Philips Launches Two 29-inch 21:9 AH-IPS Monitors

Phillips has released two 29" 21:9 IPS monitors, one of which is aimed at the consumer market, and the other at the business environment.

Both of the monitors are almost identical, featuring the same panel and specifications. They carry a 29" AH-IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 by 1080 pixels. They feature bidirectional viewing angles of 178 degrees, a dynamic contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1, a static contrast ratio of 1000:1, 300 cd/m2 maximum brightness, and a response time of 7 ms. Connectivity is taken care of by a DisplayPort, a Dual-link DVI port and two HDMI ports. There is also a headphone out port.

The difference between the two screens is in the stand. The consumer version, the 298X4QJAB, has a very simple stand that only allows the user to swivel the screen back and forth by -5 to +20 degrees. The business version, the 298P4QJEB, has a much more advanced stand, which can not only swivel at the same angles as the consumer version, but it is also adjustable in height by 150 mm, rotates to portrait mode, and rotates sideways with a 130 degree swivel foot, 65 degrees in each direction.

The business oriented version also features a four-port USB 3.0 hub.

MSRP pricing is set by the Dutch company at €499 for the Philips 298X4QJAB, and €529 for the business oriented Philips 298P4QJEB. Business Oriented Philips 298P4QJEBBusiness Oriented Philips 298P4QJEBConsumer Oriented Philips 298X4QJAB Consumer Oriented Philips 298X4QJAB

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  • Darkk
    I'd pay extra for the business model to get a better stand.
  • TonyCa
    Waiting for Asus to release 21:9 screen.
  • de5_Roy
    i like how vendors are coming out with monitors useful for reading long forum threads (in portrait mode).
    these'll be very useful for toms' new format. especially with long article threads where you have to continuously click 'display moar commentz' to read more comments. ^_^