The new Philips Monitors E2 Line is a new family of monitors which combines elegant design and innovative features to fit modern interiors, whether at home or in the office. They offer a great picture quality experience, essential features and convenient technologies. We created a guide to help you find the E2 Line monitor that suit you best!
With their minimal design, these E2 monitors match any set-up and interiors, supporting all users’ needs in different fields whilst keeping the aesthetic. Besides, with the cable management, maintaining a tidy desk never been easier! The core in this new E2 flagship lies in assuring a great viewing experience, with models raging from Full HD to 4K UHD, and sizes ranging from 24 to 34 inch. Whether you’re looking for an entry level monitor, or one that ensure excellent visuals and speed… E line has it all. All the E2 Line monitors feature IPS or VA panels with wide viewing angles for crisp images with deep contrast levels. Users will rejoice knowing that all these models feature LowBlue Mode and Flicker-Free for a comfortable and easy-on-the-eyes visualisation.
The entry level models are a great choice for budget-savvy users that enjoy occasional gaming in their free time. While each of the new monitors offer some specific features for a better and smoother gameplay, they specifically feature 1 ms (MPRT), a nice tool for all casual gamers to unwind with their favourite game. This technology also applies for the intermediate 275E2FAE and the curved 346E2CUAE!
If Full HD is not enough for you, then you can try the Philips 275E2FAE with QHD resolution or dream big with ultrawide WQHD models: the 345E2AE and the curved 346E2CUAE. To take it to the next level, Philips 288E2A and 288E2UAE both come with UltraClear 4K UHD resolutions and 1.07 colours, which bring the visuals to life. With additional features such as USB and height adjustable stand, the Philips 288E2UAE ensures users comfort and connectivity on top of brilliant viewing experience.
Some of these monitors also support the most intensive productivity and complex multitasking with MultiView, which enable dual-connect and to work with multiple devices like a PC and notebook simultaneously. This feature is available on WQHD and 4K models, such as 345E2AE, 288E2A and 288E2UAE.
The offer is wide and full of different options – which one meets your needs?
With the massive growth of touch technology in recent years, the unmatched power of hands can easily be found in different applications, ranging from our phones to self-check-in totems in airports.
In the consumer segment, the fast development of smartphones and tablets in terms of hardware goes hand in hand with the improvement of various apps in Android, iOS and Windows. Software is evolving to a more convenient, intuitive and interactive direction to fulfil the various needs of consumers in education or home office purposes.
Whilst in the corporate and public sectors, more businesses have adapted the touch technologies in their solutions. Not only does the touch screens take productivity to the next level, but it also helps businesses to save costs and improve the user experiences, for example, self-checkout kiosks, ATMs, Point of Information, etc.
In 2019, Philips Monitors announced a new portfolio of Glass Overlay Touch Products to support the development of our partners and end customers. Two years later, this portfolio is expanded to new Advanced In-Cell Touch Monitors and Open Frames Touch Monitors.
Our key value proposition to the market is:
A portfolio designed for the traditional IT channel, office and home users
The surge in advanced apps in different operation systems, particularly in Android and Windows, drives the increase of the number of interactive apps that can efficiently boost productivity in offices, as well as accelerating the learning process of children with a diverse learning experience.
Additionally, Windows 10 has made accessing touch experience even easier, by allowing the users to set up their desktops or laptops in Tablet Mode, and enjoy another 23.8” screen real state. With the SmartStand, it also grants the user of the possibility of having an ergonomic setup with a clean desk.
Features for improved productivity
Reliable solution for business and POS applications
The monitors of this series can be applied in different user scenarios such as POS (cash desk), logistics and warehouses, HoReCa and in-store applications. These models offer a reliable touch experience as a result of the Projected Capacitive Technology and an edge-to-edge glass overlay to protect the display. The monitor is certified with IP65 for easy cleaning and equipped with a SmartStand for ergonomic applications that support horizontal, portrait and face-up applications. In terms of convenience, it has a full set of connectors (VGA, HDMI, DP and DVI), stereo speakers and a built-in USB hub, where you may connect and power different devices. The monitors are also certified by high environmental protection standards as EPEAT, TCO and EnergyStar. For certain user scenarios where the stand it is not needed, optional versions without the stand are available.
Features for robust responsiveness
24/7 ready for fixed and kiosk installations
Totem, kiosks and digital point of information are widely accepted nowadays in public spaces, retailers, airports and bank branches. Many of these businesses made use of the open frame touch monitors to ensure better user experience with environmentally friendly and dynamic solutions. As part of our portfolio expansion, we dedicated the B1TFL series to support our partners and end customers with these specific needs of the industry.
