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Philips 499P9H Review: Superb Ultra-Wide 49-Inch, 60Hz, 5ms Immersive Monitor

If you’re seeking to upgrade to an ultra-widescreen display this year, then you may want to consider the Philips 499P9H monitor.

The display can run in 5K and will give the performance needed for enjoying multimedia and have a blast in your gaming sessions.

With an ultra-wide curved display, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in your activities fully, and you’ll have more than enough screen real estate space to have multiple windows and projects open.

Before investing in the Philips 499P9H display, let’s dive deep into the monitor’s specifications, performance, features, and design.

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 49-Inches
  • Resolution: 5120 x 1440
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
  • Response Time: 5ms
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Contrast Ratio: 80M:1
  • Brightness: 400 cd/m²
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 32:9
  • Built-In Speakers: Yes, 2x 5-watts
  • Stand Height, Swivel, Tilt: Yes
  • VESA Mount Compatible, 100x100mm
  • Connectivity: 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 3x USB, 1x USB-C, and 1x Audio-In/Out
  • Weight: 33.6-lbs

Display Design

The Philips 499P9H display measures at 49-inches and has an ultra-widescreen, and the overall monitor looks aesthetically pleasing.

The display has a beautiful matte-black finish to the overall design, making the Philips 499P9H look and feel elegant thanks to its well-crafted design and materials.

In addition, the display has a 1800R curvature design, which allows you to have a better immersion experience in your multimedia and gaming sessions.

With thin bezel designs, you’ll be able to connect two Philips 499P9H monitors and have a battle-station ready for you to command. And with the 1800R curvature, two Philips 499P9H displays will form a circle-like shape.

With an ultra-wide display, you’ll have more than enough screen real estate to open multiple projects and windows at the same time and simultaneously run a game in the background.

Also, the display has a nice 2.1-megapixel camera, which can open when pressing a button on top of the monitor, and the webcam will open from within the top display.

The camera is convenient because it directly faces you; however, it is a bit noisy and a bit grainy when in use, but not to a significant level.

The stand has an excellent design to its and serves a stable foundation, thanks to its square-based shape. The display can adjust in height, tilt, and swivel.

If you’re seeking to opt-in for a VESA mount, then you can because the display is VESA mountable (100x100mm).

The connectivity can be located in the rear of the display and consists of one DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0, three USB, one USB-C, and one audio jack.

With a plethora of connections, you’ll be able to plug in any electronic and mobile devices into the Philips 499P9H. And with the USB C port, you’ll be able to charge your devices in a fast matter, thanks to its 65-watt power delivery.

And you’ll be able to plug in your laptops and use the Philips 499P9H as an extra monitor.

Additionally, the display does have a nice KVM switch, which is very useful if you want to plug in two computers simultaneously into the Philips 499P9H.

The Philips 499P9H does come with two 5-watt built-in speakers and sound reasonably decent. You’ll be able to get away with casual listening; however you’ll be better off with a set of dedicated speakers or excellent headphones such as the Bose 700 or the Sony WH 1000’s.

The OSD panel can be located in the right bottom corner of the display and consists of five traditional buttons that function well while navigating. However, a joystick would be excellent for navigational purposes, but the buttons suffice.

Overall the display is well designed and well crafted because of its state of the art materials used. Along with a plethora of connectivity, the Philips 499P9H monitor will give you the advantage when it boils down to connecting multiple devices into the display.

Performance and Features

The Philips 499P9H has a resolution of 5120 x 1440, with a 60Hz refresh rate and a 5ms response time. These specs are great for console and casual gaming. And the monitor can also use HDR 400, which can enhance multimedia and gaming experience as well.

In addition, the display has a contrast level of 3000:1 with a brightness level of 450 cd/m². And you’ll be able to experience the richest darks and brilliant lights, and the display does pack the necessary color vibrancy.

Also, the Philips 499P9H has a 99% SRGB and 87% Adobe RGB coverage and will provide you the necessary color accuracy, which is very useful if you’re a creative and a producer and is beneficial if you’re ever editing photos or color grading.

The monitor is FreeSync capable, which runs at a range of 48Hz to 70Hz. And once enabled, you’ll be able to take your gaming sessions to a whole new level, and experience super smooth and buttery-like gameplays without graphical lag, nor screen tearing.

You can activate the Overdrive feature as well if you’re seeking to push the Philips 499P9H display to its limits. However, you may experience a few graphical artifacts when you do happen to go overboard on the overdrive.

However, the display isn’t G-Sync certified and may not be fully functional with an Nvidia card. If you happen to have an Nvidia, you’ll need to go to the website and download the latest drivers.

Pros

  • Awesome screen real-estate and feels very spacious
  • Color accuracy and vibrancy is on point and works great
  • 5K runs stunningly great
  • HDR 400 capable

Cons

  • A bit pricey

Conclusion

Overall the Philips 499P9H behemoth of a monitor is well crafted and outstandingly designed. With its 1800R curvature, you’ll be able to immerse yourself into your gaming and multimedia moments truly.

The display has incredible color accuracy, vibrancy, and the images are crisp and clear, well suited for creatives, producers, and gamers alike.

And with the Philips 499P9H’s ultra-wide spacious screen, you’ll be able to use the monitors’ screen real-estate as well fully.

However, if you’re a competitive gamer that wants the slight edge, you may want to check out more of these excellent gaming monitors, such as the 144Hz or the 240hz displays.

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