Get the bigger picture: multi-tasking monitors for power users

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See it now: Philips (US) 

Philips makes a number of curved monitors that are designed for gaming and video, but its top-of-the-range 499P9H is very much aimed at the B2B sector, particularly financial institutions such as banks and trading floors where multi-display setups are very common.

The curved design is intended to occupy your entire field of vision, offering “optimal ocular comfort” by eliminating distractions so that you can immerse yourself in a world of data. The 48.8-inch display provides 5,120 by 1,440 resolution (108.5dpi) with the same ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio found in similar 49-inch displays (which can be troublesome for Mac users, unfortunately). But, like Philips’ more modestly sized range of ‘docking monitors’, the 499P9H is packed with useful connectivity features, including two HDMI ports, and one DisplayPort, as well as a USB-C port that can handle data, video and laptop charging.

There’s also a built-in KVM switch that allows you to control two computers with a single mouse and keyboard, and a ‘multiview’ feature that provides a split-screen option for viewing two computers on-screen at the same time.

It’s even got a webcam for video conferencing, and Gigabit Ethernet for a wired office network. There is a 43-inch model available in the UK for around £765 (ex. VAT), although that model isn’t currently available in the US.

£990 (ex. VAT) / $1,345


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