Philips has unveiled a new curved display aimed primarily at business users, while also offering some capabilities for entertainment as well. The Philips 346P1CRH monitor supports USB-C docking, an integrated KVM switch, a webcam, and an Ethernet port.

The Philips Brilliance 346P1CRH is a 34-inch LCD featuring a 3440×1440 resolution, 500 nits brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 4 ms response time, 178º/178º viewing angles, and a 100 Hz refresh rate with VESA’s Adaptive-Sync variable refresh rate technology on top. The monitor can display 16.7 million colors and reproduce 120% of the sRGB, 90% of the DCI-P3, and 88% of the Adobe RGB color gamut. Furthermore, the LCD is DisplayHDR 400 certified, which — in addition to Adaptive-Sync — will be nice bonuses for those who plan to use the product not only for work, but for entertainment as well.

Connectivity capabilities of the Philips 346P1CRH are among the key selling features of the device, as many people use multiple PCs and therefore need a decent set of connectors as well as an integrated KVM switch. The monitor can connect to hosts using one DisplayPort 1.4, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a USB Type-C connector that can also deliver up to 90 W of power. Meanwhile, the display also has a DP output for multi-monitor configurations. In addition, the LCD has quad-port USB 3.2 hub, a GbE port, 5W speakers, a 2 MP Full-HD camera with a built-in microphone, and a headphone jack output.

When it comes to ergonomics, the Philips 346P1CRH monitor is equipped with a stand that can adjust height, swivel, and tilt. Meanwhile, since we are dealing with a curved monitor, it naturally only works in landscape mode.

Philips 34-Inch Curved UltraWide Display
  Brilliance 346P1CRH
Panel 34" VA
Native Resolution 3440 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 100 Hz
Response Time 4 ms
Brightness up to 500 cd/m²
Contrast up to 3000:1
Backlighting W-LED
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1500R
Aspect Ratio 21:9
Color Gamut sRGB: 120%
DCI-P3: 90%
AdobeRGB: 88%
NTSC: 98%
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech Adaptive-Sync
Pixel Pitch 0.23175 mm²
Pixel Density 110 PPI
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.4
1 × HDMI 2.0b
1 × USB-C with 90W PD
Audio 3.5 mm output
USB Hub 4 × USB 3.2 Type-A connectors
Ethernet 1 GbE port
Webcam 2 MP with IR sensors
Stand Height: 180 mm
Swivel: -/+ 180 degree
Tilt: -5~25 degree
MSRP £499

Philips will start sales of the 346P1CRH already this month for the price of £499 in the UK.

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Source: Philips

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  • DavidCatalano - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    This one has a webcam whereas the 346B1C does not. Otherwise, I agree, they look the same minus the useless HDR400 cert.
  • dullard - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    Why can't anyone designing monitors for offices ever try working in an office? Excel, Programming, etc. all require massive amounts of vertical scrolling. More vertical pixels = more productivity.

    Let me say that again, more vertical pixels = more productivity.

    No more of this 21:9 shortscreen crap. With Microsoft Word's ribbon (and default settings), 1440 vertical pixels will only let you see a full page at 100% zoom if you maximize the window. 1600 pixels is so much better to work with.
  • dullard - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    1440 pixels letting you see the whole Word document is only true in North America using 8.5"x11" paper. Most of the rest of the world uses A4 paper and needs even more vertical pixels.
  • Valantar - Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - link

    That depends on display scaling and zoom in the text editor, no? I have no trouble fitting several A4 pages on my 27" 1440p monitor ...
  • inighthawki - Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - link

    To each their own, then. As a programmer I absolutely hate using monitors in portrait mode. I strongly prefer being able to tile more documents side by side than seeing more of a single document. I have never had an issue using Word, Excel, VS, or any other productivity tool with 1440p.

    Please dont pass off your own opinion as fact.
  • yetanotherhuman - Thursday, March 12, 2020 - link

    It's supposed to be used as at least two screens. Nobody should be maximising one window on this, unless it's a video or a game.
  • inperfectdarkness - Monday, April 6, 2020 - link

    It's the Luddites that keep the market churning out non 2160p screens.
  • willis936 - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    This seems a little amazing for the price. Nearly all peripherals a computer needs except mouse and keyboard plus a USB hub sporting an ethernet port and an integrated KVM for 500 euros? Where’s the catch?
  • Valantar - Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - link

    Hm. Given that this is a 100Hz monitor, is it based on previous-generation VA panels (like all those older 100Hz ultrawide VA panels) or is it just a slower clocked SKU from the newer, faster panels? The newer ones are supposedly much better, so a confirmation of this would be very nice.

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