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The Lenovo Legion Y44w is a sprawling 43.4-inch curved display

By Koh Wanzi - on 8 Jan 2019, 10:20am

The Lenovo Legion Y44w is a sprawling 43.4-inch curved display

Lenovo Legion Y44w

Lenovo is doubling down on gaming at CES 2019. In addition to its new and more powerful Legion laptops, the company announced two new gaming monitors and a range of gaming peripherals, including a mouse, keyboard, and headset. 

The star of the show may just be the new Legion Y44w, an expansive 43.4-inch curved display with a crisp 3,840 x 1,200-pixel WVA panel and a peak brightness of 450 nits. It offers a sprawling, panoramic field of view and pairs that with a speedy 144Hz refresh rate for a smooth, immersive experience. 

The 32:10 aspect ratio also expands the available vertical viewing area compared to the more common 32:9 ratio. 

In addition, it boasts VESA's DisplayHDR 400 certification and support for AMD's Radeon FreeSync 2. FreeSync 2 is basically a stricter version of the FreeSync variable refresh rate technology. It's designed to let you know what you're getting, which includes things like lower input latency, low framerate compensation, and HDR. 

Lenovo Legion Y44w

The Legion Y44w comes with a wide range of connectivity options as well, including two USB-C ports, one Gen 1 and one Gen 2, for accepting inputs from a secondary notebook or smartphone. The monitor supports picture-by-picture and picture-in-picture modes, and a built-in KVM switch will let you manage video inputs from up to two devices and switch between them easily.

Elsewhere, you'll find two HDMI 2.0, one DisplayPort 1.4 input, and a four-port USB 3.1 (Gen 1) hub. 

For those of you who are more focused on competitive esports, Lenovo has the Y27gq, a 27-inch 2,560 x 1,440-pixel display with an impressive 240Hz refresh rate. The Y27gq also supports NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, so you'll get a truly smooth and tear-free gaming experience. 

Lenovo Legion Y27gq

In addition, it features what Lenovo calls a NearEdgeless design with super slim bezels, so it's suitable for use in multi-monitor setups. 

There's also a hook on the side for you to stow your headset, a thoughtful inclusion that will help you tidy up your desk. Another nifty feature that's also present on the Legion Y44w is the detachable Harman Kardon-certified speaker that sits at the base, which you can remove if you don't need it. 

The Legion Y44w will start at US$1,199 and is expected to be available in April. The Legion Y27gq is slated for availability in April as well at US$999

Elsewhere, Lenovo showed off its peripherals including the Legion M500 RGB Gaming Mouse, Legion K500 RGB Mechanical Keyboard, Legion H300 Stereo Gaming Headset, and H500 Pro 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset. 

The Legion M500 is an ergonomic, right-handed mouse equipped with a 16,000DPI PixArt PMW 3389 sensor, which should deliver precise and reliable tracking. The 104-key Legion K500 keyboard has a similar focus on the essentials as well, with an included wrist rest and Red switches for a quick and responsive typing experience. 

Lenovo Legion M500 RGB Gaming Mouse

Finally, the two headsets both feature a sturdy all-metal design and 50mm dynamic drivers. They also come with retractable boom mics that can be conveniently stowed when you don't need them. The main difference is the 7.1 surround sound offered by the Legion H500 Pro, which offers driverless surround sound right out of the box. 

Lenovo Legion H500 Pro 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Here's an overview of their prices:

  • Lenovo Legion M500 RGB Gaming Mouse (US$59)
  • Lenovo Legion K500 RGB Mechanical Keyboard (US$99)
  • Lenovo Legion H300 Stereo Gaming Headset (US$59)
  • Lenovo Legion H500 Pro 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset (US$99)

They are all expected to be available to buy in April.

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