Philips 492P8 48 inches curved ultra-wide monitor revealed: 32:9 aspect ratio
Philips 492P8 was one of the computer monitors presented at the last IFA fair, standing out for a bestial size of 49 inches and the commitment to ultrawide design that is fashionable as the industry’s bet to boost the sales of this flagship monitor.
Philips has taken little time to update this model to the extreme format by increasing the native resolution to an incredible 5120 x 1440 pixels. If you like ultrawide screens, it is the most elongated in aspect ratios, a measure of the ratio between the width and height of the screen, which in this model is 32: 9.
With this format, resolution and diagonal of 49 inches (more significant than the average installed in televisions) it is mandatory to mount a curved panel (VA) to facilitate viewing on the sides and therefore uses a curve 1800R. The maximum brightness is 600 cd / m²; its static contrast ratio is 5000: 1 and its viewing angles are 178 degrees.
Philips Brilliance 492P8 also improves connectivity, adding USB Type-C and Ethernet ports to those already there, Display Port, one D-Sub and two HDMI, along with a hub of USB 3.0 ports.
The firm seems to focus the monitor on productivity and not on games, since it does not mention the response time or the refresh rate, nor the support for image synchronization technologies, AMD’s FreeSync or NVIDIA’s G-Sync. At the moment the price of this new 49 inches Philips ultrawide monitor is not yet officially out.
This monitor is not for everyone, but it will be a joy for the defenders of this type of ultra-panoramic format that value the greater space of vertical visualization and the alternative that supposes to multimonitor systems. And if you do not like this aspect ratio do not worry.