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Philips BDM3490UC

Philips BDM3490UC
alaScore 94

17 reviews

Jan, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Philips BDM3490UC. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and price are on the whole positive, but reviews are divided on the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips BDM3490UC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Edward Chester (

Philips BDM3490UC


If you're really looking to make an impression – and have a great visual experience – with your next computer monitor, the new wave of curved ultrawidescreen panels like the Philips BDM3490UC is a great way to do it.

Elegant stand design ; Impressive and functional ultra widescreen ; Loads of inputs and features ; Excellent image quality

Fiddly OSD controls ; No height adjustment ; No VESA mount ; No G-Sync or Freesync

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Philips Brilliance Curved UltraWide (BDM3490UC/27)


The 34-inch Philips Brilliance Curved UltraWide BDM3490UC/27 is a sharp-looking ultra-wide monitor that offers a curved screen, lots of video inputs, and very good performance.

Good color and grayscale performance. Lots of I/O ports. Sharp WQHD picture.

Pricey. Lacks advanced color settings. Tilt-only stand.

Conclusion The Philips Brilliance Curved UltraWide BDM3490UC/27 is a strong choice if you're seeking to expand your viewing space with an ultra-wide monitor. Its slightly curved AH-IPS panel is ideal for viewing multipage documents and watching movies,...

Jul, 2016

Techradar Recommended 2016

Expert review by : Orestis Bastounis (

Philips Brilliance BDM3490UC review


Philips' flagship 21:9 display is a winner

Superb build quality ; Great picture ; Relatively good value compared with rivals

No headline 75-100Hz refresh rate ; No G-Sync or FreeSync ; Inflexible stand

A bright IPS screen goes a long way with any monitor, and having an extra-wide 21:9 curved form factor makes the Philips Brilliance BDM3490UC a real visual treat when playing games or watching movies. Plus it's reasonable value for money too.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Terry Relph-Knight (

Philips Brilliance Curved UltraWide LCD display review: 34-inch Quad HD monitor


The Philips BDM3490UC is a stylish curved ultrawide display with good image quality, good connectivity and Picture-in-Picture capability. As with all current curved displays, the curve is more style than substance, but the sheer expanse of screen is...

34.1-inch, 21:9 display ; Good image quality ; Extensive PiP options ; Plenty of connections

Screen curvature is more style than substance ; Awkward joystick control for OSD

May, 2016

Expert review by : Orestis Bastounis (

Philips Brilliance BDM3490UC Ultra-wide 21:9 Curved Display Review


It's no surprise that ultra-wide curved screens such as the 34-inch Philips Brilliance BDM3490UC are It's no surprise that ultra-wide curved screens such as the 34-inch Philips Brilliance BDM3490UC are becoming popular as they present a compelling...

Masses of desktop space.

Stand lacks height adjustment and rotation.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Matthias Metzler (

Philips BDM3490UC im Test


Im TV-Bereich bietet Philips bereits verschiedene Curved-Geräte an, im PC-Segment ist der 34-Zöller BDM3490UC das bislang erste und einzige Modell. Unser Test deckt einige Schwächen auf.

21:9-Breitbildanzeige mit Krümmung ; stabiler Standfuß ; gute Lautsprecher ; gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Ausleuchtung ungleichmäßig ; keine Höhenverstellung

Der Philips BDM3490UC hat Schwächen bei der Ausleuchtung und der Ergonomie, ist dafür aber recht günstig.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Alberto De Bernardi (

Philips BDM3490UC: ampio, Quad HD e ... curvo


All'ultimo IFA ha destato scalpore. La sua reale disponibilità sugli scaffali si fatta attendere un po', ma ora è qui e dimostra di meritare l'attesa: è il Philips BDM3490UC, spettacolare monitor curvo da 34" in formato 21:9.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Torben Okholm (

Test: Philips BDM3490UC


Vi sætter stor pris på Philips' skærme, lige fra producentens kostbare ultrabrede skærm til 4K-giganten på 40 tommer. Men når man stiller denne buede 21:9

Pris: 6800 kroner

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Cédric Van Loon (

Review Philips BDM3490UC: Extra breed |


De Philips BDM3490UC is een absolute parel, maar eentje waar je flink wat geld voor moet neertellen.

