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
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.

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  • crabperson - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - link

    So this is an entirely new panel, right? LG has made something impressive, I wonder what their monitor is going to retail at if their 38" panels are already in monitors ~$1000
    I'm guessing there's going to be bandwith limitations on some of the ports (not named thunderbolt)?
  • SNESChalmers - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - link

    DisplayPort should be fine if this display supports DSC. HDMI is a no go though. Probably will limit refresh rate to 30Hz
  • pt2000 - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - link

    Thru HDMI, it support up to 5K 50hz. Over DisplayPort or Thunderbolt, up to 5K 75hz with DSC.
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - link

    Displayport 1.4 should be able to to 5k75 (30bit) or 5k90(24bit) without any compression at all.
  • sophaskins - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - link

    I'm having trouble finding any references online for what the "eKVM" features of this monitor mean. It would be amazing if it were to allow two Thunderbolt 4 connections from different computers, and (possibly through an "eject" / unmounting process) switch between them? But the ports shown here don't really seem likely to support that...
  • JayNor - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - link

    cnet article says you can hook up two pcs and split screen display.
  • sophaskins - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - link

    ooooh! if they are both directly connected / not network streamed for the second one, this could be super interesting for me.

    I currently run two computers (a Mac and a NUC) with 2x 4k monitors and a bunch of peripherals via a Thunderbolt eGPU, and so switching between them requires getting up and physically swapping cables. I'd love to be able to do that swap more seamlessly (admittedly, the eGPU would be unlikely to fit well, but maybe one day)
  • CiccioB - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - link

    FYI: the Benq PD3200 32" 4K monitor has a KVM switch that allows you to share USB devices between two PCs (depending which one is selected) and also allows for splitting the monitor (or by PIP) with two different video sources. No need to spend $1600 if those are your needs.
    It has not Thunderbolt, however.
  • G99765 - Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - link

    It seems that you can hook up 2pcs. That supports 2 upstream but one from thunderbolt4 one from USB type-B. eKVM sounds really useful, using one set of keyboard/mouse to quickly switch your cursor between 2pcs.
  • FXi - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - link


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