Philips 278E1A 27″ Frameless Monitor, 4K UHD IPS, 109% sRGB, Speakers, VESA, 4Yr Advance Replacement Warranty

(10 customer reviews)

$269.99

Screen Size 27 Inches
Display Resolution Maximum 3840×2160 Pixels
Brand Philips Computer Monitors
Special Feature Ultrawide Screen, Blue Light Filter, Tilt Adjustment, Flicker-Free
Refresh Rate 60 Hz

  • Philips E-Line 27″ curved frameless LED monitor with 4K UHD 3840×2160 resolution
  • 109% sRGB color gamut coverage and Philips SmartContrast with Mega Infinity Dynamic Contrast Ratio for deep rich blacks and bright whites
  • Displays over 1 billion colors for smooth gradations and photo-realistic images
  • Peace of mind Philips monitors come with 4-Year Advance Replacement in the United States minimizing downtime
  • HDMI x2, DisplayPort, audio in & out connectivity
  • Built-in speakers and wall mountable (VESA compatible) Cable slot in stand for easy cable management and routing for a cleaner look
  • LowBlue mode reduces harmful shortwave blue light for your wellbeing + Flicker-Free technology regulates brightness and reduces eye fatigue
SKU: B07ZSGR5TM

Description

Philips 278E1A 27″ frameless monitor (E Line) Simply stunning The 27″ E Line monitor features stunning visuals and elegant design for a stylish enhancement to your workspace Ultra-clear 4K UHD with wide-view delivers same ultimate clarity and life-like visuals from any front angle view UltraClear 4K UHD Resolution These latest Philips displays utilize high performance panels to deliver UltraClear 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution images Whether you are demanding professional requiring extremely detailed images for CAD solutions using 3D graphics applications or a financial wizard working on huge spreadsheets Philips displays will make your images and graphics come alive IPS technology IPS displays use an advanced technology which gives you extra wide viewing angles of 178/178 degree making it possible to view the display from almost any angle Unlike standard TN panels IPS displays gives you remarkably crisp images with vivid colors making it ideal not only for Photos movies and web browsing but also for professional applications which demand color accuracy and consistent brightness at all times Over 1 billion colors Philips 278E1A delivers rich color depth with 1 074 billion colors for re-creating smooth natural colors without gradations and color banding SmartContrast Philips 278E1A provides an astounding Mega Infinity Dynamic Contrast Ratio for deep blacks and bright whites SmartContrast is a Philips technology that analyzes the contents you are displaying automatically adjusting colors and controlling backlight intensity to dynamically enhance contrast for the best digital images and videos or when playing games where dark hues are displayed When Economy mode is selected contrast is adjusted and backlighting fine-tuned for just-right display of everyday office applications and lower power consumption Concealed cables For a cleaner workspace this monitor features an elegant solution for cable management No need to bundle cables with extra ties An elongated slot provides a hidden storage for cables It conceals cables and looks great in most environments especially for a small space or the desk that faces a wall or a window This design cleans up messy cables for a more organized desk Flicker-free technology Due to the way brightness is controlled on LED-backlit screens some users experience flicker on their screen which causes eye fatigue Philips Flicker-free Technology applies a new solution to regulate brightness and reduce flicker for more comfortable viewing What’s in the box Monitor with stand HDMI cable Power cable User documentation


From the manufacturer

278E1A

278E1A

Designed for excellence

The 27″ E Line monitor features stunning visuals and elegant design for a stylish enhancement to your workspace. UltraClear 4K UHD with wide-view delivers the same ultimate clarity and life-like visuals from any front angle view. This is the ideal monitor not only for photos, movies and web browsing, but also for professional applications which demand color accuracy and consistent brightness at all times.

Features:

  • UltraClear 4K UHD (3840×2160) resolution for precision
  • Cable management channel reduces cable clutter for neat workspace
  • IPS LED wide view technology for image and color accuracy
  • Less eye fatigue with Flicker-free technology
  • LowBlue Mode for easy on-the-eyes productivity
  • “Green” materials meet major international standards
  • Low power consumption saves energy bills
  • HDMI ensures universal digital connectivity

UltraClear 4K UHD resolution

IPS Panel

SmartContrast

UltraClear 4K UHD resolution

These Philips displays utilize high performance panels to deliver UltraClear, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution images. Whether you are a demanding professional requiring extremely detailed images for CAD solutions, using 3D graphics applications or a financial wizard working on huge spreadsheets, Philips displays will make your images and graphics come alive.

