Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p Eco USFF: Green Corporate SFF PC

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The monitor came with both DVI and analog signal cables, AC cord, printed manual, support CD, and a clever cable hiding clip-on cover. It has a no-nonsense look with nice visual appeal.

The "waved" look of the OSD controls on the bottom left of the bezel is about the only deviation from no-nonsense style in this monitor.

The multi-pivot stand is beautifully functional, with a huge 4.5" height adjustment range, ~35° up/down tilt range, and ~120° left/right rotation arc. Note the cables hidden and guided behind the plastic cover that clips to the back of the stand.

The overall performance of the monitor is very good, sharp, vivid, and without any visible odd artifacts or lags in motion for video playback. Corner to corner sharpness and color is consistent and even. There are several different application profiles, a feature that's not unusual in LCD monitors. The review sample made no audible or measureable noise of any kind during the weeks of testing and use. All in all, it's a fine monitor, although its $249 price tag is a little steep for the screen size in the day and age.

One quality makes it shine brighter than the screen: It's has the lowest power consumption of any monitor we've examined.

With a completely white screen, one full of vivid colors or fast, colorful motion, the maximum AC power drawn by the L1940p monitor was only 19W. This was at full brightness, using the automatic picture adjustment feature. Although the visual performance was excellent, it was judged to be too bright for most users, certainly for me. When turned down to 75%, where the screen was still bright but not so much that it would strain the eyes over long use, the power consumption dropped to a mere 13.5W. At 50% brightness, it was still quite usable, and power dropped to just 10.2W. Turning the brightness to minimum made the screen too dim, although some would probably still find it usable, and the power dropped to 8.8W. These miserly power figures alone are enough to put the L1940p monitor on the top of the want list for many green-conscious PC users.

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