Design and Build
As the years go by, the design of Lenovo monitors seems to be set in stone. In fact, when unboxing this display, we were struck with a strong feeling of déjà-vu, as the ThinkVision LT2252p looks very similar to the previous Lenovo monitors we reviewed over two and a half years ago (Lenovo L2251x and L2440p)—so much so that it's hard to tell them apart! The design therefore has the same austere flavour that's more likely to please business users than leisure users.
The connections are nothing revolutionary either. On the back, there's a VGA in, a DVI entry and a DisplayPort connection. There's also a headphones out that can be used to output audio entering via the DisplayPort.
The stand is just great. It has swivel and tilt functions, it's height adjustable and can be used in portrait or landscape modes.
Colours and Contrast
Colours are reproduced well with the LT2250p. Although the gamma (distribution of brightness levels over the greyscale) and colour temperature are a little on the low side, the Delta E is barely even 2.7 out of the box (Delta E measures colour fidelity—the lower the better, with anything under three colours can be considered accurate).
By switching the colours from "Red" to "sRGB", you can push the Delta E down even further to 2.3. At that level, colour fidelity isn't far from perfect. Contrast is above average too, at 1000:1 compared with an average of 850:1 for the other monitors we've reviewed.
The screen is a TN LCD panel. Vertical viewing angles are therefore quite tight and colours don't always look even over the display. This may be enough to put off graphic designers, in spite of the excellent colour fidelity. But, at the end of the day, you'll be able to buy clothes and other gear online without having to worry about nasty surprises when unwrapping your purchases!
Responsiveness is without a doubt the least attractive feature of this 22" monitor. In fact, with a response time announced at 5 ms, the LT2252p never really stood a chance on this front. In our tests, we measured an average ghosting time of 20 ms. The LT2252p therefore can't keep fast-action movements looking smooth—something that's pretty important for gamers.
While the 17 ms average input lag is too low to be any hindrance to gamers, the high ghosting time means the LT2252p is best used for office computing, web browsing and other applications that don't involve fast-moving images.
- Accurate default colours
- Practical stand (height adjustable, swivel, pivot)
- Contrast: 1000:1
- Characters are easier to read than on a Full HD 22" monitor
- TN screen looks dark when viewed from below
- Average ghosting time: 20 ms
- Less onscreen detail than with a Full HD 22" monitor
With a practical design, accurate colours and high contrast, the Lenovo LT2252p is a good choice for most users—but not for gamers. However, while the screen resolution may prove beneficial to users with less-than-perfect eyesight, the screen displays less detail than a 22" Full HD monitor.