IPS technology

IPS displays use an advanced technology which gives you extra wide viewing angles of 178/178 degrees, making it possible to view the display from almost any angle. Unlike standard TN panels, IPS displays give you remarkably crisp images with vivid colors, making it ideal not only for photos, movies and web browsing, but also for professional applications which demand color accuracy and consistent brightness at all times.

SmartContrast

SmartContrast is a Philips technology that analyzes the content you are displaying and automatically adjusts colors and controls backlight intensity. This dynamically enhances contrast for the best digital images and videos or games where dark hues are displayed. When Economy mode is selected, contrast is adjusted and backlighting fine-tuned for just-right display of everyday office applications and lower power consumption.

Color gamut

Cable Management

LowBlue Mode

Color gamut of NTSC 91% and sRGB 109%

Having a wide color gamut is important for those who work with high quality images and people who whose work requires precise use of color, such as content designers or digital photographers. This monitor impresses with its 91% of NTSC and 109% of sRGB, these percentages mean that you can view 91% and 109% of their respective color ranges, both a very wide amount. This useful feature will help professionals with applications demanding color accuracy and spread.

Concealed cables

For a cleaner work space, this monitor features an elegant solution for cable management. No need to bundle cables with extra ties. An elongated slot provides a hidden storage for cables. It conceals cables and looks great in most environments, especially for a small space or the desk that faces a wall or a window.

LowBlue Mode

Studies have shown that just as ultra-violet rays can cause eye damage, shortwave length blue light rays from LED displays can cause eye damage and affect vision over time. Developed for wellbeing, Philips LowBlue Mode setting uses a smart software technology to reduce harmful shortwave blue light.

Additional information

Weight 14.07 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 24.1 × 7.6 cm
Screen Resolution

3840 x 2160

Max Screen Resolution

3840×2160 Pixels

Brand

Philips Computer Monitors

Series

Consumer Models

Item model number

278E1A

Item Weight

14.07 pounds

Product Dimensions

18.1 x 24.1 x 7.6 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

18.1 x 24.1 x 7.6 inches

Color

BlackSilver

ASIN

B07ZSGR5TM

Country of Origin

China

Date First Available

October 22 2019

UNSPSC Code

43211500

Manufacturer

Philips Computer Monitors

10 reviews for Philips 278E1A 27″ Frameless Monitor, 4K UHD IPS, 109% sRGB, Speakers, VESA, 4Yr Advance Replacement Warranty

  1. david

    BEWARE of Philips warranty.The monitor itself was fine and had no real problems with it per se. But their warranty is something else. After it quit working after six months I contacted Philips and they refused to honor their own warranty. They said their warranty does not cover physical damage to the monitor itself. All I did was unplug it and used a new monitor to replace it for a few days and when plugging it back in it did not work.Philips may have won the battle but lost the war since I never will use a Philips product again period. They tried to make me out a liar and I do not appreciate it. I had the monitor six months and have used several of their monitors over my 69 years and the products have been OK. If you buy this product–be forewarned concerning their warranty coverage.

