Philips (or MMD) has finally released detailed technical data of the 49 inch (124 cm) Philips 499P9H monitor with 5.120 x 1.440 pixel resolution (32:9 5K) presented at the IFA 2018. The extra-wide monitor in 32:9 format should make multi-monitor setups superfluous and be ergonomic to look at due to its slight bend with a radius of 1800R. Its huge desktop desktop in terms of both resolution and size can also be very useful when working with video. The Philips 499P9H uses an 8-bit VA panel and supports the NTSC color space at 103%, the sRGB at 121% and the Adobe RGB at 91% - it also meets the specifications of the DisplayHDR400 standard with a brightness of 450 cd/m².
The Philips 499P9H has a DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports and a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 interface. If this is used, the integrated USB 3.1 docking station can be used to access USB peripherals such as the mouse, keyboard and the Gigabit Ethernet connection via the monitor - very practical for mobile use of a notebook, which then only needs a cable connection itself and is also supplied with power (up to 65W) at the same time.
Two separate PCs with a monitor-keyboard-mouse setup can be operated via the integrated multiclient KVM switch. For optimum ergonomics, it can be rotated, tilted and adjusted in height - unusual for a monitor of this size. The LowBlue mode and the "Flicker-Free" technology, which is intended to prevent flickering, protect the eyes.
The recommended price is 1.099 Euro - at Mediamarkt, however, the Philips 499P9H can already be pre-ordered for 999 Euro - but with a delivery time of 12 weeks, which seems to correspond to the official market launch.
The competition in the field of 49" 5K monitors is small: there are still the Samsung C49RG90 and the Dell Ultrasharp U4919DW, but only the Dell is already available - at the price from 1.650 Euro. However, the Dell has a lower brightness of 350 cd/m² and a worse color space coverage of only 99% sRGB.