I’m going to keep this one short, because this is the (first, second, third) fourth post about monitors since I got the Dell U4021QW back in February.

After two to three weeks of use, the Lenovo P40w-20 monitor started behaving the same way the Dell monitor did. The built in USB-hub does not work with my mouse, nor my wireless dongle for my Modmic. Granted that the Dell started miss behaving sooner (more like two weeks than three) and the Lenovo does seem to work 100% OK with my Windows laptop – I’m so frustrated. I’ve switched over to my M1 MacBook Pro for 95% of my day-to-day work so this sucks.

Since the Dell monitor had additional issues (e.g. the monitor would not turn on after sleeping the laptop) I still think the Lenovo is the lesser of two evils, but it’s crazy that issues like these are allowed to persist in monitors costing 20 000 SEK (2 000 USD).

I concede

I don’t think I will find a better monitor than the Lenovo, right now, for this price. Hence, for the foreseeable future, I will have to connect my mouse to my MacBook using bluetooth, and I need to use the crappy bluetooth audio profile in my QC35s when taking calls. Both are mostly nuisances, but real ones.