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Lenovo’s ThinkVision P40w is the world’s first Thunderbolt 4 monitor

Lenovo is ushering in Intel’s new Thunderbolt 4 era with the ThinkVision P40w, the world’s first monitor to support the connectivity standard. With its “Think” pedigree, the ThinkVision P40w is designed for professionals. Its ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio allows for multiple opened windows to be spread across the monitor’s 39.7-inch display.

With Thunderbolt 4 support, the ThinkVision P40w is designed for Windows 10 systems running on Intel’s 11th Gen processor platform, including Tiger Lake-powered laptops and the upcoming Rocket Lake silicon designed for desktops. Apple’s new Mac systems powered by the iPhone maker’s custom M1 processors also support Thunderbolt 4, so the monitor should work with the latest Mac Mini, MacBook Air, and 13-inch MacBook Pro on the market today.

By supporting Thunderbolt 4’s 40 Gbps of data and video transfer speeds, the ThinkVision P40w aims to help you better manage your cable clutter on your desk. Thunderbolt 4 allows a single cable to connect between the ThinkVision display and your PC or Mac to handle both power delivery and video connectivity. Additionally, with a built-in hub on the rear, the single Thunderbolt 4 cable can open your Windows or Mac laptop or desktop to additional ports, including an Ethernet jack, DisplayPort, and additional Thunderbolt and USB ports.

In total, Lenovo states that the hub on the rear of the ThinkVision P40w gives you access to a total of 12 ports and a built-in KVM switch if you want to connect two computers to the same monitor and peripherals. The additional Thunderbolt ports on the monitor will allow you to daisy chain another screen for a multi-monitor setup.

The ThinkVision P40w comes with a number of features that will delight creative professionals. The pixel-packed IPS screen boasts a WUHD resolution of 5,120 x 2,160, and the screen comes with an antiglare coating and is TUV-certified for eye comfort and to reduce eye strain when looking at the panel over extended periods of time. In terms of ergonomics, the monitor supports lift, tilt, and rotate features on the stand, but you can also mount the display to any compatible VESA mounting bracket. ThinkVision comes in a classic matte black hue that’s a hallmark of Lenovo’s Think series products. It boasts narrow bezels on the top and sides and a slightly elongated chin on the bottom.

“The bigger picture offers impressive views with sharp, striking detail,” Lenovo said of the screen, while noting that the “2500R curvature wraps around you, filling more of your field of view to remove distractions and let you immerse yourself in the latest market movements.”

The screen also supports Intel’s Active Management Technology, Lenovo said.

The ThinkVision P40w achieves 98% of both the wide DCI-P3 and the sRGB color spaces, and it’s factory calibrated to a delta E measurement of less than 2. The screen has a refresh rate of 75Hz, so it’s not ideal for fast action games, but it does come with a 4ms response time in Extreme Mode. Brightness can reach 300 nits, and Lenovo stated that it has a contrast ratio of 1,000:1.

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