Philips this week announced availability of its 328P6VU display formally introduced about a year ago. The new prosumer-grade P-line monitor brings together an Ultra-HD resolution, enhanced color accuracy, a USB Type-C interconnection with docking capabilities, an integrated 1 GbE controller, and a plethora of various features that are important for professionals in the SOHO (small office/home office) market segment.

The Philips Brilliance 328P6VUBREB (328P6VU) is based on a 10-bit VA panel that can reproduce 1.07 billion colors and features a 3840×2160 resolution at 60 Hz. The monitor also supports a 400 nits typical brightness, 600 nits peak brightness, 3000:1 static contrast ratio, 4 ms GtG response time, 178º/178º horizontal/vertical viewing angles, and other features one would expect from a high-quality VA panel.

The manufacturer does not disclose whether it uses a 10-bit VA panel, or an 8-bit + FRC VA panel, but claims that the monitor supports a 12-bit internal processing for additional accuracy. Speaking of accuracy, the display is factory calibrated to Delta E < 2 precision, which is typical for prosumer-class LCDs. As for color spaces, the Philips 328P6VU reports to cover 100% of the sRGB, 98% of the DCI-P3, as well as 116% of the NTSC gamuts. Furthermore, Brilliance 328P6VU is DisplayHDR 600-certfied, which means that it also supports HDR10, which is important for those who will use the display for gaming and entertainment.

Moving on to connectivity of the Brilliance 328P6VU as this is one of its key selling points. The monitor is outfitted with a DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0, and a USB Type-C inputs. The latter fully supports DisplayPort alternate mode for USB-C, serves as an upstream port for four USB 3.0 Type-A headers and a GbE connector, as well as can deliver up to 60 W of power to the laptop, eliminating the need to use a notebook power brick while using the LCD. Furthermore, ultra-thin laptops also get a GbE connectivity because of the integrated docking, something important for corporate clients. Besides, the monitor also has two stereo speakers and a headphone jack.

Being aimed at professionals, the Philips Brilliance 328P6VUBREB comes with the same versatile stand as its counterparts from the P6-line. The stand can tilt the display between -5 to 20 degrees, swivel +/- 170 degrees, pivot +/- 90 degrees (i.e., it can be rotated into a vertical orientation), and provide height adjustments of up to 180 mm (7.1 inch).

Specifications of Philips P6-Series 32" 4K Ultra-HD Display
  Brilliance 328P6VUBREB
Panel 31.5" VA 10-bit
Native Resolution 3840 × 2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Brightness Typical: 400 cd/m²
Peak: 600 cd/m²
Contrast 3000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Response Time 4 ms GtG
Pixel Pitch 0.1816 mm²
Pixel Density 140 PPI
Color Gamut Support sRGB: 100%
DCI-P3: 98%
NTSC: 116%
Calibrated to Delta E < 2 accuracy
Stand Tilt: -5 to 20 degrees
Swivel: +/- 170 degrees
Pivot: +/- 90 degrees
Height: up to 180 mm (7.1”)
VESA mounts
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.4
2 × HDMI 2.0a
1 × USB Type-C (with DP 1.2, PD, data)
USB Hub 4-port USB 3.0 hub (two support charging)
Ethernet GbE port (Realtek controller)
Audio 3 W × 2
headphone output
Launch Timeframe November 2018
Launch Price €639 in Europe
£559 in the UK
$? in the US

Philips will start selling the Brilliance 328P6VU display in November. The monitor will cost £559 in the U.K., which translates to €639 in Europe as well as to around $620 in the USA. Philips states that prices and specifications of different Brilliance 328P6-series monitors may vary from country to country.

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  • jhoff80 - Friday, September 21, 2018 - link

    Except the article says that the USB-C port only has DisplayPort 1.2 support, unlike the actual DisplayPort on it.
  • Randle - Thursday, November 1, 2018 - link

    I can confirm that DisplayPort 1.2 doesn't support the full capability of the usb-c dock in the monitor. The display is dialled back to 4K @ 30hz. In the monitor you can set it to USB 2.0 mode. I still receive Gigabit Ethernet and then get 4K at 60hz. This works for me as the only things I have permanently plugged in are USB 2.0
  • bill44 - Thursday, September 20, 2018 - link

    HDCP 2.2 missing!
    HLG support would have been nice too.
    DCI P3 calibrated?
  • chaos215bar2 - Friday, September 21, 2018 - link

    Where do you see that? Releasing a 4k monitor today without HDCP 2.2 would be insane.
  • DanNeely - Monday, September 24, 2018 - link

    HDCP isn't mentioned anywhere in the web or pdf documentation, so you either have to assume that they just neglected to mention implementing the current industry standard (2.2 came out in 03, 2.3 only in feb 08) or that they didn't implement any version crippling the product. Only one of these is reasonable.
  • Impulses - Thursday, September 27, 2018 - link

    I've been trawling old Anand display news while pondering a deal today, you still rocking the Acer XB321HK?
  • speculatrix - Saturday, November 3, 2018 - link

    If it was a true 10bit panel I'm sure the marketroids would be making a big fuss about it!

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