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The perfect monitor all-rounder? The Philips P-line 346P1CRH in test!

Design

The Philips 346P looks relatively simple at first glance and is almost completely in black. The monitor deliberately comes with a normal stand and without RGB lighting.

The base weighs just under 3 kg and looks well made. Due to the weight and the rubber coating on the floor, slipping is hardly possible. It has a cable bushing through which even a cold appliance plug fits easily.

The attachment of the stand to the monitor is very simple. It can be clipped in and then released again with a button.

When switched off, the border seems to be very thin and therefore looks visually appealing. When turned on, however, a somewhat thicker border is revealed.

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border

Otherwise, the Philips 346P’s design, except for the curvature, deliberately appears relatively unspectacular. Overall, the monitor makes a good first impression despite everything.

Laterally straight
Laterally straight

The monitor has three monitor inputs: HDMI, DisplayPort and USB-C with integrated DisplayPort. The latter additionally supplies up to 90 watts to the connected device and can also pass through anything connected to the monitor. A DisplayPort out connector, a Gigabit LAN input and a 3.5 mm jack connector are available on the bottom of the monitor. The integrated speakers are also hidden here.

On the left side there is a USB 3.0 hub, with 4 USB type A ports – one of them with quick charge function – and one USB type B port. There is also a Kensington lock on the left.

A hiding webcam is integrated on the top of the monitor. This can be brought out or hidden by a manual push. If the camera is hidden, it is not passed on via USB. The presence sensor and light sensor are also installed on the front.

The whole monitor can also be tilted from -5 to +25 degrees.

In our test the connections work as expected and without errors. A mouse and a keyboard are connected to the monitor. The monitor is connected to a PC via USB type B and DisplayPort. A laptop is also connected via Thunderbolt 3 cable. The monitor output works without any problems, as does parallel charging and passing the keyboard and mouse through. When shutting down the laptop and starting the PC, the USB devices were automatically made available to the PC.

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Philips 346P1CRH 83 cm (34 Zoll) Curved Monitor (HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, RJ45, USB-Hub, HDR 400, 3440x1440, 100 Hz, FreeSync, Webcam) schwarz price comparison


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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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