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IBM Launches New ThinkVision Line of Monitors

IBM ThinkVision L200p Breaks New Ground With Usability and Design Features

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - 25 Feb 2003: IBM today announced the first in a new line of ThinkVision monitors, the IBM ThinkVision L200p Monitor -- a high-end flat panel LCD display that simplifies screen adjustments, enables one-button access to frequently used functions, and provides greater flexibility in viewing position. The introduction is part of the company's overall Think strategy for customer business advantage.

IBM today also announced two new USB-connected keyboards that recreate the award-winning IBM ThinkPad notebook touch-and-feel experience in a stand-alone keyboard.

With the ThinkVision L200p, a 20.1-inch flat panel LCD monitor running at 1600 x 1200 optimum resolution (UXGA), IBM now offers unique ThinkVantage Design characteristics including a new on-screen display function that helps enable more intuitive adjustments; stand design that provides industry-leading adjustments to maximize viewing comfort; and new direct access to frequently used monitor functions.

"IBM's Think strategy is built around the idea that technology must provide innovation for business advantage," says Bob Galush, vice president of marketing, IBM Personal Computing Division. "The new IBM ThinkVision line of monitors, led by the ThinkVision L200p, will offer innovations designed to provide performance, flexibility and ease-of-use."

Part of IBM's high-end Performance line of monitors, the ThinkVision L200p displays clear, accurate images on a large 1.9 megapixel screen. It delivers excellent performance for a variety of graphic and financial applications such as CAD/CAM, scientific imaging, desktop publishing, and complex spreadsheets. The IBM ThinkVision L200p offers 250 cd/m2 (candela per square meter) brightness, 400:1 contrast ratio and 170-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles. Using dual input, the monitor can be attached to two systems simultaneously, and the monitor offers both analog or digital system attachment. Both analog and digital cables are provided.

The L200p's ergonomic, cantilever stand, an IBM original design, appears to make the display float toward the user. The stand also keeps the base stationary while allowing the monitor to swivel 135 degrees in either direction. In addition, the stand offers smooth, effortless tilt and lift adjustments. The lift function provides infinite height adjustment within an 80mm vertical range (over 3 inches) allowing the user to adjust the viewing level for optimal comfort. For ease of use, the L200p provides convenient direct access buttons for Brightness, Automatic Image setup and Input selection. One press of the Automatic Image setup button optimizes the image quality providing quick and easy monitor setup. Input selection allows the user to switch between two system applications at the touch of a button. The monitor will be available Feb. 28 at $1349.

Also Announced Today -- New Keyboards Recreate the ThinkPad Experience
Building on IBM's historic strength in keyboard design, IBM is today announcing two new USB keyboards. They include the IBM USB Keyboard with UltraNav multipointing system and the IBM USB Travel Keyboard with UltraNav. These keyboards are designed to provide users with a choice of how they want to work -- on the road or with a desktop computer -- without giving up the comfort of a ThinkPad keyboard. These new keyboards provide the user with ThinkPad keyboard flexibility (including UltraNav, which incorporates TrackPoint and touchpad pointing devices) and comfort (including tiered key rows, matte key finish, and a wider space bar).

The IBM USB Keyboard with UltraNav complements a ThinkPad port replicator or docking station because it is the only external keyboard that can control ThinkPad features such as ThinkPad speaker volume, external monitor control, brightness, and system sleep and suspend (on supported ThinkPad systems). The IBM USB Travel Keyboard with UltraNav is smaller (no numeric keypad), lightweight (only 22 mm thick, weighing .53 kg) and includes its own carrying case. Both keyboards sell for $99 and will be available in March.

IBM Projector Three-Year Rapid Replacement Service
IBM today also announced the new IBM Projectors - Three-Year Rapid Replacement Service, offering a new, industry-leading level of service for IBM Data/Video Projectors. This service enhancement dramatically shortens time to get a customer back up and running. During the projector's warranty service period, customers with warranty-related problems that require repair will receive an exchanged projector, with IBM's goal being a turnaround within 1-2 business days in the U.S. and Canada, via next-day air. This service is available for IBM's MicroPortable, iLM300 MicroPortable, iLV200 Value-Based and iLC200 Conference Room projector models.

IBM personal computing products can be purchased direct through www.ibm.com, by calling 1-888-SHOP-IBM, or through select business partners. For more information about these products, see www.pc.ibm.com/us/accessories.

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