Philips announces three new monitors for offices with built-in webcams, KVM switches and USB Type-C docking stations
Philips has unveiled the 34B1U5600CH, 27B1U5601H and 24B1U5301H, three monitors that it describes as having been 'designed to meet the dynamic needs' of modern professionals. As their names suggest, the 24B1U5301H is a 24-inch monitor, while the 27B1U5601H and 34B1U5600CH are 27-inch and 34-inch monitors, respectively. According to Philips, all but the 34B1U5600CH have IPS panels.
Instead, the 34B1U5600CH utilises a VA panel, which has a 1500R curvature, a 120 Hz refresh rate and outputs at 3,440 x 1,440 pixels (UWQHD). By contrast, the 24B1U5301H only peaks at 75 Hz with a 1080p resolution and the support of W-LED backlights, while the 27B1U5601H trumps the 24B1U5301H with a 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution. Still, both the 24B1U5301H and 27B1U5601H are flat monitors.
Additionally, Philips equips each monitor with a USB Type-C docking hub that can power laptops at up to 100 W while also delivering RJ45 Ethernet, four USB 3.2 Type-A ports and DisplayPort connectivity. Incidentally, Philips has included a KVM switch across all monitors, as well as a 5 MP webcam that supports Windows Hello, a noise-cancelling microphone and stereo speakers.
Moreover, Philips has built the trio using its SmartErgoBase, which supports tilt, swivel and height adjustment functionality. Currently, Philips states that all three should be available towards the end of October, starting with the 24B1U5301H at £369.99 in the UK and €439 in the Eurozone. Alternatively, Philips has priced the 27B1U5601H at £459.99 and €549. Meanwhile, the 34B1U5600CH will come in at £619.99 and €759 on account of its higher specifications.