Lenovo is preparing to release a pair of Mini LED displays that are cheaper than the current Mini LED display but don’t skimp on features. 4K USB-C monitors deliver up to 140W over USB-C, the maximum power delivery specification we’ve ever seen a monitor claim.
The 27-inch ThinkVision P27pz-30 and 31.5-inch P32pz-30 have USB4.0 port The port supports up to 40Gbps for data and video, and up to 140Gbps. USB-C displays with Power Delivery are popular with many users, from Mac users without HDMI or DisplayPorts to Windows users looking for a streamlined setup with an ultralight PC. screens like Apple Studio Display (up to 96 W), HP E242d G4 (up to 100 watts), and a Lenovo first Mini LED Foreman ThinkVision Creator Extreme (up to 90 watts), it packs enough juice to keep thin-and-light systems powerful, but at 140 watts, creators and the like can consider workstation-level systems.
Lenovo’s announcement said that each of the upcoming Mini LED displays can support up to two 4K displays in series. The monitors also have another USB-C port that provides 15W of Power Delivery to smaller devices, such as smartphones.
Port selection is limited by a pair of HDMI 2.1 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4 in and out, four USB-A (3.2 Gen 2) ports, and an RJ45 port.
Like the ThinkVision Creator Extreme Lenovo first unveiled in 2020, the P27pz-30 and P32pz-30 are IPS monitors with 1,152 dimming zones each. This should allow for more detailed contrast levels than typical LCD-LED screens and less bloom when it comes to white content on dark backgrounds.
The upcoming displays claim a typical brightness of 600 nits but claim to go as high as 1,200 nits. They have DisplayHDR 1000 certification by VESA and also support HDR10 and HLG formats.
Color coverage is close to the maximum of the most common color spaces. The 27-inch Mini LED monitor claims 99 percent DCI-P3, 100 percent sRGB, 99 percent Adobe RGB, 100 percent BT.709, and 80.5 percent BT.2020. The 31.5-inch version has nearly the same color gamut but with 98 percent DCI-P3 coverage. 4K displays have refresh rates of up to 60Hz.
Both monitors come out in August. Lenovo said it expects the 31.5-inch device to be priced at $1,599. Pricing for the 27-inch screen will come later, the seller said, but in Europe it will cost €1,699. This is a significant price drop expected from Lenovo’s ThinkVision Creator Extreme, which is currently in the works. $2,399.
Meanwhile, contrast levels are just a bit short of the ThinkVision Creator Extreme’s claims (1,000:1 for each vs. 1,100:1). In addition, the new Mini LED displays have a distinct new type of LCD-LED panel to compete with: IPS black. IPS Black debuted this year, and claims up to twice the contrast as standard IPS screens, and the supporting products look like strong competition for the new Mini LED screens. For example, a size of 27 inches Dell UltraSharp U2723QE We recorded a variance of 1,873:1, while we saw a 1,860:1 in our Dell UltraSharp U3223QZ review. However, these Dell monitors are a far cry from the intense highlights that Lenovo’s monitors’ 1,200-nit HDR capability claims to deliver.
Like other mini LED desktop monitors, the ThinkVision P27pz-30 and P32pz-30 look like interesting options for power users seeking a potential increase in picture quality over typical LCD monitors but with lower prices and brightness limitations than OLED screens. With mini LED backlighting, Lenovo’s new screens may also be able to avoid the blooming effect that tends to plague LCD-LED screens.
Mini LED screens are expected to be cheaper than OLED screens, but they are getting cheaper recently. close competitor today, ASUS’ ProArt PA32UCR-K monitor This 32-inch Mini LED screen has only 576 zones and supports up to 80W power delivery. It currently has an MSRP of $1499.
The new Lenovo Mini LED displays offer more dimming zones and power delivery at comparable prices. Lenovo said it expects the 31.5-inch device to be priced at $1,599. Pricing for the 27-inch screen will come later, the seller said, but in Europe it will cost €1,699.
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