Philips Brilliance 272P7VUBNB: A Sub-$350 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor with 65W USB PD & GbE
In previous years monitor capabilities such as 4K resolutions, USB-C docking, and GbE connectivity have been premium features that have only been available in high-end monitors. However the price of all of those technologies is continuing to come down, and as such, those features are filtering down to increasingly mainstream monitors. To that end, Philips is launching its Brilliance 272P7VUBNB 4K display, a moderately priced 27-inch monitor with a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C connector, a GbE port, and a PowerSensor that reduces its brightness when no user is present.
Designed primarily for office and productivity workloads, the Philips Brilliance 272P7VUBNB monitor uses a 27-inch IPS panel with a 3840×2160 resolution, 350 nits brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178°/178° horizontal/vertical viewing angles, a 5 ms GtG response time, and a 60 Hz refresh rate. Since the LCD is not aimed at gamers or multimedia enthusiasts, it does not support a variable refresh rate technology and is not meant for HDR content. Nonetheless, it comes factory calibrated with a Delta E <2 accuracy, can display 1.07 billion colors, and reproduce 122% of the sRGB color gamut as well as 103% of the NTSC color gamut. Moreover, the panel has an 3H anti-glare coating, something that is valuable in office monitors.
The Brilliance 272P7VUBNB monitor comes equipped with a GbE port to provide Ethernet connectivity to laptops that do not have an appropriate adapter built-in. Since the GbE port is fed via USB, Phillips has decided to double-down on USB altogether, offering a USB-C input to connect upstream to a host machine and provide single-cable funcitonality. The display’s USB-C port can deliver up to 65 W of power to the host, which is enough for the majority of 13.3-inch and 14-inch mobile PCs. The USB upstream port is also used to feed a dual-port USB 3.2 Type-A hub.
Otherwise, a DisplayPort 1.2 input and an HDMI 2.0 port are also available so that the monitor can be used with older devices. The monitor also offers a headphone output, but no integrated speakers
Traditionally for Philips’ P-series monitors, the Brilliance 272P7VUBNB comes equipped with the company’s SmartErgoBase stand that can regulate height, tilt, swivel, and can enable both landscape and portrait modes, allowing the monitor to be positioned in numerous different ways.
|Specifications of Philips’ 27-Inch 4K Docking Display|
|Native Resolution||3840 × 2160|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Response Time (Grey-to-Grey)||5 ms|
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Pixel Pitch||0.1557 × 0.1557 mm|
|Color Gamut||122% sRGB
|Inputs||1 × HDMI 2.0
1 × DisplayPort 1.2
1 × USB-C with 65 W Power Delivery
|Stand||3.5-mm headphone jack|
|USB||Dual-port USB 3.0 hub|
Tilt: -5 to +30°
Pivot rotation: 90°
Height: 150 mm
|Power Consumption||Standby||0.4 W|
The Philips Brilliance 272P7VUBNB carries an MSRP of $349.99, but it is now available at Amazon for $319.99.