The Dutch company Philips has provided us with the 49-inch curved monitor 499P9H, one of the largest monitors currently available. The expensive Philips 499P9H in 32:9 format offers with its resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels the identical resolution my two 27-inch monitors from the tests of Kolink Chimera monitor-holder and the Arctic Z2 Pro (Gen 2) monitor-holder together. The strengths and weaknesses of the Philips 499P9H monitor and a recommendation as to whether it is worth switching from two 27-inch monitors to a 49-inch curved monitor are explained in the following test.
Scope of Delivery of the Philips 499P9H
The scope of delivery of the Philips 499P9H already makes it clear that the monitor is in the premium range. In contrast to other manufacturers, who often save on connection cables, the Philips 499P9H comes with the following cables:
- USB-C to USB-C
- USB-C to USB-A
- USB-A to USB-B for the integrated USB hub
- Cold appliance cable (power cable)
In addition, the Philips 499P9H package contains a short manual, a detailed manual, drivers and a standard color profile.
Assembly of the Philips 499P9H
Due to the relatively high weight and size of the panel, the Philips 499P9H should be mounted by two people. When opening the packaging, make sure that it is placed on the correct wide side. Only the heavy metal stand can be removed.
The subsequent mounting of the stand to the display is not done by a simple click fastening, but requires four screws due to the high weight of about 11 kilograms. It should be noted that the display must not be placed on the desk with the picture facing downwards, as this leads to high loads on the outer edges due to the inclination, which in extreme cases can damage the Philips 499P9H during installation.