Lenovo ThinkVision L197 Widescreen LCD Monitor View your images on a wide screenUnited States Hardware Announcement 108-255
April 15, 2008
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The Lenovo L197 LCD monitor offers:
- Viewable image size: 19.0 in (482.6 mm)
- Aspect ratio: 16:10
- Pixel pitch: 0.285 mm
- Brightness: 250 cd/m2 (typical)
- Contrast ratio: 1000:1 (typical)
- 170° (at 10:1 contrast ratio)
- 176° (at 5:1 contrast ratio)
- 160° (at 10:1 contrast ratio)
- 176° (at 5:1 contrast ratio)
- Response time: 5 ms (typical)
- Optimum display resolution of 1440 x 900 (automatically scales lower resolution to fill the screen)
- Tilt stand: -4 degrees to 30 degrees
- Bezel width: 14.3 mm (0.6 in)
- Analog and DVI-D attachment
- Internal power
- 100 mm Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA) standard for mounting
- Kensington lock slot
- Optional Soundbar slot
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The Lenovo ThinkVision® L197 Widescreen monitor provides an excellent viewing experience. The L197 offers digital visual interface (DVI) connectivity with high-bandwidth digital copy protection (HDCP) to deliver high-definition viewing of protected contents. The widescreen monitor improves efficiency with easy viewing of multiple applications.
The L197 with an EPEAT Gold rating meets the criteria for the highest rating in environmental performance. Available in business black, these monitors coordinate with the Think family design for use with any Lenovo ThinkCentre® or ThinkPad® system, making it the ideal choice to replace the 17-inch LCD monitor.
This monitor is best suited for:
- Complex spreadsheets
- General business applications
- Multiple-monitor environments
Features and benefits
- 19 in (481 mm) viewable image size
- Optimum resolution: 1440 x 900
- Adjustable tilt stand for viewing comfort
- 16 x 10 aspect ratio
- Analog and DVI-D (support HDCP) attachments
- Internal power
- 100 mm VESA compliance
- Kensington lock slot for security
- Optional Lenovo Soundbar support
- ENERGY STAR 4.1 compliance
- TCO'03 compliance
- Power consumption(Max): 22W
- EPEAT Gold rating compliance
- One third power consumption savings compared with former L194 Wide
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|Planned availability date|
April 25, 2008
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VESA high refresh video signal timings
This monitor supports a wide range of display modes, including a selection of the VESA timings of incoming video signals at up to 76 Hz (non-interlaced) for the following screen resolutions:
- 640 x 480
- 720 x 400
- 800 x 600
- 1024 x 768
- 1280 x 1024
- 1440 x 900
Appropriate video adapter hardware and software must be installed in the attaching system unit.
Monitors are compatible with popular Lenovo PC system units.
VESA Display Data Channel (DDC)
This monitor supports the DDC protocol to command interface (CI) level. Basic configuration information can be passed to a system unit from its attached monitor. Often referred to as Plug and Play, the protocol enables a DDC-enabled system unit to automatically configure the video adapter to drive the attached monitor at its optimum display mode without end-user intervention. For best use, the attaching system unit must also be hardware- and software-enabled for DDC operation.
The capabilities of the monitor are held in nonvolatile monitor memory in an encoded format. The data is received from the monitor by the system unit during boot-up and system configuration.
The extended display identification data (EDID) sent by the monitor to the attached system unit also includes the monitor's serial number and other identification information. This can be held in the system unit until requested; for example, by a department local area network (LAN) administrator needing to assess the location of all equipment connected to the LAN.
Date information transmitted in the monitor EDID data conforms to VESA EDID standard V2. This requires the year of manufacture (YOM) to be stored in a one-byte field as an offset from 1990 as derived from the following equation:
Value stored = (YOM 1990) Year of manufacture Value stored 2004 14 2005 15 2006 16
An international industrial standard by the name of DDC/CI was developed by VESA to expand upon an existing DDC standard. This new standard adds control functionality without the need for additional connections.
The main advantage of DDC/CI is its bi-directional communication structure between PC and monitor, which does not require a separate cable. All data are transmitted in both directions via the video graphics card and the standard VGA or DVI signal cable. This capability allows for functions like monitor control, adjustments, and diagnostics to be conducted via software using the mouse and keyboard. In an enterprise or firm, this capability also allows the potential of remote diagnostics and asset management by a technician via the LAN. Customer-supplied software is needed to implement these functions.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/DIS 13406
ISO/DIS 13406 Part 2 ensures ergonomic requirements are met when the Lenovo L197 Wide LCD Monitor forms part of an ISO-compliant system. ISO/DIS 13406 Part 2 is an international standard addressing ergonomic factors for flat-panel displays.
