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Philips 288E2E, 288E2UAE and 288E2A with 28″ 4K IPS panel

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Update: We’re currently reviewing this model (‘E2UAE’ variant). News piece below initially published 30th June 2020.

 

The ‘4K’ UHD resolution, 3840 x 2160, has plenty to offer. The Philips 288E2E, 288E2UAE and 288E2A feature this pixel-rich resolution, spreading things out across something of a mid-sized screen. The aesthetics are quite homely, with a square design. This includes a rectangular ring-style base and gently rounded corners. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, including slim panel borders that are flush with the rest of the screen. And a slender hard plastic outer component. The bottom bezel is thicker, although still reasonably slender. The stand neck also has a rather square-appearance, quite narrow from the front profile. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick at the rear of the monitor, towards the right side as viewed from the front.

A homely appearance

A 28″ 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) IPS-type panel is used, most likely based around the Innolux M280DCA-E3B AAS (Azimuthal Anchoring Switch) panel. A 60Hz refresh rate is supported alongside Adaptive-Sync, including support for AMD FreeSync (40 – 60Hz variable refresh rate range). A matte anti-glare screen surface is employed, whilst 1000:1 static contrast and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles are specified. 10-bit colour is supported, whilst the monitor is factory calibrated with an average DeltaE <2 and a 'SmartUniformity' Uniformity Compensation setting with specified 93 - 105% uniformity. A flicker-free WLED backlight is included, offering a 300 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and a 119.7% sRGB gamut volume.

Other features include ‘LowBlue Mode’ Low Blue Light (LBL) settings, 2-way PBP (Picture By Picture) and PIP (Picture In Picture) plus an sRGB emulation mode to restrict the colour gamut. A 4ms grey to grey response time is specified, but as usual don’t put too much credence on such figures. The variants differ in their stand designs, with the ‘E’ and ‘UAE’ models including both tilt and height (100mm or 3.94 inches) adjustment and the ‘A’ model offering only tilt adjustment. The included stand can be removed and replaced by an alternative 100 x 100mm VESA compatible solution. The ports face backwards in a recessed area towards the bottom right and include; DP 1.4, 2 HDMI 2.0 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The ‘A’ model also includes a 3.5mm audio input and 2 x 3W speakers for basic sound output. The ‘UAE’ model includes 4 USB 3.2 ports (1 with BC 1.2 fast-charging – plus upstream) and 2 x 3W speakers but only has 1 HDMI 2.0 port.

A plain rear (ports from 'E' model)

Further details on the ‘A’ model, ‘E’ model and ‘UAE’ model can be found on various regional websites from the manufacturer. The ‘A’ variant is listed in the UK with an RRP of £259.99 and ‘UAE’ variant with an RRP of £269. The ‘E’ variant is listed in the US for ~$310 USD.

Philips 288E2E