Philips BDM3490UC
Philips BDM3490UC
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Philips BDM3490UC Must Have Recommended Techradar Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning and 2 year old 3440 x 1440 PC screen
34.1" 3440 X 1440 Pixels 50000000:1 LED Jun 2015
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Philips BDM3490UC Review

17 Reviews + 9 Awards
Missing Some Features
2 Years Old
£108 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 38?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%, based on 17 reviews. This PC monitor has received nine awards including a "Recommended" award from plus two other sites and a "Gold" award from plus one other site. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer LCD screens with better features are available. However this Philips PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest LCD screens 2017.
The BDM3490UC has running costs of £108 over 8 years, which puts it in the most expensive 20% of all 2,768 PC screens that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:

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Nine Industry Awards

Amongst LCD screens, this Philips flatpanel monitor is one of the most highly awarded by experts.

The editors of three expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this PC display. This was from, Techradar and who gave it an "Recommended".

This flatpanel monitor received a "Gold" award from both review websites and, both of which thought that this PC display was fantastic.

The writers at two additional expert review sites both thought that this PC screen was very good. This flatpanel monitor received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award and it received a "Silver" award from website

The writers at two other expert review sites both thought that this PC monitor was very good. This PC screen received a "Must Have" award from and gave it an "Outstanding" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 17 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and PC Mag this flatpanel monitor has an overall expert rating of 82%.

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Philips Has Very Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

We checked 876 expert and owner reviews (including 71 verified purchases) for Philips PC monitors and found that on average Philips has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Philips PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Three HDMI Ports

Most LCD screens have between one and five HDMI ports, including the BDM3490UC which has three HDMI ports.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The Philips BDM3490UC's viewing angle, vertical of 178° is in the widest 5% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of flatpanel monitors is 10°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°.

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Features Picture-in-Picture Support

The BDM3490UC features Picture-in-Picture support, which is unusual. 95% of LCD screens do not feature Picture-in-Picture support.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The BDM3490UC has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 53% of LCD screens do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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3440 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The Philips BDM3490UC has a maximum display resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels. That's over two times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all LCD screens the best resolution is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has a Headphone Out

The BDM3490UC has a headphone out. 90% of PC screens do not have a headphone out.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This LCD screen was released in June 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The BDM3490UC has an average 8 year running cost of £108 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the least economic to run LCD screens.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asrockasusantecarcticb bdm3490uc, asrockasusantecarcticb 3440x1440, asrockasusantecarcticb 300cdm2, philips bdm3490uc34, philips bdm3490uc00, philips 3440x1440, philips byn6za00, philips byn6zs00, philips 300cdm2, code bdm3490uc, bdm3490uc27, bdm3490uc61
Barcodes 00609585249158, 04053162997448, 05054629909690, 08712581733841, 08712581734787

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