ISO-capable elements do not necessarily make an ISO-compliant system when put together. To satisfy the requirements of ISO 13406 Part 2, a complete platform must be tested and must comply with all applicable elements of ISO 13406 Part 2. The platform includes:
- System unit
- Operating system
- Video subsystem
When all contributing platform components satisfy their portion of the requirements, as verified by the required total system testing, the platform is ISO 13406 Part 2-compliant.
Low-frequency electromagnetic emissions
The monitor meets the Swedish Board for Technical Accreditation (SWEDAC) MPR-2 requirements and those of MPR-3. MPR-2 is a guideline developed by the SWEDAC to limit the electromagnetic emissions and electrostatic fields generated by workstations. MPR-3 is the colloquial name for the Swedish Standard SS 43614 90:1995.
The monitor meets TCO'03 Environmental Label standards:
- Reduction of electric and magnetic fields
- Energy consumption
- Electrical safety
VESA Display Power Management Signaling (DPMS)
This monitor meets ENERGY STAR power consumption requirements through implementation of the DPMS protocol. For effective power management, the attaching system unit must also be hardware- and software-enabled for DPMS operation.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered trademark. As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Lenovo has determined that this product meets ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
HelpWare is a comprehensive set of service and support offerings for a more productive and enjoyable computing experience. Many HelpWare services are included with the purchase of your Lenovo system, and additional services are available from the HelpWare support family.
Feature LCD Monitor Monitor Size 19.0 inch (482.6 mm) Optimum Resolution 1440 x 900 at 60Hz Maximum Resolution 1440 x 900 Aspect Ratio 16 x 10 Pixel pitch 0.285 mm Brightness (typical) 250 cd/m2 Contrast ratio (typical) 1000 : 1 Colors 16.7 million Horizontal viewing angle 170 degrees (at 10:1 contrast ratio) 176 degrees (at 5:1 contrast ratio) Vertical viewing angle 160 degrees (at 10:1 contrast ratio) 176 degrees (at 5:1 contrast ratio) Response time (typical) 5 ms Viewable area height 255mm-256.5 mm Viewable area width 408mm-410.4 mm Video input 15-pin D-sub, DVI-D Preset display modes 20 User-defined display modes 20 On-Screen Display menu languages English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese. Tilt 4 degrees forward 30 degrees backward Bezel width 14.3 mm VESA mount 100 mm Kensington lock slot Yes Soundbar slot Yes Composite sync Yes Power supply Universal Power cord 1.8 m Analog Cable 1.8 m DVI-D Cable 1.8 m ISO 13406 Part 2 capable Yes ISO 13406-2 Class II Pixel Defect Yes Energy Star 4.1 Tier 2 Compliance Yes VESA DPMS power management capable Yes VESA DDC 2B/CI FCC B compliance Yes TCO'03 Environmental Label Yes MPR-2 emission compliance Yes (covered by TCO'03) EU Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) Yes EU Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE) Yes China RoHS Yes
On-Screen Display (OSD) menu control
Digital user controls are located on the front bezel, to the left of the power on/off pushbutton. Adjustments are made in conjunction with the OSDs. After adjustments are made, with exception of brightness, contrast, and auto adjust, the controls can be locked to prevent further changes. User setup values are stored automatically. For ease of use, there is direct access for when using dual input, auto setup, and brightness.
Monitor controls and features include:
- Horizontal position
- Vertical position
- Input Signal: Analog, Digital
- Menu language
- Menu position
- Factory default
Control locked under digital signal:
- Image position
- Image setup
- Image properties color
The power indicator LED indicates the operational state of the monitor:
Indicator Operating State Green LED Normal operation Amber LED Active Off Green blinking Frequency out of range
Accessibility by people with disabilities
A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
This monitor is capable when used in accordance with associated Lenovo documentation, of satisfying
the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive
technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.
