Philips 24B1D5600 hybrid monitor

New Philips Monitor Options an E-Paper Facet Panel

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Philips has launched an progressive new monitor product combining IPS and E-Paper show panels. The brand new Philips 24B1D5600 encompasses a 23.8-inch IPS panel with 2560 x 1440 pixels, plus a 13.3-inch 1200 x 1600 pixels E-Paper show. Its twin shows are related with a hinge for viewing angle adjustment and centered on the provided pedestal stand, with a wide selection of I/O.

E-Paper (or E-Ink) shows have some nice USPs for sure forms of work and content material creation. Nonetheless, for these not wanting to leap into the E-Ink universe with each ft and are on the hunt for a neatly built-in resolution, Philips has devised the 24B1D5600 monitor.

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Philips says the monitor is for staff who generally learn lots of content material from their screens. It means that the E-Paper show with its lack of harsh backlighting, anti-glare, no flickering, and no blue gentle will assist keep away from eye pressure. Generally, customers would possibly “view vivid colours on the massive display and browse lengthy paperwork on the E-Paper display,” reckons Philips. In abstract, Philips says the twin show can be a boon to productiveness, ergonomics, and, due to the low energy utilization of E-Paper, sustainability. 

To make use of the Philips 24B1D5600 monitor, you will have to plug in each shows independently. The bigger colour show makes use of a DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, USB-C x 1 (DP Alt mode, Energy supply), whereas the e-Paper display has only a USB-C x 1 (DP Alt mode, Energy supply). In addition to the bodily 45-degree hinge connecting the displays, you should utilize Philips SmartRemote software program to regulate the E-Paper show with “a simple to make use of on-screen menu” with zooming, looking out, and web page switching controls.

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The product sounds very fascinating as one of many first of most of these hybrid choices. Nonetheless, after we have a look at the specs, we really feel Philips might have made a extra convincing effort. With its claims about ergonomics and productiveness, we will not assist however really feel the 23.4-inch colour IPS part of this product is a bit small. Many contemplate 27 inches to be the 1440p candy spot. Furthermore, the IPS panel Philips has chosen has a puny 250 nits of most brightness. Its greatest refresh / response instances of 75 Hz / 4ms G2G are sufficient for workplace productiveness.

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IPS panel

E-Paper panel


23.8-inch diagonal

13.3-inch diagonal


2560 x 1440 (16:9)

1200 x 1500 (3:4)


123 ppi

150 ppi


48 – 75 Hz


16.7 M (6 bit + Hello FRC)

4-bit gray

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