Author: Bob Buskirk
ThinkVision LT1421 Overview
The ThinkVision LT1421 has the typical Lenovo style, much like you see on their ThinkPad line. Actually if you put this next to a ThinkPad it would look perfect! The display is all black and has a Lenovo logo at the center on the bottom. The display is a 14-inch display and has a native resolution of 1366 x 768.
Taking a look at the LT1421 from the side you can see how thin it actually is. It is only 9.3mm thin and with the stand in use only 21.5mm. This makes it the perfect size so that it can fit in your laptop bag or backpack. On the left side of the display is the only connection you will find, a simple mini USB connection. This not only will power the display but USB is the connection that will enable your system to display on the LT1421.
On the back of the display is a small brightness adjustment button and that is the only button you will find on the display. The stand arm easily comes out from the back of the display and has a rubber piece on the bottom that will hold the display up. It is suggested that you use the included tilt stand bottom though. Also on the back is a small Kensington lock port.
Setup & Usage
Getting the ThinkVision LT1421 setup is pretty simple. You can either install the drivers that are on the included CD or plug in the monitor to an available USB port and Windows will download the drivers automatically (only if you are connected to the internet). Once the drivers are installed you need to restart. Upon restart the display will turn on as an extended display. You are able to go into your resolution settings and setup the display however you want it.
The display has a resolution of 1366 x 768, which is actually pretty good and about the same resolution as many 13-15 inch laptops. I had no problems browsing websites, watching HD videos, and using it as a secondary display for instant messages and twitter. The brightness level could have been a little better, but if you are using this as a secondary display mostly you are not going to notice it that much at all.
The viewing angle is actually pretty good. For the most part I did not use the plastic cover base, but it does have notches in for different viewing angles and of course when you are done using it, it acts as a cover for the display that will protect the screen side when traveling. Because of the long USB cables you can move the display around a bit. So you do not need to have the display really close to your laptop or PC.