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CES 2019 | Lenovo's Legion Y44w and Legion Y27gq monitors boast 144 Hz and 240 Hz refresh rates, respectively

The Legion Y44w is a massive 43.6-inch Ultrawide with a 144 Hz refresh rate. (All images via Lenovo)
The Legion Y44w is a massive 43.6-inch Ultrawide with a 144 Hz refresh rate. (All images via Lenovo)
Lenovo's latest gaming monitors are beasts that boast high refresh rates. The Legion Y44w is a massive 43.6-inch Ultrawide (3840x1200, 32:10) FreeSync monitor with a 144 Hz refresh rate. The Legion Y27gq is a 27-inch QHD (2560x1440, 16:9) G-Sync display with a blazing fast 240 Hz refresh rate.

While we here at Notebookcheck like to focus on the latest laptops, especially gaming laptops, we have to admit that gaming on a larger display certainly has an appeal. To that end, Lenovo’s new Legion Y44w and Y27gq monitors may scratch the itch of gamers in search of high refresh rate displays.

The Y44w is a massive 43.4-inch Ultrawide curved monitor. The FreeSync certified display has a DWUXGA resolution (3840x1200) with a 32:10 aspect ratio. The Y44w is HDR 400 certified and boasts a wide color gamut (99% sRGB, BT.709, DCI-P3). Rated response times are quick at 4 ms gray-to-gray with its Overdrive mode enabled, but the defining spec is the Y44w’s fast 144 Hz refresh rate. This makes the Y44w one of the largest and fastest Ultrawide monitors on the market. Additionally, the Y44w boasts a bevy of ports. Ports include two HDMI 2.0 inputs, a DisplayPort 1.4 hookup, an audio jack, a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 port, a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 port, and a 4-port USB 3.0 Type-A hub that can pop out or be hidden with a push.

For those that want an even faster display, there’s the Legion Y27gq. The 27-inch borderless gaming monitor boasts an insane 240 Hz refresh rate with 0.5 ms response times. The monitor has a QHD (2560x1440) resolution and is Nvidia G-Sync certified. The Y27gq covers 90% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and is equipped with an HDMI port, a DisplayPort, an audio jack, and a 4-port USB 3.0 Type-A hub.

Both the Lenovo Legion Y44w and Legion Y27gq will be available in April. The Y44w will retail for US $1200, while the Y27gq will retail for US $1000.

Lenovo Legion Y27gq
Lenovo Legion Y27gq
Lenovo Legion Y44w
Lenovo Legion Y44w

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Sam Medley, 2019-01- 8 (Update: 2019-01- 4)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.