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Lenovo Q24i-10... Reviewed!

The first thing I noticed about the Lenovo Q24i-10 is how nice it looked, and I was going to write an article merely eyeing it down... but I figured it would be great to actually review it. Before that, check out this little unboxing... that I believed had enough light at the time.



Build: In a nutshell, the build quality of this monitor feels good. The base is a useful + sturdy metal base and... delivers a combined weight of 9.92lbs with the monitor attached. Other than that particular section where you connect the base on the monitor, it's nice and flat... and would look nice on a dual mount. As seen in the unboxing video... you can sit a keyboard right on the mount and make use of that space. This really comes in handy for those desks that lack the space like some of the wall-mounted desks (that I'd be terrified to put anything on).

The monitor is adjustable by tilting it at the desired angle (-5° / 22°) in the top part of the stand. You can't do the same near the base of the stand... from what I see (I'm reaching out to Lenovo for a solution). If it's not adjustable (which isn't displayed anywhere I've looked) that's a missed opportunity to allow for height adjustment... because right now my monitors are staggard.

The monitor also includes a Kensington Lock, a near edgeless display, an HDMI, VGA (which should've been at least a DVI or a Displayport), and an audio out (3.5mm). Also, one thing that I really really like about this monitor is the unique feature they have for cable management. I love tech, but wires annoy me... so to have the little hook on the stand is a very nice touch.
By the way, the Lenovo Q24i-10 comes with a 1 year warranty with an A+ Energy Rating.


Visuals: As far as visuals go... I've used these monitors to game, edit video, images, watched videos, and all that good stuff. Out of the box, the monitor's refresh rate is 60Hz, but... you can increase it to 75Hz for an even smoother picture. If you don't know... the refresh rate is the number of times your monitor updates with new images each second. 60Hz delivers 60FPS... which isn't exactly 120Hz or higher, but it hasn't skipped a beat.

You have Standard, Game, Web, Movie, and Picture Modes... which deliver different brightness options but I will probably stick with the standard. I rarely ever use anything outside of the power button.
This monitor also features the AMD FreeSync Technology, which is an adaptive synchronization tech for (liquid-crystal) displays that support various refresh rates to avoid tearing + reducing the risk of stuttering. To get this certification, a monitor goes through a process to ensure the monitor delivers a tear-free, low latency experience.


The rest of the specs are as follows:

Resolution 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
LED Backlight
75Hz - 50Hz Refresh Rate
Monitor Size 23.8-inch
Brightness: 250 cd/㎡
16:9 Aspect Ratio
YCbCr444 Color Format
Standard dynamic range (SDR) color space.
Response Time 4ms (Extreme Mode), 6ms (Normal Mode)
Panel Type: In-Plane-Switching
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
16.7 Million Color Support
Eye Care Support


Audio: You have an audio out (3.5mm) on the Lenovo Q24i-10 monitor... which is a nice touch if you want to connect speakers or headphones + you also have 2 x 3W speakers under the hood. I'd definitely recommend using your third-party speakers or a headset because the on-board audio is... subpar at best.
If you need the speakers... they're a nice little addition for audio playback, but that's about it. They try to give you some sorta oomph for what it's worth, but the lows are shy in comparison to the highs and... you really have to crank the volume to hear the audio (I had to turn the monitor up 90+% and my standard PC volume up 90+% to hear it on a decent low). A decent low would be the volume you can hear that's acceptable to parents or your significant other so that it doesn't interrupt anything they're trying to hear, but I wouldn't use this monitor for movie night.

I would've paid a little more for better audio... but Lenovo could've made the Lenovo Soundbar compatible as well. Then again, I probably wouldn't use it anyway and would've opted for a more adjustable stand.


Price: Price wise you can get the Lenovo Q24i-10 for... $189.99. If you can get it on sale... don't hesitate, unless you find one with better specs. I did some research and $200 is usually the threshold before you find the specs really start to rise (in the resolution + refresh rate department). When it comes to monitors under $200 or those in the lower $200s I found this the most appealing option... which is why I have two. Thought about the curved monitor, love the features, but I'm just not ready to shell out the coins for that. 



Build 4 (I can't give it a 5 if I can't line up the monitors)

Visuals 5

Audio 2

Price 5

4 out of 5 Cool Points