Philips Brilliance 279P1 Review

Philips Brilliance 279P1 Review

The Philips Brilliance 279P1 provides higher sRGB color coverage and triple the amount of USB 3.2 ports than the 272P7VUBNB (to four). This monitor appears to compete with some of the top inexpensive 4K monitors that include built-in speakers and a USB-C charging port. The Philips 279P1 is a 27-inch 4K monitor that connects through USB-C. Because the maximum refresh rate is 60 Hz and there is no Adaptive-Sync, it isn’t the greatest 4K gaming monitor (like FreeSync or G-Sync). This isn’t the ideal choice for skilled painters or high-end gamers who require flawless color and brightness in their work.

Design and Features:

The Philips 279C9 is a 27-inch 4KIPS display that boasts a 1,300:1 contrast ratio. It has a native resolution of 4K, according to the manufacturer (3,840 by 2,160 pixels running at 60Hz). Although DisplayHDR 400 certification does not guarantee genuine HDR functionality, it does guarantee proper color balance. The display also includes USB-C connectivity, as well as 65W of charging capability for mobile devices. The Philips Brilliance 279P1 features a 27-inch 4K (3,840 by 2,160-pixel) widescreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

The screen features large viewing angles, with vertical and horizontal viewing angles of up to 178 degrees. The monitor’s UHD screen has a pixel density of 163 pixels per inch, which is quite high (PPI). The Philips 279P1 boasts a comprehensive collection of ergonomic features that go above and beyond comparable monitors. The stand’s height may be adjusted up to 5.9 inches, which is an extremely large range—4 inches is more common. 

Image Quality:

The Philips 279P1 4K monitor offers a 4K UHD resolution, a 163 PPI (pixels per inch) pixel density, and a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio. While you won’t get the same deep blacks as on a VA panel display, you will receive more uniform colors and wider viewing angles. The monitor also offers a 122 percent sRGB color gamut, which means the colors are more intense and vibrant.

A USB Hub and Ethernet Too:

A DisplayPort 1.4 connector and a USB Type-C port with up to 65 watts of USB power delivery are among the connectors on the 279P1. The RJ-45 jack is primarily used to connect a laptop to the internet using one of the monitor’s USB-C ports. Although they are loud, the audio quality is poor, so you probably won’t want to turn them up all the way.


The Philips 279C9 isn’t a real HDR monitor, but it’s a dream to use as an SDR panel. The IPS technology produces excellent viewing angles and contrast performance, which is about as good as it gets from this panel type. FreeSync isn’t supported, thus until you enable V-Sync, you’ll suffer screen tearing. In this instance, we recommend using the V-Sync method to reduce the increased input delay.

The Philips 279C9 features a 27-inch 4K display with AMD’s FreeSync adaptive refresh technology and no apparent input latency. Only sRGB with 109 percent coverage and NTSC with 90.7 percent coverage is given. That means a monitor with mediocre color fidelity rather than a screen capable of professional-level content creation. When it comes to scaling settings in Windows, packing all those pixels into a mid-sized monitor presents a challenge.


  • UHD resolution on an IPS screen.
  • Pixel density is high. 
  • sRGB color coverage is excellent. 
  • Standing position that is more ergonomically superior.
  • Built-in speakers and a USB hub.
  • Warranty of four years.


  • Buttons for controlling the OSD aren’t suitable.


The Philips Brilliance 279P1 is a superb debut in the burgeoning area of docking-station monitors, packed with features and shining with solid brightness and color coverage.

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