Officially, CES doesn't begin until Tuesday—but thanks to the magic of the Internet, some companies have made their CES announcements early. One of those firms is Lenovo, which has sent out press releases about a plethora of new goodies, including two bargain-priced 4K monitors.
Pictured above is the ThinkVision Pro2840m, which Lenovo touts as "one of the best value 28 inch feature packed 4K professional displays." The monitor has a 28" 3840x2160 panel, a 72% color gamut, four inputs (DisplayPort, Mini Display Port, HDMI, and MHL), a built-in USB 3.0 hub, a full-function stand (which can tilt, swivel, and rotate), and an "ergonomic infinity glass design" with "touch sensitive buttons and dual speakers." Asking price? Just $799 when this bad boy hits stores in April.
Then there's the ThinkVision 28, which costs a little extra at $1199. This model combines the 28" 3840x2160 panel with a 10-point multi-touch interface, an Nvidia Tegra system-on-a-chip, and an Android touch-screen interface. Lenovo doesn't go into much detail about what you can do with the built-in Android stuff, but it does bring up "on demand content" and a "fully interactive experience for all the family." You'll have to wait a little longer for this one, though; Lenovo doesn't plan to release the ThinkVision 28 until July 2014.
$799 for a 4K monitor sounds like a bargain, so long as the high pixel density doesn't come at the cost of color reproduction. Of course, Lenovo won't be the only one with a (relatively) bargain-priced 4K offering this year. Dell recently announced the UltraSharp 28, another 28" 4K offering that's supposed to have a sub-$1000 price tag. Last we heard, the UltraSharp 28 was due out in early 2014.