Philips has unveiled a new curved display aimed primarily at business users, while also offering some capabilities for entertainment as well. The Philips 346P1CRH monitor supports USB-C docking, an integrated KVM switch, a webcam, and an Ethernet port.

The Philips Brilliance 346P1CRH is a 34-inch LCD featuring a 3440×1440 resolution, 500 nits brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 4 ms response time, 178º/178º viewing angles, and a 100 Hz refresh rate with VESA’s Adaptive-Sync variable refresh rate technology on top. The monitor can display 16.7 million colors and reproduce 120% of the sRGB, 90% of the DCI-P3, and 88% of the Adobe RGB color gamut. Furthermore, the LCD is DisplayHDR 400 certified, which — in addition to Adaptive-Sync — will be nice bonuses for those who plan to use the product not only for work, but for entertainment as well.

Connectivity capabilities of the Philips 346P1CRH are among the key selling features of the device, as many people use multiple PCs and therefore need a decent set of connectors as well as an integrated KVM switch. The monitor can connect to hosts using one DisplayPort 1.4, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a USB Type-C connector that can also deliver up to 90 W of power. Meanwhile, the display also has a DP output for multi-monitor configurations. In addition, the LCD has quad-port USB 3.2 hub, a GbE port, 5W speakers, a 2 MP Full-HD camera with a built-in microphone, and a headphone jack output.

When it comes to ergonomics, the Philips 346P1CRH monitor is equipped with a stand that can adjust height, swivel, and tilt. Meanwhile, since we are dealing with a curved monitor, it naturally only works in landscape mode.

Philips 34-Inch Curved UltraWide Display
  Brilliance 346P1CRH
Panel 34" VA
Native Resolution 3440 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 100 Hz
Response Time 4 ms
Brightness up to 500 cd/m²
Contrast up to 3000:1
Backlighting W-LED
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1500R
Aspect Ratio 21:9
Color Gamut sRGB: 120%
DCI-P3: 90%
AdobeRGB: 88%
NTSC: 98%
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech Adaptive-Sync
Pixel Pitch 0.23175 mm²
Pixel Density 110 PPI
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.4
1 × HDMI 2.0b
1 × USB-C with 90W PD
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: 180 mm
Swivel: -/+ 180 degree
Tilt: -5~25 degree
MSRP £499

Philips will start sales of the 346P1CRH already this month for the price of £499 in the UK.

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Source: Philips

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  • sorten - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    Can't say I've ever seen a 34" (or bigger than 27", really) monitor in an office. In that setting I would prefer 2 x 27 at work. But I definitely like the feature set for home use.
  • rrinker - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    I would tend to agree - but also at home. A friend of mine just got a really monster curved screen Samsung that is replacing his 3 x 24", but I just can't quit get into the idea of using one giant monitor and keeping apps in part of the screen. Just the way I work, I guess, and the way my brain compartmentalizes things. Multiple displays just work better for me than one huge wide one.
  • RandomUsername3245 - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    I really do not like a side-by-side setup because the most important piece (center of the display area) has the seam between the two monitors. I didn’t really think about this until I finally tried it at work with dual 4K 27” Dell displays. It only lasted a week before I gave up on it.

    I do like the extra vertical pixels (2160 vs 1440) of 4K, however. I think my sweet spot would be 5120x2160 :)
  • Zhentar - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    I really like my setup with a main 27" and then two portrait 23" off to the side. Big space for my main focus, and then a lot of my secondary reference material really benefits from the vertical space. Just wish the portraits were 1920x1200, lots of things waste enough horizontal space to cancel out your vertical gains
  • lilkwarrior - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    5120x2160 already exists via LG's MSI's 5K2K monitors.
  • imaheadcase - Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - link

    Because you only used it a week. You don't even notice it after awhile. Its not like you are spanning the one app between them. You using each independently.

    Personally at home i use 2x 35inch (ok one is 38inch but both curved same.)
  • SodaAnt - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    My workplace lets me choose between 2x27 or 1x34.
  • niva - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    I've seen some of the 38" curved screens at work and those are nice, 1600 vertical helps quite a bit.

    I personally find a single 4K screen better for production than any of those arrangements.
  • cygnus1 - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    I have 2 34” curved Dell’s on my desk at work and they’re amazing. It’s like having 4 taller (1440 vs 1080 or 1200) 24” monitors but only having to deal with 2 monitors.
  • grant3 - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    Ultra-wide monitors are becoming the new normal at my companies. It's excellent- you can drag your windows anywhere on the X-axis instead of being to pick a side.

    Main downside is that it's much harder to turn for demonstrations than a smaller monitor.

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