RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – October 23, 2007 – Lenovo today introduced the industry’s first EPEAT Gold rated monitor – the ThinkVision L193p – as part of a new portfolio of PC monitors designed for business users. The portfolio of five new monitors also includes the ThinkVision L190x monitor featuring the slimmest bezel in the industry at just 6.6 millimeters.
“With the first PC monitor rated EPEAT Gold, Lenovo has achieved a milestone in the greening of the electronics industry,” said Jeff Omelchuck, executive director, Green Electronics Council. “The EPEAT system helps purchasers evaluate, compare and select PC products based on their environmental attributes. By developing a monitor that achieves EPEAT’s Gold ranking Lenovo is demonstrating its commitment to providing purchasers with high quality, environmentally responsible products.”
Lenovo now offers a complete EPEAT Gold rated solution by pairing the ThinkCentre A61e desktop with the ThinkVision L193p monitor. The EPEAT tool evaluates products based on 51 environmental criteria in the areas of reduction/elimination of environmentally sensitive materials, design for end of life, product longevity/lifecycle extension, energy conservation, end of life management, packaging and corporate performance. To earn EPEAT Gold status, the ThinkVision L193p monitor had to meet all 23 required criteria as well as at least 20 of EPEAT’s 28 optional criteria. The monitor is the first product in the EPEAT registry to use more than 25% post-consumer recycled content in its plastic parts.
“Lenovo has delivered a comprehensive line of energy efficient and environmentally responsible products, from notebooks to desktops to monitors,” said Jim Christensen, director, Global Desktop and Visuals Marketing, Lenovo. “We have more than 40 products that are listed within the EPEAT system with our whole line of Performance Series monitors rated at least EPEAT Silver. The EPEAT Gold rated ThinkVision L193p monitor is our first step toward our goal of elevating all of our monitors to this status.”
In addition to the EPEAT Gold rating, all of Lenovo’s new Performance Series monitors are TCO’03 certified by TCO Development. This certification addresses ergonomics, emissions, energy and ecology. All of Lenovo’s LCD monitors also meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star® 4.0 requirements for energy efficiency also required by EPEAT. When combined with Lenovo’s ThinkCentre A61e desktop, the solution is 57 percent more efficient than previous Lenovo desktops paired with a 19-inch CRT monitor1.
The 19-inch monitor’s 160/160 degree viewing angle, high contrast ratio, five milliseconds response time and support for high bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) and analog and DVI-D signals provide users an excellent viewing experience. An ergonomic stand also provides flexibility for positioning the display.
ThinkVision Monitors Deliver Business-Class Performance
Measuring just 6.6 millimeters, the ThinkVision L190x monitor’s bezel is the slimmest in the industry. This thinness makes it ideal for multiple monitor environments, helping eliminate the distraction that can occur from the seam between monitors. Pairing two of these 19-inch monitors provides more than twice the viewing area of a 27-inch monitor at considerably less cost. The monitor also provides a high contrast ratio of 1500:1 and color gamut to create vivid colors and four USB ports for connection to a variety of devices such as battery chargers. Users can also switch from portrait to landscape mode easily with the monitor’s automatic rotation function.
For single monitor business use, Lenovo’s ThinkVision L194 Wide monitor offers an excellent 16×10 wide viewing experience in a 19-inch widescreen with a high contrast ratio of 1000:1 and support for HDCP as well as analog and DVI-D signals. Lenovo’s ThinkVision L171 and L151 monitors provide quality business-class performance for the general purpose and back office applications.
The monitors follow Lenovo’s recent introduction of the ThinkVision L220x Wide monitor, the market’s first 22-inch widescreen monitor with a WUXGA resolution screen. Small enough to fit on a desk, the monitor provides rich colors and high resolution drawing less power than 24-inch monitors. Combined with the ThinkCentre A61e desktop, the monitor helps users save close to $30 in annual energy costs2.
Pricing and Availability3
The ThinkVision L193p, L190x, L194w, L171 and L151 monitors start at $299, $379, $259, $239 and $199, respectively. They are available beginning in November through Business Partners or through www.lenovo.com.
EPEAT is a system to help purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also provides a clear and consistent set of performance criteria for the design of products, and provides an opportunity for manufacturers to secure market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its products. EPEAT, whose development was supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, rates computer desktops, laptops, and monitors based on 51 environmental criteria. All EPEAT registered products must meet 23 mandatory environmental criteria. An additional 28 optional criteria are used to determine whether products earn EPEAT Bronze, Silver or Gold recognition. EPEAT is managed by the nonprofit Green Electronics Council, based in Portland, OR.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world’s best engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. 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 worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
1Calculated using standard EPA usage model and based on electricity cost of $0.837/KWhr.
2Savings of approximately $20 annually for the ThinkCentre A61e desktop based on Lenovo and TBR calculations using a single AMD Athlon X2-based processor. Savings of approximately $8 annually for ThinkVision L220x Wide monitor based on Lenovo calculations. Based on a five percent per year increase in electricity rates and on a daily PC usage pattern that includes 70 percent of time spent in sleep state, five percent of time spent in idle and 25 percent of time spent in an operational state. Average electricity price based on American 2007 average retail price 8.37 cents per kilowatt hour.
3Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice. 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.