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Philips 349X7FJEW Curved Monitor Review: Attractive Design, Strong Performance

Design of the Philips 349X7FJEW

For its size, the Philips 349X7FJEW still looks very elegant and slim. This is ensured by the elegant white housing, a matching silver monitor support and a thin screen bezel of just a few millimetres. This edge-to-edge technology provides the largest possible image size with the least distraction. This predestines the Philips 349X7FJEW as a multi-display or for tiling applications such as games or graphic design. Its radius of curvature of 1,800 millimetres causes a greater curvature of the surface and is intended to immerse you, the user, even more in the image. The stand can be adjusted in height but cannot be rotated and has no pivot function.

The menu is clear and user-friendly and can be operated with a joystick located on the right rear panel. I find this operation much more pleasant than the many touch buttons on other monitors.

Ultra Wide Color

Formerly known under the name UltraColor, Ultra Wide Color technology stands for a broader color spectrum. The phosphor layers used here extend the colour spectrum of the W-LED blacklights. The colour range includes

  • natural greens
  • deep blue tones or
  • vivid reds.

The NTSC according to CIE1931 is covered with 99.8 %, the 349X7FJEW with 117.3 % exceeds the sRGB colour spectrum.

Philips 349X7FJEW – Features

Although the maximum luminance is only 257 cd/m², it is still absolutely sufficient even in bright rooms, as our test has shown. The VA panel provides an excellent contrast ratio of 2,307:1, so the Philips 349X7FJEW monitor delivers an image with rich blacks and vibrant colours. In addition, the color temperature with a value of 6,339 K and the color accuracy come close to the ideal values.

The Philips 349X7FJEW leaves nothing to be desired in terms of ergonomics. The monitor cannot be rotated, but can be tilted five degrees forward and 20 degrees backward. The height can be adjusted by up to 15 centimetres. Thus the screen can be aligned optimally on the desk.

The range of video interfaces is neat with two HDMI ports (1.4 and 2.0) and a further display port (1.2). The Philips 349X7FJEW scores points with a USB 3.0 hub that provides four ports. The two 5-watt stereo speakers provide a good sound experience, even though I can only recommend the use of an external sound system or headsets, as always.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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