Philips Announces The Brilliance 258B WQHD Monitor

Philips has unveiled the Brilliance 258B6QJEB monitor which features a 25-inch WQHD (2560×1440) display, 178 degree viewing angles, 5 ms response time and 350 cd/m² maximum brightness level. The panel is based on AH-IPS technology to produce vivid, sharp colours and the display to resolution ratio results in a beautiful picture without causing any scaling problems.

In terms of connectivity, the monitor contains dual-link DVI, HDMI, D-Sub, and DisplayPort options while integrating a 4-port USB hub. Although two of these ports run at the slower USB 2.0 speed. The backlight is powered by a W-LED non-PWM method which results in flick free operation. Philips decided to use a high-quality metal stand with a huge array of adjustments including height, tilt, swivel and pivot. The release date is currently unknown and pricing is expected around the $350 mark. Monitor manufacturers tend to focus on 4K panels and some even adopt this resolution on 24-25 inch displays. While the end result is crisp, the scaling and absurdly small text is very difficult to manage especially on older Windows operating systems.

For gaming or productivity, 2560×1440 is the optimal resolution and fits with a screen size most users would find comfortable. I honestly wouldn’t recommend any 4K panel under 32 inch for daily usage.

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AOC Q2963PM 29″ UWHD AH-IPS Monitor Review


Over the last few years, we have been [in general] demanding higher and higher resolutions from our monitors, and before we even think about using a multi-screen setup – the most common resolution of choice has to be 1920×1080. Over the last year or so, we have been seeing a slow transition over to the 2560×1600 bandwagon as some users opt for bigger 27″+ panels. The problem with these through is that the cost is far greater than a 1920×1080 panel so having a pair of 22″ or 24″ panels is not uncommon – it gives a balance between the desktop space and cost that many people look for.

In a bid to give users the best option of desktop space and display aspect ratio, the 2560×1080 resolution has slowly been cropping up within the market place and in effect it is an ideal alternative for anyone that is looking at a dual 1920×1080 screen setup. The super-wide aspect of this 29″ monitor gives a single desktop space to work within, however when we move over to the gaming side of things, the extra pixels allow for a wider peripheral vision without the distraction of a bezel right in the middle of your view.

AOC’s super-wide monitor is just one of the few to now offer the new resolution, but it doesn’t just give more pixels; it also has one of the best panels on the market to show the image as well. The AH-IPS (Advanced High-Performance In Plane Switching) panel that AOC have chosen produces a mixture of supreme colour accuracy, high pixel density and a high level of brightness, oh and let’s not forget that it has a superb viewing angle as well. All the ingredients are there for certain, but does having a 21:9 aspect monitor really make that much of a difference?

Before we even get a chance to delve inside the box, AOC are keen to show off the screens super-wide aspect ratio and its ability to house multiple windows with ease. The blue box also has a row of the panels highlighted features laid out along the lower edge with a front and back view of the monitor found to the right.

Taking everything out of the box, we find the monitor in two parts and alongside a two-part DC power adaptor we also have a VGA display cable, HDMI cable, 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable, a cable tie, rubber feet and a CD containing a set of display drivers and AOC’s accompanying software for this panel.