Along with their new ThinkPad Ultrabooks, Lenovo also announced their new LT2934z panoramic display today in Berlin, Germany prior to the start of IFA. This is a 29” 21:9 aspect ratio display similar to the LG 29EA93 monitor we looked at earlier this year, only with the stand and other features designed and packaged by Lenovo. While Chris wasn’t particularly impressed with the initial LG display, the updated firmware solved every major complaint and turned it into a very compelling product. Lenovo’s LT2934z will hopefully keep all of the good aspects and merely add to it.

Core features include an AH-IPS panel, full HD webcam, dual array microphone, and stereo speakers. It also has picture-in-picture functionality. The backlight is rated at 100% sRGB gamut, so perhaps not ideal for professionals but great for “the rest of us”. The native resolution is 2560x1080, with the normal 178 degree viewing angles that IPS provides. Adjustment options include tilt (-5°/+25°) and swivel (+/-45°), as well as 110mm of height adjustment (if I’m reading the spec sheet properly – it says “110mm Lift”). Video connectivity consists of VGA, HDMI 1.4, MHL, DL-DVI, and DisplayPort 1.2. The LT2934z also includes two USB 3.0 ports (one with BatteryCharge 1.2, so it’s always powered) and two additional USB 2.0 ports. The display weight 18.3 lbs. (8.3kg) and measures 26.5”x11.2” (673mm x 284mm). Also included are dedicated VoIP keys for mute, pick up/drop call, and volume.

The LT2934z is scheduled for availability starting in October 2013, with pricing starting at $799. That’s $100 more than the LG 29EA93, but hopefully with the extra features making it a worthwhile upgrade.

Source: Lenovo PR

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  • dishayu - Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - link

    Has anyone tried using two 1440p displays, 1xlandscape and 1xportrait orientation? One is perfect for movie watching/wide spreadsheets, the other is perfect for web browsing, tall spreadsheets and so on.
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - link

    I've occasionally used my 2560x1600 display in portrait mode when I needed something really tall for some reason; but in general I found it way too tall to be comfortable to use. Unless I slid my chair back it was sticking out above and below my field of view. If it was bezelless and I had 20 grand burning holes (monitors, GPUs, next years GPUs, etc) in my pocket 5 of them in portrait to make a full field of view surround system seems like a cool idea but it just didn't work well for general use.
  • piroroadkill - Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - link

    So uninterested in wide displays.

    Give me some screens with the AR of the Chromebook Pixel. Large ones.
  • CSMR - Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - link

    Low res screen (for the size) with an odd aspect ratio. No good as a computer monitor. Could be good for an HTPC setup _IF_ it supports appropriate framerates. Then the low res would not be a problem, sRGB would be an advantage. But who would buy a 29" TV for $799?
  • jaydee - Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - link

    Good idea, but terrible price. AOC's 29-inch IPS widescreen is only $450 regular, $370-400 on sale. Makes the price on-par with cheaper 27-inch IPS screens. At $700 for the LG and $800 for the Lenovo, it's more expensive than the "quality" 27-inch IPS's (Dell, Asus), which is a bad deal.
  • HisDivineOrder - Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - link

    If this were cheaper than most 1440p displays, I'd say it'd be a great alternative. When it costs more, I say this has a very limited audience.

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