The Philips 346P1CRH aims to envelop a wider audience with its gaming-grade screen and productivity-focused features. The 34-inch ultrawide screen has a 100Hz refresh rate for smooth visuals and a 3440 x 1440 resolution for extra sharpness and desktop space. This model also uses a VA panel, allowing users to enjoy better saturation and contrast levels.
The curved VA screen on the Philips 346P1CRH is said to be capable of wide gamut coverage, starting with 120% sRGB, followed by 90% DCI-P3 and 88% Adobe RGB. This enables the monitor to be better at HDR rendering, even if its backlight can only go up to 500 cd/m2. These numbers mean that the product will be great at content creation, media consumption, and gaming which essentially makes it a Swiss knife in the monitor market.
The Philips 346P1CRH has an array of built-in features that will maximize its usability in any scenario. The monitor has a built-in webcam with mic, KVM functionality, and a bevy of inputs to cater to your needs. The I/O layout includes DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 slots, and a 90-Watt USB-C connector with daisy-chaining support.
You also get a 4-port USB hub for your accessories and an RJ45 connector for LAN connections. You can make a gaming setup and workstation at the same time with a specsheet like this, along with the ability to dock a USB-C laptop without ever doubting if the monitor can offer enough juice to charge it. Philips also included its Proximity sensor which detects if your desk is vacant so it can set the monitor in a low-consumption state.
The Philips 346P1CRH is already available for pre-order in Europe with an end of May to early June release date. The monitor has a €560 SRP which equates to a little over $600 for the US market. Its arrival for other regions has yet to be announced, so keep checking this page for the latest information.
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Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since his junior high years. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.