Philips 498P9Z with a 49″ Ultrawide VA Panel and 165Hz Refresh Rate

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Philips have recently announced the launch of their new 498P9Z display, a 49″ ultrawide monitor with a 32:9 aspect ratio, 5120 x 1440 resolution and 165Hz refresh rate. Part of their P-line of monitors this offers an ultrawide single-screen alternative to using dual 27″ 1440p displays. It has a VA technology panel as well as adaptive sync to support VRR from both AMD and NVIDIA systems.

Productivity boost from a ultrawide format

The 498P9Z is aimed primarily at office uses and productivity work. The extra screen real estate offered by upgrading to a 49” monitor can be impressive: spreadsheets become fully visible, while video makers and programmers can keep an eye on the previews and timelines at the same time. The screen’s 1800R curve ensures a more immersive and comfortable experience, mirroring the natural field of view and reducing glare and distortion. Architects, graphic designers, video makers, programmers and those working in finance all need space that allows multiple program windows to be visible at the same time, supporting their creativity and boosting their productivity – but this screen is certain to impress any user.

Created for professionals and high-frequency users, visualisation is easy on the eye. With anti-glare and low monitor reflection, images are crystal clear with pure colour and excellent clarity. Eye care technologies like FlickerFree, EasyRead mode and LowBlue mode work together for a more comfortable viewing experience, filtering harmful blue light emissions and eliminating flicker.

498P9Z Gaming Capabilities

The screen offers a native 165Hz refresh rate combined with adaptive-sync for variable refresh rates from both AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-sync systems (48 – 165Hz range). There is also a 4ms G2G response time quoted.

Other specs and features

In other specs the 49″ VA panel offers a 5120 x 1440 resolution, 3000:1 contrast ratio, 550 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles, 16.7m colour depth (8-bit) and a wide colour gamut covering 91% DCI-P3. Coverage of 100% NTSC, 122% sRGB and 89% Adobe RGB are also quoted. The screen comes factory calibrated with a dE <2 offered.

For connectivity there are 1x DisplayPort 1.4 and 3x HDMI 2.0 ports offered along with 4x USB 3.2 downstream ports (1 with fast charging). An audio output is also included and the screen has 2x 5W integrated speakers too.

There’s also MultiView technology and a built-in KVM switch. MultiView enables connecting multiple sources and viewing them side-by-side (PbP), so users can work with multiple devices like a PC and notebook simultaneously, while thanks to the MultiClient Integrated KVM switch, users will be able to control two separate PCs with one monitor-keyboard-mouse set up, easily toggling between sources. For comfortable and easy use, this model features wide and complete connectivity options, with smart cable management to keep work areas clean and organised. Businesses can gain from using such a large screen with similar features at workstations planned for collaboration, equipping the workers with a single but sufficiently large screen.

The stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustments.

Availability and pricing

The Philips 498P9Z will be available from August 2021 at an RRP of £899.

Source: Philips

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