One of the things that everyone who has a PC needs is a good quality monitor and for that Philips the globally recognized brand for manufacturing countless good quality products has a line of monitors for all users with all needs.
Today I have in my hands the new 273B9 monitor with Full HD resolution. Many people, mainly those who work in offices and also casual gamers, need an average monitor that can deliver on all occasions. One of the advantages that this monitor has is that it comes with a USB-C cable and this replaces the cable clutter that we usually have in the usual monitors.
LCD display type IPS technology
backlight type W LED system
panel size 27 inches / 68.6cm
screen coating Anti-Glare, 3H, Haze 25%
Effective display area 597,888 (H) x 336,312 (V)
aspect ratio 16:9
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080 at 75Hz*
pixel density 82PPI
Response time (typical) 4 ms (gray to gray)*
contrast ratio (typical) 1000:1
smart contrast 50,000,000:1
Pixel size 0.3114 x 0.3114mm
Vision angle 178º (H) / 178º (V) @ C/R > 10
image enhancement smart image
color swatch 16.7 million
Color range (typical) NTSC 76%*, sRGB 98%*
scan frequency 30 – 85kHz (H) / 48 – 75Hz (V)
no sparkles Yes
low blue mode Yes
easy reading Yes
adaptive sync Yes
signal input VGA (Analog), DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 x 1 (Upstream, Power Delivery up to 65W)
HDCP HDCP 1.4 (DP/HDMI/USB-C)
USB: USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 x 1 (upstream), USB 3.2 x 4 (downstream with 1 BC 1.2 fast charge)
Audio (entrance exit)
PC audio input headphone output
Sync input Separate Sync/Sync on Green
The Philips 273B9 LCD monitor has a connector usb type c with power delivery, with intelligent and flexible power management and will even be able to charge any compatible device. The USB-C cable that comes with the monitor is extremely slim and reversible, allowing easy connection with a single cable. The cable, shows a very good quality for a long direction, also the charging time of the devices is quite fast.
High resolution IPS screen
Being a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) monitor, it has a very good image since the screen uses IPS technology. IPS displays use advanced technology that gives you extra-wide 178/178-degree viewing angles, allowing you to view the screen from almost any angle, even in 90-degree Pivot mode, unlike standard TN panels. IPS displays give you remarkably sharp images with vivid colors, making them ideal not only for photos, movies, and web browsing, but also for professional applications that demand color accuracy and consistent brightness at all times. This monitor shows a very good quality in the videos, as well as in the games at FULL HD. I did several tests to see how it handles colors and it really surprised me, I have always said that Philips is one of the brands that makes one of the best panels on the market.
This monitor in addition to having a good screen, has a very good build quality and a very sleek design and comes with a Philips designed “SmartErgoBase” that provides ergonomic viewing comfort and provides excellent cable management. The base can be rotated, tilted and swiveled to various angles to ensure maximum comfort. The height-adjustable stand ensures the optimal viewing level for those who want to position the monitor vertically or constantly move it.
One of the very important things that this monitor has is the Philips flicker-free technology that applies a new solution to regulate brightness and reduce flickering for more comfortable viewing and at the same time take care of our vision. Due to the way brightness is controlled on LED-backlit displays, some users experience screen flickering that causes eye strain on some monitors that do not have this technology. However, the Philips LowBlue mode setting uses smart software technology to reduce harmful shortwave blue light.
It also features PowerSensor technology, which is a built-in ‘people sensor’ that transmits and receives harmless infrared signals to determine if the user is present and automatically dims the monitor’s brightness when the user moves away from the desk, lowering operating costs. energy by up to 70 percent and extends the life of the monitor.
The Philips LCD monitor 273B9 is a very practical monitor that can be used in daily work on the PC. It is excellent for running Office jobs as well as for viewing Full HD multimedia. For working with Photoshop it’s fine, but I think a higher resolution screen would be needed to see the sharpest images. For games in 1080p it runs well but it should be taken into account that it is a 75hz monitor that would be for a casual player who does not look for many FPS on his screen and with a response time of 4ms. The IPS panel gives a solid image adding the plus of the speakers that it has integrated to give a decent sound, but above all the connection USB-C adds great value to this monitor in addition to the technology it offers. This review was made thanks to the monitor provided by Philips.