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Philips 49" curved 5K monitor announced for the US

16 Mar 2018 | Rasmus Larsen |

The 49-inch Philips monitor will feature impressive 5120x1440 pixel resolution in a curved 32:9 format. It will launch in the US in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Curved 5K monitor

EPI, the North American licensee of the Philips monitor brand, will introduce the Philips monitor under model name 492P8. The same monitor in Europe features 3840x1080 resolution so US consumers are getting the golden treatment here.

The monitor has been designed for desktop productivity with its curved format (1800R curvature) and 5K resolution, pr more specifically 5120x1440 pixels in the ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio. It features DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-C, and VGA but only some of these ports will give you the full 5K resolution at 60Hz. In addition, it offers USB 3.0 and Ethernet.

It appears to have a VA LCD panel as EPI highlights specifications such as 5000:1 contrast ratio and 600 nits brightness.

Philips Brilliance 492P8

The monitor has also won the iF Design Award.

- “We are very excited and proud that our Brilliance 492P8 curved display has been recognized by iF Design Award jury. We take this as a confirmation of our outstanding capabilities in innovation and design and continue on our path to provide leading product innovations with dedicated design focus to the market,” said David Ray, Marketing Director, EPI.

You can obviously use the monitor for other tasks but it has not been factory calibrated to low delta dE values and it does not include adaptive frame rate systems for gaming either.

Philips Brilliance 492P8 will be available in the US in the fourth quarter of 2018. Pricing was not announced.

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