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20 Reasons For
One Industry Award
The reviewer at one expert review site thought that this PC display was superb and gave it their highest award. PC Mag gave this PC screen an "Editor's Choice" award.
Average Expert Reviews
The average expert rating of this PC screen is 77 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, prad.de and IT Reviews.com.
A few people who bought it considered that it was good value for money. Alon said on Amazon “Silicon Alley seemed to be a reliable supplier with very attractive price.” in their review of the Lenovo LT3053. P. Walker mentioned “Incredible value for a quality monitor” .
One Lenovo LT3053 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was a good size. Last year Alon wrote on Amazon “A 30 inch monitor with a native resolution of 2560 x 1600 translates to 100 DPI which without scaling still produces a very good size of text in all applications” in their review and rated it 5 stars.
Good Technical Features
One Lenovo LT3053 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Lenovo LT3053 had good features. Alon rated the product 5 stars and said in their Lenovo LT3053 review on Amazon “It is more rich in features”.
One Lenovo LT3053 owner who reviewed the Lenovo LT3053 considered that it was reliable.
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Good Product Quality
One Lenovo LT3053 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.
Easy to Use
One Lenovo LT3053 owner who bought it thought it was easy to use. Alon rated this PC monitor as excellent and mentioned in their review last year “PBP (Picture-by-Picture) which is handy if you want to display both computers on screen side-by-side”.
Good Picture Quality
One Lenovo LT3053 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Alon said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon in November last year “Images are crisp with accurate colours and very good contrast”.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors that came out more than two years ago.
There are a number of other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the LG 27EA83[plb_1524921_price], the Asus PB279[plb_2524515_price], or the Philips BDM4065UC[plb_2889761_price].
Medium monitors manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all PC monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.
2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the Lenovo LT3053 is 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most common display resolution.
This LCD screen's display resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the LT3053.
The worst display resolution across similar types of LCD screen is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
The least display colour count of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 0.21M and the most is 1,100M. With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the Lenovo LT3053 has one of the more display colour counts amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The average display brightness of PC screens of this type and age is 280 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo LT3053 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the LT3053.
Quite Big Viewable Width
The viewable widths of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1mm to 880mm. The Lenovo LT3053 has a quite big viewable width (641.28 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the LT3053.
Quite Big Viewable Height
At 400.8 millimeters, the Lenovo LT3053 has a quite big viewable height compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years. PC screens that were released more than two years ago have viewable heights of between 28mm and 630mm.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of PC monitors that were released more than two years ago is 65cm, and the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm. With a display diagonal of 76.2 centimeters, the Lenovo LT3053 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.
2560 X 1600 (WQXGA) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Lenovo LT3053 is 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). That's 98% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Flatpanel monitors of this type and age graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).
Has Five Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the Lenovo LT3053 is more than most medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on LCD screens of a similar age and type to the LT3053. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.
The Lenovo LT3053 is very narrow (only 241.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The narrowest medium monitor that was released more than two years ago is 52mm wide and the widest is 6,500mm.
If you are not worried about having a wider width then you might want to consider the Eizo FlexScan S2133[plb_1735097_price] (465mm and cheaper).
12 Reasons Against
The cheapeast LCD screens of a similar type and age that we found costs £51 and the most expensive costs £5,421. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive for a flatpanel monitor of a similar age and type.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Lenovo LT3053 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the LT3053 also do not have a built-in speaker.
Other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the Samsung S34E790C[plb_2580154_price], the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], or the LG 34UC97[plb_2591370_price] which is also higher rated.
Not 3D Compatible
The Lenovo LT3053 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the LT3053 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The Lenovo LT3053 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the LT3053 do not have an integrated card reader. The Lenovo LT3053 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], or the Benq PG2401[plb_2083439_price]; or the DELL UP3214Q[plb_2251540_price] are also worth considering.
Very High Running Costs
The LT3053 is one of the most expensive to run PC monitors of this spec and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the LT3053 will cost £104 over 5 years to run.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
The average maximum height adjustment of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years is 130mm, and the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm. The Lenovo LT3053 has a quite low maximum height adjustment (only 110 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec.
Only One HDMI Port
Most PC displays of this age and spec have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Lenovo LT3053 which has one HDMI port.
Quite High Maximum Power Consumption
The lowest maximum power consumption of PC monitors of this spec and age is 5.4W, the highest is 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W. The Lenovo LT3053 has a quite high maximum power consumption (130 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the LT3053.
At 11.5 kilograms, the Lenovo LT3053 is very heavy compared to most of the other LCD screens that were launched more than two years ago. The lightest similar spec PC monitor that has been available for more than two years is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg.
Fairly High Power Consumption When Off
The power consumptions when off of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the LT3053 range from 0.005W to 45W. With a power consumption when off of 1.2 Watts, the Lenovo LT3053 has a very high power consumption when off compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the LT3053.
When compared to other LCD screens that have been around for more than two years that we have checked, the depth of the Lenovo LT3053 of 471.1 millimeters is one of the deepest. The shallowest PC monitor of this type and age is 12mm deep, the deepest is 560mm, and the average depth is 110mm.
1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo LT3053
Released Over Three Years Ago
This flatpanel monitor was released over three years ago.
2560 x 1600
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
2560 x 1600 (WQXGA)
Mobile High-Definition Link
0.2505 x 0.2505
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Integrated TV Tuner
Thin Client Installed
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 30
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45
VESA Mount Interface
-45 - 45
Plug and Play
On Screen Menu Display
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
90 - 264
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
90-264, 9, 90
Relative Humidity Storage Range
5 - 95
Relative Humidity Operating Range
8 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Bezel Width At Bottom
Bezel Width At Top
Bezel Width On Side
Height With Stand
Quick Start Guide
AC, DisplayPort, DVI, USB, VGA
2 October 2013
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