Large-sized curved displays with a 32:10 aspect ratio have been gaining traction in the recent years both among gamers and professionals. At CES Lenovo introduced its own Legion Y44w and ThinkVision P44w ultra-wide LCDs aimed at gaming and professional applications. Both monitors have a number of similarities, yet are tailored for the said market segments.

Lenovo’s Legion Y44w and ThinkVision P44w displays use curved 43.4-inch panels featuring a 3840×1200 resolution as well as 450 nits brightness. The LCDs carry VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 badge and therefore support HDR10 format. The two monitors come equipped with two USB 3.1 Gen 1 & Gen 2 Type-C ports with 90 W power delivery (across two ports) to connect two PCs, something that might be useful both in home and office environments, as well as a pop-down dual-port USB hub to connect to peripherals.

The gaming-oriented Legion Y44w supports AMD FreeSync 2 HDR-focused dynamic refresh rate technology with a maximum refresh rate of up to 144 Hz along with a 4 ms response time. Additionally, it has a detachable Harman Kardon-certified speaker and an aggressive-looking stand.

By contrast, the productivity-focused ThinkVision P44w monitor has an integrated KVM switch and supports picture-by-picture capability, essentially allowing to use two PCs seamlessly on one display. Lenovo points out that one 43.4-inch panel with a 3840×1200 resolution provides the same amount of screen real estate (as well as the number of pixels) as two 24-inch monitors with a 1920×1200 resolution. The LCD uses a rather conservatively-designed stand in a bid to match designs of office environments.

Lenovo’s Legion Y44W display is set to hit the market this April at a price of $1,200. The ThinkVision P44w will be available around the same time, but will be priced higher at $1,300.

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  • bolkhov - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - link

    Any info on panel type?
    Probably the same MVA as Samsung C43J890 (3840x1200, 1800R, 4ms GtG).
    BTW, C43J890 also has PbP/PiP and KVM, but costs only $899.
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  • PixyMisa - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - link

    Make it 7680x2400 and I'm there. Reply
  • sorten - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - link

    I find myself unmoved by this form factor. I think it would be epic for car racing and flight sim games, but terrible for most other games. Reply
  • eurico - Friday, January 11, 2019 - link

    Having an ultra-wide myself, I can't imagine replacing it by anything else that is not an ultra-wide. It excels for immersion (games and video) and productivity without the big annoyance of using multiple screens: having screen frames in-between. Reply
  • Findecanor - Friday, January 11, 2019 - link

    I don't see the case for this monitor in office setting unless you have poor eye sight.
    21:9 3440×1440 screens are very common now, at 2/3 the price, with higher pixel density, more pixels on the vertical ... and more pixels total, actually.
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  • CaedenV - Saturday, January 12, 2019 - link

    Oh man... 16:10 is my favorite aspect ratio... the idea of having 2 built into 1 is very appealing for work! Reply

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