An Ultrawide Monitor for Getting Work Done

An Ultrawide Monitor for Getting Work Done

By julianapardogonzalez

Lenovo just announced a bunch of new tech products ahead of CES 2023 in January. Wait, CES? 

What is CES 2023? 

Is the biggest tech event on the calendar, CES (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show), is held every January and brings with it a slew of new product announcements and launches.  

While the 2021 event was quite different (like many other shows and launches since early 2020), the show’s organizer, the U.S. Consumer Electronics Association, hosted a full event in Las Vegas for CES 2022. We expect 2023 to be a busy year as everyone gets back to business as usual. 

Who attends CES? 

As an industry event, the public cannot attend. But anyone connected with the consumer electronics industry can apply for a pass. In 2019, more than 182,000 people attended. It is to be hoped that in 2023 the figure will be similar. 

When does CES 2023 take place? 

It will begin on Thursday, January 5, 2023 and run through Sunday, January 8, 2023. Most of the announcements will take place on Wednesday, January 4 and Thursday, January 5, as these are the days dedicated to press, analysts and media. However, as we have seen on other occasions, some manufacturers will hold their own events, which will be outside the official CES events, and others will simply announce their CES plans at the end of December, as is the case with Lenovo.  

Lenovo announcements 

Among the announcements, we have the company’s first 49-inch 32:9 monitor, the ultrawide ThinkVision P49w-30. 

This monitor follows the trend of ultrawide 32:9 monitors that are increasingly becoming common in the gaming space, giving you a splendidly panoramic view of games and programs on your PC. Contrary to most 32:9 monitors, this one has more of a business focus. According to Lenovo, it is geared towards the “knowledge worker whose work demands two or more PCs to perform different functions simultaneously.” 

Given its business focus, this monitor does not have NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync support, but it makes up for it with a 5120 x 1440 resolution and a 2000:1 contrast ratio.  

On the other hand: 

  • It has a total of 13 ports, including two Thunderbolt 4 support.  
  • Thanks to its aspect ratio, you can also use it as two separate 16:9 monitors thanks to eKVM.  
  • If you need more than two monitors, it also supports daisy-chaining up to two QHD monitors more with Thunderbolt 4-out connectivity. 

You’ll be able to get it starting at $1,700. Could be a great option if your workflow requires two monitors or one large, wide monitor. It won’t come cheap, but it’s up to you to decide if the features themselves make it a worthy option. 

Returning to the CES 2023 event, it presents the new technologies that will be sending the stop in the market, it will also address topics focused on augmented reality, robotics, wireless and 5G; audio and video, among others. 

Now, among the launches projected by some brands are the new LG TVs, Samsung’s SmartThings experience, HTC Corporation’s augmented reality glasses and the new innovations of the local brand VTA. 

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