We were hit by a wave of WQHD and IPS computer display launches during the past months and we’re glad to see that the storm is not easing up. Instead, it is getting stronger at washing away the dreaded TN flat panels with mediocre HD resolution.
During this year’s IFA event in Berlin, Germany, Philips launched the new UW-XGA 29” AH-IPS monitors that we reported on here and the 3D GIOCO monitors with ambient lighting and a minuscule bezel that we presented here. Now, the company is showing something new.
The novelty is officially called 272P4QPJKEB and is a 27” professional computer display that comes with a PLS panel sporting the nice 2560 by 1440 pixel WQHD resolution.
PSL is a new technology and the acronym is short for Plane to Line Switching.
Samsung is one of the most important PLS supporters and its Super PLS technology is superior to the current popular IPS.
Samsung’s PLS is said to have a 100 percent improvement in viewing angle, 10 percent increase in brightness, up to 15 percent decrease in production costs and an overall increased image quality.
We don’t know yet who manufactures the display panel used by Philips for this monitor, but one thing is clear, namely that PLS is somewhat better than IPS.
The rest of the 272P4QPJKEB monitor is just as impressive as the display panel itself because it comes with an integrated 2MP webcam and a very high speed USB 3.0 hub.
The company has not disclosed any information on price yet, but the monitor will likely be available in the next couple of months.