Lenovo ThinkVision M14t brings touch and pen support to a mobile display

Lenovo Thinkvision M14t White
Lenovo Thinkvision M14t White (Image credit: Lenovo)

What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced the ThinkVision M14t mobile monitor.
  • The mobile display supports touch and active pens as input methods.
  • The ThinkVision M14t will be available in September starting at $449.

Lenovo announced the ThinkVision M14t mobile monitor. The 14-inch FHD monitor supports touch and active pens, increasing the versatility of the display. The ThinkVision M14t connects to a PC through USB-C and allows you to extend your PC's experience while you're on the go. It also works with Android phones.

The ThinkVision M14t builds off the impressive ThinkVision M14 that earned a rare five out of five in our review last November. The ThinkVision M14t keeps nice features like the ability to adjust the height and tilt of the display while also adding touch and pen support. It supports active pens with up to 4096 pressure levels of sensitivity and ten-points of touch. This opens the door for the display to be used as an artistic accessory or by people who need to mark up documents.

The display works in both portrait and landscape orientations and has an L-shaped dongle which makes cable management a bit easier. It has two USB-C ports that can be used to connect to a PC. The ThinkVision M14t supports power passthrough as well, allowing you to charge a laptop and the mobile display at the same time.

In his review of the ThinkVision M14, our executive editor, Daniel Rubino said it is "The best portable secondary display you can buy. Period." It earned those marks thanks to its design, versatility, and light weight. If the ThinkVision M14t improves off its predecessor, it should be a solid mobile display.

The mobile display starts at $449 and will be available in September of this year.

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  • Would be interesting to mention which pen technology is used, especially since it is a secondary monitor, being compatible with the same pen as used on the primary display is important for ease of use (can't imagine using two different pens simultaneously).
    Also, whenever you review a USB-C monitor, you should mention the requirements on the USB-C host, does it does it support DisplayLink for USB-only ports, does it support or require HDMI or DisplayPort Alt-mode?
  • It only states that it supports Lenovo Active Pen, whatever that is (it's not listed on their site as to the tech).
    "Also, whenever you review a USB-C monitor..."
    This was an announcement, not a review, where we would mention those things. Since this does not come out until September the full spec list and details have not yet been published. FWIW, the original version is 2 x USB-C (DP1.2 Alt Mode), so it may be safe to assume the same on this model, but we don't know for certain.
  • Thanks, it is sometimes hard to figure out what they support exactly, especially for things like DisplayLink fallback that some do support when connected to a port that doesn't provide the appropriate Alt-mode. Hopefully, you can check it out when you have a unit for review.
  • Why would you hook this up to a tablet pc with pen only to use the pen on this display! 😂😂
    Come now, be practical.
    This is meant for desktop or laptop to markup things like Pdf, engineering and note taking while presenting on PowerPoint.
    Or note taking while on teams on your main display. If you want the same pen you can use two tablet PC's with one as a second screen wirelessly if you're OK with Win10 breaking your display.
  • Multi-monitors setup have proven productivity benefits, this isn't just to get pen and touch support on a laptop that doesn't have it.
    The ability to use pen and touch on all screens avoids having to move windows to the other screen just because it has modalities that the one it was on doesn't support.
    In the end, having all monitors pen+touch enabled is the logical evolution for multi-monitors, you'd be surprised how natural it is to flick up using touch to scroll on all monitors, especially when the larger multi-monitors desktop makes moving the mouse cursor across several screens slower that reaching for touch.
    Note the mouse cursor doesn't jump to the touch position, making it available right where it was before scrolling. This saves a lot of time when writing or coding on one screen while having documentation to read through on another.
  • Yikes on the price.
  • I noticed a couple of times in the clip that the screen is used mirroring a cell phone. Where is the power coming from? I notice only the cable from the phone to the screen. I don't imagine a phone has sufficient power to run the screen given it is a touch screen. Generally I have had to power the screen independently when I try something like this, even with no touch. Is there a battery in the base/stand? Or are they taking some license and leaving out the screen power cable? I imagine the latter as I also don't believe the unit is light enough to float in the air.
  • There's a battery.
  • This would actually make streaming on the go amazing
  • Is this the second screen I'm looking for? Color me intrigued. I'll keep an eye out for this (and reviews) when it's released.