The Philips 32E1N3600LA is a 32 inch Quad HD Display from Philips. It was launched in 2022. It comes with a True 8-bit VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte (3H) finish.
The max. resolution it can achieve is 2560 x 1440 with a refresh rate of 75 Hz and a pixel density of 93 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next most important specification of a Display is its Color Reproduction, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
The Philips 32E1N3600LA is rated with a 122% sRGB color gamut coverage. The color quality on this monitor will be Lifelike! Thus, this display will also be useful for professional photographers who are interested in photo editing and color grading business.
What Color Gamut means ?
Color gamut spec of a Monitor is a measure of the range of colors that it can show.
What this means is, it indicates the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A panel with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), thus producing a "washed out" picture.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 to name a few.
As for this Monitor its color gamut is specified using sRGB.
But don't worry, below is a chart that will help you choosing a Monitor with good color accuracy.
After color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it impacts the picture quality the same way.
Understanding the static contrast ratio
Static contrast ratio of a Display corresponds to its Black levels. A Display with low static contrast ratio (less than 1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Also, such displays are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds such as below:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
This will impact your viewing experience, especially in a dark room.
Also note, 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, thus lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, always prefer a FHD Display with high contrast ratio over a 4K Display with low contrast ratio.
This monitor features a static contrast ratio of 3000 : 1, good enough to display deep blacks.
As for brightness, the peak brightness the Philips 32E1N3600LA can achieve is 300 nits. The panel of this Monitor is powered by W-LED backlight technology.
If you need a display primarily for gaming, you should take a Monitor with lowest input lag and response times.
Unfortunately, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit.
Now, VA panels in general come with high input lags and response times. So, expect the input lag to be above 20ms. Though, Non-FPS and casual games should be playable.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the latency at which your key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of the Monitor. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
Although for better experience, get a Monitor that has an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The horizontal and vertical measurements of the this Display are 28.15 inches and 20.24 inches respectively.
It is just 2.44 inches thick. It weighs 7.21 kgs and 1.68 kgs extra including its stand.
Now, coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this Monitor with an interface size of 100 x 100 mm. However, there is no Swivel or Pivot support on this monitor except Tilt support.
For display connectivity, there are two HDMI 1.4 ports and one DisplayPort 1.2 port on this Monitor.
USB ports include 4x USB 3.2 (Type-A; Gen 1; downstream) and 1x USB 3.2 (Type-C; Gen 1; upstream; 65W; DP Alt Mode).
The monitor also comes with 2 x 5W built-in speakers.
Now, coming to power usage, on average, the Philips 32E1N3600LA consumes about 74W. On standby, it takes 0.5 W.
For powering this unit, you will need either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.