Review: Philips 248E9QHSB curved LCD monitor with Ultra Wide-Color

    Work from home set-ups have become very popular and creating a productive workspace at home begins with the monitors you choose. Using the monitor on our laptops can accomplish most tasks but having access to a bigger display allows users to simultaneously work with multiple applications at the same time.

    People like photographers, graphic designers, programmers, and others can use the added screen real estate to boost productivity and create efficient workspaces. 

    Philips 248E9QHSB curved LCD monitor
    Philips 248E9QHSB curved LCD monitor

    Unboxing/Accessories

    The Philips 248E9QHSB curved LCD monitor comes in a large white box with the brand logo on the left side of the box and feature specifications printed on both sides of the box.

    Inside is a styrofoam package that serves as a cushion to the monitor, product documentations, HDMI cable, VGA cable, power plug and power supply.

    Build Quality/Design

    The Philips 248E9QHSB comes in a glossy black finish that is accented by a metallic silver stand. The display has slim bezels making it suitable for double or triple monitor setup. The monitor is made from durable plastic, enough to withstand some impact.

    One thing I like about the Philips 248E9QHSB is that it makes use of a joystick instead of the regular OSD (On Screen Display) buttons that most monitors use. The display menu or OSD joystick is located under the bottom bezel in the middle part making it easy to reach and accessible to make some adjustments. You also don’t need to calibrate the settings that much but this feature makes adjusting the brightness easier for users.

    The stand is also removable so you can opt for vesa mounts via the mounting holes found at the back of the chassis.

    Curved Monitor

    One of the benefits in using a curved monitor is that the screen will take most of your peripheral vision; this means that you are less prone to distraction with a more natural range. Also, many curved monitors are significantly wider than flat panels, which means you can keep more applications on screen at the same time.

    Performance

    Performance wise the Philips 248E9QHSB features a 24-inch curved VA panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution at 75Hz maximum refresh rate and 4ms response time. The backlight brightness is limited to 250 cd/m² while the contrast ratio is rated at 3000:1. The display has a narrow 1500R curvature providing you an effective viewing area.

    It also features an ultra wide-color technology that delivers a wider spectrum of colors for a more brilliant image quality. The ultra wide-color “color gamut” produces a more natural looking greens, vivid reds and deeper blues. It’s also equipped with a flicker-free technology that reduces flicker for a more comfortable viewing and a LowBlue Mode settings that uses a smart software technology to reduce harmful shortwave blue light.

    Philips 248E9QHSB Specs

    Picture/Display
    LCD panel type VA LCD
    Backlight type W-LED system
    Panel Size 23.6 inch / 59.9 cm
    Display Screen Coating Anti-Glare, 3H, Haze 25%
    Effective viewing area 521.4 (H) x 293.3 (V) – at a 1500R curvature*
    Aspect ratio 16:9
    Maximum resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 75 Hz*
    Response time (typical) 4 ms (Gray to Gray)*
    Pixel Density 93 PPI
    Brightness 250 cd/m²
    Contrast ratio (typical) 3000:1
    SmartContrast 20,000,000:1
    Pixel pitch 0.272 x 0.272 mm
    Viewing angle
    • 178º (H) / 178º (V)
    • @ C/R > 10
    Flicker-free Yes
    Picture enhancement SmartImage game
    Color gamut (typical) NTSC 102%*, sRGB 121%*
    Display colors 16.7 M
    Scanning Frequency 30 – 83 kHz (H) / 50 – 76 Hz (V)
    sRGB Yes
    AMD FreeSync™ technology Yes
    LowBlue Mode Yes
    Connectivity
    Signal Input
    • VGA (Analog )
    • HDMI 1.4 x 1
    Sync Input
    • Separate Sync
    • Sync on Green
    Audio (In/Out) HDMI audio out

     

    PROs

    • AMD FreeSync™ compatible
    • Affordable
    • High-contrast
    • VESA mount compatible

    CONs

    • No USB ports
    • It only has 1 HDMI ports

    Verdict

    Overall, the Philips 248E9QHSB curved LCD monitor with Ultra Wide-Color is perfect for someone who is looking for a high-contrast budget monitor with a curved screen and a thin bezel frame.

    Price and availability

    Philips 248E9QHSB curved LCD monitor with Ultra Wide-Color has an SRP of ₱8,899. It is available at any Philips partner store branches nationwide.

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