Philips returns to ultra-wide with a monitor for huge desks

Philips may have killed off its 21:9 TVs a couple of years ago, but that doesn’t mean it was done with the aspect ratio, bringing ultra-wide back as it pushes out a 34-inch monitor.

Made for people who not only want a bigger space for their desktop, the Philips Brilliance Ultrawide LCD (BDM3470) brings a 34 inch display to workspaces out there keen on seeing more of the operating system they’re reliant on, delivering a massive 3440×1440 resolution to that large space.

We’re told there’s an 8-bit colour depth panel used, which Philips says will deliver more than 99 percent of the sRGB colour space to the screen or roughly 1.07 billion colours, while the Philips TrueVision technology will provide dynamic colour.

Support for two simultaneous sources is also included, a feature Philips calls “MultiView” and makes it possible for someone to work while watching a movie or playing a game from another source. Whether you have the attention span to do it is another question altogether, however.

A swivel, tilt, and rotation friendly base is also included, as is the ability to adjust the height of the monitor, making it possible to have the screen in a traditional landscape view, while also offering a tall portrait screen orientation.

Ports for the Philips 34 inch display include two USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, VGA, DVI, DisplayPort, and an HDML port which is compatible with MHL, the latter of which is useful if you plan on plugging in a smartphone supporting the technology, which most flagship phones have for the past couple of years.

As for pricing, you’ll find that starts at around $1099, with availability set to hit electronics and computer stores within the next couple of weeks.