Today to surprise the user the original decision is not easy: high resolution, realistic picture, wide viewing angles and a diagonal of 20-inch over a standard set of characteristics possessed any good monitor. Instead of trying to impress the user with new developments, the manufacturer hones the parameters of existing models, bringing them to perfection.
Philips has gone down this path by monitor 258B6QJEB. Selecting as a material for the housing of recycled plastic, the company has taken a step in the direction of environmental protection. Meanwhile, on the exterior display is not affected – it looks high quality and very reliable.
Packaging and delivery
Philips 258B6QJEB packaged in a box made of recycled cardboard. Without unpacking the monitor, you can read its main advantages – the list of the specifications made on the box. Here is the image of the model. The monitor and components fixed inside the box of a dense molded foam. The package standard: power cable, VGA, DVI, USB, stand, user manual and warranty card.
Design and function
The Manufacturer has provided the possibility for both desktop and wall mounted monitor. For fixing the display to the stand use the standard mount type VESA 100, by which the device can be mounted on any bracket of the appropriate size. Despite the large weight (7 kg), the monitor doesn't look bulky: a massive structure compensates for elegant frameless design. On / off display narrow bezel is practically invisible. Round base slightly truncated in front.
The Assembly is pleased by the fit of the parts looks perfect, no gaps, backlash and squeaks. The hinges allow you to freely rotate the monitor right or left to change the angle and orientation from landscape to portrait. In addition, the user can adjust the height of the monitor relative to the surface of the table.
For neat cable management in the rack accommodate a wide opening. Design animates insert "under the metal" with the logo of the manufacturer. Under it is the touch control panel with five buttons, each of which is assigned two functions. In our subjective opinion, the touch button is much more convenient mechanical hidden in the ends or back of the monitor. For quick settings display it is proposed to use proprietary software Philips SmartControl.
The monitor uses a built-in power supply. This is evidenced by the protrusion on the rear wall with multiple vent holes. During operation, the unit practically does not heat up and runs completely silently. Interface connectors HDMI, D-SUB, DVI and DisplayPort are located in the same row c line input and mini-jack for headphones. In addition the monitor is equipped with a USB hub with two USB 2.0 ports and high-speed USB 3.0 ports, one of which can be used to recharge mobile gadgets. On the interface block by the bars, built-in speakers, which will serve as a good alternative to table columns.
The factory setting is color pleasantly surprised – additional calibration is unlikely to be needed, even for professional work with color. Deviations of most of the templates does not exceed two units. The real values of brightness and contrast, match the declared numbers. For comfortable operation it is sufficient to set to 45% brightness. Permission to match - Quad HD 2560x1440.
The setting range of the claim arose. To light indicators plot the curves slightly differ, but this is not a significant disadvantage, because they generally aim to the target value of 2.2. Color gamut almost completely describes the sRGB space. For most transitions the response time is only 18 to 20 milliseconds the monitor can be used to run modern games. Wide viewing angles enable comfortable work at any deviations from a direct view.
On a white background, the uniformity of illumination is within ±20% without special measures this variation cannot be detected. Philips 258B6QJEB supports FlickerFree technology that eliminates flickering, thereby reducing eye strain.
Philips 258B6QJEB suitable for simple home usage and for professional work with multimedia content and graphics. 25-inch diagonal is enough for convenient virtual desktop. Monitor with wide viewing angle, live broadcasts, rich and very detailed image.