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Philips Moda Slim 245C7QJSB Designer Monitor (Ultra Wide-Color technology) Review

With its Moda Slim 245C7QJSB, Philips has brought a unique product to the market. Not only is this pretty much the thinnest display we’ve seen at this kind of price point, but the expanded colour support offered here is also unrivalled in its class.

Unfortunately it appears Philips hasn’t capitalised on its impressive Ultra Wide-Color technology to position this PC monitor for creatives, as there are no accurate presets supporting AdobeRGB or DCI-P3. Combined with only average colour accuracy and its lack of adjustability, this is not a monitor we would recommend for pro-level colour work.

What the expanded colour space does give you is a generally vibrant presentation despite the panel’s rather low contrast ratio. Other plus-points include decent viewing angles, a lack of significant backlight bleed and low input lag.

So the 245C7QJSB is not for everyone, and if you’re after a screen for colour work or gaming you can do better even for this kind of money. However, if you’re just looking for the prettiest 24in general usage display you can plonk on your desk this Philips, with its highly attractive design and good-looking colours, is certainly a contender.

The Philips Moda Slim 245C7QJSB is available from Currys for £180 inc. VAT.

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Pros:

  • Incredibly thin
  • Did we mention it’s thin?
  • Over 90% of DCI-P3 coverage
  • Good viewing angles due to IPS panel
  • Attractive design with some premium elements
  • Minimal backlight bleed

Cons:

  • Very poor contrast
  • No adjustability beyond tilt or VESA mount
  • Unintuitive OSD
  • Average colour accuracy
  • Limited advantage to colour coverage due to lack of accurate presets

KitGuru says: The Philips Moda Slim 245C7QJSB lives up to its name by being one of the slimmest monitors we’ve ever seen with an attractive design and offering colour coverage that’s unique in its price class, but poor contrast along with average performance in most other regards mean it’s only for those who prefer looks over image quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rating: 7.0.

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