Finally, a 4K monitor at a reasonable price
Philips just waved a hand in front of professionals looking for a high resolution display and said, "This is the monitor you're looking for." The monitor in question is the Philips UltraClear , a 28-inch panel with a 4K ultra high definition (UHD) resolution (3840x2160) for $1,200. That might not be affordable for the budget buyer shopping a 24-inch 1080p display, but if you're looking to go big, that's a pretty aggressive price tag compared to the crop of 30-inch panels featuring 2560x1600 resolutions.
This is a 10-bit panel with a rated brightness of 300 nits and viewing angles of 170 degrees horizontally and 160 degrees vertically. Connectivity options include HDMI (with MHL support), dual-link DVI-D, DisplayPort, two USB 2.0 ports, and two USB 3.0 ports. Rounding out the feature list is a pair of built-in 3W speakers.
"Whether you require extremely detailed information for CAD-CAM solutions, use 3D graphic applications or are a financial wizard working on huge spreadsheets, this Philips display will provide UltraClear 3840x2160 pixel images to meet the visual demands of the most sophisticated power user," Philips said. "The 28-inch monitor (model 288P6) is also ideal for those seeking superb onscreen clarity and color accuracy for personal applications, and includes built-in stereo speakers for multimedia and MHL technology for easy mobile device connectivity."
Philips was a bit short on other details, such as rated contrast ratio and response time. It's not clear if this is an appropriate panel for gamers, but it looks like we won't have to wait long to find out. Philips says the P288P6 will be available in Spring.