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The brand new Lenovo ThinkVision X1 monitor takes the bezels away

If you're not a fan of bezels on your PC monitor, Lenovo's new ThinkVision X1 is about as close as you're going to get to getting rid of them entirely. Announced at CES 2016, it's part of a much larger X1 family of high-end PC products and there's plenty to like about it.

It's reported to be the world's slimmest 4K monitor meaning you not only get a glorious 3840 x 2160 resolution IPS display, but you get it in a ridiculously slim body. And of course, it's borderless on the sides and top.

The ThinkVision X1 also has USB-C connectivity meaning you can hook up a compatible smartphone for charging and data transfer. You also get 4 x USB 3.0 ports, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0. And it packs in a couple of speakers slung underneath, too, with a pair of 3W units accompanying an array microphone to cover output and input.

Up on the top right corner there's also a pretty unique webcam setup. It's a regular webcam, no RealSense here, but as it's on an arm external to the monitor it can be manipulated into a whole variety of positions to make video that bit easier to deal with. It's a 1080p camera complete with privacy cover and LED lighting and isn't something you're going to find on just any high-end monitor.

The ThinkVision X1 will be available from March for a price of $799.

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  • This is perfect
  • A lot of data here, except for the size of the monitor...
  • That's what I want to know! I have a 3x lg34" setup and want another setup specifically for finance - bezels removed is what I want! Can't wait to see if Dell follow - have a couple of their pro monitors at home also, very good. Either way good start on ces - can we get size on these monitors?
  • Interesting how Lenovo managed to keep the IBM in their designs all the years.
  • lack of real sense is a bit dissapointing for the price point - would be huge for Windows Hello usage. Does the USB-C support video in? That would be awesome for use with continuum - a dock built right into the monitor itself. Going to have to check this thing out when I get to CES and am not working!
  • Can anyone in the know answer this? Huge selling point for me if it could.
  • What is the screen size?
  • I was just about to ask this myself.
  • 27" or higher
  • 34" hopefully?
  • PRIVACY COVER!!??? Let this become a trend
  • Hrm, I had read elsewhere that it supported Windows Hello...also how would you dual monitor this when it comes with this webcam? Can you take it off? Edit: A different variant has Windows Hello and has a RealSense camera:
  • That's a different monitor.  This is the 27" 4K one.  In your link you're pointing at a 24" 1080p one.  You can see that they both have different camera modules too.
  • $150 for a wireless charging accessory?? Damn you pricey!
  • Looks like an awesome monitor! Too bad it's way out of my price-range. And if I recall correctly: Devices not running Skylake won't be able to natively run 4k @ 60Hz, correct? Instead it has to cheat a little by combining two half images into one? Correct me if I'm wrong here, but since my Surface Pro 3 doesn't run Skylaks, I'm not sure it'd get much out of this monitor (Even /if/ I could afford it).
  • That information is not correct. Skylake as far as I know, has nothing to do with resolution. What you are referring to just applies to certain monitors - some early 4k monitors, do what you describe. I'm typing this on a 4k monitor @ 60Hz running a CPU launched in Q4 2008. Runs fine. This particular Lenovo monitor looks pretty awesome.
  • The future of pc's starts here.
  • "going to get to getting rid of them"
    Made me grin.
  • So much gain in one sentence!
  • data transfer? doesn't make sense!
  • Yet another screen media is promoting to have no bezel at all and it still has bezel all around...
  • Missed opportunity to make it a RealSense camera. Close but no cigar.
  • trusting this company all over again is a real task.
  • It an impressive monitor but by god is it UGLY!
  • Touchscreen? Single-cable USB-C docking support?  
  • Um....size matters...