Affordable AdobeRGB: EPI launches Philips’ quantum dot monitor in the USA


posted Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 5:20 PM EDT


Do you want to base your photo editing workflow around the Adobe RGB color space, but find it difficult to stretch to the cost of the necessary monitor? You're probably not alone. Even at the 24-inch screen diagonal, Adobe RGB-capable monitors typically cost somewhere in the region of US$400, and larger sizes run anywhere from $500 and upwards. Now, though, a new monitor released in the US market by Envision Peripherals Inc. changes all that.

Not familiar with EPI? It's the US-market brand partner of another brand which you'll almost certainly recognize: Dutch technology giant Philips. The Philips E-line 276E6ADSS monitor is, according to EPI, the world's first quantum dot-based monitor, and it's said to offer an almost-complete 99% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space. Yet despite a diagonal size of 27 inches, the Philips E-line 276E6ADSS carries retail pricing of just US$299.


Featuring QD Vision's Color IQ technology, the Philips 276E6ADSS has 1,920 x 1,080 pixel (Full HD) resolution, and is based around an IPS-ADS panel. This provides a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 60hz refresh rate, five millisecond response time and 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles. Connectivity includes MHL-equipped HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, and a 3.5mm audio output jack.

More details can be found on the Philips website. Just want to get your hands on one? You can purchase the Philips E-line 276E6ADSS from IR affiliate, and your purchase will help support this site!