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Philips 246E9QDSB Review: Awesome Creative, IPS Panel, 4K Professional Monitor

5/5

If you’re thinking about upgrading to a new display this season, then you’ll have to check out the Philips 246E9QDSB monitor.

To begin with, the Philips 246E9QDSB display is geared towards creatives and producers. And if you’re also a casual and console gamer, then his monitors for you.

Even though the display may be a bit old, it does still provide you with the necessary performance and features that you can fully utilize.

With the Philips 246E9QDSB elegant and simple design, you’ll be able to admire the monitor from a distance. And with its ultra-thin design and wide viewing angles, you’ll be able to immerse into your gaming and multimedia moments fully.

Before investing in the display, let’s check out its specifications, performance, features, and design.

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 24-Inches
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Refresh Rate: 75 Hz
  • Response Time: 4ms GtG
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 250 cd/m²
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Built-In Speakers: No
  • Stand Tilt Only: Yes
  • Stand swivel, pivot: No
  • VESA Mount Compatible, 75x75mm
  • Connectivity: 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, 1x VGA, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x audio out
  • Weight: 6.47-lbs

Display Design

The design of the Philips 246E9QDSB monitor has a simple and a futuristic look to the overall design. Besides, the entire frame has an excellent anti-glare, gloss coating material that covers the whole display. And the screen isn’t glossy and is all matte-black and won’t reflect any glare at all.

Also, the screen has a very thin bezel design and almost looks bezel-free, which is fantastic for an immersive experience and won’t pose any distractions. And with narrow bezels, you’ll be able to connect two or three Philips 246E9QDSB displays and have a ready station.

And you’ll be able to see the Philips logo on the top back of the display, making the monitor feel genuinely built.

Unfortunately, the display’s stand isn’t ergonomically designed and can only tilt. However, if you’re not fully satisfied with the default stand, you’ll be able to opt-in for a 75x75mm VESA mount and have the display be fully flexible in terms of positioning and maneuverability.

But the metallic stand has an excellent stable foundation to it, thanks to its square-based shape, the display won’t wobble nor move slightly if in case you do happen to slightly nudge the monitor.

Additionally, you’ll be able to find the connectivity ports in the back of the display, which consists of one HDMI, one DisplayPort, one VGA, one HDMI 1.4, and one audio out. There might not be a plethora of connections to connect from; you can invest in an HDMI switch and be able to connect multiple electronic devices and gaming consoles into the display.

And the OSD panel can be located at the bottom of the monitor and uses a functional joystick, which is very convenient when navigating through the OSD configurations.

Overall the display design is fantastic; however, the default stand could have been ergonomically built, but you can always replace the stand with a VESA mount. There’s enough connectivity to have access to, and the OSD is user-friendly to navigate to.

Performance and Features

The Philips 246E9QDSB monitor has a resolution of 1920×1080, with a 75Hz refresh rate and a 4ms (GtG) response time. These specifications are fantastic for casual and console gaming. The monitor is also 4K enabled as well.

Also, the monitor has a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a brightness level of 250 cd/m², which provides you a wide range of gamut and contrast spectrum. Which you’ll be able to view the brilliant light and the most vibrant darks in dramatic scenes.

Also, the display does have impressive color reproductions, and with a 1080 resolution, it’ll give you precise crisp and sharp images.

With the displays 129% sRGB and 108% NTSC color coverage, you’ll be able to experience the life-like and color accuracy, which is highly beneficial if you’re working on detailed projects, photo editing, color grading, and editing videos.

There was a bit of backlight bleeding, and an IPS glow as well around the corners of the screen; however, the glow isn’t too significant enough to notice and is perfectly normal for IPS panels.

Being an IPS, the viewing angles are 178-degrees and are awesome. Because the images will remain consistent when viewing the screen from different angles and pictures and colors won’t disappear, which is great when you do happen to watch your films or projects from different angles.

The display is also FreeSync ready and can run from 48Hz to 75Hz in frequency. When FreeSync is on, it’ll both your graphics card and the display will match in frame rate. FreeSync runs smooth, and there were no screen tearing and nor ghosting, which was a bonus.

Unfortunately, the display cannot support the Nvidia graphics card because the Philips 246E9QDSB monitor doesn’t come equipped with a DisplayPort.

Pros

  • Vivid and life-like colors
  • This IPS panel has incredible viewing angles and color consistency
  • 4K works very well
  • VESA mountable
  • Thin bezels

Cons

  • The stand can be ergonomically built.

Conclusion

Overall the Philips 246E9QDSB display is geared for creatives, producers, and casual gamers alike. However, if you’re a serious competitive gamer, then you’ll need to check out some of these excellent gaming monitors such as the 144Hz and 240Hz displays.

But if you’re a producer and a creative that does casual gaming, then the Philips 246E9QDSB will be your answer.

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