The Philips 349P7FUBEB utilizes a well-known formula of monitor specifications to create a product that can cater to the needs of both professionals and gamers. The extra screen real estate is fantastic for spreading out apps and documents while offering an expansive field of view for the games we love. The Philips 349P7FUBEB is expected to ship in the UK this July, but is it too late for the 100Hz ultrawide party?
Philips 349P7FUBEB Specifications
- Screen Size: 34 Inches
- Resolution:3440 x 1440 UW-QHD
- Aspect Ratio: 21:9
- Panel Technology: Vertical Alignment (VA)
- Refresh Rate: 100Hz
- Response Time: 4ms
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 300 cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: Yes (2 x 5 Watts)
- Stand: Height –Yes
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – Yes
- VESA Compatibility: Yes
- Connectivity: DisplayPort x 1, HDMI 2.0 x 1, USB 3.0 x 3, USB-C x 1, 3.5mm Audio Jacks
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 31.89” x 17.36” x 12.24”
- Weight: 21.16lbs
Design and Features
The Philips 349P7FUBEB will not offer any cutting-edge aesthetics, but it will have a nice and sleek design that suits a lot of tastes. The monitor’s chassis will arrive in dominant matte black, save for the thicker plastic strip with a glossy finish on the bottom bezel. The display utilizes a three-side dual-stage design, composed of a thin outer hard layer and minimal inner panel borders.
The almost four-foot device is then supported by a fully ergonomic stand which is distinctly similar in design to the brand’s existing monitors. However, the difference this time around is the mechanism comes in an all-black aesthetic, unlike the previous brushed metal upright and black base combo. Users will be able to tilt, swivel, and adjust the Philips 349P7FUBEB’s height, ensuring that a wider audience can utilize the device comfortably.
If the included armature still isn’t good enough, you can remove it to reveal VESA bolt holes at the rear of the housing. Just make sure that you choose a mount that can handle at least 25lbs to avoid accidents.
The Philips 349P7FUBEB is pretty well-equipped in the functionality department. The device will include a pair of 5-Watt speakers which, we are guessing, should be sufficient for background music or personal audio playback.
The product isn’t lacking in the connectivity aspect either since it includes just about any standard connector you would need today. The I/O layout is neatly laid out at the back near the bottom of the chassis. On it, you will find DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, and four standard USB 3.0 slots for convenience. MacBook and XPS users will also delight in the fact that the Philips 349P7FUBEB will include a USB-C port for single cable operation.
Display and Performance
The Philips 349P7FUBEB sports a 34-inch 1800r curved VA panel with a 3440 x 1440 resolution, 100Hz refresh rate, and 4ms response time. A 3000:1 contrast ratio and 300cd/m2 backlight are specified for the product as well. It’s also interesting to note that the Samsung SVA panel used is an 8-bit native module that doesn’t rely on dithering to reproduce more color.
We’ve seen this formula in a lot of monitors, but we don’t think the computing world has had enough of an extra wide, buttery-smooth screen. The panel specifications are also promising when it comes to gamut coverage and accuracy, although that remains to be seen. Philips promises Adobe RGB coverage along with 117.3% sRGB coverage, so colors should be bright and vibrant in practice.
VA monitors are excellent for entertainment and gaming purposes, and if there’s one thing we are worried about, it would be the actual graininess which may affect professional usage. They’re also prone to ghosting and image retention, although the newer models have already be redeveloped to avoid these issues.
Since the Philips 349P7FUBEB is a high-refresh monitor, it isn’t surprising that it will ship with FreeSync compatibility. AMD GPU users get to enjoy tear and stutter-free performance at 40Hz to 100Hz which is wide enough to cover typical FPS fluctuations. There will also be Low Blue Modes and other filters that will cater to every individual’s visual requirements and comfort.
Thoughts on the Philips 349P7FUBEB
The Philips 349P7FUBEB sports familiar specifications which we’ve already seen in monitors like the Samsung C34H890 and the AOC Agon AG3523UCG. 100Hz works pretty well in a curved ultrawide, although we know most would have loved more headroom. On the other hand, the addition of USB-C will add the monitor to the slowly expanding MacBook-friendly list of displays which are highly popular with our readers.
The Philips 349P7FUBEB will begin to ship by July of this year in the UK with a launch price of 749 Pounds or around 995 USD. Information regarding global release including the Americas is still forthcoming, so keep watching this space if you are interested.