New 4K Philips Monitor Offers RJ-45 Ethernet, USB-C Charging

(Image credit: Philips)

Philips released a new 4K monitor (opens in new tab) today, the Brilliance 272P7VUBNB (opens in new tab). The new 27-inch display comes with built-in docking station that includes a USB-C port powerful enough to charge a laptop (opens in new tab) and the surprising inclusion of RJ-45 Ethernet. 

Philips Brilliance 272P7VUBNB Specs

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Panel TypeIPS / W-LED
Screen Size, Aspect Ratio & Pixel Density27 inches / 16:9, 163ppi
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
Response Time (GTG) 5ms
Max Brightness350 nits
Contrast Ratio1,000:1
Video InputsDisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, USB-C
USB1x USB-C (upstream), 2x USB 3.2 (downstream)
OtherRJ-45 Ethernet LAN (10M/100M/1G)
SpeakersNone
AudioHeadphone out
Dimensions With Stand24.2 x 21.6 x 10.1 inches (614 x 548 x 257mm)

The biggest draw to the new LCD monitor is the built-in docking station around back. It includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, the Ethernet port and a USB-C port that can charge devices at up to 65W.

(Image credit: Philips)

With 4K resolution (opens in new tab), the new Philips monitor packs an impressive pixel density of 163 pixels per inch (ppi). It also uses Philips' proprietary SmartImage feature, which lets you enhances the image for specified apps.

The base offers cable management, and the monitor can be turned into portrait mode, tilt forward and backwards and swivel. The swiveling makes sense to have with the IPS panel (opens in new tab), which points to a strong image even when viewing the monitor from 90 degrees to the side. 

You can find the Philips Brilliance LCD monitor on Amazon (opens in new tab) with an MSRP of $349.99; although, at the time of writing it was discounted to $319. Models sold in the U.S. include a 4-year replacement warranty.

Ash Hill
Freelance News and Features Writer

Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer at Tom's Hardware US. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting.