Philips this week announced a new ultra-wide display aimed at prosumers. The curved Brilliance 439P9H brings together a large 32:10 aspect ratio panel with USB Type-C docking capabilities, an integrated KVM switch, a wide color gamut, factory calibration, and more. And while the monitor is not aimed at color-critical workloads, many users who need accurate colors may actually consider it.

The Philips Brilliance 439P9H uses a curved VA panel featuring a 1.8-meter radius curvature, and a 3840x1200 resolution. Other characteristics of the LCD include a max brightness of 450 nits, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 178º/178º vertical/horizontal viewing angles, a 4 ms GtG contrast ratio, and up to a 100 Hz refresh rate. The display can reproduce 123% of the sRGB, 95% of the DCI-P3, 91% of the AdobeRGB, and 105% of the NTSC color spaces. Furthermore, it comes factory calibrated to a Delta<2 accuracy in case of the sRGB color gamut.

The Brilliance 439P9H has a rather interesting positioning. Being a P-line monitor, it is aimed at professionals and prosumers, which is why it has a built-in KVM switch to appeal to those who are going to use the display instead of two smaller LCDs with two PCs. It also offers a pop-up 2 MP webcam with IR sensors for Windows Hello, USB-C docking with up to 90 W power delivery, a GbE port, built-in speakers, and a USB 3.0 hub. On the other hand, VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification and Adaptive-Sync support will certainly please gamers. Given the intersection of features, Philips clearly wants to address a rather wide audience of prosumers with its 439P9H, yet not exactly professionals with color-critical workloads or demanding gamers with a need for an ultra-high refresh rate.

Given the nature of the Brilliance 439P9H, it is not surprising that Philips equipped it with a host of ports, including two DisplayPort 1.4 inputs, one HDMI 2.0b port, and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (with DP Alt Mode and 90 W PD) inputs. Furthermore, it also has a quad-port USB 3.0 hub, a GbE port, and a headphone output.

One indisputable advantage of the Brilliance 439P9H is its stand that can adjust height, swivel, and tilt. Typically, ultra-large displays come with basic stands that can only regulate tilt, so the Brilliance 439P9H stands out of the crowd.

Philips 'SuperWide' 43" Display
  Brilliance 439P9H
Panel 43" VA
Native Resolution 3840 × 1200
Maximum Refresh Rate 100 Hz
Response Time 4 ms
Brightness up to 450 cd/m²
Contrast up to 3000:1
Backlighting W-LED
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1800R
Aspect Ratio 32:10 (3.2:1)
Color Gamut sRGB: 123%
DCI-P3: 95%
AdobeRGB: 91%
NTSC: 105%
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech Adaptive-Sync
Pixel Pitch 0.2715 mm²
Pixel Density 93 PPI
Inputs 2 × DisplayPort 1.4
1 × HDMI 2.0b
2 × USB-C (Upstream)
Audio 3.5 mm output
USB Hub 4 × USB 3.2 Type-A connectors
Ethernet 1 GbE port
Webcam 2 MP with IR sensors
Stand Height: 130 mm
Swivel: -/+ 20 degree
Tilt: -5~10 degree
MSRP £879/$950 (preliminary)

The monitor is being first released in the UK for £879. Which will likely translate into an MSRP of around $950 in the US.

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Source: Philips

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  • quiksilvr - Thursday, November 21, 2019 - link

    Correction: There is only 1 x HDMI input and 2 x USB-C inputs along with the 2 x DisplayPort inputs.
  • quiksilvr - Thursday, November 21, 2019 - link

    Also the four USB ports are USB 3.2 with one of them fast charge B.C 1.2.
  • quiksilvr - Thursday, November 21, 2019 - link

    Also can y'all just switch to Disqus? It's a way better commenting tool that allows users to edit their posts up to a few days after posting.
  • Slash3 - Friday, November 22, 2019 - link

    <clicks the Disqus upvote arrow>
  • Foeketijn - Friday, November 22, 2019 - link

  • edzieba - Friday, November 22, 2019 - link

    Hell to the no. Disqus is possibly the worst commenting system conceived by man.
  • quiksilvr - Friday, November 22, 2019 - link

  • PeachNCream - Friday, November 22, 2019 - link

    Just stop making mistakes that require edits after the fact.
  • Ryan Smith - Thursday, November 21, 2019 - link

  • meacupla - Thursday, November 21, 2019 - link

    the chart at the bottom lists 2x HDMI 2.0, when it should be 1x HDMI 2.0

    This looks pretty amazing, although I'm too used to using 2x2560x1440, so I don't see myself ever getting this.

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