Philips launches first OLED monitor and it’s aimed at 4K video editors

Philips has unveiled its first OLED monitor for professionals. The 27-inch 27E1N8900 is “DisplayHDR True Black 400 certified” and has a peak brightness of 540 nits, which apparently makes it ideal for editing 4K video.

The monitor promises “stunning” color reproduction – 99.6% AdobeRGB, 99% DCI-P3 – so expect hues to be very lifelike. Other features include an extremely high contrast ratio (1,000,000:1, in theory) and a “LowBlue mode” which is easy on tired eyes.

At the rear, Philips has provided two HDMI 2.0 inputs, a DisplayPort 1.4 and a USB-C port with power delivery up to 90W. The latter allows you to charge your laptop, watch 4K videos and transfer data at the same time. Nice.

However, the charms of the 27E1N8900 probably won’t work on hardcore gamers. Despite the presence of ‘HDR Game’ mode, the lack of VRR, combined with a refresh rate that peaks at 60Hz, means this monitor won’t be able to take advantage of the flagship features of the PS5 or Xbox Series X.

Philips says the 27E1N8900 will be available “soon” in the US for $1060 (around £850 / AU$1500). It is unclear if/when it will reach the UK or Australia.

Looking for the ultimate gaming monitor? Dell’s Alienware Curved QD-OLED gaming monitor might be worth considering. It recently went on sale for £1099 / $1299 (around AU$1820).

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