Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One monitor - $239.00/AU$490 (opens in new tab)
This piece of Lenovo kit is a mark of just how far business monitors have come. It has all the key features any remote worker could need - including webcam and microphones - and can even house a removable PC.
In recent years, business monitors (opens in new tab) have evolved from mere peripherals for the display of images and graphics, into sustainable platforms on which organizations can build.
Take a look at the Lenovo 10YFRAR1US monitor, otherwise known as the ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One (opens in new tab). It is built from the ground up as a barebones all-in-one and is capable of housing a removable/upgradable computer called the Tiny PC.
It is one of the very few displays of this size to combine all the crucial features for successful remote working. It has a webcam with a privacy shutter, not one but two microphones, touchscreen capabilities (with optional wake-on-touch) and, last but not least, two speakers.
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But that’s not all, it can also tilt, lift, swivel and pivot, comes with a three-year warranty and can be mounted to the wall via a standard VESA mount.
It is not without flaws, though, the biggest of which is the lack of HDMI connector (only DisplayPort). It also relies on a USB upstream port to provide connectivity for the speakers, microphones and webcam.
As for the display properties, this is a full HD monitor with IPS technology (which yields excellent viewing angles), a 23.8-inch diagonal, 250-nit brightness and 16:9 aspect ratio.
With a color gamut of only 72%, its usage will be restricted to office tasks rather than creative ones, such as video editing. However, the presence of a high resolution, 2-megapixel webcam, 2W speakers and mutliple microphones should make video conferencing (opens in new tab) painless.
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Bear in mind
- If this monitor does not ship to your region, you may need to use a parcel forwarding service to take advantage of the deal.
- If you've managed to get hold of a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we'll tip our hat to you.