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The Lenovo ThinkVision L197 Widescreen LCD Essential monitor is part of the Lenovo flat-panel LCD monitor family. The flat-panel LCD family includes Essential and Performance monitors. Essential monitors include quality products at affordable prices. Performance monitors offer advanced features for improved productivity, including analog and digital inputs, adjustable stands, and better screen performance. Lenovo flat-panel monitors by essential and performance series:
Resolution Machine Viewable (horizontal Monitor types Monitor size image size x vertical) Essential D153 4436 15.0-inch 15.0-inch (381 mm) 1024 x 768 L151 9165 15.0-inch 15.0-inch (381 mm) 1024 x 768 L171 9227 17.0-inch 17.0-inch (432 mm) 1280 x 1024 L197 Wide 4434 19.0-inch 19.0-inch (483 mm) 1440 x 900 Performance L151p 9205 15.0-inch 15.0-inch (381 mm) 1024 x 768 L171p 9417 17.0-inch 17.0-inch (432 mm) 1280 x 1024 L193p 4431 19.0-inch 19.0-inch (483 mm) 1280 x 1024 L190x 4439 19.0-inch 19.0-inch (483 mm) 1280 x 1024 L201p 9220 20.1-inch 20.1-inch (511 mm) 1600 x 1200 L220x Wide 4433 22.0-inch 22.0-inch (569 mm) 1920 x 1200 ThinkVision flat-panel monitors by application: Application Size/Resolution Product General Purpose: Rugged, back office or infrequent 15" (1024 x 768) L151D153 usage 17" (1280 x 1024) L171 19" Wide (1440 x 900) L197 Wide Advanced Business: Workplace users & mobile users 17" (1280 x 1024) L171p sharing a workspace 19" (1280 x 1024) L193p Specialized Usage: USB connectivity, frequently 19" (1280 x 1024) L190x switching between landscape and 22" (1920 x 1200) L220x Wide portrait mode, need wide viewing angles & bright vivid images
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The following publications are shipped with each monitor:
Title Languages L197 Wide User's Guide (on CD) U.S. English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Korean, Turkish, Bulgarian, Arabic, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Serbia, Cambodia Setup Guide Safety and Warranty Information
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Physical specifications: Dimensions and weight of the monitor and stand:
Parameter Unpacked Packed Height 14.98 in (380.60 mm) 20.71 in (526.00 mm) Width 17.33 in (440.15 mm) 15.28 in (388.00 mm) Depth 7.03 in (178.60 mm) 6.77 in (172.00 mm) Weight 9.15 lb (4.15 kg) 12.96 lb (5.88 kg)
To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.
Conservation: Energy can be saved by switching monitors off overnight and whenever they are not in use for extended periods during the day.
- Input voltage: 90 to 264 V ac
- Frequency: 50/60
- Maximum: 22 watts
- Typical: 20 watts typical1
- VESA standby: <2 watts
- VESA suspend: <2 watts
- VESA off: <1 watts
Maximum earth leakage current:
- <3.5 mA at 264 V
- <0.25 mA at 100 V
- Typical power consumption is tested under normal performance application situation.
Actual power consumption depends on the chosen display mode, the images displayed, and user control settings.
Ambient temperature and relative humidity
Relative Parameter Temperature humidity Altitude Operating 0 to 45 deg C 10 to 80% 0 to 8,000 ft (2,438 m) Shipping -20 to 60 deg C 5 to 95% 0 to 40,000 ft (12,192 m) Storage -20 to 60 deg C 5 to 95% 0 to 40,000 ft (12,192 m)
Acoustics: Declared acoustical noise emissions LWAU = 4.5 bels or less. The noise emission level stated is the declared (upper limit) A-weighted sound power level, in bels, for a random sample of monitors. All measurements are made in accordance with ANSI S12.10 and reported in conformance with ISO/DIS 7779.
Emissions: All models meet emission category A requirements of Swedish Standard SS-436-14-90 (MPR-3) in addition to those of MPR-2.
All models meet the Swedish Board for Technical Accreditation (SWEDAC) emission guidelines contained in MPR 1990:10 when tested using the MPR 1990:08 test method. and meets TCO'03 Environmental Label. from the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO), and the emission, power management, and electrical safety requirements of the Environmental Label.
Ergonomics: Compliance to the ISO standard ISO/DIS 13406 Part 2 provides that ergonomic requirements are met when the monitor forms part of an ISO-compliant system.
Regulatory agency approvals
- UL (U.S.)
- CSA (Canada)
- IEC950 CB Report
- NEMKO (Norway)
- DEMKO (Denmark)
- FIMKO (Finland)
- TUV (Germany)
- TUV-S (Argentina)
- CCC (China)
- NOM (Mexico)
- SASO (Saudi Arabia)
- GOST (Russia)
- PSB (Singapore)
- JEITA (Japan)
- FCC B (U.S.)
