Philips has introduced a new monitor that could interest some of you. The company’s new 278E8QJAB is a 27-inch monitor with 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and a wide color gamut along with support for AMD FreeSync variable refresh rate technology.
The monitor uses a 27-inch VA LCD panel with a 4ms (grey to grey) response time, 250 nits peak brightness, 3000:1 static contrast ratio, 178/178 degree viewing angles, a flicker-free backlight, and 16.7 million colors.
The 1800R curvature of the monitor provides a pleasant yet subtle immersion effect, which focusses on you at the center of your desk. Another major highlight of the new monitor is a wider color gamut, which Philips is referring to as “Ultra Wide-Color”. According to the company, the 278E8QJAB coverys 130% of the sRGB color gamut and 104% of the NTSC color gamut as opposed to most monitors that cover 99% of the sRGB gamut. We usually see wide color gamut coverage only on IPS monitors, so we’re definitely excited about this new monitor that combines wide color gamut with the deep blacks that VA panels are capable of delivering.
On the connectivity front, it comes with a DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, audio-in, and a headphone out port. The monitor also integrates a pair of stereo speakers. Since it isn’t a high-end product, the monitor integrates stand only offers tilt adjustments up to -5/20 degrees.
Philips 278E8QJAB will be going on sale next month with a price tag of 239 EUR in the European markets.