  2. midorichiba

    Excellent 4K monitor with great color balanceFantastic value if you get it under $300 (I managed to get it on sale for $215). Even at $300, it’s a healthy contender for display quality and color balance with monitors even in the $400 range. Of course, there’s a reason it’s cheaper than those monitors, namely 60Hz, no USB-C (i.e., sorry Macbooks), no additional USB ports and no speakers. It also uses an AC Adapter, rather than integrated power supply. If you’re fine with those caveats, you are going to have a hard time finding a better quality display at this price point. If your heart is set on the missing features, then check out the Samsung U28R55 or Asus VG289Q; both use the exact same 28″ Innolux panel. However, according to other reviews, Philips seems to have the best factory calibration for color balance and white levels. Out of the box, my Spyder 4 Pro (yeah, yeah, I haven’t upgraded that yet) found it quite accurate, although it was a smidge cooler with the default 6500K with Gamma 2.2 setting. A quick calibration fixed that and brought the sRGB level to full coverage, 87% DCI-P3 and 82% Adobe RGB. For comparison, the Philips’ DCI-P3 and Adobe values are about 6% higher than the $300-ish Asus Proart PA278QV. So for most color work, it’s very good. (If you need higher percentages, you’re in the wrong price bracket). Don’t forget to install the drivers from Philips’ website, along with SmartControl (yes, it’s actually useful – you can do all the monitor adjustments from Windows so you don’t have to reach around back to use the joystick). After calibration, there’s a tiny bit of saturation in the reds, but it’s not super obvious and it makes for a very pleasant image that pops, but it’s not over the top and unrealistic. The panel coloring is pretty even, although I can tell it’s a tiny bit cooler on the far left than the far right side, but I have to really look for it. For this price point, it’s stellar.The stand is surprisingly rock solid and heavy. Making adjustments is easy and it feels very sturdy. I was pleased to see the monitor had vertical adjustment, going as low as 1″ above from the desk surface. Vertical and tilt adjustments were solid and I really like the stand, but it is a bit bulky so I mounted it to the wall with a standard 100mm VESA. Overall construction is very solid, even if it’s mostly plastic. Philips didn’t skimp on the important things like durability. My only gripe (and it’s minor) is the lack of an integrated power supply. But, as a result, the back of the monitor is very thin, so there is at least an aesthetic gain from this design decision. The cord for the AC adapter is long enough to hide it out of sight.While it came with an HDMI cable, I used a DisplayPort cable and Windows 11 recognized it instantly and even adjusted the scaling to a recommended 150%. With this setting, this monitor is a Goldilocks size, with very sharp, readable text and a lot of space to work with. For me, the boost from a 1080 monitor to 4K was fantastic. My only regret is that I didn’t make the switch sooner. Everything is so much sharper and easier on my eyes, especially if you do a lot of reading/typing. If you’re on the fence, definitely consider this monitor. As to long term, I hope it lasts, but from what I paid, it’s about half of what I was expecting to pay for a decently color-balanced monitor with 4K. Go for it!

  3. anthony p uebelhor

    Excellent colors, input lag, AND 4KFeels premium in person and the wide color range isn’t so over saturated as on some monitors. Text is super crisp and games feel great. NOTE: this model does not have speakers as described or USB ports. Instead it has 1 display port and 2 HDMI (288E2E).Extra note, if you use HDMI make sure you Google how to enable “full RGB”. Otherwise by default you get a limited color range.

  4. Blake G.

    Excellent 4K/60Hz monitor for Mac Mini (with caveats)I’m using this curved 4K monitor with my Mac Mini and I love it. In order to get 60Hz at 4K with a Mac Mini you will need to get the right cable. I’m using a $15 Thunderbolt/USB-C to DisplayPort cable and it works great. With HDMI you will only get 30Hz at 4K, I believe.The other thing that took me days to figure out is that some apps/games will cause the screen to flicker really badly. Don’t panic! You just have to change the color profile. Go to the “Displays” settings, and select sRGB, or P3, or Adobe RGB, or some other profile and you WILL find a profile that doesn’t flicker. I use the same profile 99% of the time, and then I change it for the one or two odd apps that cause the problem. I really don’t think this is a monitor issue. I think it’s a graphics driver issue with the Mini. In any case, the fix only takes 10 seconds and it always works.By the way, the text will be tiny by default. If I set the resolution to “scaled” and then select the 3008×1692 option, the text and UI elements will be scaled to be readable, but the rest of the screen will still be 4K. I didn’t believe it at first, but it’s true. I didn’t want to scale anything because I thought it would work like Windows where it scales the entire screen and you lose clarity. With Mac OS the scaling appears to only affect the UI. The app window content is all still 4K.I’ve been using this monitor for about 4 months now and after doing all the above, it has functioned perfectly. The curved thing does take a while to get used to though. I actually like it now.

  5. marquis cole

    Not Good For Color GradingThis monitor would be best used for gaming. DO NOT BUY FOR COLOR GRADING OR COLOR ACCURACY! I purchased two of these monitors to supplement my Dell. You won’t get the deepest blacks with an HDMI you have to use a Display Port Cable, and even then, the skin tones are ridiculously red. I calibrated these monitors twice with an Xrite Pro, but no luck. My Dell, which is only displays up to 2k, has much much better color accuracy.Only get these displays if you are a casual PC user, do not get for professional video work.

