This stunning 49-inch business monitor has 3 features all displays should have

(Image credit: Philips)

Today, you can get a 50-inch 4K television these days for under $200 (opens in new tab) that can double as a computer monitor seamlessly. So, to pay more than five times that amount for a smaller display might seem counterproductive.

However, the Philips Brilliance 499P9H (opens in new tab) is unlike any other monitor on the market and it's on sale at Amazon for just $1,065 (opens in new tab), with a four-year warranty (roughly £870/AU$1900).

Aimed squarely at a business audience, the Brilliance 499P9H is packed with features, but will require a lot of deskspace. After all, this is a 49-inch display with a screen resolution of 5120x1440 pixels (or dual QHD) and a 32:9 aspect ratio - one that's not only very wide, but highly curved as well.

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There's also more to this monitor than meets the eye; look closely at the top and you'll find a pop up webcam that allows you to sign in via Windows Hello facial recognition. Business users will also appreciate the inclusion of a KVM, which allows allows two computers to be connected to the same display.

It also features a built-in USB Type-C docking station that can provide up to 65W of power - enough for devices such as the Dell XPS 13 (opens in new tab) but probably not for the MacBook Pro 16 (opens in new tab)  - and boasts a staggering 10 ports in total.

Two built-in speakers should provide a fair audio experience and there’s even a microphone for the purposes of video conferencing.

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Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.