Philips Brilliance LCD-skærm med webkamera, MultiView 272C4QPJKAB Quad HD 27" (68,6 cm) 2560 x 1440 display is rated
Rated 5 out of
Breathtaking Picture Quality
Re Philips Brilliance 272C 27" 2560x1440 16:9 fine matt PLS monitor. MOST IMPORTANTLY:- the image quality is breathtakingly excellent. Sitting next to my very good 5yo Philips 23" 1920x1080 16:9 234EL screen the leap in size & image quality jumps out at you throughout the 178x178 viewing angle . Build quality is great and the subtle fine black satin finish on the bezel exudes style. Connections 2x HDMI (1 high quality cable supplied) + DVI-D (1 solid cable supplied) + Display Port allow for easy multi-machine links & switching between sources by the touch menu on the bezel is a doddle. The provided desk stand is a solid, balanced & stable base - no danger of "knocking" it over - and provides forward & backwards tilt. Though it has no height adjustment it is just right for me on my desk - and it has a VESA 100 plate, for mounting on an "arm" etc., if you have a need; anyway a monitor riser block is just as easy if desperate.
It works with Windows 10, although the software "updates" only go to Windows 7 - I haven't checked out the built in WebCam & mic yet (USB & sound cable links provided). It works great, at full 2560x1440 resolution, with my Compulab IPC2 i5 fanless running Linux Mint (Cinamon, xfce & KDE) . My 6yo Samsung SF310 laptop will only run it at 1920x1200 max (Windows 10 & Linux Mint) - this is an issue with the laptop, not the monitor, and the picture is still great at this resolution . The auto-switch monitor sensor system that checks someone is still near the screen (& shuts display off if not) works as it should, giving an instant return of the picture when one moves back in range, without fuss - the range is adjustable via the touch menu. The menu system itself is clear & works well. It has speakers - ok'ish - not Hi-Fi ;-)) but this is a monitor and I do realise adding Hi-Fi quality speakers just adds to the price; I run it through my sound system & speakers, far better. It also has a good, front accessible, headphone socket. All in all I am very, very, pleased with this monitor. NB This particular model has, I think, been replaced by updated models - which helps to explain the low price that makes this monitor such a bargain at the moment. On it's present performance it is a monitor that I can unreservedly recommend, and the longevity of my first Philips monitor bodes well for it's long term performance.
Date published: 2016-11-24