Press release

Picture quality, game features and design: these and much more in the new Philips E2 Monitor Series

Amsterdam, September 3rd, 2020 – MMD, the leading display specialist and brand license partner for Philips monitors, launches Philips E2 Series: a new family of monitors which combines elegant design and innovative features to fit both home and office lifestyle. The ultra-narrow 3-side or 4-side frameless design assures maximum viewing size with minimal distractions and it is especially suited for graphic design and professional applications. Moreover, thanks to a wide array of features, they are the perfect choice for anyone looking for colors and details accuracy.

“Many people nowadays have made home their office so they need a monitor that is suitable for multitasking, for work and entertainment. The new E2 series is the right flagship for those who want to combine essential features and a design that meets modern interiors”, says Artem Khomenko, Senior Product Manager in Europe at MMD Monitors & Displays.

The new E2 Monitor Series provide visuals to remember

Higher resolution means more pixels on the display and greater detail, a crucial feature for professional users such as graphic designers, CAD designers and architects – but an appreciated plus for any other user. The core in this new E2 flagship lies in assuring a great viewing experience, with models raging from Full HD to 4K UHD, and an excellent picture quality (thanks to, for example, Ultra Wide-Color Technology which delivers the outstanding depth of 1.07 billion colors).

All the E2 Line monitors feature wide viewing angles for crisp images with deep contrast levels and super-high contrast. The viewing experience is also enhanced by SmartContrast, a technology that analyzes the contents you are displaying, automatically adjusting colors and controlling backlight intensity, and SmartImage, a technology that analyzes the content displayed on your screen and dynamically optimizes the contrast, color saturation and sharpness of images and videos for ultimate display performance.

The E2 Line monitors features for a good gaming experience

This new Series offers SmartImage Game Mode, a quickly accessible OSD fine-tuned for gamers, offering multiple options. For example, “FPS” mode (First person shooting) improves dark themes in games, allowing to see hidden objects in dark areas, while “Racing” mode adapts the display with the fastest response time and high colour, along with image adjustments.

Each of the new monitors offer some specific features for a better and smoother gameplay. For example, the new Philips 242E2FA and the 272E2FA monitors feature 1 ms (MPRT[1]), while the Philips 288E2A and the 345E2AE monitorson the other hand assure fluid, artefact-free performance at virtually any frame rate with AMD FreeSyncTM technology.

Features for any kind of user and a green consciousness

The new E2 family monitors feature a whole range of technologies designed for a better user experience. EasyRead mode assures paper-like reading experience, Flicker-free Technology and LowBlue Mode for more comfortable viewing and easy-on-the-eyes productivity, respectively. These monitors feature a discreet EasySelect toggle key to make quick and easy adjustments to monitor settings in the On-Screen Display menu, with the cable management system, users will have a neat workspace.

Some, such as the Philips 288E2A and 345E2AE displays, also enable active dual connect and view thanks to MultiView, allowing users to work with multiple devices like a PC and notebook simultaneously, for complex multitasking.

All these monitors are entirely free of harmful substances like lead and mercury, are RoHS-compliant and include 100% recycled packaging material. Moreover, they are certified Energy Star 8.0 and TCO as well. Their packaging itself is completely recyclable.

E2 Line monitors availability

The new E2 line features the Philips 242E2FA Full HD LCD monitor, the Philips 272E2FA Full HD LCD monitor, the Philips 288E2A 4K Ultra HD LCD monitor and the Philips 345E2AE UltraWide LCD monitor.

[1] Motion Picture Response Time: it is a more intuitive way to describe response time, which directly refers to the duration between seeing blurry noise and clean, crisp images.

Please see below for the prices and availability:

ModelPanel SizeMaximum ResolutionAspect RatioConnectivityAvailabilityMSRP
242E2FA23.8 inch / 60.5 cm1920 x 1080 @ 75 Hz[1]16:9Signal Input: VGA (Analogue), DisplayPort x 1, HDMI (digital, HDCP)   Sync Input: Separate Sync, Sync on Green   Audio (In/Out): PC audio-in, Headphone outMid-September€149
272E2FA27 inch / 68.6 cm1920 x 1080 @ 75 Hz216:9Signal Input: VGA (Analogue), DisplayPort x 1, HDMI (digital, HDCP)   Sync Input: Separate Sync, Sync on Green   Audio (In/Out): PC audio-in, Headphone outMid-September€189
288E2A28 inch / 71.1 cm3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz216:9Signal Input: DisplayPort x 1, HDMI x 2   Sync Input: Separate Sync   Audio (In/Out): PC audio-in, Headphone outNow€319
345E2AE34 inch / 86.36 cm3440 x 1440 @ 75 Hz221:9Signal Input: DisplayPort x 1, HDMI x 2   Sync Input: Separate Sync   Audio (In/Out): PC audio-in, Headphone outMid-September€369

[1] The maximum resolution works for either HDMI input or DP input.

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