The upcoming ThinkVision VoIP lineup has integrated webcams with Windows Hello support
Remote work and videoconferencing are more important than ever, and we’ve started to see more and better webcams as a result. Ahead of CES 2023, Lenovo has revealed a new line of monitors built for video chats.
Lenovo has announced three new monitors under its “ThinkVision VoIP” banner: the T27hv-30, T24mv-30, and T24v-30. They’re all 16:9 desktop monitors, with minimal bezels around the screen and integrated speakers. Each monitor also has a wide array of ports, including HDMI, DisplayPort, USB Type-A, and USB Type-C. They’re not built for graphic design work — they cover 99% of the sRGB color gamut, but nothing else — but they do have a refresh rate of up to 75 Hz. The T24v-30 and T24mv-30 displays are 1080p, while the T27hv-30 is 1440p.
The main selling point for the monitor lineup is the built-in webcam, which has a 2 MP sensor on the T24v-30, and a 5 MP sensor on the other models. All of them have a dedicated infrared sensor and RGB lens for Windows Hello, so you can log into a Windows PC with a face scan (like Face ID on iPhone), and there’s a built-in privacy shutter.
It would have been nice to see the webcam integrated better into the monitor frame — it almost looks like a normal webcam just attached to the top. We won’t have a good idea of the camera video quality until it arrives on store shelves in May 2023, but the monitors look like compelling devices. Pricing starts at $259 for the T24v-30, with the T24mv-30 at $399 and the T27hv-30 at $519.