Philips releases monitor with presence detector

20 February 2020

Philips has come up with a way to draw attention to its new product. We are talking about the Philips 243B1 monitor. It has just been introduced and has an interesting "feature".

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The device is equipped with a PowerSensor sensor. The latter detects the presence of the user nearby. If no one is around - the brightness is reduced to a minimum.

The point of PowerSensor is simple - to increase the life of the screen. In addition, the power consumption is reduced by 70 percent. It won't hurt to save a little on electricity.

The sensor works with infrared pulses. The PowerSensor emits them and captures them. It's not new, but it's not very common.

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Nothing else about the Philips 243B1 stands out. The diagonal is 23.8 inches and the resolution is 1920 by 1080 pixels. The matrix is of the IPS type. You can hope for a response time of 4 ms.

The refresh rate is the usual - 75 Hz. The brightness is equal to 250 cd/m2. Dynamic contrast ratio reaches 50 000 000:1. A similar story with the viewing angles. They are standard - 178 degrees (vertically and horizontally).

Let's talk about color space coverage. The figures are as follows: sRGB - 107%, NTSC - 91%. Among other things, the developers have taken care of eye protection. For this technology are responsible LowBlue and FlickerFree.

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Philips 243B1 is pleased with the stand. It allows you to adjust the tilt and swivel angles as well as the height. Want to change the orientation to portrait? No problem.

The interfaces are all right. There is Ethernet (RJ45), DisplayPort 1.2, USB Type-C and HDMI 1.4. Sales start in March this year. The expected price is £239 (about 20,000 rubles).