Rated 4 out of
very nice monitor
bought this monitor to replace another. I like the size and sharpness...makes computer so much easier to see and I don't need my glasses.
So far so good.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 5 out of
Giant Screen w/Beautiful Colors, Super Resolution
Besides web surfing, I use this monitor for programming. It can show well over 100 lines of code in each of two side-by-side windows. You make fewer mistakes when you can see the beginning and end of each block. Everything goes faster when you aren't constantly scrolling. If you do this kind of work, you understand what I mean.
Your video has to support 4K. To be sure, try it in the store before you buy if you can. Or upgrade your hardware.
Since my first PC in 1983 I've had the biggest screen an individual person could reasonably afford. I have spent as much as $2k on them. This is the best one yet and one of the least expensive. It has run for nine months so far without a glitch.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 5 out of
Excellent monitor, only one of its kind in the U.S. right now
I'm a professional film composer and I've been researching 4k monitors for a year now due to the productivity boost that all those pixels allow for. Surprisingly, this Philips monitor is still the only available large-format 4k computer monitor available in the U.S., so I finally picked one up (UHD TVs don't work as proper computer monitors).
In short, it is stunning to have this much 'real estate' available, and quite a productivity boost. As a Mac user, my standards are high, and I'm happy to report that once calibrated, the colors look great and the contrast is insanely good.
The only downsides are:
1. slight uniformity issues (brightness drops off a bit in corners) - but as picky as I am, it's not a deal breaker given the massive trade-up in workspace.
2. when first powered on or woken from sleep, the display will randomly flicker off and on a few times - sometimes several minutes later. That's really startling and disconcerting. It eventually settles down, but it doesn't inspire confidence.
3. it uses a nonstandard BGR sub pixel layout instead of RGB, so Mac users will have to put up with ever-so-slightly dull text rendering at full resolution. Not a huge deal, but it's noticeable if you're used to a 'retina' display.
Overall, this display is quite an advance, and the only one of its kind right now. Other than the flickering issue, I'm thrilled with it!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of
A well-rounded product for a decent price.
I purchased this monitor from Amazon a few weeks ago and I have several comments to make. First and foremost, this monitor has an excellent design to it. It's minimalist in it's styling while providing me with a big surface area to view the content I have on screen. The second thing is that this monitor provides me with a viable and competitively priced solution for my move up into the realm of 4X. Last but not least, this monitor has an excellent picture quality.
This monitor has been great to work and game on. I've noticed several improvements with 4X viewing than with the 1600p monitor it replaced. The higher resolution and screen size allows for much better gaming and Netflix viewing experiences. The brightness levels allow me to see more gradients in both bright and dark scenes and the whole picture allows me to increase my productivity levels when using software such Modo or Autodesk's AutoCAD.
Now as for the negatives which there are a couple, I do think Philips could improve on some of the more minor design aspects. The first thing is the placement of the display inputs. I think that it would have served Philips more to consolidate the placement of the inputs and outputs to one area. The side placement for the Display Port and HDMI is rather dubious. I think it should be with the USB 3.0 and other I/O ports. The second design choice which I have an issue with is the settings nub that's on the back of the monitor. I do not think that having a nub is a good idea, It took quite some time to get used to how it worked and I think that putting it to the side or on the front next to the logo would have been a better choice. This isn't to say the nub design in and of itself is bad. It's placement is more an issue than anything else because it's in an awkward position that forces you to either get up or forces you to bend your wrist by quite a bit .
All in all though. This monitor is an excellent choice and one that I would recommend to anyone who doesn't want to overpay while getting a quality product. Philips did very well overall and aside from the two issues listed this monitor get the job done and with style.
Date published: 2016-02-25
Rated 4 out of
Beautiful display properties
I had a problem in that my initial delivery from Amazon died on me within 3 weeks, however, Amazon immediately authorized a replacement, and I have now received the replacement. For the price this an excellent full-house display with incredible clarity-very happy with it and considering a second purchase-of hopefully an updated version in the very near future. What about a 55 inch monitor?
Date published: 2015-11-03