Lenovo Has Made a Thunderbolt 4 Display for M1 Macs: Lenovo ushers in the new era of Intel Thunderbolt 4 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 ultra-wide 21: 9 aspect ratio allows multiple open windows to be spread across the monitor’s 39.7-inch screen.
With Thunderbolt 4 support, the ThinkVision P40w is designed for Windows 10 systems running on the 11th generation Intel processor platform, including laptops powered by Tiger Lake and the upcoming Rocket Lake silicon designed for desktop computers. Apple’s new Mac systems powered by the iPhone maker’s custom M1 processors also support Thunderbolt 4, so the monitor is expected to work with the latest 13-inch Mac Mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pros currently on the market.
By supporting Thunderbolt 4’s 40 Gbps video and data transfer speeds, the ThinkVision P40w aims to help you better manage the 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 supply and video connectivity. Plus, with a built-in hub on the back, 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 says that the hub on the back 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 the same peripherals. Additional Thunderbolt ports on the monitor will allow you to daisy-chain another display for a multi-monitor setup.
The ThinkVision P40w comes with a number of features that will delight creative professionals. The pixel-filled IPS display offers a WUHD resolution of 5120 x 2160, and the screen comes with an anti-reflective coating and is TUV certified for eye comfort and to reduce eye strain when viewing the panel for long periods of time. of time. In terms of ergonomics, the monitor supports lifting, tilting and rotating functions on the stand, but you can also mount the display on any compatible VESA mount bracket. ThinkVision is available in a classic matte black shade that characterizes Lenovo’s Think series products. It features narrow bezels on the top and sides and a slightly elongated chin at the bottom.
“The big picture offers impressive views with crisp, vivid detail,” Lenovo said of the display, noting that “the 2500R’s curvature surrounds you, further filling your field of view to eliminate distractions. and dive into the latest market. movements. ”
The display also supports Intel’s active management technology, Lenovo said.
The ThinkVision P40w achieves 98% of the large DCI-P3 and sRGB color spaces, and is factory calibrated for a delta E measurement of less than 2. The screen has a refresh rate of 75Hz, so it is not ideal. for fast-paced action games, but it comes with a 4ms response time in extreme mode. Brightness can reach 300 nits, and Lenovo said it has a contrast ratio of 1000: 1.