The 27" 4K monitor Philips 279P2MRX, which was just introduced by Philips/MMD, is completely on the cutting edge of technology, as it not only has the stately number of 2,304 local dimming zones (a new record as far as we know) but also features a DisplayHDR1400 specification as well as - as the first monitor ever - two Thunderbolt 4 interfaces.
Its panel has an extremely high brightness of up to 1,000 nits and covers 100% of the AdobeRGB color space. While no other technical specs are known yet, its DisplayHDR 1400 certification suggests that the Philips 279P2MRX has a dynamic contrast ratio that is 3.5x greater than that of DisplayHDR 1000 as well as a peak brightness of 1,400 nits.
It must also support at least 95% of the DCI-P3 color space and be able to maintain a brightness of 900 nits over a period of at least 30 minutes, a requirement for professional work such as true video editing of HDR content.
And the Philips 279P2MRX&s support for Thunderbolt 4 is also promising: while Thunderbolt 4 only has the same maximum data rate as Thunderbolt 3/USB4 of 40 Gb/s - it offers more extensive functionality than Thunderbolt 3. For example, Thunderbolt 4 supports more Thunderbolt 4 ports (1x In, 3x Out) and allows the connection of at least two 4K or one 8K monitor (Thunderbolt 3: one monitor). Unlike USB4 (where 40 Gb/s is only optional and 20 Gb/s is standard), Thunderbolt 4 also always guarantees a maximum transfer speed of 40 Gb/s.
Thunderbolt 4 is backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 3 and thus works with all Thunderbolt 3 cables and devices. Like USB4, which was standardized over a year ago, Thunderbolt 4 will also be able to deliver up to 100W of power to connected devices. In addition, cables for Thunderbolt 4 can now be up to 2 meters long, and in the future can be as long as 5 to 50 meters (Thunderbolt 3 specified only a maximum of 0.8m long cables for maximum speed).
We assume that of the two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one will act as an input and the other as a loopthrough, meaning that other peripherals or a monitor, for example, can be connected to them.
We expect more information about the technology or price and release date of the Philips 279P2MRX in the course of the CES 2021 trade show, which starts today.