Tuesday, July 11th 2017

Philips Releases the 278E9 Monitor: 27" VA Panel, 1080p, 1800R, FreeSync

MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips monitors, is releasing the 278E9, the latest addition to the E9 line of consumer displays. Featuring the stylish design and high-quality image performance for which the E9 line is known, the 278E9 offers a curved 27-inch narrow-border Ultra-Wide Color Full HD display for realistic visuals and extra wide viewing angles in addition to features such as AMD FreeSync for a smooth and more fully immersive user experience.
More colorful
Equipped with a luminous 27-inch Ultra Wide-Color LCD display, the 278E9 monitor is endowed with a wider colour gamut than its predecessors, resulting in more natural-looking greens, more vivid reds, deeper blues, and an overall more brilliant picture. In addition, enhanced Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) resolution ensures excellent picture quality with crisp detail, extra brightness, powerful contrast, and realistic colours for lifelike guru image rendering. The 278E9 also features an array of additional features for greater viewing comfort. Flicker-Free Technology regulates brightness and reduces flicker, while Philips LowBlue Mode uses smart software to reduce harmful shortwave blue light for greater wellbeing. In addition to these, EasyRead provides a paper-like reading experience, SmartImage ensures easy optimised image settings, and SmartContrast delivers deep black levels for visuals that pop.

More immersive
The 278E9 features a curved VA display that can reach up to 1800R curvature for more immersive experiences with less distortion. Philips VA LED technology uses an advanced multi-domain vertical alignment approach that results in super-high static contrast ratios for bright, vivid images, while its optimised pixel management provides 178/178-degree extra-wide viewing angles. Photo editing, web browsing, movie watching, and graphics work thus become more immersive than ever. With the addition of AMD FreeSync technology, the 278E9 delivers a fluid, artefact-free performance at virtually any frame rate. To complete the immersive effect, the display includes a pair of high-quality built-in stereo speakers.

More stylish
The Philips 278E9 is slimmer and more elegant than ever. Its high-end design features a three-sided ultra-narrow bezel border display for a smooth, seamless appearance, minimal distractions, and maximum viewing size. Available in a glossy black finish with a stylish brushed metal stand that can be tilted -5°/20°, the monitor also comes with a VESA mount for added convenience.

More connected
Equipped for universal digital connectivity, the 278E9 monitor contains the necessary hardware to accept VGA and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) input for high-quality digital video and audio transfer from a PC or any number of AV sources. Ensuring even greater convenience and connectivity, it also includes a DisplayPort connection for lightning-fast imaging and refresh rates, as well as Separate Sync and Sync on Green input.

The Philips 278E9QJAB will be available in July 2018 with an RRP of £199 (~$264).
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15 Comments on Philips Releases the 278E9 Monitor: 27" VA Panel, 1080p, 1800R, FreeSync

#1
PowerPC
Just why is a monitor like this still considered "news" on this site?
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TheLostSwede
PowerPC said:
Just why is a monitor like this still considered "news" on this site?
Because it's a slow news day? And news is news is news, it might not be news worthy though...
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#3
xorbe
PowerPC said:
Just why is a monitor like this still considered "news" on this site?
freesync
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#4
Kohl Baas
PowerPC said:
Just why is a monitor like this still considered "news" on this site?
Why do the n+1th LED fan do?

Because they're targeting a wide audience. Reading about 5k HDR xSync monsters is good, but "inferior" products like this have a higher audience regarding it's price.
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#5
Fx
PowerPC said:
Just why is a monitor like this still considered "news" on this site?
Eh, on most days throughout the week, I flip back to Techpowerup to check for any updates. I skim past the ones I couldn't care less about. It's all good.
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#6
TheGuruStud
Wooo doggy, 1080. What year is it? Sweet PPI, brah.
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#7
AlwaysHope
TheGuruStud said:
Wooo doggy, 1080. What year is it? Sweet PPI, brah.
1080P still mighty popular on steam Link
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#8
TheGuruStud
AlwaysHope said:
1080P still mighty popular on steam Link
Only a sadist should use it on 27"
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Chloe Price
TheGuruStud said:
Wooo doggy, 1080. What year is it? Sweet PPI, brah.
This ain't bad when comparing to my brother's 50" 720p plasma-TV.
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#10
Roph
TheGuruStud said:
Only a sadist should use it on 27"
Very happy 27" 1080p user here, I specifically wanted 27" 1080p over 24" or god forbid 21.5".
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#11
Prima.Vera
TheGuruStud said:
Only a sadist should use it on 27"
Agreed. However 27" is ideal for 1080p 21:9 curved monitors. I don't see a point of having a curved display if it's 16:9 tbh...
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#12
Chloe Price
Monitors in that size should be 4K or at least 1440p. I understand why that size with 1080p feels like a bad joke.
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#14
Ravenmaster
I really wish manufacturers would stop making more 1080p panels. 2560x1440 and 4K is where its at on current gen. 8K next.
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#15
mtcn77
Not every pixel is made the same, peasants. *Cough!* transmissive area aperture ratio... *Cough!* More emissive displays waste less transistor 'bezel' around individual pixels.
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