Lenovo debuts ThinkVision mobile touchscreen display

Lenovo debuted a rather interesting mobile touchscreen monitor with pen input support this past week at CES 2013.  

Dubbed ThinkVision LT1423p, the display boasts a 13.3-inch viewable image and weighs slightly less than 1.6 pounds. This makes it an easy device to carry on the road for someone who prefers working from an external monitor, rather than a standard notebook screen.

The exact ship date for the display is unknown with Lenovo saying sometime in Q2. The display will be available in both a wireless and wired version. The wireless version promises 10 hours of battery life per charge, while the wired version connects to the host computer via a USB cable for power.

Both versions of the portable display feature the same 1600 x 900 resolution, with full support for pen-based input, which also covers handwriting with 256-degrees of pressure sensitivity. The wired version is tipped to cost $349 while the wireless is priced at $449.

Lenovo also showcased its new ThinkPad Helix at CES 2013. This Ultrabook is powered by an Intel Core vPro processor and features a full HD 11.6-inch display. The machine offers multiple storage and memory capacity options, along with five button click pad and optional 4G broadband. Plus, the 11.6-inch screen can be flipped around, turning the device into something akin to a tablet.

The Helix – which supports NFC technology – is expected to be available in February with an  $1499 starting price. Odds are this machine will be available on mobile networks with a subsidy, significantly reducing the cost in exchange for a long-term contract.