Philips Curved FreeSync Monitor isn’t Worth the Price
Philips has just released an AMD FreeSync compatible monitor. It is a gorgeous curved monitor that will help with your screen-tearing issues caused by frame rates exceeding monitor refresh rate.
The new monitor offers Full HD resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. Combining the curved look with the rest of its features, it does seem like the right monitor to go with if you are running a mid range card. However, Philips will have a hard time selling it.
It costs $349 so it is just not worth it.
- Model – Philips 279X6QJNS
- Panel Size – 27-inch
- LCD Panel Type – Multi-Domain Vertical Alignment (MVA) LED
- Aspect Ratio – 16:9
- Resolution – 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
- Response Time – 14 ms (GTG)
- Smart Response Time – 4 ms (GTG)
- Brightness – 300 cd/m²
- Pixel Pitch – 0.3114 x 0.3114 mm
- Contrast Ratio – 3000:1
- Viewing Angle – 178 degrees
- Display Colors – 16.7 million
- Connectivity – VGA, DisplayPort, HDMI
- Weight (With Stand) – 12.28 lbs
- Price – $349
The problem is that for $150 less you can buy a monitor with freesync, Full HD, 144Hz refresh rate. So why would I , as a consumer, buy Philips’ model? The monitor offers nothing unique except its curved design, which is visually appealing indeed but has no connection with performance.
To make this monitor worth it, Phillips should have at least boosted its refresh rate to 144Hz. It would have still been a little overpriced but its curved design would have tempted users to spend a little extra on it.
If you are looking to spend $250-$300 on a monitor, I would recommend getting the Viewsonic Freesync 144Hz 1080p Gaming Display with 1ms. This display is available for $279 right now on Amazon.
The bottom line is that if you want a decent freesync monitor with Full HD, there are much better and cheaper options out there than Philips Curved FreeSync monitor.