Although it is a business monitor primarily geared to productivity—its large, high-resolution screen makes it good for reading small text, scanning cramped spreadsheets, and viewing detail in blueprints—the Lenovo ThinkVision P32u-10 has the color accuracy and quality to appeal to photography studios and graphic arts professionals. Its $1,349 list price tag is hefty (though we’ve seen the monitor from resellers in places for under a grand), but for companies looking for an exceptional panel, its features may be worth the premium. As a productivity and professional monitor rolled into one, it earns our latest Editors’ Choice.
Ergonomic Chops, Plus Thunderbolt
The P32u-10 is big, measuring 19.6 by 28.6 by 13.7 inches and weighing 31.3 pounds. Although its 32-inch in-plane switching (IPS) screen is spacious, the ThinkVision is notand most other panels at sizes beyond 30 inches. Instead, it retains a standard 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio at a UHD (a.k.a. 4K) native resolution of 3,840 by 2,160 pixels.
The P32u-10’s stand and cabinet are a ThinkPad-esque matte hue that Lenovo calls “raven black” and that gives the display a handsome if understated look. The top and side bezels are modest, about 0.4 inch across, while the bottom bezel is about an inch thick. The base is a large and stable disk, 14 inches in diameter. It rests on another disk, on which it can rotate, lazy Susan-style. To get it to swivel, however, required more coaxing than it took with the smaller but similarly equipped which I was reviewing at the same time.
The stand’s shaft, which angles upward and forward from the back of the disk, connects to the cabinet at a hinge-like joint that permits a tilt range of from 5 degrees forward to 22 degrees back, and also lets you pivot the panel in either direction from landscape to portrait orientation and back. The top of the shaft is a separate piece of metal that emerges from the bottom and can be pulled upward, offering a height adjustment of up to 4.3 inches.