Philips has formally announced its 328P6AUBREB monitor it demonstrated earlier this year. The 31.5” QHD display supports the AdobeRGB color gamut and has a built-in USB-C dock that features USB ports, a gigabit Ethernet port, and conforms to USB Power Delivery specifications to support power to laptops. The monitor is positioned as a solution for professionals and prosumers who need the AdobeRGB color profile. The built-in USB-C dock will also be a strong benefit for Apple’s latest MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops that only feature USB-C connectors.

The Philips Brilliance 328P6AUBREB (or 238P6AU for short) display belongs to the company’s P-Line family for professionals and prosumers that require high quality and advanced features. The Philips 328P6AU covers 100% of the sRGB as well as 99% of the Adobe RGB color spaces, and each screen is factory calibrated to Delta E <2 accuracy, which is important for those who work with color-managed content. Meanwhile, the manufacturer advertises that the unit also supports HDR10, but does not disclose any details about the look-up table (LUT) it uses for HDR color gradations.

Moving on to general specifications of the display, which seem very solid. The Philips Brilliance 328P6AU is based on an 8-bit+FRC IPS panel that can reproduce 1.07 billion colors and features a 2560×1440 resolution at 60 Hz. Philips says that the display has a 450 nits typical brightness as well as a 1200:1 static contrast ratio, which is well above average brightness and contrast supported by entry-level pro monitors.

Given its professional positioning, the Philips Brilliance 328P6AUBREB comes with a highly adjustable stand. The stand can tilt the display between -5 to 20 degrees, swivel +/- 170 degrees, pivot +/- 90 degrees (i.e., it can be rotated into a vertical orientation), and provide height adjustments of up to 180 mm (7.1”).

Connectivity is an important aspect of all displays, but for the Philips Brilliance 328P6, it is actually one of the key selling points. The monitor features a DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI 2.0a, a D-Sub and a USB Type-C inputs, which means that it can work with contemporary PCs as well as inexpensive legacy systems. Meanwhile, the USB Type-C port supports DisplayPort alternate mode for USB-C, serves as an upstream port for two USB 3.0 Type-A headers and a GbE connector, as well as can deliver up to 60 W of power to the laptop, eliminating the need to use a laptop power adapter while using the monitor.

Specifications of Philips P6-Series 32" QHD Display
  Brilliance 328P6AUBREB
Panel 31.5" IPS ADS (8-bit+FRC)
Native Resolution 2560 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Brightness 450 cd/m²
Contrast 1200:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Response Time 4 ms GtG
HDR HDR10
Pixel Pitch 0.2724 mm²
Pixel Density 93 PPI
Color Gamut Support sRGB: 100%
AdobeRGB: 99%
Calibrated to Delta E < 2 accuracy
Stand Tilt: -5 to 20 degrees
Swivel: +/- 170 degrees
Pivot: +/- 90 degrees
Height: up to 180 mm (7.1”)
VESA mounts
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
1 × HDMI 2.0a
1 × USB Type-C (with DP 1.2, PD, data)
1 × D-Sub (up to FHD resolution)
USB Hub 2-port USB 3.0 hub (one supports charging)
Ethernet GbE port (Realtek controller)
Audio 3 W × 2
audio input
headphone output
Launch Timeframe January 2018
Launch Price €499 in Europe
£439 in the UK
~$493 in the US (pre-tax)
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TPV Technology, which makes displays under AOC and Philips brands, usually introduces its new monitors in Europe first and follows up with its announcement in North America later, which is why MSRP of the Philips Brilliance 328P6AUBREB in the USA is unknown. In Europe, it is going to retail for €499 when it hits store shelves in January. It is safe to say that the product will cost around $500 in the US, but its exact recommended price is yet to be disclosed. Keeping in mind that we are dealing with a professional-grade calibrated QHD 32” monitor featuring a 450 nits brightness, HDR10 and a built-in USB-C dock with two USB-A ports, Power Delivery and a GbE header its price does not seem too high.

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  • Dragonstongue - Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - link

    4k hdr phone for less than that price huh....I highly doubt that A and B how large of a screen does that phone give you, how limited is that phone when it comes to connectivity etc.

    LMAO
    Reply
  • negusp - Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - link

    how old are you? Reply
  • milkod2001 - Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - link

    They will very likely have 4k option at 200-300 extra. Reply
  • StevoLincolnite - Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - link

    I am using a 31.5" 1440P display.
    Pixel density is roughly inline with a 23.5" 1080P monitor, so it's far from the worst thing imaginable... And certainly far superior to a 1080P 27" monitor.

    And as a gamer... Even mid-range hardware like the Radeon RX 580 is capable of powering this resolution mostly fine, which saves me from having to spend as much on PC upgrades.

    With that... I honestly wish my display wasn't limited to 60hz, I would upgrade in a heart beat if a manufacturer gave me a 1440P, 31.5" display, 120hz, 8bit+ for a decent price.

    One thing is for sure, you will never make me go back to 1080P or 27" or less.
    Reply
  • TEAMSWITCHER - Monday, December 04, 2017 - link

    My eyes are bad, but they aren't THAT bad. The pixel density is so low, I would need to place it 36" away. Most desks aren't that deep. Reply
  • ddrіver - Monday, December 04, 2017 - link

    You don't need a desk 36" deep. It's not like your eyes are placed square at the edge of the desk. So 90cm away from the screen is not hard to achieve. But for a 32" computer display not going with 4K wasted opportunity. Reply
  • sonny73n - Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - link

    @ddriver

    So I guess you just move your chair further away from the desk and stretch your arms to the keyboard if you want to type.
    Reply
  • TheWereCat - Monday, December 04, 2017 - link

    It is literally the same PPI as 24" 1080p... what's wrong with that? Reply
  • zepi - Monday, December 04, 2017 - link

    It is the same DPI we’ve used for about 10 years or so. I got a dell 2007 24” 1920x1200 monitor over 10 years ago.

    And I got HP LP3065 about 2010 or thereabouts.

    ’Retina’ is long overdue on desktops. Or well, I wish others than mac users could enjoy it as well.
    Reply
  • TheWereCat - Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - link

    Everything is "retina" if you sit far enough Reply

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