This flatpanel monitor received an "Outstanding" award from Chip.com.my and it received a "Must Have" award from Kitguru.net.
Good Picture Quality
One customer wrote that it had good picture quality. In February this year Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their Philips BDM3490UC review on Expert Reviews “This curved monitor has excellent image quality”.
Good Product Quality
One person thought it was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review on Expert Reviews this month “This curved monitor has excellent image quality”.
Philips LCD Screens Have Good Reviews
Philips medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC monitors Philips is one of the better rated brands.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other LCD screens that were launched in the last year, the BDM3490UC has a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the Acer BX340CK (£599.38).
Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the EV2750W (£683.44), or the EV2750BK (£683.90) both from Eizo.
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Quite Many Recyclable Material Percentage
With a recyclable material percentage of 100 percent, the Philips BDM3490UC has a quite many recyclable material percentage compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out in the last year. Latest medium monitors have recyclable material percentages of between 25% and 100%.
Fairly Long Mean Time Between Failures
The mean time between failures of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the BDM3490UC range from 70h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 52,000h. With a mean time between failures of 70,000 hours, the BDM3490UC has a quite long mean time between failures compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the BDM3490UC.
Three HDMI Ports
The BDM3490UC is a three HDMI port flatpanel monitor.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
The display colour counts of latest medium monitors range from 16M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 200M. The BDM3490UC has a quite many display colour count (1,070 million) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BDM3490UC.
Very Large Viewable Size Diagonal
The smallest viewable size diagonal of latest comparable spec PC monitors is 58mm, the largest is 870mm, and the average viewable size diagonal is 590mm. At 867 millimeters, the BDM3490UC has a very large viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the BDM3490UC.
Very Big Viewable Width
When compared to other medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year, the BDM3490UC's viewable width of 798.2 millimeters is one of the biggest. Similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the BDM3490UC have viewable widths of between 290mm and 820mm.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
Similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the BDM3490UC have screen sizes of between 52cm and 690cm. The BDM3490UC has one of the biggest screen sizes (86.7 centimeters) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.
Fairly High RMS Rated Audio Power
Across all the LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the BDM3490UC the RMS rated audio powers range from 1W to 32W. With an RMS rated audio power of 14 Watts, the BDM3490UC has a fairly high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other new similar spec PC displays.
3440 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The BDM3490UC has a maximum resolution of 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all recently released medium monitors is 720 x 400 and the best is 3840 x 2160.
1080p Video Mode
This PC display has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
11 Reasons Against
A Bit Expensive
One person considered that the Philips BDM3490UC was not cheap. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review on Expert Reviews this year “The Philips BDM3490UC is expensive.” yet still scored the Philips BDM3490UC 4 stars.
Not Good in Terms of Size
One Philips BDM3490UC owner concluded that it was not heavy. Kitguru.net wrote a few weeks ago “21 9 displays in general carry a hefty premium” yet still gave it a rating of 90 out of 100.
Expensive Compared to Other Recently Released Medium Monitors
We think this LCD screen looks expensive for an LCD screen that came out in the last 12 months. The price range of recently released medium monitors is from £42 to £3,140.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other recently released medium monitors, the BDM3490UC does not have an integrated card reader.
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to look at including the DELL UP2715K (£634.80) which also has a higher rating.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to the BDM3490UC, the BDM3490UC does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other new similar spec PC monitors, the BDM3490UC is not 3D compatible.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has an UltraWide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
PC monitors that were launched in the last year have weights of between 2.6g and 33kg, and the average weight is 4.8kg. With a weight of 7.8 kilograms, the BDM3490UC is one of the heavier newly released medium monitors amongst medium monitors of this age.
The narrowest new medium monitor is 370mm wide and the widest is 960mm. The width of the BDM3490UC of 826 millimeters is one of the widest amongst medium monitors that came out around the same time as the BDM3490UC.
Very Slow Response Time
At 14 milliseconds, the BDM3490UC has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for the last year. The average response time of PC displays that are a similar age to the BDM3490UC is 5.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 20ms.
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Released Ten Months Ago
It was ten months ago when Philips released the BDM3490UC.
Running Costs Are Average
The BDM3490UC is typical compared to the other 371 medium monitors that were released in the last year that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the BDM3490UC will cost £69 over 5 years to run.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on recently released comparable spec PC screens.
We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this PC monitor and we think the LG 34UM88 (£416.91), and the DELL UP2715K (£634.80) which has a better Rating; or the Samsung TC222W (£489.91) which is cheaper are also worth considering.
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50000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The BDM3490UC has a maximum contrast ratio of 50000000:1. That's 50% less contrast ratio than a 100000000:1 PC monitor, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
It may also be worth considering one of the other flatpanel monitors that have a 50000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including a cheaper LCD screen such as the AOC C3583FQ-BS (£543.00) or you might consider a better rated LCD screen such as the iiyama XUB3490WQSU-B1 (£499.99).
If the contrast ratio of this LCD screen is too low for you then you might want to consider the AOC U3277PWQU (£948.35) (80000000:1 and cheaper), or the Acer X34 (100000000:1 and cheaper).
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 3440 x 1440
4K Ultra HD, HD
Mobile High-Definition Link
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
30 - 160
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 160
Viewable Size Diagonal
Vertical Scan Range
30 - 80
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 99
0.233 x 0.233
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
PC Audio in
2.0, 2.0/3.0, 2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), 3.0, 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), 3.1
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)
Built-In USB Hub
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Recyclable Material Percentage
Black, Black/Grey, Grey
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client Installed
-5 - 20
Cable Lock Slot
Plug and Play
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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