The 49B2U5900CH, Philips’ best 49-inch super ultrawide monitor, flaunts a curved VA panel boasting dual QHD resolution and an impressive contrast ratio of 3,000:1. This super ultra-wide 49-inch screen packs remarkable features, including a 5-megapixel webcam supporting Windows Hello, a retractable headphone holder, and a Smart KVM switch.
Tailored for office use, the 49B2U5900CH sports a 48.8-inch VA panel, offering a wide 5,120 x 1,440-pixel resolution with a 32:9 aspect ratio—effectively resembling two 27-inch 16:9 screens placed side by side.
Boasting a pixel density of at least 109 PPI, Philips ensures a wide viewing experience with 178-degree viewing angles and a solid 3,000:1 contrast ratio. The best 49-inch super ultrawide monitor dazzles with 450 nits brightness, covering 119 percent of the sRGB color space and 97 percent of the NTSC color space, while maxing out at a 75 Hz refresh rate.
Connectivity-wise, Philips equips the monitor with two HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4, and a USB-C port capable of charging laptops up to 100 watts. The USB-C connection expands the setup with two USB-A ports, one USB-C port, and Gigabit Ethernet. Featuring 2 x 3-watt stereo speakers and a foldable 5-megapixel webcam enabling facial recognition for Windows login, the monitor’s stand is height-adjustable for added convenience.
A standout feature is the Smart KVM Switch, allowing quick PC control transfer with a triple Ctrl key press.
Price and availability
Priced at £1,199 on Amazon.co.uk and set to hit the market in mid-November, the 49B2U5900CH is the best 49-inch super ultrawide monitor, slightly more affordable than the £1,610 Philips Evnia 49M2C8900. The latter boasts a high-resolution 240 Hz QD-OLED panel of the same size.
Philips 49B2U5900CH specifications
- Display: 48.8-inch VA panel, Anti-reflective coating, 3H, Haze 25%
- Effective viewing area: 1191.936 (H) x 335.232 (V)
- curvature: 1800R
- Aspect ratio: 32:9
- Resolution: 5120 x 1440 (Dual QHD)
- Refresh rate: 75 Hz
- Pixel density: 109 PPI
- Response time (typical): 4 ms (gray-to-gray)
- Brightness: 450 cd/m²
- Contrast ratio (typical): 3000: 1
- SmartContrast: 80000000 : 1
- Pixel pitch: 0.2328 x 0.2328 mm
- Viewing angle: 178º (H) / 178º (V) @ C/R > 10
- Screen colors; 1.07 billion (8-bit + FRC)
- Color gamut (typical): NTSC 97%, sRGB 119%
- Features: Built-in Pop-up camera with 5.0 megapixels, microphone and LED indicator (for Windows Hello), Flicker-free, SmartImage, DisplayHDR 400, SmartUniformity 9993~105%), Delta E < 2, sRGB, Low Blue mode, EasyRead, Adaptive Sync, PIP/PBP mode, KVM, Kensington lock, Earphone hook, Energy Star 8.0
- Ports: HDMI 2.0 x 2, DisplayPort 1.4 x 1, USB-C x 1 (upstream, DP Alt mode, data, power supply (PD) up to 100 W), HDCP 1.4 (HDMI / DisplayPort / USB-C), HDCP 2.2 (HDMI / DisplayPort / USB-C), HBR3 (USB-C / DisplayPort), USB 3.2, gen 1 / 5 Gbps, USB-B upstream x 1, USB-A downstream x 2 (with 1 for fast charging BC 1.2), USB-C downstream x 1 (data, PD 15 W), RJ45, Audio output/microphone in combination socket
- Audio: 3 W x 2 speakers
- VESA mount; 100 x 100 mm
- Stand: Tripod, Height adj. (150 mm), Tilt (-5/15 degrees), Rotate (-/+ +30 degrees)
- Dimensions: 1193 x 586 x 268 mm (with stand)
- Weight: 15.21 kg (with stand)