Philips Releases 43-Inch, 4K Ultra HD LCD Computer Monitor

Philips launched a new 43-inch, 16:9 computer monitor in the U.S. this week that features a 4K Ultra HD LCD display touting 3840 x 2160 resolution, 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, and a 5ms response time. Model BDM4350UC touts 10-bit color support (with color reproduction rated at 1.07 billion colors) and a dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000,000:1. The IPS monitor — which also features MultiView functionality, built-in 7-watt speakers, and a four-port USB 3.0 hub — is currently available on Amazon for $800.

The BDM4350UC is the latest model in the Philips Brilliance line. According to the Amazon listing, SmartConnect inputs include one VGA connection, two DisplayPorts and two MHL-compatible HDMI 2.0 ports. It also features a VESA wall mount, which could come in handy, considering the monitor’s size.

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The display’s MultiView function allows users to view up to four systems on one screen. This could “be useful for a shared family display,” suggests Digital Trends. “Using MultiView, one person could browse online using one half of the screen while another person is playing a video game on a different device.”

However, Philips is also targeting productivity users. “This type of monitor offers a significant amount of screen space for programs used by graphic designers, videographers, photographers and engineers; basically anyone that could utilize four distinct 1080p areas of the screen to work,” notes DT.