Lenovo’s redesign of this nearly three-year-old major 24-inch monitor modifications a few primary format choices for the higher and will get some beauty updates, however at $250 it in the end nonetheless appears overpriced for what you get (instantly transformed, about £185, AU$320). It is nonetheless too costly as little as $200 (£170, AU$430), the road value its predecessor ultimately dropped to in locations. Most displays its dimension with the identical 1,920×1,080-pixel decision and a naked minimal of ports price lower than $150 (£150, AU$200). Nonetheless, paying an excessive amount of for too little is the norm for cubicle dwellers whose IT departments solely purchase from a small, mounted listing of suppliers.
Lenovo’s personal P24h, which got here out earlier this 12 months, is not as fairly however has a ton extra options for just a bit more cash, together with a USB hub, DisplayPort out and is brighter at 300 nits vs. the X24 with 250 nits. And there is additionally the higher-resolution 2,560×1,440 L24q which is lots cheaper.
The onscreen menu controls at the moment are in a extra usable location relatively than across the again.
The show does obtain two notable design enhancements over its predecessor, although: the onscreen show controls at the moment are within the entrance, the place you may see what you are doing, and the connectors have been moved a bit to the fitting from the center, the place the stand made maneuvering your hand tough. Along with HDMI and DisplayPort connections, the audio-out jack appears to be new, and it isn’t clear whether or not the claimed sooner response time is only a new choice. The distinction between 7ms and 4ms gray-to-gray does not matter that a lot for common use, although.
The remainder of the modifications are beauty, together with updating it with the latest model of the Lenovo brand and shaving zero.9mm/zero.04 inch off the aspect bezels and three.5mm/zero.14 inch from the depth.
At CES in 2016 Lenovo introduced a unique, accessorizable X24 which by no means appeared to turn into out there. Since they’ve all bought the identical identify, watch out along with your mannequin numbers when evaluating costs and options.