Philips has introduced its new 31.5-inch display aimed at a broad set of professional workloads. The Brilliance 329P9H is a 4K LCD that has a USB Type-C port and features a built-in webcam and a GbE connector. In addition, the monitor has an integrated light sensor as well as a user detection infrared sensor that are used to automatically adjust brightness.

One of the key features of the Brilliance 329P9H is its USB-C docking capabilities designed to make life of people with modern laptops a bit easier. The display supports DisplayPort Alt mode over USB-C and can deliver up to 65 W of power to the notebook (enough to feed a 13.3-inch class laptop). Furthermore, the monitor has a GbE port that is required by many enterprises. It also has a Windows Hello-compatible webcam. Besides, the LCD has a quad-port USB Type-A hub and a KVM switch. The Brilliance 329P9H can be connected to a PC using standard DisplayPort or HDMI cables.

Other notable technologies supported by the display are the PowerSensor and the LightSensor. The former monitors user presence using an infrared sensor and reduces brightness when the LCD is not in use. The latter monitors environmental lighting and automatically adjusts luminance to save power. Philips says that reduction of brightness after the user steps away from the desk cuts energy costs by up to 80%, but obviously a lot depends on usage scenario here.

The Philips Brilliance 329P9H is based on a 31.5-inch panel featuring a 3840×2160 resolution, 350 nits brightness, a 1300:1 contrast ratio, 178 degrees viewing angles, a 5 ms GtG response time, 60 Hz refresh rates, and so on. The LCD uses a WLED backlighting and has a 3H anti-glare coating.

While the Philips 329P9H monitor is not exactly aimed at designers and professionals that use color-critical software, the monitor can display 1.07 billion colors and supports a wider than usual color gamut, covering 108% of the sRGB, 90% of the NTSC CIE1976, or 87% of the Adobe RGB color spaces. Furthermore, Philips ships the monitor factory-calibrated to a Delta E < 2 accuracy.

Last but not least, the Brilliance 329P9H comes with the SmartErgo Base that can adjust height, tilt, and swivel. In addition, it can rotate the display by 90 degrees for those who need it.

Specifications of Philips P9-Series 32" 4K Ultra-HD Display
  Brilliance 329P9H/01
Panel 31.5" IPS
Native Resolution 3840 × 2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Contrast 1300:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Response Time 5 ms GtG
Pixel Pitch 0.1816 mm²
Pixel Density 140 PPI
Color Gamut Support sRGB: 108%
NTSC: 90%
Adobe RGB: 87%
Calibrated to Delta E < 2 accuracy
Stand Tilt: -5 to 25 degrees
Swivel: +/- 175 degrees
Pivot: +/- 90 degrees
Height: up to 180 mm (7.1”)
VESA mounts
Inputs/Outputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2 input
1 × DisplayPort 1.2 output
2 × HDMI 2.0a
1 × USB Type-C (with DP 1.2, 65 W PD, data)
USB Hub 4-port USB 3.0 hub (one supports fast charging)
Ethernet GbE port
Webcam 2 MP Full HD
KVM Switch integrated
Audio 3 W × 2
headphone output
Launch Timeframe November 2018
Launch Price €? in Europe
£809 in the UK
$? in the US

Philips has already started sales of the Brilliance 329P9H monitor in the UK. The recommended price is £809, so expect MSRP of around $899 in the US.

Edit 4/9: Philips has issued a retraction, stating that the 329P9H does not have a KVM switch. Our story has been updated.

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Source: Philips

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  • p1esk - Monday, April 8, 2019 - link

    60Hz should be banned in 2019. Geez!
  • WinterCharm - Monday, April 8, 2019 - link

    Not everything caters to gamers or gaming.

    Some of us care more about accurate color, which no shitty 240Hz TN or VA panel can handle.
  • p1esk - Monday, April 8, 2019 - link

    I don't care about gaming at all.
  • star-affinity - Monday, April 8, 2019 - link

    You think it's only beneficial for gaming to have a higher refresh rate than 60 Hz?
  • FreckledTrout - Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - link

    Yes, mostly.
  • mikeztm - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - link

    iPad Pro have 120Hz display and it handles scrolling much better than 60Hz.
    High refresh rate is really useful even for non-gaming usage. We get used to 100Hz all the way back to CRT time and sacrificed that for LCD panel in 2000s. It time to get it back.
  • chipped - Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - link

    60Hz is for grown ups. Only gamers need higher.
  • wolrah - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - link

    120 Hz is very beneficial for any screen that you watch TV or movies on, because it allows most common video framerates to be cleanly multiplied to match without any judder from 3:2 pulldown or other trickery.

    With a 60 Hz display you can usually run it in a 48 Hz mode (and can often also overclock to 72 Hz) to get smooth playback of 24 FPS content, but mode switches are annoying (especially if you have a few hops in your HDMI chain that all have to re-sync).

    Variable refresh rate also solves the same problem and is technically better, but is a lot rarer than 120Hz.

    Now 144 Hz or beyond, that's just for gamers.
  • FreckledTrout - Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - link

    I work and game on the same monitor with a KVM between the two computers so things like this are for people like me. My Dell UltraSharp U2715H has been a great 2k monitor that is only 60Hz but does have very low input lag and the color presentation is pretty decent much better than any TN panel.
  • PeachNCream - Monday, April 8, 2019 - link

    I see the auto play video is back and sneaking around not only my adblocker but Firefox's explicit deny for automatic playback. I don't know how you're doing that yet, but if I can't defeat it, then I'll be getting off this ride at the next station.

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