Press Release Summary:
ThinkVision(TM) L150 15 in. monitor provides 1024 x 768 resolution, 250 cd/mÂ² brightness, 350:1 contrast ratio, and viewing angles of 115Â° vertical and 150Â° horizontal. ThinkVantage design offers tilt stand and direct access for automatic image setup and brightness. Monitor supports wide range of display modes, including selection of VESA timings of incoming video signals at up to 75 Hz, non-interlaced, for 640 x 480, 800 x 600, and 1024 x 768 resolutions.
Original Press Release:
IBM ThinkVision L150 Monitor - Innovation You Can See
At a glance
The new ThinkVision L150 LCD monitor offers:
o Viewable image size: 15.0 in (381 mm)
o Brightness: 250 cd/m²
o Contrast ratio: 350:1
o Viewing angles
- Vertical range - 115°
- Horizontal range - 150°
o Display resolution of 1024 x 768 (automatically scales lower resolution to fill the screen)
o Tilt stand
o Direct access for automatic image setup and brightness
o Analog input (15-pin D)
o Internal power
o 100-mm Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA) standard for mounting
The ThinkVision(TM) L150 15-inch LCD monitor offers the benefits of a flat-panel monitor at an affordable price. New ThinkVantage® design enhances usability, making the monitor more intuitive and easier to use. It also complements the design of IBM PC systems. The ThinkVision L150 is in the Essential category in the ThinkVision family of monitors.
This monitor is best suited for:
o Customer service
o Reception areas
o Server console monitor
o General business applications
o 15-inch viewable image size
o 1024 x 768 resolution
o ThinkVantage design:
- Tilt stand
- Direct access for automatic image setup and brightness
- Quick and easy monitor adjustments using new designed on-screen display (OSD)
- Matching design to IBM PC systems
- Cable management in stand
o Scaling for viewing of full-screen images of resolutions less than 1024 x 768
o Internal power
o Kensington lock-compatible
o Lockable digital controls
o Detachable base for mounting on wall or arm (sold separately) with optional mounting equipment
o Improved use of space compared to CRT monitors
o Reduced energy use and heat generation to help lower cooling and power costs compared to CRT monitors
o Compatible with IBM PC system units
o Quick and easy monitor setup
o Wall or desk-mounting using the optional IBM Radial Arm (not included) or third-party accessories meeting the VESA Flat Panel Monitor Physical Mounting Interface (FPMPMI) Standard
Planned availability dates
o August 1, 2003: Stealth black (6636-AB1)
o September 5, 2003: Stealth black TAA1 (6636-AK1)
o October 3, 2003: Pearl white (6636-AW1)
1 Trade Agreement Act model. This product is compliant with the U.S. Government Country of Origin requirements prescribed in 48 C.F.R. Subpart 25.4.
VESA high refresh video signal timings
The ThinkVision L150 LCD monitor supports a wide range of display modes, including a selection of the VESA timings of incoming video signals at up to 75 Hz (non-interlaced) for the following screen resolutions:
o 640 x 480
o 800 x 600
o 1024 x 768
Appropriate video-adapter hardware and software must be installed in the attaching system unit.
Monitors are compatible with popular IBM PC system units.
The ThinkVision L150 LCD monitor supports the DDC protocol to level 2B. Basic configuration information can be passed to a system unit from its attached monitor. Often referred to as Plug and Play, the protocol enables a DDC-enabled system unit to automatically configure the video adapter to drive the attached monitor at its optimum display mode without end-user intervention. For best use, the attaching system unit must also be hardware- and software-enabled for DDC operation.
The capabilities of the monitor are held in nonvolatile monitor memory in an encoded format. The data is received from the monitor by the system unit during boot-up and system configuration.
The EDID data sent by the monitor to the attached system unit also includes the monitor's serial number and other identification information. This can be held in the system unit until requested; for example, by a department LAN administrator needing to assess the location of all equipment connected to the LAN.