For the price, the Philips 276E8VJSB is a great 27-inch 4K IPS monitor. Even though it doesn’t have some important features like FreeSync and VESA mount compatibility, it’s cheaper than the alternatives, which may be a good trade-off for those on a tight budget or who don’t need those features. The Philips 276E8VJSB monitor uses an IPS panel with 8-bit + 2-bit FRC dithered 10-bit colour depth and 109% sRGB colour gamut.
The slightly larger sRGB gamut gives you more saturated colours (but not too many saturated colours, which is good), which make them look more real. If you need to work on something that is very color-sensitive, you can limit the gamut to the sRGB space, which will make the colours less vivid but more accurate. As you would expect from a 4K IPS monitor, the colours are accurate, consistent, and bright.
- Rich and varied color output, with some extension beyond sRGB plus an effective sRGB setting. Strong color consistency from the panel
- Good 60Hz responsiveness with low input lag and no major pixel response time issues
- An excellent pixel density and lots of useful desktop workspace from the 3840 x 2160 resolution and 27” screen. And very attractive pricing
Also, the wide viewing angles of 178 degrees make sure that the colours, contrast, and brightness of the image don’t change when you look at the screen from an angle. The panel also has a peak brightness of 350 nits and a static contrast ratio of 1,000:1, which is typical for an IPS display in this price range.
Even in rooms with a lot of light, the 350-nit brightness is more than enough to make viewing comfortable. On a Philips 276E8VJSB with a 27-inch screen and 4K UHD resolution, the number of pixels per inch is 163. This gives you a lot of room on the screen and makes it easy to see every detail. This monitor has a 60Hz IPS (or similar) panel made by the Chinese company Panda Electronics.
It can output 10-bits per subpixel colour via 8-bit + FRC dithering and has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD). As usual, you shouldn’t put too much faith in the 5ms response time from grey to grey. Some of the most important “talking points” of the specification are shown below in blue.
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From the front, the monitor doesn’t look like much. Powder-coated metal is used to finish the base of the stand, which is in the shape of a crescent, and the neck of the stand, which is thin and cylindrical. The bottom bezel is made of shiny black plastic, and the top and side bezels have what the company calls a “ultra-narrow border.” Here, the bezels are made up of a thin panel around the image that blends in well when the monitor is off, and a thin piece of hard plastic on the outside.