IBM ThinkVision L200p LCD
System Type: 6736
The ThinkVision L200p was one of the last 4:9 monitors to be released by IBM in 2004, and features a high resolution of 1600x1200. Generally paired with workstations like the IntelliStation POWER 185. Unique features include a hard-power switch along with soft-power. It also has a very good LG screen with a rather fast refresh rate for its vintage. The build qualtiy is fantastic: however the power supply board can suffer from failed regulators (?) leading to intermittent power-ons, and ultimately refusal to power on at all-- it still uses high quality chemicon electrolytic capacitors. The rest of the circuit boards have high quality capacitors mixed with disputeable Samxons, but can be replaced easily. The second problem is that the backlight can be outputting a pinkish hue due to 24/7 use in business environments. Should be easy enough to replace as they're one of the more easier monitors to take apart and work with.
This monitor is definitely perfect for someone who loves 4:9 and needs a rather high resolution.
Note: the later Lenovo-produced L201p series lack the hard power switch and have a few other short-cuts reducing the overall quality. While presumably still decent monitors, go with the L200p if you have the option.
--> L200p Setup Guide
--> L200p User's Guide--> Colour Definition Files (Windows XP)
Dot/Pixel Pitch: 0.255 mm
VGA: 640 x 480 at 60, 66, 75, and 85 Hz
SVGA: 800 x 600 at 56, 60, 72, and 85 Hz
XGA: 1024 x 768 at 60, 70, 75, and 85 Hz
SXGA: 1280 x 1074 at 60 and 75 Hz
UXGA: 1600 x 1200 at 60 and 75 Hz