  6. Chase

    beautiful color and performance for a design monitorI do not do any gaming but use this for a design setup with M1 Mac mini. The colors are phenomenal, the screen is lightning fast, and it does not stress my eyes. The size is also big enough for working in Adobe Illustrator while having side windows open with photo references since I don’t use a dual monitor setup. I was down to this one because I thought the minimal borders around the screen would help me focus on the screen more and it doesn’t disappoint, when I start working the minimal design just disappears from my peripheral vision and I get immersed in the screen. Definitely a Phillips fan now.

  7. Mohammad

    No static image or the pixels will burn!!! are you kidding?!!was very happy to buy this monitor, unfortunately every time you turn it on it reminds you that don’t keep static image for more than 30 minutes otherwise there is risk of pixel burn!!!!are you kidding?! it is not 1990s!!! do you expect me to run screen savers from windows 98?!

  8. RS

    Stunning monitor – no regrets at all!27″ 4K IPS monitor: I took a chance on this monitor after a previous Samsung with a 4K TN panel, which produced horrid distortion and colour shift even when sitting right in front of it. This Philips monitor is STUNNING. The brightness, colour reproduction, viewing angles and insanely sharp resolution are absolutely ridiculous (in a good way). The bezels are super thin, the screen produces virtually zero reflections of ambient light, and the stand is about 50% the size of competing monitors. The built-in speakers are a bit of a bonus, especially if your computer is stored away and you don’t want to clutter up the desk.I can’t say enough about this monitor – zero regrets here for mixed-purpose use (side-by-side multitasking, web, light photo editing). I can’t speak for a gamer’s needs, but for an everyday or heavy office-ice monitor, it absolutely rocks.UPDATE: after two more years (it’s now 2022), this monitor is still as good as it was coming out of the box. I now have it mounted on a VESA gas-spring arm in an apartment that is about three times more bright than before. Turned up the brightness with 10% left to spare, and it’s perfect. (To those concerned about burn-in: I use my monitor normally, without paying any real attention to whether I leave it on or not. Some days it sits on for ages with the same window there. Other days it does not. The screen is like new today, despite the burn-in warning from Philips. It’s possible they are just being very cautious with their labels. Zero burn-in for me after several years of use.)

  9. Moto800

    Excellent monitor for the price- photographyUpdate – I’ve had it for a few months now and there are still no issues. I printed large (30x40in) using Adobe1998 soft proofing in photoshop and to my picky eye, it looks exactly the way I expected it to turn out. Still have no regrets, love this monitor.———————————————Excellent monitor so far! I’ve had it for less than a week now. Got it calibrated with a color munki day one for photography which reduced its brightness to the 18/100 mark. Colors are just fine for the price category.People mentioned dead pixels, so I’ve closely examined it and I have 2 stuck pixels that show green on a black screen. 1.they are so small you can’t notice them. 2.This is within factory spec. 3+ is where you can claim a repair. I’m very picky (being an editor) and this hasn’t bothered me…I wouldn’t be worried.I looked into the Amazon Ausurion warranty…for this monitor it ONLY covers electrical shorts. The rest is covered by the manufacturer for 4 years and you have to go to them if there are issues after the first 30 days.People mention burn-in… this is IPS, which can’t burn in. I don’t know what they’re talking about. You may temporary have image retention for a couple hours if you don’t change the screen at all for a Long time but even that goes away. Again, this is IPS.All in all, a fantastic monitor. I have it hooked up directly to my MacBook Pro 2016 with a USB-C to DVI at 1440p (so everything is enlarged) at 60hz. No issues.

  10. Manny

    It was in the description 4yr replacement warranty, that not what philipps support say for CanadaI would have giving it a higher rating but…….I bought this several months ago and this is the first time i have an issue with a monitor (should have went with a BENQ or SAMSUNG). So the main reason I bought it was the 4yr replacement warranty followed by the pricing For a 4k monitor it was a nice deal. But now i am having vertical blue lines on the right corner, no problem called Philips support, they asked me to provide pictures and invoice witch i did. then no news from them for 2 weeks, i did a follow-up email last week and still no reply. Called today for an update and finally got one, they say they will email me with the instruction to have it repaired. But that means i will be without a monitor for several days if not weeks and that’s not what was advertised when i bought the monitor. Not happy with this will be the last time i get a Philips.

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