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Philips 346E2CUAE 100Hz VA UltraWide with USB-C

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The 3440 x 1440 resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio is useful for productivity – and attractive for entertainment purposes as well. The Philips 346E2CUAE is a productivity-focused UltraWide with a smart and simple look. The bottom bezel is brushed textured matte with a central ‘PowerSensor’, an IR sensor that dims or turns off the screen if nobody is using it. The OSD controls are located towards the right side. Downwards-facing buttons with front-facing labels. There’s also a small white power LED, facing forwards.

A smart appearance

A 34″ 3440 x 1440 VA (Vertical Alignment) UltraWide panel is employed, with 1500R curve designed to draw the user in a little bit. And potentially enhance viewing comfort. A 100Hz refresh rate is supported alongside Adaptive-Sync, including support for AMD FreeSync with a 48 – 100Hz VRR range (plus LFC). A 3000:1 static contrast is specified alongside 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles and true 8-bit colour. A flicker-free WLED backlight is used, supporting a typical maximum luminance of 350 cd/m² and a 121.3% sRGB colour space for a touch of extra vibrancy. ‘LowBlue Mode’ Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are included to create a more relaxing viewing experience. A 4ms grey to grey response time is specified alongside a 1ms MPRT response time using an integrated strobe backlight feature. As usual, don’t put too much weight on such figures. The included stand attaches using a quick-release mechanism and can be removed to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The stand offers tilt and height adjustment (100mm or 3.94 inches). There are 4 USB 3.2 ports plus upstream at the left side, with a yellow-coloured port there offering BC 1.2 charging. The remaining ports face downwards and include; DP 1.2a, HDMI 2.0, USB-C (65W PD and DP Alt Mode), a 3.5mm audio output and AC power input (internal power converter). 2-way PiP and PbP is included, whilst 2 x 5W speakers are offered for potentially quite powerful sound output.

A functional rear

Further information can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed on both the European and US websites, with a retail price of $430 (~€450).

Philips 346E2CUAE