Lenovo Introduces The ThinkVision P40w: 40-inch Thunderbolt 4 Display With Intel AMT

Alongside a raft of ThinkPad updates, Lenovo is also announcing a new monitor to pair nicely with those Thinkpads. The Lenovo ThinkVision P40w is a rather impressive looking product, offering a 39.7-inch 21:9 panel, featuring a 5120×2160 WUHD resoluti…

Alongside a raft of ThinkPad updates, Lenovo is also announcing a new monitor to pair nicely with those Thinkpads. The Lenovo ThinkVision P40w is a rather impressive looking product, offering a 39.7-inch 21:9 panel, featuring a 5120x2160 WUHD resolution. And that’s not all.

The new P40w is also a dock for your laptop, thanks to the single-cable Thunderbolt 4 port which can charge the laptop at up to 100 Watts. It can provide up to 12 ports from the monitor, including two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and one USB Type-C. Not only that, but Lenovo includes an eKVM, which allows you to control two devices from this single monitor and dock combination. The extra Thunderbolt 4 port also would allow you to daisy-chain another 5K monitor.

Lenovo ThinkVision P40w
Specification Display
Display Size 39.7-inches
2.0 mm bezels top/sides
Resolution 5120x2160 WUHD 75 Hz
140 PPI
Curvature 2500R
Color Gamut 98% P3
Factory Calibrated
Brightness 300 nits
1000:1 Contrast IPS
Response Time 4 ms (Extreme Mode)
6 ms (Normal Mode)
Ports (Video) 2 x Thunderbolt 4
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out
Ports (I/O) Output Ports:
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
1 x Thunderbolt 4
Input Ports:
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-B
1 x Thunderbolt 4
RJ-45
Power Delivery USB Type-C : Up to 27 W
Thunderbolt 4: Up to 100 W
Power Consumption 60 Watts (Typical)
0.5 Watts Sleep Mode
Tilt (`)-5° to 22°
Swivel 45° Plus/Minus
VESA 100 x 100 and 200 x 100
Weight 14.65 kg / 32.30 lbs with stand

The 21:9 panel offers 98% of the P3 color space, and is factory calibrated for an error level of less than 2.0, and includes hardware-level blue light reduction, to keep the proper white balance while still reducing blue light emissions.

There is a built-in RJ-45 jack as well, allowing the monitor to be your network hub, and it supports Wake-On-LAN, PXE, and MAC pass-through. Lenovo is the first manufacturer to retail a professional monitor with Intel Active Management Technology built-in to integrate with the vPro on ThinkPads, and provide the extra management capabilities that provides.

If you have always wanted a big monitor with high resolution, wide gamut support, and of course the management capabilities of Intel AMT, Lenovo has you covered.

The new ThinkVision P40w will be available in June, starting at $1699 USD.

Quick Look: Vissles-M 15.6″ Portable Touchscreen Monitor

The Vissles-M 15.6″ Portable Touchscreen Monitor combines a 1080p IPS touch screen with several interface options to connect to modern notebooks, game consoles, and Android phones, all while providing a functional protective cover and built-in stand co…

The Vissles-M 15.6" Portable Touchscreen Monitor combines a 1080p IPS touch screen with several interface options to connect to modern notebooks, game consoles, and Android phones, all while providing a functional protective cover and built-in stand combination and coming in at less than $200.

MMD and Phillips Launch the 279C9 27″ Montior: FreeSync 4K IPS & USB Type-C

This week MMD and Phillips have unveiled its latest display in their ever-growing product range, the Phillips 279C9. A 27-inch monitor aimed squarely at content creators and professionals, the 279C9 is based around a 3840 x 2160 60 Hz IPS display and includes features such as a five-port USB hub (including a USB Type-C port), as well as DisplayHDR 400 certification.

Digging into the monitor’s specifications, as is typical with most content-focused monitors in this range, Phillips’ 279C9 has clearly been tuned for its target market. The 3840×2160, 16:9 aspect ratio panel is a very straightforward choice, with MMD tapping an IPS panel for viewing angles and color stability. As this isn’t a gaming-focused display, the monitor tops out at a 60Hz refresh rate, though there is official support for VESA Adaptive Sync to offer variable refresh support and the monitor carries AMD’s FreeSync branding.

