First Impressions: ThinkVision Touch Mobile Monitor is a 13” Travel Companion

Usually, monitors aren’t much to write home (or blog) about, but the Lenovo ThinkVision LT1423p Touch Mobile Monitor looks like it has the potential to be a game-changer.  That is because, those who have made the jump to Windows 8 on non-touchscreen devices can use the LT1423p to take advantage of those touch features on Windows 8 without getting a whole new computer.

Making its debut at CES, the diminutive 13.3” monitor is just 7.1 mm (.28 in) thick at its thinnest point, and weighs 730 g (1.6 lbs). The idea here is that not only can this monitor bring a touchscreen Windows 8 experience to a non-touchscreen PC, but it also adds to a mobile user’s productivity workflow by allowing them to easily transport a second display to use with their laptop. With the LT1423p, business owners will be also able to have a separate monitor for customers to use to sign for payments or continue shopping, while others can use it as a second monitor  for presentations and reports.

Spec-wise, the Mobile Monitor also has an AH-IPS LED display with a 1600 x 900 resolution, that has support for 10-point multi-touch, and it is protected by Gorilla Glass, with anti-glare and anti-fingerprint surfaces on top of that. All in all, this is a portable monitor that is designed to be durable and hold up to the riggers of a mobile lifestyle.

The Lenovo ThinkVision LT1423p will be available in Q2 2013 for about $350 for the Wired USB 3.0 version. It will also be available in a wireless model, which will cost a bit more and weigh a bit more, but will be able to wirelessly connect to a PC over Wi-Fi. And it’s important to note that the monitor will work with all Windows 8 PCs, not just Lenovo PCs.