Philips 276B9H review: For all your second-screen needs

The midsize Philips 276B9H's screen offers a great picture.

A black Philips 276B9H monitor sitting on a desk
(Image: © Future/Ian Evenden)

Our Verdict

The Philips 276B9H is a convenient monitor to use and offers a good combination of size and resolution. The single-cable connection, if you can take advantage of it, makes use with a laptop particularly handy. While not particularly exciting, the monitor offers plenty of features, and gives a sharp, colourful picture that will recommend it to editors of all types. Gamers will appreciate the 75Hz refresh rate, while the additional resolution and finer pixel pitch offered by 1440p will be appreciated by those dealing with photography or video files.

For

  • Good combination of resolution and screen size
  • One-cable USB-C connection for laptops
  • USB hub with fast-charge

Against

  • No ethernet in hub
  • USB ports tricky to access

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Philips 276B9H specs

Screen size: 27in
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Max refresh rate: 75Hz
Resolution: QHD, 2560 x 1440
Panel tech: IPS, W-LED backlight
Brightness: 350cd/m²
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Supported colours: 16.7 million
Colour space coverage: NTSC 111%, sRGB 124%
Viewing angle: 178°/178°
Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 x 1

 

QHD screens, like the Philips 276B9H, hit a useful middle ground between 1080p and 4K that’s popular with gamers as well as creatives. It keeps the pixel pitch tight on larger screens without putting undue strain on the graphics processing capabilities of the computers that feed them. 

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The Verdict
3

out of 10

Philips 276B9H

The Philips 276B9H is a convenient monitor to use and offers a good combination of size and resolution. The single-cable connection, if you can take advantage of it, makes use with a laptop particularly handy. While not particularly exciting, the monitor offers plenty of features, and gives a sharp, colourful picture that will recommend it to editors of all types. Gamers will appreciate the 75Hz refresh rate, while the additional resolution and finer pixel pitch offered by 1440p will be appreciated by those dealing with photography or video files.

Ian Evenden

Ian Evenden has been a journalist for over 20 years, starting in the days of QuarkXpress 4 and Photoshop 5. He now mainly works in Creative Cloud and Google Docs, but can always find a use for a powerful laptop or two. When not sweating over page layout or photo editing, you can find him peering at the stars or growing vegetables.