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Unfortunately, the design only works with Lenovo's current ThinkCentre Tiny PCs (starting at an additional $249, £157, AU$285) , so you're married to Lenovo if you decide to make this your monitor fleet.
That isn't the only issue you'll have with this monitor. For starters, it doesn't offer touchscreen functionality. Forget using Windows 8 or Windows 10. You're stuck with your traditional mouse and keyboard usage for the time being when all of your competitors will be upgrading to more advanced and forward-looking navigation.
Even though the monitor comes with a slot for webcams, it doesn't offer any audio or video/photo support. The slot is simply there to remind you that your monitor can't do much but accept small form-factor Lenovo Tiny PCs.
And when I say it can't do much, it can't do much. With companies now offering affordable 4K displays, you'll feel cheated using this 1920 X 1080 monitor, especially for 350 bucks. When I got to inspect this monitor, Lenovo didn't have it turned on, so I can't say with any certainty that it is or isn't a mediocre display compared to other monitors on the market.
However, with a 5-millisecond response time and only 16.7 million colors, this isn't exactly the kind of monitor you'd buy to play FIFA 15 on.
But I guess that isn't the point.
The Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One 23 is meant to be convenient and to take up little space in an office environment. Tasks accomplished. I'm just not sure anyone is going to want to shell out the money to see this All-in-One in use.
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