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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  • lilkwarrior - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    Demonstrations? Just use a VESA Mount.
  • lilkwarrior - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    I'm in a corporate environment where there's engineers & PMs with LG 5K2Ks (4k ultra-wides w/ HDR 600)–a much more proper monitor in 2020 (released last year) than this somewhat. It's all relative to where you work.

    I like that Phillips used at least USB 3.2, but they frankly should have done Thunderbolt 3 or USB4 all the way with maybe 2 USB-A ports. The Webcam is abysmal. 4K or GTFO. It's 2020 FFS.
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - link

    One of those in 38" (32" 4k equivalent) would be among the 1st 21:9's I'd consider for home use. OTOH I'd need a bigger desk though, since the stuff I offload to the 20" 1200x1600 side monitors I'd still want available while gaming. On the gripping hand, I'm holding off on a new desk until I move; and with Corona Virus spreading might not be able to start house shopping in the near future (want to wait until trees come to life in the spring first).
  • inperfectdarkness - Monday, April 6, 2020 - link

    Don't need a bigger desk. I have a 40", 4k curved AOC on a VESA floor stand behind my desk. The desk backs up to the stand pillar, so the monitor actually sits about where it would be if the stand were on my desk...but instead I have space for stuff under the monitor. 3840x2160 in this size is magnificent. Apart from the 60hz limit, I have no complaints. I wish they still made this monitor.
  • inighthawki - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    I have one in my office at work which is actually also paired with a 27" secondary. I think the 24" is fantastic for programming. Lots of room on the taskbar (I use "never combine" buttons with labels), a large amount of room to do double and triple side-by-side documents without splitting the window, and just in general its nice to just have lots of windows with no seem in between.
  • inighthawki - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    Was meant to say 34", not 24"
  • Valantar - Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - link

    There are quite a few Dell 38" ultrawides spread around offices at the university where I work.
  • BitBodger - Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - link

    I changed over from 2 X 23 Viewsonics stacked (space limitations) to a single 32 Samsung and, although it called for some serious adaptation, it did work out well enough. My original intent was to use the new monitor's split screen and rotation to mimic the old setup but there weren't quite enough pixels available to pull it off.
  • quiksilvr - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    This looks exactly like their 346B1C except this one is DisplayHDR400 certified like their 49" model.
  • edzieba - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - link

    Given that 'DisplayHDR 400' is not worth the space the logo takes up on the box art, it likely is the exact same panel with the lower bowl of the 'B' rubbed off to make a 'P'.

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