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Philips pulls out all the stops with an UltraWide, ultra beautiful curved display

To kick off this year’s CES, Philips has announced the debut of its new 34-inch Brilliance Curved UltraWide LCD desktop display. The monitor features a resolution of 3,440 x 1,440, which is nearly two-and-a-half times what you would get on a standard 1080p display.

Response times will measure up to 14 milliseconds in the monitor’s standard mode, but that number drops dramatically with SmartResponse turned on, all the way down to a mere five milliseconds. That makes it one of the fastest curved displays we’ve seen yet, so this Philips could be a staple in the stable of any gamer who wants the fully immersive experience these screens provide.

Philips’ MultiView tech makes it easy to multitask when you’re at work, letting users connect two devices to the same screen and seamlessly switch between each on the fly. Users can connect via one DisplayPort 1.2, one HDMI 1.4 (w/MHL), one regular HDMI 1.4, one HDMI 2.0, and four USB 3.0 ports.

The company promises the panel can reproduce over 1 billion colors and says it will hit a respectable 1000:1 contrast ratio. Philips says the Brilliance LCD will come equipped with a high-quality pair of seven watt DTS speakers for the ultimate multimedia experience, as well as an audio in/headphone out jack for all your personal listening needs.

There’s no solid word on when we can look forward to with retail availability just yet.