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Lenovo ThinkCentre TiO Gen 5: once upon a monitor attached to a miniPC

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Work monitors do not usually shine for their benefits —as is the case with gaming monitors—, but they can do so in other sections. It is the case of the new Lenovo ThinkCentre TiO Gen 5which invite any user to create a kind of customized All-in-One team.

In fact, the acronym TiO means Tiny-in-One (“small-in-one”), and here Lenovo proposes a construction in which we can attach one of the small ThinkStation —desktop computers— in the back to enjoy a Functional workplace in a simple way.


Lenovo ThinkCentre TiO Gen 5 data sheet

Lenovo ThinkCentre TiO Gen 5


IPS 21.5″, 16:9, touch option

IPS 23.8″, 16:9, touch option


1,920 x 1,080px

Response time

4 ms (extreme mode) / 6 ms (normal mode)


Touch: 225 nits

Non-touch: 250 nits



color gamut

99% sRGB


1 x HDMI 1.4

1 x PD 1.2

2 x USB-A (USB 3.2 Gen 1)

1 x USB-B (USB 3.2 Gen 1)


Integrated 1080p

privacy switch


2 x 3 W speakers

integrated microphone


Compartment to fit a ThinkStation miniPC

Dimensions and weight

535x313mm, 6.3kg (23.8″)


22″: from 299 euros

24″: from 399 euros

Bet on modularity

Lenovo created the Tiny-in-One (TIO) format some time ago as an idea to give more versatility to the All-in-One (All-in-One) concept. Here the back is prepared to attach a “Tiny PC”, a small format PC.

That gives for example the possibility to change the components when necessary, so that the monitor and the PC can be renewed separately. To further enhance that convenience, the latest generation of ThinkCentre TIO monitors has other user-focused features.

These monitors are available in two sizes: 21.5 and 23.8 inches. At the top we find an updated 1080p webcam, microphone and two user-oriented speakers.

The screen resolution is FullHD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels), and on three of its sides we find particularly thin frames. This family of monitors uses natural low blue light technology to optimize eye comfort and are available with multitouch version which also supports the use of an optional stylus.

The rear compartment has a built-in 3-in-1 connector where the Tiny desktop drive can be easily snapped in and out, attaching to the monitor without the need for cables. The compartment is protected and well ventilated, in addition to having a clean and elegant design in case that rear part is facing the public or customers.

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ThinkCentre TIO Gen 5 monitors also feature many of the recently announced generational design updates to Lenovo’s ThinkVision T-series line of monitors, including an ergonomic stand with increased elevation range, a new joystick button for configuring device settings, dedicated VoIP buttons on the front of the monitor for easy volume control, and a “smart traffic light” that turns red when the camera is on to notify others when the user is in a virtual meeting.

Price and versions of the Lenovo ThinkCentre TiO Gen 5

The new Lenovo ThinCentre TiO Gen 5 will be available from August 2023. Prices they will start from 299 euros for the 22-inch model and 399 euros for the 24-inch model.

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