The Philips 273V7QDAB is a no-nonsense business and productivity monitor that aims to provide decent image quality and smart design without breaking the bank. It costs just £150 yet still provides a 27-inch screen size, 1080p resolution and an attractive low-profile bezel, while also utilising an IPS LCD panel for good viewing angles and generally good image quality.
Beyond that it offers very little in the way of extra features. There’s no USB hub, the stand doesn’t offer any form of adjustment other than a bit of tilt, and the screen runs at a standard 60Hz so competitive gamers will probably want to look elsewhere.
Instead, the sort of extras you can expect here include a low blue light mode for reduced eye strain and the reassurance of a flicker-free backlight. It’s not a star-studded list but if you’re simply after a basic monitor for everyday use, it could be worth a look.
- Screen size: 27-inch, 16:9 aspect
- Native resolution: 1,920 x 1,080
- Refresh rate: 60Hz
- Panel type: IPS
- Contrast ratio: 1,000:1
- Brightness: 250cd/m2
- Response time: 5ms grey-to-grey
- Display inputs: 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DVI, 1 x D-Sub
- USB hub: No
- Tilt: Yes
- Raise: No
- Swivel: No
- Pivot: No
- Other: 2 x 2W Speakers, headphone jack, audio input
- VESA: Yes
- Warranty: 2 years
Retail Price: £151 (inc. VAT)