- IC (Canada)
- CE (Europe)
- MIC (Korea)
- VCCI Class B (Japan)
- BSMI (Taiwan)
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- TCO'03 Environmental Label
- ISO/DIS 13406 Part 2
- Software: Microsoft® 2000/XP
- EU Directive 2002/96/EC WEEE
- EU Directive 2002/95/EC RoHS
- China RoHS
- PC Green Label (Japan)
The Lenovo ThinkVision® L197 wide LCD monitor is intended to operate with system units or video adapters that generate a video output signal falling within the following specification:
Parameter Monitor Maximum resolution 1440 x 900 pixels Optimum resolution 1440 x 900 pixels Maximum pixel rate 137 MHz
The monitor supports VESA Standard Timings as detailed in "Display Monitor Timing Specification," Version 1.0, Revision 0.8, dated September 17, 1998, for the following modes:
- VGA: 640 x 480 at 60, 72, and 75 Hz
- SVGA: 800 x 600 at 56, 60, 72, and 75 Hz
- XGA: 1024 x 768 at 60, 70, and 75 Hz
- SXGA: 1280 x 1024 at 60, 70 and 75 Hz
- WXGA+: 1440 x 900 at 60 and 75 Hz
This monitor supports the following modes:
- PAL VGA at 50 Hz
- 640 x 350 at 70 Hz
- 640 x 480 at 66 Hz
- 720 x 400 at 70 Hz
- 832 x 624 at 75Hz
- 1152 x 864 at 75Hz
- 1280 x 1024 at 76 Hz
The monitor features preset display modes. The actual display modes used depend on the attaching system unit, the operating system, and application software. The L197 wide monitor is certified for use with the following operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows® XP
- Microsoft Windows Vista®
Preset Display Modes
Addressability Incoming video (H x V Pixels) refresh rate 640 x 350 70 Hz NI 640 x 480 60 Hz NI 640 x 480 66 Hz NI 640 x 480 72 Hz NI 640 x 480 75 Hz NI 720 x 400 70 Hz NI 800 x 600 56 Hz NI 800 x 600 60 Hz NI 800 x 600 72 Hz NI 800 x 600 75 Hz NI 832 x 624 75 Hz NI 1024 x 768 60 Hz NI 1024 x 768 70 Hz NI 1024 x 768 75 Hz NI 1152 x 864 75 Hz NI 1280 x 1024 60 Hz NI 1280 x 1024 70 Hz NI 1280 x 1024 75 Hz NI 1440 x 900 (2) 60 Hz NI(2)(Optimum Display Mode) 1440 x 900 75 Hz NI (2) This is the optimum display mode for the best displayed image. Reduced image quality may result if used in other modes due to the image scaling limitations of LCD monitor technology.
- User modes: 20
The preset modes cannot be overwritten, but can be adjusted to personal choice. The new settings are stored automatically in one of the user locations and are recalled each time that mode is used. The factory settings for the mode in use, if any, can be restored by operating the reset control.
Information about the current incoming display mode is shown in the on-screen displays. However, it is played at the LCD panel's optimum refresh rate of 60 Hz.
It may be necessary to make some adjustments to the displayed image to compensate for variations in video signal timings. The user controls can be used to make these adjustments.
Compatibility: The monitor is supplied with a detachable 1.8-meter (5.9-foot) analog video signal cable.
This monitor has been tested with ThinkPad® and ThinkCentre® systems and is compatible with systems and graphics adapters which comply with the relevant parts of "VESA and industry standards and guidelines for computer display monitor timing" Version 1.0 Revision 0.8, adopted September 17, 1998. Supported display modes and number of colors are a function of the attaching system unit. The full range of display modes, refresh rates, and number of colors available with this monitor may not be available or supported with all combinations of system units, their operating systems, and application software. Implementation of monitor plug and play follows the VESA DDC standard. This standard must also be implemented in the attaching system unit hardware and software to be effective.
- Supported display modes are a function of the attaching system unit and video subsystem. The full range of display modes available with these monitors may not be available or supported with all combinations of system units, their operating systems, video adapter cards, and application software.
- Horizontal- and vertical-synchronization signal timings are critical in order to achieve acceptable screen images. As a consequence, support for all possible variations in H- and V-sync timings for any display mode cannot be assumed.
- Adjustment of the user controls to enlarge the image to its maximum size requires that the signal timings of the display mode being used fall within the monitor-timing specifications.
- The number of colors shown in any display mode (up to a maximum of 16.7 million) is not limited by the monitor, but depends on the capabilities of the video adapter in the system unit.
- This monitor provides FCC class B residential installation compliance in all display modes.
- Implementation of monitor power management follows the VESA DPMS standard. This standard must also be implemented in the attaching system unit hardware and software for monitor power management to be effective. The system implementation must provide user-adjustable, power-down delay periods. The monitor power management function is invoked only after appropriate signals are received from an attached system unit or video adapter.
