Lenovo is venturing into the Large Format Displays market. The organization is announcing the upcoming launch of three large meeting room displays.
The ThinkVision T86, T75 and T65 will be released in June 2022. Never before has Lenovo offered displays for conference rooms and classrooms. With the so-called Large Format Displays, the manufacturer is entering the playing field of products such as the Microsoft Surface Hub 2S, ViewSonic ViewBoard and Sony Bravia. A strategic move.
The ThinkVision T86, T75 and T65 are largely the same. All three models have a microphone, 4K resolution and 4K webcam. Display size is the difference. The names of the models make the format recognizable. The T86 is 86 inches, the T75 is 75 inches and the latest model is 65 inches.
A striking choice
Audio and video quality promises nothing to be lacking, but that also applies to other manufacturers. A more significant difference among Large Format Displays is the integrated operating system.
Most modern LFDs are equipped with chips and an operating system to function without external devices such as laptops. ViewSonic integrates Viewboard OS into much of its offering. Microsoft opts for Windows in the Surface Hub 2S.
In both cases it becomes possible to run apps – for example for video conferencing – on the LFD. Available apps vary by operating system. Worth mentioning in this light in Lenovo’s choice. All three releases run on Android, 4G RAM and 65GB Flash memory. Android in an LFD is not unique, but rare enough to say Lenovo is filling a gap in the market offering.
While integrated chips and operating systems facilitate the use of an LFD, any model will continue to allow connections to external devices for the foreseeable future. If you connect a Windows laptop to a Lenovo LFD, the experience is largely the same as the models of the aforementioned manufacturers. As well as the alternatives, Lenovo includes ports for USB Type-C, USB 3.0, HDMI, DisplayPort, and Ethernet.