Philips Rolls Out 28-inch 4K Ultra HD Monitor for $1,200

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vrmlbasic

TN only?!!! What kind of professional graphics designer would be caught dead with that tech in his monitor?

Well, guess I'll have to wait for the South Koreans to make a more affordable, reasonably high-quality knockoff of an uber-expensive Apple IPS 4K display so that I can buy that. Didn't expect it to be South Korean entrepreneurs who would save the tech day but...

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Hey.That_Dude

There is no way this a TN display. TN's have never been able to get to 10 bit color depth. This is an IPS or a PLS. and it's a well priced one at that.

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The Mac

Yes, it is a TN. Its been confirmed. All the sub $1500 4k panels are.

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Hey.That_Dude

Confirmed by who and how? I doubt highly that anyone was allowed to touch the display model to see the wonderful ripples TN's get.
I'd have to ask about the specs again... 10 bit, not even with dithering has TN ever hit that. Then there is the viewing angle... these measurements are standardized. You have to invent new ones to BS. Also at that price point they won't make a profit with Asus selling for almost half.
I seriously think this isn't TN. If it is then they're quite foolish.

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The Mac

I assume you are referring to the 1440p monitors, thet arent knockoffs.

They were rejected A+ grade IPS panels with cheap display drivers and no internal scalers.

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vrmlbasic

C'mon, they're knockoffs of the Apple displays. Even the seller from whom I bought my monitor had his entire Engrish eBay page loaded with comparisons to the Apple display.

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The Mac

no, they were Panels rejected by Dell & Apple for one reason or another (too many faulty pixels usually), then slapped in cheap cases with crappy display circuitry.

This has been known for years.

Of couse they are going to compare them to apple. wouldnt you?

Clearly you bought the sales pitch.

lol

They were a steal for the price at the time, so its not like it was a bad investment.

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big_montana

You guys at MaxPC have been ignoring Lenovo haven't you with the 4K announcements? They announced the other day the Thinkvision Pro 2840M which is a 4k display priced at $799. Integrated 3 watt speakers, DP, mDP, HDMI, USB and more connectivity options, 300 nits, April release.

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John Pombrio

Paul, any idea of what kind of transistors? TN? IPS?

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The Mac

its a TN.

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bigrigross

You sure about that. They are calling it a 10 Bit panel which puts it on the side of a IPS panel.

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big_montana

It's TN, as the Lenovo 28" 4k display is also 10 bit panel, but is also TN

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The Mac

100% positive. All of the sub $1500 4k panels are.

10bit is another marketing ploy to make you think its an IPS.

If you are looking at any of these monitors, and they dont explicitly say they are IPS, they are not.

Otherwise they would say so, its a selling feature. TN, not so much.

lol

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Obsidian

Can you guys take a look at the Qnix monitors? They aren't all 4k-amazeballs, but at $300-$400 the 2560x1440 is a really nice value. I'm thrilled that Phillips is clearly not part of the Dell monitor price-fixing scheme that others are still enjoying, but $1200 is currently too expensive for a single monitor in my house.

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vrmlbasic

You might just have to pull the trigger on one of those yourself w/o a review. I finally caved and bought the Catleap Yamakasi 1440 IPS panel and it has been great. Under 400 bucks with shipping included, shipping that got the monitor from South Korea to my doorstep on the US East Coast in 2 days...if only MacArthur had then what UPS has today then there wouldn't have been a North Korea lol.

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jbwhite99

Can't I get a 28" 4K monitor from Lenovo for $799, or for this same $1199, get a 28" monitor with KitKat Android built in?

Thanks, but I'll pass on Phillips.

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maleficarus™

$1200 is a reasonable price? ok....

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Paul_Lilly

In relation to 30-inch monitors with a lower resolution, yes, that's pretty reasonable. Dell's 30-inch U3014 goes for $1,600 MSRP and has a 2560x1600 resolution.

That said, Asus has them all beat-- we'll have a post on its 4K display in just a little bit.

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Erris

Just to add more to this. The Dell is being sold for $1150ish online. Has 5 USB3s, Adobe RGB 99%, sRGB 100% and 120% (CIE 1976) Color Gamut and a bit higher brightness at 350 nits.

We still don't know what the numbers will be for this monitor, but except the resolution, the Dell might still be better color and panel-wise.

Will have to wait and see.

That said, I'm glad the prices of 4K monitors are going down.

Now somebody needs to make a 4K OLED Dolby Vision monitor for ~$1K. Hehe

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Obsidian

Keep the coverage coming! Thanks Paul.