Philips this week announced a new ultra-wide display aimed at prosumers. The curved Brilliance 439P9H brings together a large 32:10 aspect ratio panel with USB Type-C docking capabilities, an integrated KVM switch, a wide color gamut, factory calibration, and more. And while the monitor is not aimed at color-critical workloads, many users who need accurate colors may actually consider it.
The Philips Brilliance 439P9H uses a curved VA panel featuring a 1.8-meter radius curvature, and a 3840×1200 resolution. Other characteristics of the LCD include a max brightness of 450 nits, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 178º/178º vertical/horizontal viewing angles, a 4 ms GtG contrast ratio, and up to a 100 Hz refresh rate. The display can reproduce 123% of the sRGB, 95% of the DCI-P3, 91% of the AdobeRGB, and 105% of the NTSC color spaces. Furthermore, it comes factory calibrated to a Delta<2 accuracy in case of the sRGB color gamut.
The Brilliance 439P9H has a rather interesting positioning. Being a P-line monitor, it is aimed at professionals and prosumers, which is why it has a built-in KVM switch to appeal to those who are going to use the display instead of two smaller LCDs with two PCs. It also offers a pop-up 2 MP webcam with IR sensors for Windows Hello, USB-C docking with up to 90 W power delivery, a GbE port, built-in speakers, and a USB 3.0 hub. On the other hand, VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification and Adaptive-Sync support will certainly please gamers. Given the intersection of features, Philips clearly wants to address a rather wide audience of prosumers with its 439P9H, yet not exactly professionals with color-critical workloads or demanding gamers with a need for an ultra-high refresh rate.
Given the nature of the Brilliance 439P9H, it is not surprising that Philips equipped it with a host of ports, including two DisplayPort 1.4 inputs, one HDMI 2.0b ports, and one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (with DP Alt Mode and 90 W PD) inputs. Furthermore, it also has a quad-port USB 3.0 hub (with two downstream ports), a GbE port, and a headphone output.
One indisputable advantage of the Brilliance 439P9H is its stand that can adjust height, swivel, and tilt. Typically, ultra-large displays come with basic stands that can only regulate tilt, so the Brilliance 439P9H stands out of the crowd.
|Philips ‘SuperWide’ 43″ Display|
|Native Resolution||3840 × 1200|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||100 Hz|
|Response Time||4 ms|
|Brightness||up to 450 cd/m²|
|Contrast||up to 3000:1|
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Aspect Ratio||32:10 (3.2:1)|
|Color Gamut||sRGB: 123%
|Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech||Adaptive-Sync|
|Pixel Pitch||0.2715 mm²|
|Pixel Density||93 PPI|
|Inputs||2 × DisplayPort 1.4
2 × HDMI 2.0
|Audio||3.5 mm output|
|USB Hub||4 × USB 3.0 Type-A connectors (with two downstream port)|
|Ethernet||1 GbE port|
|Webcam||2 MP with IR sensors|
|Stand||Height: 130 mm
Swivel: -/+ 20 degree
Tilt: -5~10 degree
The monitor is being first released in the UK for £879. Which will likely translate into an MSRP of around $950 in the US.
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