Apr 26, 2011
Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet - Infinity Glass Screen Glare
Gear: Lenovo ThinkPad X220T, Convertible Tablets.
I hope the video gives you an idea of what you might face if you get the X220 Tablet. This system is made to be used indoors so treat it as such. On the video you can see that there's more glare on the X220 screen than with my Gateway 24 inch matte monitor. Obviously the system has a glass finish so it's going to have glare.
For those working outdoors you might want to wait the Gorilla glass version which should be better suited for that job. Both the Infinity glass and Gorilla glass have 300 nits brightness and have IPS. The Gorilla glass version does not have the multi-touch layer so it will be a bit brighter, and it should have less glare. I wish I had both systems so I could compare them !
Lenovo's Kevin Beck has stated that the outdoor viewable model is "relatively bright and has very, very low reflectivity" (then they smash the screen with a pen)
I can read text better with the X220's Infinity glass screen than with my Gateway 24 inch screen. Usually I have the system at an angle and don't have a super bright source behind me so I don't have glare. It's all about the angles with most "glass" screens and the X220 is no different.
Note: This one's for Tobi! ;-)
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