customer Carry-in or Mail-in Rapid Replacement Service|