Flat Panel Monitor offers integrated audio.

Press Release Summary:

Offered in business black, ThinkVision(TM) L170m incorporates 2 built-in, 2 W per channel stereo speakers and offers 17 in. viewable image size and 1280 x 1024 native resolution. ThinkVantage design includes tilt stand, direct access for automatic image setup and brightness, and on-screen display for monitor adjustments. Monitor automatically scales resolutions less than 1280 x 1024 and exhibits brightness of 300 cd/m2 and contrast ratio of 450:1.

Original Press Release:

IBM ThinkVision L170m Monitor - Space Savings and IBM Quality Including Audio


The ThinkVision(TM) L170m offers the benefits of a flat-panel monitor with integrated speakers. The two built-in two-watt speakers eliminate the need for desktop speakers. The incorporated ThinkVantage(TM) design enhances usability and makes the monitor intuitive, easy to use, and complements the design of ThinkCentre(TM) and ThinkPad® systems.

The ThinkVision L170m is in the Essential category in the ThinkVision family of monitors. This monitor is offered in business black.

This monitor is best suited for:

· Applications requiring audio
· Complex spreadsheets
· Multitasking
· General business applications


· 17-inch (432-mm) viewable image size

· Native resolution: 1280 x 1024

· ThinkVantage design:

- Tilt stand
- Direct access for automatic image setup and brightness
- Quick and easy monitor adjustments using newly designed on-screen display (OSD)
- Matches design of IBM systems
- Cable management in stand

· Automatically scales resolutions less than 1280 x 1024

· Internal power

· Kensington lock-compatible

· Built-in two-watt-per-channel stereo speakers

· Lockable digital controls

· Detachable base mounts on wall or arm (sold separately) with optional mounting equipment


· Improved use of space compared to CRT monitors

· Reduced energy use and heat generation to help lower cooling and power costs compared to CRT monitors

· Improved desktop efficiency for multimedia users versus using stand alone desktop speakers

· Compatible with IBM PC system units

· Quick and easy monitor setup

· Meets the VESA Flat Panel Monitor Physical Mounting Interface Standard (FPMPMI)

Planned availability date

August 6, 2004

At a glance

The new ThinkVision L170m LCD monitor offers:

· Viewable image size: 17.0 in (432 mm)

· Brightness: 300 cd/m2 (typical)

· Contrast ratio: 450:1 (typical)

· Viewing angles

- Horizontal - +/- 75°
- Vertical - + 70/-60°

· Response time: 16 ms (typical)

· Built-in two-watt/channel stereo speakers

· Two headphone jacks for private listening

· Volume control

· Display native resolution of 1280 x 1024 (automatically scales lower resolution to fill the screen)

· Tilt stand

· Direct access for automatic image setup and brightness

· Analog input (15-pin D)

· Internal power

· 100 mm Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA) standard for mounting

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