Ultrawide displays are all rage, and now even larger versions (Megawide? Magnawide?) Are surprisingly common. Lenovo presents two 43.4-inch wide monitors here at CES, one in the ThinkPad Business Class series and one in the LEGION game's submark.
The monitors are designed to replace a dual screen installation and with a resolution of 3840 × 1200, the dual 24-inch monitors correspond side-by-side. Of course, they are bent with a 1800R factor to make everything that screen real estate easier in the eyes. HDR and 450-nit peak brightness, a maximum update rate of 144Hz and 4-millisecond response time are special headings, but there are some excellent extras outside the main panel.
The inputs are varied, including double HDMI, DisplayPort and USB Type-C with 90 watts of power to charge your laptop. The screens come with an integrated USB hub, with two ports and a headphone jack located right under the middle of the bottom frame. Are they not used? They fold up in the body when not needed – a very elegant touch. An additional Harman Kardon speaker bar is integrated into the stand's strong center column.
Lenovo's software enables simple image-in-picture, plus virtual display space to more effectively manage Windows on the large space – a brand version of a DisplayFusion trick. Both panels will support AMD's FreeSync 2 for smoother games, but the exclusion of NVIDIA's G-Sync on such expensive displays is a bit of a let down. Talk about which: ThinkVision P44w, with pre-configured color certification and a three year warranty, will be available in April for $ 1300. LEGION Y44w, sans certification and with 1 year warranty, will go to $ 1200 at the same time.
For those who want a tighter package and require NVIDIA G-Sync, Lenovo LEGION offers Y27gq. It is smaller at 27 inches, with the popular QHD resolution (2560 × 1440) for a good balance between frame rates and sharpness. The panel is rated for 240Hz update, four times the typical 60fps target for most games, with a half-millisecond response time. (Yes, .5ms.) You need an absolute drive in a gaming PC to take advantage of it.
That makes the price a little more understandable: at $ 1000, it is among the most expensive 27-inch game monitors on the market. Lenovo hopes some fancy extras, such as a subtle and stable stand, ultra-thin feature and a fold-out hook to hang your playing head, will make the difference. While this model comes with a USB-C connector – not a popular player, yet it can use the same removable speaker bar as the larger monitors. It will hit the market in April.