First I would like to give a huge thanks to Philips for sending me the Philips 279P1/27 4K LCD Monitor with USB-C to review! Having a USB-C on your monitor is becoming more and more relevant. The major advantage to be able to use an USB-C is the cable is smaller and you can easily hook up a phone, tablet, or laptop. The cord on an USB-C is much smaller than an HDMI or display port cable. Using an USB-C cable is going to be more convenient and minimize the area it takes up between the monitor and the device. And they are usually more flexible. Since the work from home took over so many of us are in need a decent size, reliable, easy on the eyes, and decent specs to be able to perform our work from home. This trend doesn’t seem like it is going away anytime soon either. So with all that Philips has come out with the 279P1/27 monitor. This monitor offer the USB-C connection, 4K resolution, flicker free/lowblue mode, and a cool Power Sensor that reduces the monitors brightness when you step away from the monitor for a while. I just reviewed a keyboard the had a ToF sensor and absolutely love the idea of devices being able to hibernate while I’m not in the immediate area. You can always let the PC hibernate but that I am not a fan of because of background processes shutting down. So with all that being said lets get to the details of this monitor on the next few pages.
This Philips Brilliance USB-C monitor replaces cable clutter. View content in UltraClear 4K UHD and recharge a laptop all at the same time with a single USB-C cable. SmartErgo base, Flicker-free and LowBlue mode make work easy on the eyes.
This display meets TUV Rheinland eye comfort standard to prevent eye strain caused by prolonged computer use. It offers a flicker-free feature to reduce eye fatigue and Low Blue mode to reduce potentially harmful blue light that all monitors emit. A wide viewing angle maintains image quality while one or more people view the screen from different perspectives.
I would like to thank Philips for providing this review sample! Let us see what they have to say about themselves on their website:
Company Overview – About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 78,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.
Inspired by the fast-growing electricity industry and the promising results of son Gerard’s own experiments to make reliable carbon filaments, in 1891 Frederik Philips financed the purchase of a modest factory in Eindhoven. Their plan? To bring cost-effective, reliable electric incandescent light bulbs to everyone who needed them.
Over the years since then, we have continued to improve people’s lives with a steady flow of ground-breaking innovations.
1980 – 1990 : Technological landmark: the Compact Disc
The 1982/83 market launch of the Compact Disc – developed together with Sony – represented another technological landmark for Philips. This new digital format delivered pure sound without background noise. Key to CD’s success was the companies’ decision to grant manufacturing rights to other producers, immediately establishing CD as a new global standard. Other milestones from this period include the production of Philips’ 100-millionth TV set in 1984 and the founding of Philips China Ltd in 1985.
1990 – 2000 : Far-reaching changes and new successes
The 1990s was a decade of significant change for Philips, as the company simplified its structure and reduced the number of areas in which it operated. In healthcare, Philips adopted a new, people-centric approach to product design, the aim being to make medical systems easier for clinicians to use, and more comfortable for patients. Building on the success of its Compact Disc technology, Philips again partnered with Sony to introduce the DVD in 1997. This ground-breaking innovation went on to become the fastest-growing home electronics product in history.
21st century : Enduring commitment to innovation
Moving into a new century, Philips remained fully committed to innovation. Reflecting its focus on health and well-being, the company introduced the Ambient Experience in 2002. This innovative solution improves hospitals’ workflow and patient care by integrating architecture, design, dynamic lighting and sound. Other milestones include, in 2006, the first commercial launch of a 3D scanner, providing unprecedented image quality for CT scans. In 2012, Philips introduced the AlluraClarity interventional X-ray system, which offers excellent visibility at low X-ray dose levels. Recent innovations include the development of the Philips Smart Air Purifier and and Philips Azurion, the next-generation image-guided therapy platform that enables clinicians to perform a wide range of routine and complex procedures, helping them to optimize interventional lab performance and provide superior care.