Philips has launched the 45B1U6900C (opens in new tab), a brilliant huge monitor aimed toward multitasking professionals. The important thing points of interest of this 44.5-inch diagonal, 32:9 side ratio display are its double QHD (5120 x 1440) decision panel and business-friendly extras akin to USB-C docking with RJ45, KVM swap, and a pop-up webcam (H-suffixed mannequin solely).
Although it is business-focused, Philips has used a curved panel — and maybe we will’t complain because the 1500R profile helps hold the far reaches of this 5K show inside the realm of your peripheral imaginative and prescient. The VA panel will assist, as its viewing angles are 178°/178°, and the anti-glare coating may even be appreciated.
Philips trots out the increasingly-familiar declare that its tremendous huge display can exchange two separate displays whereas eliminating the abrupt and unpleasant middle divide you get with an precise two-monitor setup. The monitor additionally options modes like PiP and PbP with assist for as much as two concurrently related units, in addition to a handy, built-in KVM swap.
The 45B1U6900C affords respectable image high quality specs, with a distinction ratio of three,000:1 and a peak brightness of 450 nits. It has DisplayHDR400 certification and the picture colour gamut is NTSC 107% / sRGB 123%, whereas the delta E worth is <2. This monitor is unquestionably not tailor-made to fast-paced gaming, nevertheless; it has a most refresh charge of 75 Hz (with adaptive sync) and 4 ms GtG response time. For text-heavy work, customers will admire modes like Philips EasyRead and LowBlue.
The monitor supplies vary of connectivity choices. For enter, customers can select between HDMI 2.0 x 2, DisplayPort 1.4 x 1, or USB-C x 1 (upstream, DP Alt mode, Information, PD as much as 100 W). There’s additionally a USB hub which supplies USB 3.2 Gen 1/5 Gbps, USB-B upstream x 1, USB-A downstream x 4 (with 1 for quick cost B.C 1.2), and USB-C downstream x 1 (Information, PD 15 W).
A Gigabit Ethernet port can also be current (supporting Wake on LAN), as is audio out. Different frills value mentioning are the individuals sensor for energy saving and built-in stereo audio system (2 x 5W). An ‘H’ suffixed mannequin (45B1U6900CH) features a built-in webcam that pops up on the top-center (see picture under).
That is fairly a hefty monitor — it weighs practically 22lbs (10kg) with out the stand (28.7lbs/13kg with the stand). The bundled stand features a respectable vary of changes. It permits for six inches (150mm) of top adjustment, -/+45 diploma swivel, and -5/15 diploma tilt — however no pivoting, which is comprehensible. Alternatively, you should utilize a 3rd get together arm or stand (VESA 100) for secure positioning, however you may want a powerful one.
Philips says the 45B1U6900C is accessible instantly for £939.99 / €1,039. These European costs convert to about $1,160, however keep in mind that they embody a 20% VAT — so US sticker costs might be nearer to $929 if no different pricing algorithms are utilized.
The 45B1U6900C most likely will not minimize it when you’re available on the market for a brand new high-resolution gaming monitor, however one of many displays on our listing of greatest 4K gaming displays will.