Otherwise the 279C9 has a typical static contrast ratio of 1300:1, with “Mega Infinity DCR” smart contrast technology. Meanwhile the monitor is DisplayHDR 400 certified, meaning it can offer 400 nits maximum brightness in HDR mode, and Phillips lists 400 nits as the average brightness as well. The display is framed by a fairly skinny bezel with a 596.74 x 335.66 mm (H x V) viewing area, and the screen itself is coated with an anti-glare 3H coating. 

Meanwhile there is an interesting array of input and output options, including a USB Type-C input, which along with DP alt mode input allows for fast data transfer and official charging support for devices such as laptops. This is joined by dual HDMI 2.0 inputs, as well as a single DisplayPort 1.4 output. As for downstream connectivity, it also includes four USB 3.2 Type-A ports, and while Phillips doesn’t distinguish between the use of USB 3.2 G2 or G1 connectivity, it is likely the latter. Two of the Type-A ports also feature USB fast charging support. Finally, the monitor includes is a pair of 2 W speakers.

Phillips 279C9 27″ Monitor Specifications
Panel 27″ IPS
Native Resolution 3840 x 2160 (16:9)
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 5 ms (grey to grey)
Contrast 1300:1 (Mega Infinity DCR)
Backlight Type W-LED
Viewing Angles 178°/178° Horizontal/Vertical
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Color Gamut NTSC 90.7%
sRGB 109%
DisplayHDR Tier DisplayHDR 400
Inputs 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
2 x HDMI 2.0
1 x USB Type-C (video/data) – 65 W charging
4 x USB Type-A
1 x 3.55 mm headphone out
Audio Dual 2 W Speakers
MSRP (GBP) £449

In terms of availability, Phillips plans to launch the 27″ 279C9 4K display at the end of August, with an MSRP of £449. At present, Phillips hasn’t announced its US pricing or availability outside of the UK market.

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This week MMD and Phillips have unveiled its latest display in their ever-growing product range, the Phillips 279C9. A 27-inch monitor aimed squarely at content creators and professionals, the 279C9 is based around a 3840 x 2160 60 Hz IPS display and includes features such as a five-port USB hub (including a USB Type-C port), as well as DisplayHDR 400 certification.

Digging into the monitor's specifications, as is typical with most content-focused monitors in this range, Phillips' 279C9 has clearly been tuned for its target market. The 3840x2160, 16:9 aspect ratio panel is a very straightforward choice, with MMD tapping an IPS panel for viewing angles and color stability. As this isn't a gaming-focused display, the monitor tops out at a 60Hz refresh rate, though there is official support for VESA Adaptive Sync to offer variable refresh support and the monitor carries AMD's FreeSync branding.

Otherwise the 279C9 has a typical static contrast ratio of 1300:1, with "Mega Infinity DCR" smart contrast technology. Meanwhile the monitor is DisplayHDR 400 certified, meaning it can offer 400 nits maximum brightness in HDR mode, and Phillips lists 400 nits as the average brightness as well. The display is framed by a fairly skinny bezel with a 596.74 x 335.66 mm (H x V) viewing area, and the screen itself is coated with an anti-glare 3H coating. 

Meanwhile there is an interesting array of input and output options, including a USB Type-C input, which along with DP alt mode input allows for fast data transfer and official charging support for devices such as laptops. This is joined by dual HDMI 2.0 inputs, as well as a single DisplayPort 1.4 output. As for downstream connectivity, it also includes four USB 3.2 Type-A ports, and while Phillips doesn't distinguish between the use of USB 3.2 G2 or G1 connectivity, it is likely the latter. Two of the Type-A ports also feature USB fast charging support. Finally, the monitor includes is a pair of 2 W speakers.

