Philips debuts a new 43-inch, 4K Ultra HD computer monitor

philips-43-inch-monitor
Launched in the United States today, Philips has released a new computer monitor that offers 43 inches of screen space and a 4K Ultra HD LCD display. Sporting a 3840 x 2160 resolution, the new model in the Philips Brilliance line includes a 178-degree viewing angle (horizontally or vertically) as well as a 5ms response time. This is significantly better than the 40-inch model in Philips lineup which only offers a 8ms response time.

Other features in the new monitor include built-in 7-watt speakers, a 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio, a four-port USB 3.0 hub and color reproduction rated at 1.07 billion colors. Inputs on the monitor include one VGA connection, two full-sized DisplayPorts and two MHL-compatible HDMI 2.0 ports.

Interestingly, there’s also a function called MultiView that lets users connect more than one device to the monitor to be displayed simultaneously on different areas of the screen; particularly ideal for multitasking. Hypothetically, this type of monitor would be useful for a shared family display. Using MultiView, one person could browse online using one half of the screen while another person is playing a video game on a different device.

While this type of monitor could easily be used for various types of digital entertainment, it’s clear that Philips is targeting the productivity user. This type of monitor offers a significant amount of screen space for programs used by graphic designers, videographers, photographers and engineers; basically anyone that could utilize four distinct 1080p areas of the screen to work. In addition, anyone that likes PC gaming would likely prefer a response time less than 2ms as well as the ability to increase the refresh rate far beyond 60Hz.

Philips has included the ability to mount this monitor to a wall using a standard VESA mount. That may be preferable to using a desk as the monitor’s size will take up a ton of desk space. Regarding price, Philips is selling this display at a price of $799.99 on Amazon at the moment.

Emerging Tech

CES 2019 recap: All the trends, products, and gadgets you missed

CES 2019 didn’t just give us a taste of the future, it offered a five-course meal. From 8K and Micro LED televisions to smart toilets, the show delivered with all the amazing gadgetry you could ask for. Here’s a look at all the big…
Wearables

Omron HeartGuide brings blood pressure monitoring to your wrist

High blood pressure leads to heart attacks, strokes, and many other health problems, so it's important to keep an eye on. Omron's HeartGuide is a fitness tracking watch that can also monitor your blood pressure from your wrist.
Home Theater

QLED and OLED may have similar names, but they're totally different technologies

The names may look almost identical, but OLED and QLED are two entirely different beasts. In our QLED vs. OLED battle, we dissect the differences between these dueling TV technologies, and help determine which might be best for you.
Home Theater

The seven best TVs you can buy right now, from budget to big screen

Looking for a new television? In an oversaturated market, buying power is at an all-time high, but you'll need to cut through the rough to find a diamond. We're here to help with our picks for the best TVs of 2019.
Smart Home

Military-grade baby monitor called Miku was a hit with parents at CES 2019

Who knew the world needed a smarter baby monitor? Apparently it's the startup Miku, which brought a new high-tech baby monitor to CES 2019 that uses A.I., machine learning, and high quality cameras to keep an eye on kids.
Computing

Google is giving its G Suite web apps new touches of visual improvements

Your G Suite applications will soon have a different look. Several of the web apps are getting updated with subtle visual improvements inspired by Google's Material Design guidelines. 
Computing

Hackers are scoring with ransomware that attacks its previous victims

Computer viruses are always evolving. In a new one, dubbed "Ryuk," hackers are targeting PCs with ransomware that scours an infected network in order to pinpoint and attack and enterprises with big money.
Computing

An update to Microsoft To-Do will help you keep up with your resolutions

If you're looking to stay productive in 2019, you might want to check out the freshly updated Microsoft To-Do app, now with additional integration with the Windows 10 Start Menu and more.
Computing

Want to save a webpage as a PDF? Just follow these steps

Need to quickly save and share a webpage? The best way is to learn how to save a webpage as a PDF file, as they're fully featured and can handle images and text with ease. Here's how.
Computing

Could the next Microsoft HoloLens be announced at MWC 2019?

After not having a presence at Mobile World Congress for three years, Microsoft is now sending out media invites for a press conference on February 24 during the annual event in Barcelona. Could a next-generation HoloLens be on the way?
Computing

Microsoft to separate Cortana from search with the next version of Windows 10

Changes are on the way for two key features in Windows 10. A separation of Windows 10 search and Cortana will allow Microsoft to more often innovate on each of the features independently.
Computing

Delete tracking cookies from your system by following these quick steps

Cookies are useful when it comes to saving your login credentials and other data, but they can also be used by advertisers to track your browsing habits across multiple sites. Here's how to clear cookies in the major browsers.
Computing

Convert your PDFs into convenient Word documents with Adobe or a free option

PDF files are great, but few document types are as malleable as those specific to Microsoft Word. Here's how to convert a PDF file into a Word document, whether you prefer to use Adobe's software suite or a freemium alternative.
Computing

Nvidia’s next midrange card might be a GTX 1660 Ti, rumors suggest

Nvidia may be working on a non-RTX Turing graphics card called the 1660 Ti. Rumors suggest it will have around 20 percent fewer CUDA cores than the RTX 2060 and will lack ray tracing support.