Philips targets modern workspaces with the 100Hz E1 lineup

Affordable work displays.

Philips 27E1N1300AE flat monitor with a square stand.
Background by Erik Eastman.

Philips has launched an affordable monitor lineup for professionals looking for a smoother experience. All models focus on your comfort with a bunch of dedicated features.

The E1 Series include four monitors: two 24in and two 27in. All are based on a flat IPS panel capable of reaching 100Hz refresh rate and 4ms GtG response time. Regardless of the size you get a FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution screen with 250nits of brightness and a 1,300:1 contrast ratio. It’s nothing ground-breaking but you can’t ask for much at this price range.

The Philips 24E1N1300A, 24E1N1300AE, 27E1N1300A, and 27E1N1300AE feature a bunch of eye care technologies to help you stay in front of your monitor for long durations. Namely, we have ‘LowBlueMode’ and ‘Flicker-free’ to limit eye fatigue, plus ‘EasyRead’ to offer a paper-like reading experience. Meanwhile, the 24E1N1300AE and 27E1N1300AE further focus on comfort, providing a 100mm height adjustable stand, in addition to the -5/+20° tilt.

The combination of Adaptive Sync, refresh rate, and response time, means that these monitors can also handle some gaming. Those mid-day breaks just got interesting.

Connectivity-wise, we find one HDMI 1.4 port alongside a USB Type-C supporting DisplayPort Alt mode and 65W Power Delivery. These are complemented by a dual-port USB 3.2 Gen 1 hub. Lastly, a 3.5mm audio out is available if the dual 2W speakers aren’t good enough.

While the I/O is fairly limited on this series, the price is also low. At this range, many brands don’t even bother with a Type-C port let alone a USB hub. A VGA port would have been nice on a professional monitor, but that might be a niche ask these days.

Speaking of which, the Philips E1 Series will be available at the following prices:

  • The Philips 24E1N1300A is supposedly available now at £129.99, although we can’t yet find it.
  • The Philips 27E1N1300A is supposedly available now at £149.99, although we can’t yet find it.
  • The Philips 24E1N1300AE will hit shelves in February at £149.99.
  • The Philips 27E1N1300AE will hit shelves in February at £159.99.