The Philips 27E1N5600HE is a 27 inch Quad HD Monitor from Philips, launched in the year 2022. It comes with a True 8-bit IPS panel with Anti-glare/Matte (3H) finish. It can achieve a max resolution of 2560 x 1440 @ 75 Hz with a pixel density of 109 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next most important spec to look for in a Display is its Color Reproduction, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
This Monitor comes with a sRGB color profile coverage of 114%. The color accuracy on this monitor will be Lifelike! Apart from giving you a truly world-class experience, it is also ideal for individuals who are into photo editing and color grading business.
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut specification of a display is the measurement of the range of colors that the monitor can display.
A panel with poor color accuracy will produce washed out colors that will spoil your immersive experience.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 etc. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
As for this Monitor it is specified using sRGB.
But don't worry, here is a chart that you can use to choose a Monitor with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, the static contrast ratio of a monitor holds almost equal role in picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast ratio of a Display
The static contrast ratio of a Display corresponds to its Black levels. A Monitor with low static contrast ratio (<1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Also, such displays may suffer from backlight bleeds such as below:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Clearly this will impact your viewing experience, especially in a dark room.
Static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a Display with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, so lesser detail overall.
This display features a static contrast ratio of 1000 : 1 — good enough for a display in this range.
As for brightness, the peak brightness the Display can produce is 300 nits. The backlight of this Monitor is powered by W-LED technology.
Now if you need a display primarily for gaming, you should get a Monitor with lowest input lag and response times.
Unfortunately, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit.
Now, IPS panels in general come with high input lags and response times. So, the input lag on this Display could be 20ms or above. Though, Non-FPS and casual games should be playable.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the amount of time at which device inputs changes the content of your display. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
But ideally, get a Monitor that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Speaking of ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the Monitor, you can make use of 100 x 100 mm VESA mount (to be purchased separately). It also supports Tilt and Pivot, except there is no support for Swivel on this Monitor.
Vertically, the Monitor extends upto 15.51 inches (adjustable +5.12 in) and horizontally 24.17 inches. It is just 2 inches thick.
In total the monitor weighs approximately 6.57 KGs including stand. Without stand, it weighs 4.7 kgs.
For display connectivity, Philips has provided one HDMI 1.4 port and one DisplayPort 1.2 port on this monitor.
For connecting USB devices, the it includes 4x USB 3.2 (Type-A; downstream) and 1x USB 3.2 (Type-C; upstream; 65W; DP Alt Mode).
The monitor also comes with 2 x 5W built-in speakers.
As for power consumption, on average, this monitor consumes about 47.36 Watts and on standby, it uses 0.5 Watts.
Both 110V and 220V outlets are supported on this unit.