49″ Philips Brilliance coming to U.S. with new QHD panel


Philips has announced the Philips Brilliance with QHD coming to the United States in Q4 2018. The display features a 5120×1440 resolution VA panel with a 1800R curvature, up-to 600 nits brightness, up to 5000:1 contrast ratio and 178-degree viewing angles. This “award-winning” monitor’s frameless display is being marketed and directed at users with multi-monitor configurations in finance, engineering, design, audio/video production, and other industries who would gladly swap two displays for one super-wide. For connectivity, the monitor features DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-C, VGA, USB 3.0, and Ethernet.

iF Design Award with its 63-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, evaluated more than 6,400 candidates from 54 competing countries and praised the immersive design of this giant 49-inch display, which perfectly combines functionality with innovation.

“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,” says David Ray, Marketing Director for North America at EPI.

This monitor is massive. I personally use three 27″ monitors on my desk and I’ve tested 34″ ultra-wide monitors in the past. I have to say, one ultra-wide monitor at 49″ would more than replace three 27″ monitors. There’s no word on pricing or a solid release date, we only know it will be coming Q4 of this year. The size and format of this monitor is definitely appealing to those of us that do video and photo editing and we’re hoping to get one of these in for review.

What do you think of the 49″ Philips Brilliance QHD? Is this something you would consider buying? What does your current monitor setup look like? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Last Updated on March 14, 2018.

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