Philips has unveiled two new next-generation 44.5-inch ultra-wide curved monitors, namely the 45B1U6900C and the 45B1U6900CH. These monitors feature a 1500R screen curvature and can achieve resolutions up to 1440p. While the technical specifications of the two Philips monitors are identical, each model has a slightly different design.
The Philips 45B1U6900C and 45B1U6900CH ultra-wide curved monitors are built with a VA panel and offer a resolution of 5120 x 1440 with an aspect ratio of 32:9. They boast a maximum refresh rate of 75 Hz and a peak brightness of 450 nits. The monitors support a 107% DCI-P3 color gamut with an 8-bit color depth, DisplayHDR 400, and a Gray-to-Gray (GTG) response time of 4 milliseconds.
Both of these Philips monitors come with an adjustable stand that can be tilted up to ~5° to 15° and swiveled 45° left and right. On the left side of the display, there is a hook that can be used to hang a pair of headphones. The Philips 45B1U6900C and 45B1U6900CH displays are equipped with two HDMI 2.0 ports, a single DisplayPort 1.4 port, a 3.5mm audio port, and a USB Type-C port that supports 100W power supply with an additional DisplayPort Alt mode. They also come with Gigabit LAN ports, KVM switches, and four USB-A 3.2 ports for additional peripherals.
The Philips 45B1U6900C and 45B1U6900CH monitors have some differences: the former has a USB Type-B upstream port, while the latter lacks it but comes with a built-in webcam that pops up from the top of the screen and a noise-canceling microphone, ideal for online meetings. Both displays support PiP and PbP modes for multitasking.
In addition, Philips offers a remote control that provides more convenient access to menu options and volume control compared to navigating through a single or limited set of buttons on the monitor. Philips has yet to disclose the pricing or availability date for the 45B1U6900C and 45B1U6900CH ultra-wide curved monitors, which the company refers to as the “Curved Business Monitor 6000 series.”