Philips quantum-dot monitor delivers Adobe RGB for $300

— 9:18 AM on March 16, 2016

Back in June of last year, Philips unveiled what it claimed to be the first monitor that used quantum dot technlogy. Now, a version of that monitor—the E-line 276E6ADSS—is making its way to North America. It's available on Amazon now for $299.99.

The 276E6ADSS can deliver a claimed 99% of the Adobe RGB spectrum "at a fraction of the price of commercial displays." The display uses a quantum-dot backlight filter from Color IQ to achieve that figure. Philips says that this technology lets the display deliver more saturated colors than traditional LCD backlights.

As we noted in our original report, the rest of the monitor is mostly par for the course It houses a 27" IPS-ADS panel with a 1920x1080 resolution. It's capable of 300 nits of brightness and sports a claimed contrast ratio of 1000:1. Philips also says the display delivers a fairly standard 5ms gray-to-gray response time and a 60Hz refresh rate. It has one VGA input, one DVI-D input, and one HDMI port. The HDMI port supports the Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) interface for connecting a mobile device.

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