Phillips 279C9 27" Monitor Specifications
Panel 27" IPS
Native Resolution 3840 x 2160 (16:9)
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 5 ms (grey to grey)
Contrast 1300:1 (Mega Infinity DCR)
Backlight Type W-LED
Viewing Angles 178°/178° Horizontal/Vertical
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Color Gamut NTSC 90.7%
sRGB 109%
DisplayHDR Tier DisplayHDR 400
Inputs 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
2 x HDMI 2.0
1 x USB Type-C (video/data) - 65 W charging
4 x USB Type-A
1 x 3.55 mm headphone out
Audio Dual 2 W Speakers
MSRP (GBP) £449

In terms of availability, Phillips plans to launch the 27" 279C9 4K display at the end of August, with an MSRP of £449. At present, Phillips hasn't announced its US pricing or availability outside of the UK market.

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AOC Announces New AGON Gaming Monitors, 24″ 240Hz TN, 27″ 165Hz NanoIPS

Today AOC is announcing two new gaming monitors to their AGON line-up, adding in a 24.5” 240Hz TN model in the form of the AG251FZ2E, and a new 27” 165Hz NanoIPS model with the AG273QXP.

Today AOC is announcing two new gaming monitors to their AGON line-up, adding in a 24.5” 240Hz TN model in the form of the AG251FZ2E, and a new 27” 165Hz NanoIPS model with the AG273QXP.

Xiaomi Releases 34″ WQHD 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor for 399€

This week Xiaomi launched a whole lot of different consumer goods in its European and other markets, amongst which was the new Mi Curved Gaming Monitor. The new monitor is a 34” WQHD ultra-widescreen unit supporting refresh rates of up to 144Hz,…

This week Xiaomi launched a whole lot of different consumer goods in its European and other markets, amongst which was the new Mi Curved Gaming Monitor. The new monitor is a 34” WQHD ultra-widescreen unit supporting refresh rates of up to 144Hz, notably undercutting the competition at a price point of only 399€.

Whilst most monitors of this class come at quite steep price points, the new Xiaomi panel’s feature set focusing on the basics of the monitor means that it can offer some extremely good value. The 34” panel comes at a resolution of 3440 x 1440 and is of a VA type that is speculated to be manufactured by Samsung Display. As with other such VA panels we see a 3000:1 contrast ratio which should offer deeper blacks than other display technologies besides OLEDs and locally dimmed backlight monitors.

The curvature lands at 1500R which means it gives you an immersive field-of-view without too much of an exaggeration. The monitor’s design is minimalistic and has minimal bezels on the top and sides, with only a thicker design for the bottom bezel.

The one thing missing from the monitor’s spec sheet is any kind of HDR support, given the monitors limited brightness of only up to 300cd/m² - one of the only real compromises of the hardware. It has a wide colour gamut support of up to 121% of sRGB coverage.

In terms of I/O, the monitor features two DisplayPort 1.4 ports as well as two HDMI 2.0 ports, which actually makes it quite versatile in terms of input abilities as it allows for window modes with left/right split or even a picture-in-picture setup. There’s also support for FreeSync – although at an undisclosed refresh rate range.

It lacks any USB connectivity and only has a 3.5mm audio jack as an extra connector. The power supply is integrated into the monitor with a standard AC connector having to be plugged into it.

Xiaomi says the stand and back support is easily removable with magnetic holders, secured only by an easy-remove latch. The stand is adjustable in height, swivel and tilt, and can be removed completely in favour of a 100 x 100mm VESA mount, for which there’s included extra spacer bolts and screws.

Xiaomi Mi Curved Gaming Monitor
  General Specifications
Panel 34" VA
Native Resolution 3440 × 1440 (21:9)
Maximum Refresh Rate 144 Hz
Response Time 4 ms GtG
Brightness 300 cd/m² (peak)
Contrast 3000:1
Backlighting LED
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1500R
Aspect Ratio 21:9
Color Gamut 125% sRGB/BT.709
DisplayHDR Tier None
Dynamic Refresh Rate AMD FreeSync
? - 144Hz
Pixel Pitch 0.233 mm²
Pixel Density 110 PPI
Inputs 2 × DisplayPort 1.4
2 × HDMI 2.0
Audio 3.5 mm output
USB Hub -
Stand Height / Rotation
VESA: 100x100
MSRP 399€

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