Philips shows its first 28-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor

Philips isn’t a brand most people turn to for a high-quality monitor, but that may change with the company’s new UltraClear Display. Boasting a resolution of 3840 x 2160, the 28-inch panel is aimed at professionals like CAD engineers, 3D artists, and financial analysts, all of whom demand a lot of high-quality screen real estate.

The UltraClear Display attempts to attract these buyers not only with its high resolution but also with a long list of impressive performance specifications. This includes 10-bit color support, a maximum brightness of 300 nits, and connectivity options that span HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and even VGA.

Also of interest is MultiView, a feature that lets users plug in multiple devices and work with them side-by-side on the same display. A user could plug in a Windows desktop and laptop, for example, and use both side-by-side simultaneously.

No professional monitor would be complete without a great stand, so Philips bundles the UltraClear with a stand it calls the SmartErgoBase. Despite the name, it’s actually rather conventional, boasting adjustment for height, swivel, pivot and rotation. The wide range of adjustment options should make comfortable use easy, and Philips’ press release highlights the stand’s ability to move low to the surface it sits on. 

Impressive specifications demand an intimidating price: $1,199. You’ll be able to hand over your Benjamins this spring. 

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