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OLED technology is highly sought-after by those seeking an exceptionally strong contrast experience and pixel responsiveness. With strong colour consistency and viewing angle performance also part of the package. Such models are just now starting to slip into the market, with the Philips 27E1N8900 one such offering. The monitor offers a simple design with dark matte plastics of various textures used throughout. The bezels are fairly chunky for a modern monitor, with a physical bezel covering the panel border rather than this being part of the dual-stage design many monitors now adopt. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick on the underside of the bottom bezel, in the central region.
A 26.9″ OLED panel manufactured by JOLED is used, with the monitor believed to use the EPM269Q14A more specifically, with 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) resolution. This includes a very low haze or ‘close to glossy’ screen surface with mild anti-glare treatment, a 1m:1 static contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles and true 10-bit colour support. A typical maximum luminance of 250 cd/m² sustained for full white (540 cd/m² peak) is specified, alongside a 99.7% DCI-P3 (99.6% Adobe RGB, 150% sRGB) colour gamut. An sRGB emulation setting is included, with DeltaE VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black support is included, allowing the monitor to respond to HDR content in a way that focuses more on strong contrast than very high brightness. It also allows the generous colour gamut and 10-bit colour support to be put to good use, as well as the self-emitting pixels.
A 0.1ms grey to grey response time is specified – as usual be sceptical of such figures, but the technology in this case is known to perform exceptionally well when it comes to pixel responsiveness. The stand is fully adjustable, including 130mm (5.12 inches) height adjustment and pivot into portrait. It can be removed using a quick-release mechanism, revealing 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The ports face backwards in a recessed area beneath the stand attachment point and include; DP 1.4 (with HBR3), 2 HDMI 1.4 ports, USB-C (90W PD, DP Alt Mode, upstream data), 4 USB 3.1 ports (plus upstream), a 3.5mm audio output and DC power input (external ‘power brick’). KVM functionality is included to allow easy USB peripheral sharing between multiple systems, whilst 2-device PbP is also featured.
Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is currently planned for release in the Asian and North American markets, with a list price of ~7000 Chinese yuan (~$1070 USD, converted). A release in Europe is not currently planned. We’ll bring further information when we can.