Additionally, both monitors will offer extensive connectivity including the GbE and USB-C, among other ports. More importantly, the displays will be alluringly priced and offer support for HDR content, to some extent.
The Philips 328P6AU model is based on the IPS-ADS panel which offers 178-degree viewing angles and accurate colors covering 98% of the Adobe RGB color space. Screen resolution amounts to 2560×1440 while the maximum brightness peaks at 400nits. Though its price hasn’t yet been revealed, Philips hints at competitive pricing fit for the aspiring designers.
The Philips 328P6VU, on the other hand, features the IPS-AAS panel with the same impeccable viewing angles in addition to the 4K UHD resolution, 600nits peak brightness, and 16-zone localized dimming which makes for improved contrast and thus a much better picture overall.
Since neither display can be considered as a gaming monitor, refresh rate will most likely be limited to 60Hz though it’s not officially confirmed. The response time speed of the monitors is currently unknown as well.
Design and Connectivity
Both displays boast the USB-C connectivity which, besides being a high-quality display input, can serve as the upstream port for the USB 3.0 hub and the Ethernet port. Furthermore, there will be additional DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI 2.0a, and a VGA port available as well as 2x3W built-in speakers.
Full ergonomic support will be provided including VESA mount compatibility and tilt, height, swivel, and pivot adjustments.
Price & Availability
The Philips 328P6AU release date should be sometime in October 2017, but the price hasn’t yet be revealed. The 4K version, the Philips 328P6VU, will be released in Q1 2018 and priced around $640 which is a good price for a professional photo-editing display with HDR, USB-C, and localized dimming.
The new Philips monitors aimed at the professionals promise exceptional quality and plenty of features including extensive connectivity and ergonomics for a rather fair price. We’re especially eager to see how the 16-zone localized dimming will affect the image quality and to what extent HDR will be supported.