Lenovo Packs in the Features With New 44-Inch Legion Monitor

Lenovo’s packing FreeSync 2, 144Hz and 4.6 million pixels into its next ultrawide gaming monitor: the Lenovo Legion Y44w. We saw it in-person during the CES tech show in Las Vegas this week, and in addition to offering some premium specs, it has some fun features, like a stowaway USB hub we loved to push, a light-up, removable Harman Kardon speaker at the base and a fun, yet subtle, stand.

Lenovo Legion Y44w Gaming Monitor Specs

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Panel TypeVA
Curve Radius1800R
Screen Size / Aspect Ratio43.4 inches / 32:10
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate3840x1200 @ 144HzFreeSync 2
Response Time (GTG)99% sRGB, BT.709, DCI-P3
Brightness450 nits
Ports2x HDMI 2.0DisplayPort 1.4USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2)USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)4x USB 3.0Audio out
AudioRemovable Harman Kardon speaker
Panel Dimensions (WxDxH)313.55mm x 461.63mm ~ 591.63mm x 1058.66mm
PriceStarts at $1,199.99

Starting at $1,1999.99, you can see Lenovo packed in some premium specs and capabilities. The Lenovo Legion Y44w is among Lenovo’s first HDR400-certified displays, offers picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture, for connecting two PCs, and is TUV Eye-certified, meaning it should reduce eye strain. 

The peek-a-boo USB hub holds 2 USB 3.0 ports and a headphone jack. Sticking out of the bottom bezel, it has a bright blue, thick button that takes a bit of force to push in, at which point it clicks. It felt pretty sturdy, thick and quality and is a nifty way of accessing some extra ports

The Lenovo Legion Y44w hits stores this April. It will come with DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI, USB Type-C and USB Type-C-to-Type A cables.

Lenovo Legion Y27gq Gaming Monitor

Also coming in April for those looking for something a bit smaller and less pricey is the Lenovo Legion Y27gq, a 27-inch, QHD resolution (2560x1440), TN panel with a 240Hz refresh rate, 0.5 ms response time, Nvidia G-Sync and TUV Eye certification. It even has the same stand and detachable speakers as the Legion Y44w, for $999.

Lenovo Legion Y27gq Specs

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Panel TypeTN
Screen Size / Aspect Ratio27 inches / 16:9
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate2560x1440 @ 240Hz
Color Gamut90% DCI-P3
Response Time (GTG)0.5ms
Brightness400 nits
PortsHDMI DisplayPort 4x USB 3.0 Audio combo jack
AudioRemovable Harman Kardon speaker
Panel Dimensions (WxDxH)284.4mm x 431.62mm~561.62mm x 614mm
PriceStarts at $999.99
Scharon Harding

Scharon Harding has a special affinity for gaming peripherals (especially monitors), laptops and virtual reality. Previously, she covered business technology, including hardware, software, cyber security, cloud and other IT happenings, at Channelnomics, with bylines at CRN UK.

  • jason.gress
    32:10 is pretty interesting. I haven't used a 16:10 monitor in several years, and loved it. (I just went bigger and don't miss it, but it was a great aspect ratio.)

    The price is a bit much, though. It does lay the groundwork for others, which is always nice.
  • Tat
    At 1199.99$ it's a steal, but at 11999.99$ I would surely take a pass...