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Philips 278E1A 27" 4K Curved Monitor (2019)

Neoscore 50%NEX score 65%

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Product Overview

Philips 278E1A is a mainstream 27-inch 4K 1800R-curved monitor designed for general computing in Philips's 2019 lineup. It is powered by a 10-bit IPS panel with good color reproduction.
Its 1800R curvature provides a more immersive visual experience. Additionally, this monitor can get quite contrasty. It also comes with build-in speakers that make media consumption in a pinch an effortless experience.
In terms of drawbacks, this monitor lacks HDR support and comes with limited adjustments.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 50% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • 1800R curvature
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Build-in speakers included
Cons
  • No publicized HDR support
  • Only tilt adjustment

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 65% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good all-around performance
  • Good speakers
  • Good color and grayscale accuracy
Cons
  • Mediocre speakers
  • No Dolby Vision support
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x HDMI 2.0, 2x DisplayPort 1.2

Construction

Adjustment | Height
N/A
Adjustment | Pivot
N/A
Adjustment | Swivel
N/A
Adjustment | Tilt
-5° ~ 20°
Camera
No
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Curved monitor
Speakers
2x 3W
VESA Mount
100 x 100 mm

Dimensions

Bezels
88.79% screen-to-body ratio
Size | Depth
1.77 in / 45 mm w/o stand, 7.56 in / 192 mm w/ stand
Size | Height
14.49 in / 368 mm w/o stand, 18.15 in / 461 mm w/ stand
Size | Width
24.13 in / 613 mm
Weight
4.18 kg / 9 lbs w/o stand , 4.78 kg / 11 lbs w/ stand

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Brightness
350 nits
Contrast Ratio
1000:1 (static)
Display Backlight
W-LED
Display Color Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC), 1073741824 colors
Display Curvature
1800R
Display Diagonal
27" (27 in / 685.9 mm)
Display Type
IPS, Anti-glare/Matte (3H)
Gamut
91% NTSC, 109% sRGB
Pixel Density
163 ppi
Pixel Pitch
0.155 mm
Refresh Rate
59 Hz ~ 61 Hz
Resolution
4K (3840x2160)
Response Time
4 ms (min)
Viewing Angle
178° H / 178° V

Function

Licenses
cETLus, EAC / CU, TÜV/ISO9241-307, ENERGY STAR 8.0, FCC Class B, ISO9241-307, CCC, CECP, RoHS
Operating Humidity
20 % ~ 80 %
Operating Temperature
0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
Video
SmartContrast, SmartImage, SmartUniformity, SmartImage Game, Flicker-free technology, Low Blue Light

Performance

Power Consumption
20.22 W (average) / 0.5 W (sleep) / 0.3 W (off)

Production

Accessory
HDMI cable
Debut
2019

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External Reviews

tomshardware[1]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
The Philips 278E1A is a good all-around performer for your 4K desires on a budget. It's not a good fit for the smoothest, fastest pace gaming but is fine for AAA titles if you're happy with about 60 fps. If you want something color-accurate right out of the box, the S2721QS is a better option.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Good all-around performance
  • Good color and grayscale accuracy
  • Good speakers
Cons
  • Mediocre speakers
  • No Dolby Vision support

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Philips 278E1A Review: Affordable and Bright. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phillips-2787R1a-4k-monitor-review. 2021-05-06. Retrieved 2022-01-11.

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