The Lenovo ThinkVision 28 (initials are TV – coincidence? I think not) is pretty much a smart TV, just without the TV part. How does that work? Simple – it’s your standard monitor, which just so happens to run Android.
OK, maybe not standard. This monitor features a 28” display rocking 4k-level quality at 3840 x 2160 resolution, with 300 nits of brightness. That display also features 10-point multi-touch, which is important, because the monitor is actually running Android – Android 4.3, to be exact. It’s powered by an NVIDIA Tegra processor with 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC. Add in USB ports, HDMI ports, a microSD card slot, audio ports, a DisplayPort and connector, and an ethernet port, and you’ve got a solid entertainment center, provided you don’t actually need the standard TV part.
The monitor can stream content from certain tablets and smartphones using Miracast technology. Or, you could just hook up your new PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, and just soak in the 4k quality (well, once we get games that do 4k justice, which will come sooner or later). Either way’s good.
The best part is that the ThinkVision 28 really isn’t all that expensive for a 4k monitor. You can find it in stores come July with a very reasonable $799 price tag.