Curved screens are the biggest trend in the monitor business in addition to 4K-Displays. The main difference between a Curved monitor to a flat model consists in the concave curved screen. Even if this curvature RADIUS is small (here 3800 mm), it clearly shows effects: the image appears larger, plastic and natural. In the long term, that will allow a fatigue-free working.
A tangible benefit of the tested 34-inch device should be in addition to the sheer size of the format. The aspect ratio of 21:9 admits more image space as a device in the classic 5:4 or 16:9-format. The display area is 3,440 x 1,440 pixels (WQHD) resolution. Thus, reach them while not quite the resolution of 4K-Displays (3,840 x 2,160 pixel), offer but still plenty of room for multiple image elements. About three full-page DIN-A4 documents or multiple open Windows Windows can be at the same time.It supports just workers, where the issue of multitasking is one of the professional life. A second monitor, many users still to display tools, use pallets or E-mail, can be omitted.
With over 10 kg of “Live weight”, the Philips monitor is a thick one on the desktop. It is a good idea, so is at the same time ensures a very good stability. The foot can to represent only an adjustment of the inclination from-5 to 20 degrees. A height adjustment and a rotation function missing, which means a clear negative for ergonomics in the workplace.Not even a VESA mounting kit for alternate mounts is available.
However, points can the BDM3490UC with speakers built into the lower part of the foot. They provide a 2 x 7 Watt with DTS sound enhancement system very decent sound for PC monitors. That is not enough, or who does not want to disturb the colleagues in the Office, can obtain the audio signal via a headphone jack.
The interfaces are also diverse: the Philips offers 1 x DisplayPort 1.2 equal three HDMI connectors (2 x HDMI 2.0 and 2 x HDMI 1.4). One of them supports MHL. This is used to display the screen content compatible mobile devices such as smartphones on the big screen. There are also four USB 3.0 ports, but they are inconvenient to reach on the back attached.
Philips BDM3490UC: Test Lab And Conclusion
The AH-IPS Panel dissolves with 3,440 × 1,440 pixels. In the test lab, we measure a neat 1,457: 1 contrast ratio. The maximum brightness is sufficient for normal office environments, the ambient light should however not be too bright. Less the slightly uneven illumination of the screen we liked. The grey gradient less manages the BDM3490UC, also the colors in the factory are something too cold set (7391 K instead of 6500K).
The 21:9-widescreen display of the Philips BDM3490UC impressed, but the monitor is less curved in comparison, somewhat unevenly lit and has ergonomic weaknesses.
Philips BDM3490UC: Additional Information
Display: AH-IPS Panel (3.440 x 1. 440px)
Connections: 2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
Illumination: 93 per cent
Middle. Switching time; 13 ms.