Bargain hunters looking for a high quality monitor for designer work or photo editing, there's a new panel in town that you will want to consider. Meet the Philips 328P6AUBREB P-line display, a 32-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) monitor with 100% sRGB coverage, 99% Adobe RGB coverage, and HDR technology.
This monitor is essentially Philips response to BenQ's 27-inch SW2700PT, which retails for $600 and features nearly identical specs, albeit in a slightly smaller screen. Depending on your needs, you might actually prefer the higher PPI of the smaller BenQ monitor, but the ability to get a slightly higher contrast ratio—1,200:1 on the Philips vs 1,000:1 on the BenQ—and a bit more screen real estate for $100 less is definitely tempting.
Regarding the 'HDR technology' mentioned above, HDR viewing will definitely benefit from the relatively bright (for computer monitors, anyway) 450 nits typical brightness, and the wide color gamut support. However, the low contrast typically associated with IPS displays means you won't want to use this as a primary HDR viewing or grading monitor.
Finally, before you put it on your wish list, there is one more thing to consider. Despite diving into the user manual, we couldn't find any mention of direct access to the 12-bit internal LUTs for color calibration on the Philips monitor.
The BenQ monitors, by comparison, come with calibration software that directly addresses the 14-bit internal LUTs to calibrate your monitor without sacrificing the overall bit-depth of the display, minimizing the risk of banding. The color calibration solution BenQ provides, while of course requiring the purchase of a separate colorimeter or spectrophotometer, is definitely an advantage of its lineup.
The Philips 328P6AUBREB P-line display will officially go on sale in January for
New Philips Adobe RGB, QHD, docking USB-C monitor
USB-C docking for simplicity and single-cable peripherals docking
Designed for professionals whose work demands a maximum of quality
Amsterdam, 30 November 2017 – MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips monitors, is rolling out a new Philips Brilliance QHD docking USB-C monitor with High Dynamic Range (HDR). The 32-inch 328P6AUBREB delivers great image quality and one-cable docking for enhanced productivity and effortless convenience.
Connectivity made simple
The 328P6AUBREB is equipped with the extremely versatile connectivity of the latest-generation USB 3. 1 Type C technology. Featuring a slim, reversible connector, USB-C enables users to charge, transfer audio and video signal, and connect to the Internet – all with one single cable. Hence, the monitor instantly becomes a hub and serves as a docking station, just without using that extra space on the desk. It also enables easy linking of multiple monitors, which is useful for graphic designers for example. Consequently, USB-C extends the limited connectivity of notebooks and allows users to transfer data securely at ultra-fast speeds. USB 3. 1 is 20 times faster than USB 2. 0, making data transfer a breeze. And, for those whose devices seem to always be running low on battery, USB-C with power delivery can even charge notebooks.
An unparalleled visual experience
Explaining the display’s positioning, Artem Khomenko, Product Manager Philips Monitors Europe at MMD, says: “The P-line monitors are designed to deliver precise, accurate and colour-critical colour performance. We are proud to bring this new model to the market, and to meet the high standards of professionals. This model is the perfect fit for graphic designers, CAD engineers, photographers, video editors and other professionals who rely on an outstanding on-screen reproduction of fine details. ”
With Quad HD, you will enjoy an excellent viewing experience with high-resolution visuals. HDR technology ensures exceptional brightness and contrast, as well as a rich palette of captivating new colours never before seen on a display. The 10-bit display offers 1. 074 billion of them, supported by 12-bit internal processing for natural colours and smooth gradients. With 99% Adobe RGB and 100% sRGB (CIE 1973), the 328P6AUBREB offers professional colour standards and 2560 x 1440 pixels deliver crystal-clear images and make graphics come alive. Thanks to IPS technology, the monitor can be viewed from an angle of 178° without losing any of the colour accuracy or consistent brightness that professional applications demand.
An extra dose of convenience
Beyond its connectivity and stunning visuals, this 32-inch QHD display boasts many of the standout features that have earned Philips monitors their reputation: the SmartErgoBase ergonomic adjustable stand enables users to tilt, swivel and raise the display for maximum viewing comfort. It also features Philips LowBlue Mode which reduces potentially harmful shortwave blue light. Flicker-free technology regulates brightness and reduces flicker for even more comfortable viewing; built-in stereo speakers provide excellent audio reproduction while eliminating the need for peripheral speakers; and what is more, with 65% post-consumer recycled plastics, this monitor is a good choice for eco-friendly users.
The Philips 328P6AUBREB P-line display, with an RRP of , will be available in January 2018.
Philips 328P6AUBREB P-line display
LCD panel type
31. 5 inch / 80. 1 cm
2560 x 1440 @ 60Hz
Effective viewing area
698. 11 (H) x 392. 69 (V)
178° (H) / 178° (V), @ C/R > 10
1. 07 billion
99% Adobe RGB (CIE 1973); HDR400
USB-C (upstream), USB 3. 0x2 (downstream, w/fast charging)
Signal Input: VGA (Analog ), DisplayPort 1. 2, HDMI 2. 0 x 1, USB-C (DP Alt mode, PD, data)
Sync Input: Separate Sync, Sync on Green
Audio (In/Out): PC audio-in, Headphone out
Built-in speakers: 3 W x 2
SmartImage, Input, Brightness Menu, Power On/Off
Control Software: Smart Control
Kensington lock, VESA mount (100 x 100 mm)
Plug & Play Compatibility: DDC/CI, Mac OS X, sRGB, Windows 10 / 8. 1 / 8 / 7
Height adjustment: 180 mm
Pivot: 90 degree
Swivel: -170/170 degree
Tilt: -5/20 degree
Environmental and energy: EnergyStar 7. 0, EPEAT Gold, RoHS
Recyclable packaging material: 100 %
Post-consumer recycled plastic: 65%
Specific Substances: PVC / BFR free housing, Mercury free, Lead free
Compliance and standards
Regulatory Approvals: CE Mark, FCC Class B,
VCCI, RDM, BSMI, ICES-003, J-MOSS, cETLus, EPA, PSB, CU-EAC, SEMKO, SASO, KUCAS, UKRAINIAN, PSE, CECP, WEEE, TUV Ergo, TUV/GS
Front bezel, rear cover and foot: Black
What’s in the box
Monitor with stand
Cables: D-Sub cable, DP cable, HDMI cable, USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-C to USB-A cable, Power cable, Audio cable