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Lenovo Delivers On Vision for Greener Computing with New ThinkVision Monitors

   

ThinkVision L2251x Wide Monitor First in Industry to Achieve TCO Certified Edge
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - October 20, 2009: Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) today unveiled five new ThinkVision monitors that advance “green” design and usability while providing an unmatched visual-rich experience. The new line-up includes Lenovo’s flagship ThinkVision L2251x Wide monitor, the company’s most environmentally-responsible monitor for its use of recycled plastics, low power consumption and first PC monitor to be TCO Certified Edge. As Lenovo’s greenest monitors yet, the new ThinkVision L1711p, L1951p Wide, L2250p Wide, L2251p Wide and L2251x Wide extend Lenovo’s environmental product commitment to “Reduce. Reuse. and Recycle.” All the new monitors are TCO Certified, EPEAT Gold Rated1 and are more than 50 percent more energy-efficient than previous models, exceeding the Energy Star 5.0 criteria.2

“By establishing high standards for environmental responsibility and usability for PC monitors, TCO Certified Edge is helping encourage manufacturers to produce and customers to adopt greener technology,” said Tom Shell, vice president, Visuals Business Unit, Lenovo. “TCO Certified Edge products like the ThinkVision L2251x Wide monitor illustrate how designing for energy and materials efficiency helps the environment and customers’ IT budgets.”

“As the first PC company to achieve TCO Certified Edge for its L2251x Wide monitor, Lenovo leads the industry in a number of areas including reduced electromagnetic emissions and low usage of sensitive materials,” said Sören Enholm, president, TCO Development. “Lenovo has gone the extra mile to achieve TCO Display 5.0 certification for all of its new monitors, illustrating a commitment to offering customers more choices for innovative green technology that also delivers on performance, visual quality and ease of use.”

Reduce.
As the first TCO Certified Edge monitor, the ThinkVision L2251x Wide meets the strictest levels of ergonomics, safety and environmental attributes. For example, it uses only 21 watts of power during operation, which is significantly lower than the average 49 watts of power consumed by monitors in this class3. The ThinkVision L2251x Wide features an ambient light and proximity sensor to further lower power consumption in addition to the standard low-voltage white LED display in all the new models. If the monitor industry standardized on white LED technology, a total of nearly 30 million tons of CO2 could potentially be avoided by 2013.4 To help conserve even more power, proximity sensors on the L2251x Wide turn the screen off when a user steps away, helping to save up to an additional 10 percent of power consumption a year.5

The ThinkVision L2251x Wide reduces sensitive materials by using a mercury-free panel and low halogen components.6 Lenovo has also reduced packaging materials by up to 44 percent on select models.7

Reuse.
The L2251x Wide chassis parts are made of 65 percent post consumer recycled plastics with no virgin plastics. With this achievement, it contains the highest amount of post consumer recycled plastics for monitors listed in the EPEAT registry9. The new monitor is shipped in more than 90 percent recycled packaging, and for the first time, Lenovo is including a reusable protective bag as part of the packaging to further reduce plastics use.

Recycle.
Lenovo provides a number of PC recycling options worldwide. Consumers in the U.S. can receive rewards for recycling if their old PC has residual value. Lenovo also offers Asset Recovery Services for business customers that provides computer take-back, data destruction, refurbishment and recycling. Additional Asset Recovery services include inventory, value assessment, on-site de-installation and data encryption.

Visual-Rich Performance

The new monitors present vivid images fast by offering up to 1680x1050 screen resolution, a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a five millisecond response time. DisplayPort compatibility on select models9 also lets users easily work on their laptop or desktop via the monitor. The ThinkVision 2551x Wide features a built-in webcam for clear video conferencing and up to four high-speed USB ports for added flexibility and expansion.


Pricing and Availability10
The Lenovo ThinkVision L1951p Wide, L2250p Wide and L2251p Wide monitors will be available beginning October 23. The Lenovo ThinkVision L1711p monitor will be available beginning November 6, and the ThinkVision L2251x Wide monitor will be available in November. Pricing available on request. The monitors will be available through Lenovo business partners.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

1In countries where registered. See www.epeat.net for registration information.

2The new ThinkVision L1951p wide monitor is 33 percent more energy-efficient than previous Lenovo 19-inch wide models using four CCFL backlight lamps. The L2250p, L2251p and L2251x Wide are 53 percent more energy-efficient than previous models using four CCFL backlight lamps.

3 “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle” White Paper by Meko, Sept. 2009. http://www.meko.co.uk/
Based on the average manufacturer’s quoted power consumption of 372 different 22” wide LCD monitors in Meko’s database. The most common power consumption was 45W (90 models). Lenovo’s equivalent CCFL model is also rated at 45 watts.

4“Reduce. Reuse. Recycle” White Paper by Meko, Sept. 2009. http://www.meko.co.uk/
Based on the assumption that if five percent of monitors convert to the new LCD technology with 30 percent in 2010, 50 percent in 2011, 70 percent in 2012 and 100 percent in 2013. Based on DisplaySearch forecasts, Lenovo calculated that the cumulative total potential savings will be 48.6 billion kWh of power by the end of 2013. Applied to the U.S. based on a single kWh of electricity generating 0.6083 kg of CO2 , a total savings of 30 million tones of CO2 would potentially be avoided by 2013.

5“Reduce. Reuse. Recycle” White Paper by Meko, Sept. 2009. http://www.meko.co.uk/
Based on tests indicating 22 percent of working time is spent away from the PC. The L2251x Wide monitor consumes approximately 20 watts of power during operation.

6Based on regional availability.

7On ThinkVision L2250p monitor.

8Based on www.epeat.net as of 10/20/09.

9DisplayPort compatibility is available on the ThinkVision L2251x Wide and L2251p Wide monitors.

10Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.

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