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Philips BDM3490UC

Philips BDM3490UC
alaScore 94

17 reviews

Dec, 2018

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. Reviewers really like the size. The price also gets good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about 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 : 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

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 : 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

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 : 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

Consumer review (

Philips BDM3490UC


Can fit three to four A4 pages on screen. Text a little smaller than usual, but very readable. Superb photo quality

on/off switch is 'hidden' under middle of bottom edge of monitor. Until you find it you may think the monitor is faulty.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (

Philips BDM3490UC


Straight out of box set up Easy controls Good speakers for a monitor

Selecting a menu item not clear, go right

Mar, 2017

Consumer review (

Philips BDM3490UC


Curved screen is worth the extra at this size. The extra space is a great help.

It took a while for the DP to connect reliably to the PC. Not as bright as I expected but bright enough.

Aug, 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 / TCO edge, RoHS, CE Mark, FCC 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


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


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:21:9
Backlight type:W-LED
Contrast ratio (dynamic):50000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Digital horizontal frequency:30 - 160 / 30 - 99
Digital vertical frequency:30 - 160 / 30 - 80
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:34 / 34.1
Display Diagonal (metric):34.1
Display number of colors:1.073 billion colors / 1.073 billion colours / 1070
Display Resolution:3440 x 1440
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 99
Display sRGB:Y / Yes
Display Technology:AH-IPS / IPS-AHVA
HD type:UltraWide Quad HD / Wide Quad HD
Horizontal scan range:30 - 99
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
Native Aspect Ratio:21:9
Panel type:AH-IPS / IPS-AHVA
Pixel Pitch:0.00913 x 0.00913 / 0.00917 x 0.00917
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 diagonal:34.1
Viewable size, horizontal:31.4 / 315
Viewable size, vertical:13.2
Viewing angle, horizontal:172
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):41


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, 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 / Simplified Chinese, Czech, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish
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


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

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 480000 / 144015.7 - 480000
Operating altitude:0 - 144015.7 / 0 - 145078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Relative humidity:20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Effective viewing area:31.4 x 13.2
Languages support:
MultiView:PIP/PBP 2x
Package dimensions (WxDxH):37.9 x 23.7 x 11.5
Power consumption (active):41
Recyclable packaging material:100

Packaging Data

Package depth:11.5
Package height:23.7
Package weight:26.9
Package width:37.9


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:Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64 / Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: No
Built-in USB hub:Y
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone out:Y
Headphone outputs:1
Number of upstream ports:1 / 4
PC Audio in:Y / Yes
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
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 2.0 ports quantity:
USB charging port:Y
Weight (with stand):22.7

Thin Client

Thin client installed:N / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):8.66
Height (with stand):18.7 / 18.9 / 32.5
Package depth:11.5
Package height:23.7
Package weight:26.9
Package width:37.9
Weight (with stand):22.7
Weight with stand:22.7
Width (with stand):32.5