- Implementation of monitor Plug-And-Play follows the VESA DDC standard. This standard must also be implemented in the attaching system unit hardware and software for monitor Plug-And-Play to be effective.
- Certain functions require the system unit to be similarly configured, so all monitor functions may not be enabled when attached to a particular system unit.
- A 19.0-inch Wide TFT monitor has nearly 4.0 million subpixel transistors laid over an area exceeding 162 square inches. Cost-effective manufacturing processes introduce a small number of defective subpixel transistors. This monitor meets the ISO 13406-2 Class II Pixel Defect follows:
- The auto-setup "test pattern" can be used with Windows 3.1, Windows NT 3.5, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and DOS 7.0 only.
Customer responsibilities: The monitor is designated as customer setup. Instructions are provided in the User's Guide
Cable orders: A 1.8-meter (5.9-foot) power cord appropriate to the country is supplied.
- One monitor
- Attached tilt stand
- Attached 1.8-meter (5.9-foot) analog video signal cable (15-pin D to 15-pin D)
- 1.8-meter (5.9-foot) DVI-D video signal cable
- Power cord
- A CD containing multilingual user's guide, set-up test pattern, and .INF file
- Setup guide
- Safety and warranty information
With the exception of the models for U.S., CAN, and Japan, the power cords (based on the country order code) are supplied by distribution centers.
Security, auditability, and control
These products use the security and auditability features of the system unit to which they are attached.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features,
administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications
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IBM Global Financing: No
To obtain copies of the Lenovo Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or Lenovo.
In the United States, call 800-426-7378 or write to:
500 Part Offices Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Attn: Dept ZPYA/B600
Warranty period: Three years
Warranty service: Customer carry-in or mail-in using Rapid Replacement service
If warranty service is required, call the Customer Support Center. The Customer Support Center will assist with problem determination and initiate shipment of a replacement unit, if needed, to the customer's location by express delivery. For calls received by 5:00 p.m. customer's time, in most cases, the replacement unit will arrive within two business days (excluding holidays). The replacement unit becomes the property of the customer in exchange for the failed unit, which becomes the property of Lenovo. Pack the failed unit into the shipping carton that contained the replacement unit and return to Lenovo.
Transportation charges, both ways, are paid by Lenovo.
Failure to use the carton in which the replacement unit was received could result in charges incurred by the customer for damage to the failed unit during shipment.
International Warranty Service (IWS): IWS is available during the warranty period to customers who travel or relocate to countries where their computer is sold and serviced by a service provider authorized to perform warranty service. Eligible Lenovo computers are identified by their four-digit machine type.
You can obtain IWS through the method of service, such as CRU, depot, carry-in or on-site, provided in the servicing country. Service methods and procedures vary by country, and some service or parts may not be available in all countries. Service centers in certain countries may not be able to service all models of a particular machine type. In addition, some countries may have fees and restrictions that apply at the time of service.
Note: Due to the earth's magnetic field, CRT monitors are manufactured to work in northern, southern, and equatorial regions of the earth and may not produce a satisfactory image when moved between them. Any required adjustment (if possible) is not covered under IWS and may be subject to a chargeable action. The magnetic field does not affect flat-panel LCD monitors and ThinkPad LCD displays.
Licensing: Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the license agreements that are shipped with the system.
ThinkPlus and Lenovo Care maintenance services
Warranty and maintenance options: The announced products may be eligible for ThinkPlus and Lenovo Care maintenance services, convenient prepackaged offerings for warranty service upgrades and maintenance services.
Refer to the Prices section for information on the availability of ThinkPlus and Lenovo Care maintenance services.
Field-installable features: No
Model conversions: No
Machine installation: Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions Lenovo provides with the machine.
Graduated program license charges apply: No
Licensed Internal Code and Licensed Machine Code:
This product does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.
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The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local Lenovo representative.
Machine Order type/ List number model price(3) ThinkVision L197 Wide LCD Monitor 4434HE1 4434-HE1 $249.99 (3) List price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice. Reseller prices may vary.
Lenovo Care maintenance services for warranty and maintenance charges
The following offerings apply to model HE1 of machine type 4434.
Lenovo Care Description (19-inch Flat Panel) Part number 3-year IOE 9 x 5 41K0554
Lenovo Care MA for post warranty
Lenovo Care Description (19-inch Flat Panel) Part number 1-year IOE 9 x 5 NBD 41K0555
For additional Lenovo Care maintenance service information, visit
Lenovo Services is the preferred, authorized warranty service, warranty service upgrade, and post-warranty service provider for Lenovo products (excluding mainland China).
For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-426-4343.
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