Distance editing update

As you may remember, Editor Michelle was having, thanks to the electromagnetic radiation given off by the fluorescent back-lighting to her computer screen, to work at some telescopic distance from her computer – but no more...

Thanks to her new Lenovo Thinkvision L2440X screen, she can nestle up to the screen and actually see what she is doing! This is because the Lenovo screen uses light emitting diodes, or LEDs, instead of fluorescent light. According to Wikipedia ‘LEDs are based on the semiconductor diode. When the diode is forward biased (switched on), electrons are able to recombine with holes and energy is released in the form of light. This effect is called electroluminescence and the colour of the light is determined by the energy gap of the semiconductor... LEDs present many advantages over traditional light sources including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, improved robustness, smaller size and faster switching.’

And if you do not understand this, nor does she! But all she knows is that the screen no longer triggers her electro-sensitivity. Moreover, if you are environmentally aware, it uses 60% less power than a conventional 24-inch screen, is mercury, arsenic and PVC
free and low halogen. However, as always, such luxuries are not cheap and the Lenovo 24-inch screen will cost you a minimum of £400.

For more information click here - to buy one contact www.hemini.co.uk and for the screen itself.

First Published in April 2009

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