Philips has announced its new 275P4VYKEB professional monitor, which sets itself apart from the pack thanks to its high resolution. The new monitor has a 5K resolution of 5,120 x 2,880 pixels with a 27" screen. Following in the footsteps of the Dell UltraSharp UP2715K and iMac with Retina 5K display, it is the third product offering such a high resolution.
Philips used a PLS panel for the monitor, just like Dell did for its monitor and Apple for its 5K iMac. The resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels can be addressed only when using two DisplayPort outputs. Using a single DisplayPort output brings the maximum resolution down to 3840 x 2,160 pixels. The 60 Hz refresh rate remains the same for both resolutions. Otherwise, Philips stated a viewing angle of 178° in vertical and horizontal directions, a utilisation of 99 percent of the Adobe RGB gamut and 100 percent of the sRGB colour palette, as well as 10 bit colour support in the presentation.
The built-in webcam has a resolution of 2 megapixels and a microphone. Audio is played back through two 2W loudspeakers. A USB 3.0 port on the monitor can be connected to the computer, offering a total of three USB 3.0 ports. An audio input and output are also n board.
As for ergonomics, the Philips 275P4VYKEB offers height adjustment of 150 mm, the ability to rotate the display by 90° (Pivot) and an adjustment in the base with a slope from -5 to +20. Furthermore, it can be rotated around its axis by +/-65 °. Philips took a more conservative approach in terms of product design, the front frame is available in black or silver, while the rest of the case and the base are entirely black.
The Philips 275P4VYKEB is available from stores in April 2016. The manufacturer provided a suggested retail price of 1,599 euro. In our price comparison the monitor has already popped up for around 1,472 euro.