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Philips 326M6FJSB Review: Best 32-Inch IPS 1440p FreeSync Monitor Under 400 USD

By February 1, 2018 No Comments

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Introduction

If you’re looking for an affordable and reliable 32-inch monitor for gaming, color-critical work, immersive movie watching experience, or any other multimedia use, the Philips 326M6FJSB is an excellent monitor and great bang for the buck.

While its high-quality IPS panel ensures precise and consistent colors, the low input lag, quick response time speed, and AMD FreeSync technology offer smooth and fluid gameplay.

Image Quality

The Philips Momentum 326M6FJSB display features an IPS panel that provides accurate and vibrant colors. The ‘Ultra-Wide Color Gamut’  label includes 1.07 billion colors which support 10-bit color depth through dithering (8-bit + FRC) and cover 126% of the sRGB (CIE 1931) color space, meaning that the monitor fits the requirements for professional photo editing and design.

The WQHD 2560×1440 screen resolution on the 31.5-inch screen results in a rich pixel density of 93 PPI (Pixels Per Inch) allowing you to enjoy both the spacious workspace for your spreadsheets as well as vivid and distinct details.

The Philips 326M6FJSB 32-inch LED IPS monitor features the wide 178-degree viewing angles so that everyone in the room can enjoy the same picture quality without color and contrast shifts when the screen is viewed from off-center angles.

Performance

Although not marketed as a gaming monitor, the Philips 326M6FJSB/27 offers a responsive and immersive gameplay due to its excellent input lag performance and the rapid 5ms (gray-to-gray) response time which eliminates motion blur and ghosting in fast-paced games.

Additionally, if your PC is powered by a compatible AMD graphics card, you will be able to activate the FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology that synchronizes the Philips 326M6FJSB refresh rate with your GPU’s frame rate. As a result, all screen tearing and stuttering is gone for good while your FPS (Frames Per Second) rate remains steady.

You can use the Philips 326M6FJSB 32-inch IPS monitor with Nvidia cards too, but you won’t be able to activate the exclusive dynamic refresh rate.

The maximum supported resolution is 2560×1440 at 75Hz which adds a bit extra smoothness to the gameplay in comparison to the standard 60Hz monitors.

There’s no prominent backlight bleeding nor IPS glow noticeable nor any dead pixels or similar issues.

Features

In the OSD (on-screen display) menu, you can find the SmartImage feature which offers pre-calibrated picture presets for specific gaming genres including FPS, Racing, RTS, and two customizable Gamer profiles. You can also access these picture presets by clicking on the left arrow of the OSD joystick at the back of the monitor.

Furthermore, the Philips Momentum monitor is flicker-free and has a low blue light filter so that you can enjoy marathon gaming sessions and endure long working hours without eye fatigue.

One of the most interesting features of the display is the Ambiglow technology which analyzes the on-screen content and enhances your viewing experience by illuminating ambient lighting around the monitor.

For instance, when watching a movie, the lights around the display match with the colors of the content and make the viewing experience more immersive. It’s particularly eye-catching if you’re watching the movie in dark.

Design & Connectivity

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The Philips 326M6FJSB LED monitor features the Computex and Reddot 2017 award-winning design with a combination of glossy and textured finish, modern thin bezels, and matte screen coating which eliminates the sunlight reflection.

Ergonomics include 100 x 100 VESA mount compatibility and -5°/10° tilt. When it comes to the connectivity, there are two HDMI 1.4 ports, a DisplayPort, a VGA, and an audio line-out for the headphones. The Philips 326M6FJSB FreeSync range is 48Hz-75Hz over both HDMI and DisplayPort.

Price & Similar Monitors

The Philips 326M6FJSB price amounts to $380 at the moment (December 2017) which is amazing value/price ratio; it also comes with a 4-year warranty. Most of the similar monitors are priced around $500 and are actually older and lack certain modern features.

In case you want a gaming monitor mainly for competitive FPS games within this price range, check out the AOC AG271QX and the Acer XG270HU 1440p displays with 144Hz, 1ms, and AMD FreeSync.

Conclusion

Whether you’re after a high-quality monitor for gaming, watching movies, or professional purposes such as financial spreadsheets, CAD/CAM, graphic design, or a little bit of everything, the Philips 326M6FJSB 32-inch IPS QHD FreeSync LED monitor will meet your demands and enrich your viewing experience. Overall, it’s worth more than it costs, so if it fits your needs, you won’t be disappointed.

Philips 326M6FJSB Specifications
Screen Size31.5-inch
Resolution2560x1440 (WQHD)
Panel TypeIPS
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate75Hz
Response Time5ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (48Hz-75Hz)
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, VGA
Other PortsHeadphone Jack
Brightness250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1200:1 (Static)
Colors1.07 billion (8-bit + FRC)
VESAYes (100x100mm)

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