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ThinkVision M14—a 14-inch, portable, USB-C monitor

#1 Post by w0qj » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:26 pm

Introducing the ThinkVision M14—a 14-inch, portable, USB-C monitor.

Road Warrior's dream!
I wants it ;)

You can even daisy chain M14 displays together via USB-C connection, as long as your ThinkPad is plugged into an AC adapter, as passthrough uses too much power.

OR, your ThinkPad (when on battery power) can connect to a M14 display via USB-C port!

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Re: ThinkVision M14—a 14-inch, portable, USB-C monitor

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:36 pm

I got a regular USB-C one from ASUS thats 15.6" and it rocks. I don't see the points of a 14" external display, the point of it being external is so that it is BIG.
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Re: ThinkVision M14—a 14-inch, portable, USB-C monitor

#3 Post by Whitieiii » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:53 pm

I'd love one but what standard does the usb type C use? I don't have any usb c devices but i may use one on my s10+ or note 10 if I get one.. I'll look up it's specs as well
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Re: ThinkVision M14—a 14-inch, portable, USB-C monitor

#4 Post by w0qj » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:19 pm

Currently there's only one (1) USB-C standard, and it is also known as USB 3.1 (Generation 2).

Think there's be a newer USB-C (tentatively called USB 3.2) standard refresh this summer, with faster throughput, and more power juice to power devices.
It'll be backward compatible with the USB-C (aka USB 3.1 (Generation 2)).

Is the USB-C naming convention very confusing?
I think it is very confusing, named by engineers, and not by marketing folks.
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I'd love one but what standard does the usb type C use? I don't have any usb c devices but i may use one on my s10+ or note 10 if I get one.. I'll look up it's specs as well
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Re: ThinkVision M14—a 14-inch, portable, USB-C monitor

#5 Post by Whitieiii » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:17 pm

I ask because usb c is just a connection type and has been seen with usb 2.0, usb 3.0, usb 3.1, thunderbolt 3, and Display port

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Re: ThinkVision M14—a 14-inch, portable, USB-C monitor

#6 Post by w0qj » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:19 am

Think I'll wait for ThinkPad to launch its ThinkVision 15" (M15??) before I'll make a jump for this...
(Note: ThinkPad did not hint of this 15" one yet; the M14 with 14" has not even been launched yet as of this writing).
I especially like M14 ability to daisy chain multiple USB-C displays, and its adjustable stand!
But M14 needs better LCD screen protection; it's current protection is more of a scratch resistant protection only.

Just checked the ASUS USB-C portable LCD monitor, it's quite slick, and I quite like its iPad-like cover/protection (which I like), which doubles as a fixed angel LCD stand (which I don't like, cannot adjust its angle). Moreover, ASUS USB-C forum is a horror show; many complaints about users cannot buy replacement ASUS USB-C cable which became damaged/lost during its very short use. Apparently this ASUS one almost seem to insist on using only the ASUS USSB-C cable that came with the purchase. None of the after-market USB-C cables don't seem to work. This sounds like a recipe for an eventual user disaster!
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I got a regular USB-C one from ASUS thats 15.6" and it rocks. I don't see the points of a 14" external display, the point of it being external is so that it is BIG.
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Re: ThinkVision M14—a 14-inch, portable, USB-C monitor

#7 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:24 am

w0qj wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:19 am
Just checked the ASUS USB-C portable LCD monitor, it's quite slick, and I quite like its iPad-like cover/protection (which I like), which doubles as a fixed angel LCD stand (which I don't like, cannot adjust its angle). Moreover, ASUS USB-C forum is a horror show; many complaints about users cannot buy replacement ASUS USB-C cable which became damaged/lost during its very short use. Apparently this ASUS one almost seem to insist on using only the ASUS USSB-C cable that came with the purchase. None of the after-market USB-C cables don't seem to work. This sounds like a recipe for an eventual user disaster!
Whoops I typo'd, its a USB3 monitor with the standard USB-A plug.
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