RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – September 12, 2011: Lenovo announced today that 11 ThinkVision monitors are now rated Gold under the UL Environment’s Sustainable Product Certification (SPC) program for their environmental attributes, making Lenovo the PC-maker with the largest portfolio of UL Environment Gold-rated products. The Gold-rated monitors include the new ThinkVision LT1952p, LT2252p and LT2452p wide monitors also announced today. These LED monitors not only meet sustainability standards, but they provide business professionals a brilliant visual experience thanks to the monitors’ high resolution, variety of ports and convenient, adjustable stands.
“Our ThinkVision monitors demonstrate that business performance and design for the environment can go hand in hand,” said Eric Yu, executive director and general manager, Visuals Business Unit, Lenovo. “Our latest trio offers strikingly crisp and clear images while maintaining extraordinary energy efficiency in a user-friendly design.”
Raising Standards in Sustainability
The UL Environment SPC Gold certification indicates a product has met the most stringent and prestigious of three levels of compliance in the industry-wide sustainability standard for laptops, IEEE 1680.1. UL Environment tested the Gold-rated ThinkVision monitors to several specifications for the reduction or elimination of environmentally-sensitive materials in product and packaging, energy conservation, end-of-life management and corporate environmental practices. For example, the ThinkVision LT1952p and LT2252p monitors use up to 85 percent post consumer recycled content and exceed Energy Star 5.0 requirements for low power consumption in standby and off modes. Additionally ThinkVision monitors are shipped in recyclable packaging that is also made from recycled materials.
To determine compliance with the IEEE 1680 sustainability standard, UL Environment assessed product documentation and records, physically examined product samples, independently tested the product for compliance to ENERGY STAR® requirements and conducted onsite audits of manufacturing facilities. Additional UL Environment Gold-rated products include the ThinkPad X1 and T420 laptops and ThinkVision L1951p, L2250p, LT1421 and L197w monitors.
We’re in a time of heightened interest in green products, however, some environmental claims in the market are over exaggerated,” said Stephen H Wenc, president, UL Environment. “Having an independent third party like UL Environment test and verify the accuracy of environmental claims goes a long way in boosting consumer confidence, and Lenovo has taken a leadership position by having the most products certified of any PC-maker.”
Additionally, the new ThinkVision LT1952p wide, LT2252p and LT2452p monitors meet other environmental certifications: They are TCO Edge 1.1 certified, meet the requirements for Energy Star 5.0 and are EPEAT Gold-rated.
Elevating Business Productivity You Can See
The new ThinkVision monitors cater to a wide range of business by offering an entry, mainstream or premium visual experience. The 19-inch entry ThinkVision LT1952p monitor offers a 1440x900 resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio and up to 170°/160° viewing angle2. The larger, 22-inch, ThinkVision LT2252p monitor has a slightly higher resolution at 1680x1050, while the premium 24-inch ThinkVision LT2452p monitor features a 1920x1200 resolution, IPS wide viewing screen up to 178°/ 178° and four USB ports for connecting to USB devices. They are also easily adjusted by tilting, swiveling and lifting so users can work comfortably.
Pricing and Availability1
The ThinkVision LT1952p, LT2252p and LT2452p monitors will be available starting at the end of September through business partners and www.lenovo.com. Pricing for the monitors is $249.99, $339.99 and $449.99, respectively.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries, and the world’s fourth-largest PC vendor. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com
1Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.
2Viewing angle measured at 10:1 CR.