Our B1TFL-series has an aesthetic design and features a 24/7 operational time for non-stop solutions. In terms of touch technology, it works under a glass touch overlay with up to 7H scratch protection, powered with a Projected Capacitive touch module. The monitors are certified with IP65 and have an 8mm foam on the border to guarantee protection from water and dust. All our portfolio has an Anti-glare coating, to ensure not only glare reduction but anti-fingerprint advantages. An innovative L-bracket system and VESA standard, provide two universal mounting systems for easy installation. The monitor is ready to use in different applications and support horizontal, portrait and face-up applications.
Features that guarantee reliable customer experiences
Which one is the better platform to enjoy video games, console or PC? This fundamental question is older than some video game fans themselves, but the answer is simple: both are great – yet each medium has its pros and cons. In the end, everything comes down to personal preference. If you haven’t made up your mind what device you want to invest in, don’t worry. We collected the strengths and downsides of console and PC gaming so you can decide what suits you more.
Console Gaming: eye-candy, comfort, easy handling and less expensive
Consoles traditionally were more linked to casual gaming and enjoying some Triple A titles on your couch on a relaxing evening. Due to hardware limitations, some complex genres like MOBAs cannot be adapted to consoles. However, console players can be just as competitive and professional as PC gamers. Especially FPS and Fighting Games support thriving esports scenes for console fans, with titles such as Fortnite, Call of Duty, Street Fighter or Super Smash Bros…
One of the biggest advantages of console gaming is that it is easier and cheaper than building an entire PC setup. You only need to buy the device and its controllers, plug it into a screen and you are ready to go.
Beautiful images but slow responsiveness? Not with new models!
Speaking of a screen, the specifications of the perfect monitor for a console are different than PC displays. A console gaming monitor is usually larger and comes with a great colour reproduction rather than the fastest responsiveness, as they are built to show breath-taking blockbusters. You are also further away from a console gaming screen, which means they come with technology that grants a perfect viewing experience from wider angles. Console gaming monitors usually offer a 1080p or 4k resolution and a better support for HDR (High Definition Range). While companies nowadays started to include HDR for their PC monitors as well, most PC games do not support this feature, whereas the editions for consoles do.
The focus on beautiful and lifelike images often comes with cuts in responsiveness and input lag. However, companies with a focus on gaming were aware of this disadvantage and tweaked their products. Console Gaming-tailored monitors can now sport a great response time, low input lag and refresh rates up to 144Hz.
A screen specifically built for console gaming fans
If you are searching for the right monitor for your console, check out the Philips Momentum 558M1. This model was specifically designed to create the best monitor for console gaming. The product enables next-gen console gaming thanks to HDMI 2.0, 4k resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate – creating stunning image quality and super smooth visuals. The 55” model includes a specially designed speaker from the engineers at Bowers & Wilkins, which means you get an impressive sound backdrop right away.
PC Gaming: Complex, fast and diverse with high FPS and smooth images
PC enthusiasts on the other hand benefit from broader hardware capabilities and therefore a larger game library, including more technically complex titles. The more precise input with keyboard and mouse also leads to flourishing esports scenes with games such as League of Legends, StarCraft II, Counter-Strike or sim racing. PCs can have more power, more precise controls and display images just as beautifully as console gaming monitors – but only if you have a high-tech setup. This leads to a huge downside: the costs. You need to assemble a powerful tower with a strong GPU, CPU and other elements, buy a good keyboard and mouse, headset or boxes and the right monitor. While with console gaming the screen is the only part you can have influence in, PCs can range from casual setups to top quality battle stations.
More images per second and a higher response time – but you can still get impressive visuals
When looking at said perfect monitor fitting for your tower, you will realise there are different specs to consider than with a console gaming monitor. As you are sitting much closer to your screen, you need a smaller model under 55” to keep everything in your field of vision.
Fast loading times, no lag, smooth images and high FPS are in the foreground for PC games. These get ensured by features such as FreeSync which synchronises the monitor to the graphics card. A high refresh rate goes hand in hand, which is the number of times the monitor updates with new images each second. And lastly, the lowest possible response time which is the time it takes your monitor to shift from one colour to another needs to be considered. While most non-gaming screens have a standard refresh rate of 60Hz, this would be considered entry-level for PC displays.
Fast gaming action and great images no matter what genre you prefer
A perfect allrounder model for PC gamers is the Philips E-Line 272E1GAJ/00. This monitor has a quick refresh rate of 144Hz, Moving Picture Response Time (MPRT) of only 1ms and FreeSync for super smooth images without any screen-tearing or ghosting.
The 27″ screen also displays crystal-clear images as it comes with a 1080p resolution, diverse contrast and a wide colour gamut.
Conclusion: It’s all about preference
There is no superior platform for gaming, so enjoy playing your favourite titles on whatever medium you prefer. When investing in a new setup, console gaming is simpler and monitors have a focus on producing beautiful images. PC battle stations are more diverse and come with multiple elements you need to coordinate. Monitors tailored for PCs usually have a higher refresh rate, response time and more FPS. Manufacturers keep working on both console gaming monitors and PC monitors for gamers to eliminate weaknesses and create the most stunning and smooth experience on both platforms.