Another Philips monitor – 276E8F – has arrived for testing. What is special about it? The manufacturer focuses on an elegant design and an extended color palette – the display is suitable for working with color and is aimed not only at home users, but also professional designers, photographers and artists. Let’s not rush things – let’s unpack the display and start everything in order.
Design and construction
The appearance of the monitor really attracts attention: the body is made of glossy black plastic, which perfectly matches the elegant graphite-colored stand. The frames around the screen are not too thin, but they do not spoil the overall picture, the display does not look massive.
A transparent tide is provided in the center of the lower border – here it acts as a decorative element. The status LED is traditionally located in the lower right corner. There are no buttons next to it; the joystick on the rear panel is used to adjust the image parameters.
For some reason, the manufacturer abandoned the decision to build the power supply into the monitor case (perhaps the thickness – 1-2 cm – did not allow). Therefore, the package includes an external power supply, which is most conveniently placed on a table next to the display. Philips 276E8F is fixed on the table with thin, graceful legs. Due to the narrow stand, the monitor takes up minimal space, it is convenient to place peripheral devices next to it.
The leg of the stand is not removable. The base is attached to it with a single screw: no screwdriver is needed – it is fixed by means of a special metal loop. Despite the fact that the stand is not transformable, with its help you can adjust the angle of inclination of the display forward / backward, choosing the most convenient position for yourself during operation.
The connectors are located in one block, which is located at the bottom of the rear panel – it is convenient to connect cables to them. Here we see D-Sub, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 video inputs, as well as ports for connecting headphones and a sound source (mini-jack, 3.5 mm). This is enough to connect the monitor to a PC or laptop.
Specifications and scope of delivery
|Screen diagonal||27 inches, AH-IPS|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels @ 60 Hz maximum frequency|
|Response time||4ms (GtG)|
|Brightness||350 cd / sq.m|
|Viewing angles||178 ° horizontal, 178 ° vertical|
|Video inputs||D-sub, HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2|
|Loudspeakers||3 x 2 W|
|Possibilities of transformation of the stand||Tilt to yourself / from yourself – 5 ° / 20 °|
|Energy consumption||22.93W (working)|
|Dimensions||613 x 189 x 466 mm|
The Philips 276E8F format is ideal for work and play, with a 27-inch monitor and Quad HD IPS panel for vibrant, vibrant images and wide viewing angles.
The package includes an external power supply and a set of necessary cables: HDMI, D-Sub, mini-jack / mini-jack and a network cable. A user manual and a CD with drivers are provided. The CD is unlikely to be useful to you – in Windows everything works without problems anyway.
Menu and built-in acoustics
We already mentioned that the joystick at the bottom of the rear panel is used to control the menu. From our point of view, it is much more convenient to use it than ordinary buttons.
The menu is branded “Filipsovskie”, we have seen the same in other models more than once. In it, you can adjust the image parameters: brightness, contrast, sharpness, gamma, color temperature. In addition, the user can activate the LowBlue mode, which reduces the share of harmful short-wave radiation in the backlight, and change the picture playback format.
The built-in speakers pleasantly surprised us: they reproduce loud, detailed sound – the mids and highs are well developed. The volume reserve is decent: you can watch TV shows and videos without connecting speakers to your computer.
Since the manufacturer mentioned an extended color palette, we decided to start testing with it. Frankly, the color gamut pleased – we got an excellent result: the monitor reproduces 100% sRGB and 87% AdobeRGB.
The color accuracy turned out to be at its best: we recorded only 15 out of zero out of potential 48. The gamma setting can be safely called ideal: we fixed the reference value of 2.2 – the graph curve exactly repeats the target curve.
There were no questions about maximum brightness and contrast either. Instead of the 250 cd / m2 indicated by the manufacturer, we got as much as 350!
Response time – 15ms: this is enough for work and play on an amateur level. For professional gaming, it is better to consider a monitor that has this parameter at least two times lower.
We recommend Philips 276E8F not only for home users but also for those who work with color professionally – the palette here is really excellent! The image is bright, contrasting, and natural: watching movies is a pleasure. The package includes all the necessary cables – you can connect the display to the computer immediately after unpacking, you don’t have to buy anything. The monitor in a glossy case on an elegant stand will blend in with any interior.