With remote work still very widespread, and the hybrid one that is about to be a routine, Philips has put in place a monitor suitable for professional collaboration: it is the 34E1C5600HE curved display, also available in Italy from July.
Finding a display that can satisfy multiple needs together is certainly not easy. Philips has just tried with the new 34E1C5600HE curved monitor (available from July, for 619 euros) which, although suitable for the professional environment (“from graphic-oriented fields such as photography and CAD-CAM to number-oriented fields such as accounting and finance “), does not disdain to grant something even to gaming lovers.
Attentive to energy consumption (when switched on it uses 57 watts, which drop to 0.5 in stand-by), the Philips 34E1C5600HE display uses a tilting support (-5 ° and + 20 °) and adjustable in height (up to 130 mm) : at the front, it features a 34-inch VA LCD panel, resolved in QHD (3440 x 1440 pixels), according to an aspect ratio of 21: 9 (ideal for pairing data tables) and a 1500 R curvature (for a feeling of immersivity).
The rest of the specifications of the Philips 34E1C5600HE monitor specifies a value of 100 Hz for the refresh rate, excellent response times (1 ms MPRT, 4 ms GtG), support for Adaptive Sync and compatibility with FreeSync, in favor of gamers : Ultra Wide Color technology (for “more natural greens, more vivid reds and deeper blues”), as well as the values of 123.24% on the sRGB scale and 99.25% on the NTSC one, and the contrast at 3,000 : 1, instead express great attention to color rendering.
Unfortunately, the peak brightness of 300 nits is not suitable for a satisfying HDR experience. On the other hand, the manufacturer has provided two modes (Flicker Free and LowBlue) for the protection of visual health, and the MultiView mode is implemented, which allows the monitor to be used with two source devices, to view their images side by side (PBP) or one in the other (Picture-in-Picture, PiP), in the name of perfect multi-tasking.
At the top, the Philips 34E1C5600HE display puts into action a 5 megapixel webcam with infrared face recognition (Windows Hello) and a microphone designed for noise cancellation: a physical switch is able to turn it off when not in use, to protect privacy. The sound output, possible, is entrusted to two speakers of 5 watts each. Equipped with a 100 × 100 mm VESA support, the curved Philips 34E1C5600HE display does not skimp even in terms of ports, given the presence of a Display Port 1.2, an HDMI 2.0, a USB hub (consisting of four USB Type-A downstream one with Quick Charge BC 1.2 and a USB 3.2 1st gen), and a USB Type-C port (with video signal, data transfer and 65W charging).