Lenovo ThinkVision L2440p review: Lenovo ThinkVision L2440p

The Lenovo ThinkVision L2440p scored a maximum brightness rating of 268cd/m2, which trailed slightly behind the L2440x's brightness score of 286cd/m2 and way behind the Dell, which scored 452cd/m2 in maximum brightness. We noticed that when viewing the CCFL-based screen of the L2440p for more than a few seconds our eyes would feel strained, but when looking at the L2440x's screen, which is LED-based, we did not perceive of any strain. This occurred even when both monitors had their brightness set to zero. Your mileage may vary when it comes to eyestrain, but we thought it was worth mentioning.

World of Warcraft looked great on the L2440p with vivid and accurate colors that were not saturated and had no signs of streaking. The game looks less soft and the edges of the polygonal model are more prominent when compared with the L2440x, which had a soft focus look to it. The image on the L2440p was not jaggy, but didn't feel as soft as it did on the L2440x.

In CNET Labs monitor test room, our lab benches sit higher than a normal desk. Given this, the lower viewing angle of a monitor is immediately noticeable, especially when playing a game. While playing WoW, unless we were at the optimal level to the screen (one-quarter of the screen distance down), there would be visible shadows at the top of the screen that made details difficult to see. So if you're slouching while Web surfing or gaming, be prepared to have a difficult time seeing the detail. You could always just sit up straight, but in our opinion, you shouldn't have to.

As for movie playback, we watched a few choice scenes in Kill Bill Vol. 1. In this real world test, the L2440p had a good black level and while it was not as dark as the L2440x, it was on a par with the Dell 2408WFP and the Samsung SyncMaster T240HD. While the color of the Dell looked oversaturated at times and the Samsung looked slightly muted, on the L2440p's color looked more accurate, but not quite as good as the L2440x's. When we turned the brightness down to its lowest on all four monitors, the L2440x still had the deeper blacks. The L2440p produced accurate colors too, but thanks to its higher black level the colors weren't quite as precise as the L2440x.

Brightness (in cd/m2)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)

Contrast ratio
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
BenQ V2400W
996:1 
Lenovo ThinkVision L2440p
972:1 

DisplayMate performance
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Service and support
Lenovo supports the ThinkVision L2440p with a three-year warranty that covers the backlight. Lenovo offers 24-7 toll free phone support, but, unfortunately, it doesn't offer e-mail or chat support.

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Lenovo ThinkVision L2440p

Part Number: 4420HB2 Released: Oct. 17, 2008

MSRP: $399.99

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Oct. 17, 2008
  • Display Type LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
  • Interface VGA (HD-15)
  • Diagonal Size 24 in
  • Pixel Pitch 0.27 mm
  • Image Contrast Ratio 1000:1
  • Image Aspect Ratio 16:10