Indrukwekkend beeld ; Mooie afwerking ; MHL-connectiviteit

Curve voegt niets toe ; Decadente prijs ; Niet in hoogte verstelbaar

May, 2016

goud award voor de Philips BDM3490UC

Expert review by : Arjan Olsder (

Review: Philips BDM3490UC (21:9 Curved UWQHD Monitor)


Als ik monitoren review, hanteer ik doorgaans een schaal van drie. Het begint bij budget. Monitoren die gewoon doen wat ze moeten doen en verder niets. Dan krijg je de monitoren die iets extra's bieden. Daarboven de monitoren die gewoon heel goed zijn....

Fantastisch beeld ; Enorm goede multimedia ervaring ; Goed geluid ; Goede kleuren

Bediening van de joystick is niet heel comfortabel

Vanaf het moment dat de Philips BDM3490UC uit de doos kwam was het al duidelijk. De BDM3490UC tilt de monitorbeleving naar een nieuwe hoogte. Of het nu gaat om werk of ontspanning, de BDM3490UC is echt een plezier om achter te zitten.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Certification:CE Mark, FCC B, SEMKO, cETLus, CU, TCO, EPA, WEEE, RCM, UKRAINIAN, CECP, ICES-003, E,\nTUV/ISO9241-307, SASO, KUCAS / CE Mark, FCC Class B, SEMKO, cETLus, CU, TCO certified, EPA, WEEE, RCM, UKRAINIAN, CECP, ICES-003, E-standby, TUV/ISO9241-307, SASO, KUCAS
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver


Colour of product:Black, grey / Black, Grey, White
Feet colour:Black / Black/Grey
Heavy metals free:Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Market positioning:Home & Office
Product colour:Black, grey / Black, Grey, White
Recyclable material:100


3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:21:9
Backlight type:W-LED
Contrast ratio (dynamic):50000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
DDC/CI:Y / Yes
Digital horizontal frequency:30 - 160
Digital vertical frequency:30 - 160
Display brightness:300
Display brightness (typical):300
Display diagonal:86.4 / 86.6
Display diagonal (metric):86.7
Display number of colours:1.073 billion colours
Display Resolution:3440 x 1440
Display sRGB:Y / Yes
Display Technology:AH-IPS / LED
HD type:4K Ultra HD / UltraWide Quad HD
Horizontal scan range:30 - 99
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y / Yes
Native Aspect Ratio:21:9
Panel Type:AH-IPS
Pixel pitch:0.232 x 0.232
Response Time:14 / 5
Screen shape:Curved
Separate H/V sync:Y / Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 3440 x 1440 / 3440 x 1440
Supported video modes:1080p
Sync-on-green (SOG):Y / Yes
Vertical scan range:30 - 80
Viewable size, horizontal:79.8 / 8
Viewable size, vertical:33.5
Viewing angle, horizontal:172
Viewing angle, vertical:178


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Height adjustment:N / No
LED indicators:Operation, Stand-by / Power / Y / Yes
Number of OSD languages:20 / 21
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR / CHI (SIMPL), CZE, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, FIN, French, GRE, HUN, Italian, JPN, KOR, POL, Portuguese, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR / CHI (SIMPL), CZE, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, GRE, HUN, Italian, JPN, KOR, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, TUR
On/off switch:Y / Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Plug and Play:Y / Yes
Power LED:Y / Yes
Stand-by LED:Y / Yes
Tilt adjustment:Y / Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 20
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20
VESA mounting:N


Built-in Camera:N / No
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:14
TV tuner integrated:N / No / Y

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 12192 / 3658 - 12192
Operating altitude:0 - 3658 / 0 - 3685
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Relative humidity:20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Other features

Effective viewing area:798.2 x 334.8
MultiView:PIP/PBP 2x
Package dimensions (WxDxH):962 x 601 x 292
Power consumption (active):41
Recyclable packaging material:100

Packaging Data

Package depth:292
Package height:601
Package weight:12.2
Package width:962


Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah, Mac OS X 10.1 Puma, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y / Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):70.000 / 70000
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:N / No
Built-in USB hub:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone Out:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Number of upstream ports:1 / 4
PC Audio in:Y / Yes
USB hub version:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:4
USB version:2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


AC input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):41

Technical Details

USB charging port:Y / Yes
Weight (with stand):10.3

Thin Client

Thin client installed:N / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.8 / 88
Depth (with stand):22 / 220
Height :38.3 / 383
Height (with stand):47.6 / 47.9 / 82.6 / 826
Package depth:29.2 / 292
Package height:60.1 / 601
Package weight:12.2
Package width:96.2 / 962
Weight (with stand):10.3
Weight with stand:10.3
Width:82.6 / 826
Width (with stand):82.6 / 826