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Philips 246B1 75Hz 23.8″ WQHD IPS with USB-C

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The 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution is most commonly associated with 27″ screens, with larger ~32″ models appealing to some for extra immersion or a looser pixel density. Some prefer smaller screens and tighter pixel densities and that may better suit their budget or desk space as well. The Philips 246B1 packs the resolution into a 23.8″ screen, providing a fairly high pixel density of 123.41 PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The monitor offers the smart home-office look associated with the series. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, with a slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen. Plus a slender hard plastic outer component. The bottom bezel includes a central sensor suite, including a ‘PowerSensor’ which significantly dims the screen then turns it off if nobody is in front of it. And a ‘LightSensor’ feature to adjust brightness according to ambient lighting. The OSD (On Screen Display) controls are located at the right side of the bottom bezel, with forward facing buttons.

Integrated sensor suite

A 23.8″ 2560 x 1440 (WQHD or 1440p) IPS-type panel features, with 75Hz refresh rate and matte anti-glare screen surface. A 1000:1 static contrast ratio is specified, alongside 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles and 8-bit colour support. A flicker-free WLED backlight delivers a 250 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and 116% sRGB colour gamut. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are included to maximise viewing comfort. The included stand offers full ergonomic flexibility, including 150mm (5.91 inches) height adjustment. It’s attached using a quick-release mechanism and can be removed to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. Most of the ports face downwards and include; AC power (internal power converter with ‘zero watt’ switch), DP 1.4, DP 1.4 out (for MST daisy chaining), 2 HDMI 1.4 ports, USB-C 3.2 Gen1 (90W PD, DP Alt Mode and upstream data), RJ45 LAN and a 3.5mm audio output. 4 USB 3.2 ports (1 with BC 1.2 fast-charging) are found at the left side, as viewed from the front. 2 x 2W speakers are included for basic sound output.

Good ergonomics and ports

Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. Information on price and availability still to come.

Philips 246B1