Lenovo's latest 22-inch LED wide screen backlit display is the ThinkVision L2251P, which is also an environmentally friendly display too. This model has a stand that is completely adjustable in all directions, has both VGA & DisplayPort inputs, optional speakers, and very low power consumption.
The design of the ThinkVision L2251P is sleek black with a very thin plastic black bezel around the screen, giving it a look of professionalism. The stand that display comes with can be adjusted in height, swivel, and tilt and also allows for 90 degree rotation for changing from landscape to portrait mode. The display itself has a resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels and the quality of the picture is extremely well, most likely due to the LED back light. The display itself also has an anti-glare coating to reduce glare from overhead lights to improve the image quality.
This model has two different video inputs: VGA and DisplayPort (it lacks DVI and HDMI). This means you'll need to have a video card with DisplayPort-out or use an HDMI-to-DisplayPort adapter if you want it to display digital video instead of VGA analog. On the back, there's two USB ports: one to plug into your computer and the other to use for external devices (there are also two more on the left side of the unit).
Along the bottom bezel, there are five buttons to provide access to the menu and feature customization. Each button is clearly labeled, something most other monitors frustratingly lack. The menu system is very usable and allows for quick customization of brightness, color tone, contrast, and more. There are also several preset color profiles, but you are free to customize each setting individually if you prefer.
In testing, the Lenovo ThinkVision L2251P performed quite nicely in terms of image performance. There were issues at times with grayscale performance, but color depth was good, at least comparable to others models. Users who rely on perfectly accurate color quality for photo editing and graphic design may want to avoid this model and choose a more non-business oriented monitor. Text looked very crisp and extremely readable on the screen and because of the 5 millisecond response time, there was no visible ghosting with fast-moving objects, even when watching a DVD movie.
Lenovo markets the ThinkVision L2251P as an eco-friendly LCD display. According to Lenovo's Web site, "26% of the total weight of all plastics in the product consist of post-consumer content plastic resins and 60% recycled packaging materials, in addition to arsenic free glass. It is 29% more efficient than today's Energy Star 5.0 standard, so it is engineered ahead of future standards." It has earned the EPEAT Gold and Energy Star 5.0 certifications.
This model also comes with a three-year warranty that covers labor, parts, and the back light. It comes with USB, VGA, and DisplayPort cables as well as a driver CD and user guide.