The Philips Brilliance 275P4VYKEB 5K Monitor may not have aced every test, but it’s still a pretty amazing bit of kit. It has good colour accuracy and uniformity, and a near-perfect gamut. It isn’t the perfect partner for high-resolution gaming, but looking at photos in this kind of resolution is a revelation. Windows 10 also copes with the scaling of text admirably, even when using a second screen of much lower resolution alongside.
The slightly off gamma ratings and mediocre brightness uniformity are really the only notable downsides. The fact you need to use both DisplayPort inputs for 5K is more like an occupational hazard of this resolution, although it would have been nice to have another input in case you do need to hook up a secondary device.
The menu doesn’t have the range of detailed adjustment that more gaming-focused screens are offering, and the screen only runs at 60Hz, but there’s enough configurability for the more serious user. There are presets for most everyday business and entertainment activities, plus manual adjustments that can successfully improve colour accuracy.
The Philips Brilliance 275P4VYKEB 5K Monitor is available on Overclockers UK. Some Amazon third party sellers have the monitor at £737 but we have been told that there is an EAN pricing mistake and the correct price is £1199 inc vat. This is a pretty expensive 27in screen, but when you consider that you’re getting four times the resolution that a lot of TFTs this size offer, it doesn’t seem particularly outrageous, particularly when Dell’s equivalent is £100 more. If you want to stay ahead of the curve and feel like larging it when it comes to screen pixels, this is a tasty proposition.
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- Stunning 5K (5,120 x 2,880) resolution.
- Near-total colour gamut.
- Great colour uniformity.
- Good colour accuracy.
- USB 3.0 hub.
- Presets for a variety of uses.
- Built-in webcam and mic.
- Gamma presets are slightly off their official rating.
- Mediocre brightness uniformity.
- 5K connection only supports one input.
Kitguru Says: The Philips Brilliance 275P4VYKEB 5K Monitor takes detail to a new level, with great colour and a price that’s not as much as you would expect.