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Philips 27E1N1300AE 27″ 100Hz Monitor Review

A Closer Look

The Philips 27″ monitor looks pretty simple really, and that’s actually a good thing, as it’s just a big clean panel and a small-ish stand, so it’s free from visual distractions.

Actually, for the budget range of the monitor, the bezel is extremely small, but that’s not exactly uncommon these days. However, it’s certainly a welcome feature, and the matte finish of the panel is doing a great job of diffusing reflections too, if you look at my office, you can see how bright the lights are right now.

Branding is kept neat and tidy, with just a small Philips logo in the middle.

The stand is quite small but doesn’t stick out much at all from the front of the monitor, and it is relatively flat too, so you can still push your keyboard back on top of it should you need the desktop space for some paperwork or room to eat your lunch.

It’s got a nice brush effect finish to it too, and I love attention to little details like this.

The monitor isn’t particularly thin, but at this price range, that’s something I can live with. As I said, the stand doesn’t stick out much at the front, with it sitting largely behind the monitor to counterbalance it.

The stand screws to the monitor using the four VESA screws, and it is easy enough to install. However, being VESA, you could use your own compatible mount, arm, wall bracket, etc.

At the back of the monitor, there’s a control stick for the OSD, and it also doubles as the standby button.

At the bottom of the stand, there’s a small cable clip, helping keep the display cables a little bit neater around your desk.

Input is pretty simple, with a single HDMI, but also Type-C with DisplayPort, as well as both Upstream and Downstream USB 3 ports.

The power supply is built in, so just a simple kettle lead into the back, and no external power brick is required.

Ergonomics are decent enough, with the monitor having a decent amount of backwards tilt.

It can be tilted slightly forward too, and has a good range of height adjustment, allowing you to put it about 1″ from the desk on the minimum setting.

And at the maximum height, it still feels nice and stable on its stand, as the monitor itself isn’t particularly heavy.

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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