Lenovo's ThinkVision M15 mobile monitor makes the dual-monitor dream portable

Thinkvision M15 Lifestyle
Thinkvision M15 Lifestyle (Image credit: Lenovo)

What you need to know

  • Lenovo has a monitor coming to help laptop users in need of a second screen.
  • It will cost $219.
  • It will be available in Q3 2021.

Lenovo knows people want the best computer monitors but sometimes have to settle for whatever screen is built into their laptop. That's why the company devised a solution: Mobile monitors that attach to existing laptops. But today's device isn't just any mobile monitor — it's the ThinkVision M15 mobile monitor, a revision of Lenovo's M14 monitor.

What makes the M15 special? Well, it's armed with TÜV Rheinland certified Low Blue Light technology, both it and its accompanying laptop can be powered by a lone power adapter thanks to its "power pass-through" capability, and its head is only 6 millimeters thick. Plus, thanks to the monitor's port placement, it's essentially an ambidextrous device that can connect to a laptop from either side, making it optimal for situations that demand setup flexibility. Here are the specs you can look forward to with the M15.

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CategoryThinkVision M15 mobile monitor
Screen size15.6 inches
Refresh rate60Hz
Aspect ratio16:9
Brightness250 cd/m
Response time6ms (extreme mode)14ms (normal mode)
Ports2 x USB Type-C 3.21 x USB 2.0
Color45% NTSC
AvailabilityQ3 2021

As mentioned above, this monitor will arrive sometime in Q3 of 2021 at a price of $219. According to Lenovo's press blurb, the monitor is "perfect for multi-screen multitasking like spreadsheets in an airport lounge or sharing a presentation with a prospect in a restaurant." So if you're the type of person who likes to bring multiple screens to an airport lounge or restaurant, mark this page and check back when more details on the release date are available.

Alternatively, if you're not interested in waiting until sometime in Q3 for your screen situation to improve, check out our roundup of the best Windows laptops, wherein you'll find plenty of machines that have out-of-this-world screens built right in so you'll have less of a need for a secondary one. However, if you're truly excited about the concept of a mobile dual-monitor setup, you'll need to hang on a bit longer.

Robert Carnevale

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.