Philips 279P1 Review

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The Philips 279P1 is a superb mid-range 4K monitor that’s got a fast response time, low input lag, and wide viewing angles. But be aware of its low native contrast ratio and lackluster black levels.


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Product Snapshot


The Philips 279P1 is a great Philips monitor in a 4K, mid-range unit released in January 2021. Unlike the older Philips 276E9QJAB, it boasts a UHD IPS panel that promises to deliver better viewing angles, color accuracy, and better response time compared to VA monitors. On top of that, its extensive USB hub works exceptionally well with most modern laptops and doubles as a laptop docking station for desktop usage. It also touts a built-in people sensor that automatically dims the display when no one is around to look at the screen to save power. As a result, it is well-positioned for budget-conscious buyers looking for an affordable 4K monitor for productivity purposes and office work. To discover what reviewers had to say about it, keep reading our Philips 279P1 review until the end. And don’t forget to take a look at the highest-rated computer monitors available on the market.


our Verdict

The Philips 279P1 is a great mid-range 4K monitor that’s perfect for productivity and office tasks. It has a fast response time, low input lag, wide viewing angles, and a built-in people sensor. Plus, its extensive USB hub works well with most laptops that support DP ALT Mode. Just be aware of its low native contrast ratio and lackluster black levels.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Native Ultra HD (3840p x 2160p resolution)
  • Fast response time
  • Excellent viewing angle performance
  • Firmly built and adjustable stand
  • Extensive USB hub with a USB type C port
  • Flexible power management mode for easy docking
  • Built-in people sensor
  • Low input lag
  • Sharp image quality with a high PPI number

Reason to Avoid

  • Low native contrast ratio
  • Lackluster black levels
  • Lacks local dimming
  • No VRR
  • It doesn’t support AMD FreeSync or NVIDIA G-Sync
  • Limited to only 60 Hz
  • No support for VESA’s adaptive sync
  • Lack of HDMI 2.1

Philips 279P1 Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs2
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time4 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAdaptive Sync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)343.0667
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)994.7
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)92.7733
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)107.7
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)85
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)0
Response Time (ms)4
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)0
Reflections % (Total Reflections)0

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  • PC Mag

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    Chock-full of features and shining with solid brightness and color coverage, the Philips Brilliance 279P1… Read More


    Tony Hoffman
  • Tom’s Hardware

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    The Philips Brilliance 279P1 is a middle-of-the-road monitor with solid build quality, good image quality… Read More


    Rob Shafer
  • Display Ninja

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    The Philips 279P1 is one of the best value 4K monitors with a USB-C input… Read More


    Mike Williams